“We’re made of star stuff
We are a way for the cosmos to know itself” –Carl Sagan
This is an epic science cake right here. If you didn’t recognize these men, I’ll help: first you have Richard Feynman on BONGOS. Then Neil deGrasse Tyson AUTOTUNED. Next, Carl Sagan, and BILL NYE.
You might know that Richard Feynman worked on the Manhattan Project, how atomic! But chances are he was a super-famous physicist before your time. He did pioneer that nanotechnology thing, which is a far cry from bongos, and he won the Nobel Prize. In fact, even if you don’t know who he is, he’s probably the reason you know anything about quantum physics, as he spent a lot of his life showing how valuable it was, thus popularizing it.
The amusing thing about Neil deGrasse Tyson autotuned here–besides wanting to shake people in the streets? He did an entire segment on the subject of autotuning for NOVA Science Now, which is very informative. You’ll be an expert in it’s use after you watch him trying to sing.
Naturally, this isn’t the first time Bill Nye has appeared in a music video. Watchers of his show have cringed at the songs included in every episode of Bill Nye The Science Guy.
Carl Sagan is probably best known for his books, of which Contact was one. But did you know he was awesome? I certainly hope so, for the sake of sciencekind. Many of the shots in the video come from his Cosmos television series. Google him.
You may recognize the shot with the skin cells in the picnic guy’s hand from the Powers of 10 video. I watched this in science class a long-ass time ago. It takes you to the smallest atomic stuff to the biggest cosmological stuff. It’s amazing! You can see it here.
“We have traveled this way before, and there is much to be learned.” –Carl Sagan