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Symphony of Science – ‘The Unbroken Thread’ (ft. Attenborough, Goodall, Sagan)

Symphony of Science – ‘The Unbroken Thread’ (ft. Attenborough, Goodall, Sagan)


[Carl Sagan]
Let’s take a trip to examine This common basis of life, A voyage to investigate the molecular machinery At the heart of life on Earth. [David Attenborough]
All life is related. And it enables us to construct with confidence The complex tree that represents the history of life. Our planet, the Earth, is as far as we know, Unique in the universe- it contains life. Here, plants and animals proliferate in such numbers That we still have not even named all the different species Darwin’s great insight revolutionized the way in which we see the world We now understand why there are so many different species [Sagan]
Every cell is a triumph of natural selection And we’re made of trillions of cells
(Within us is a little universe) Those are some of the things that molecules do Given 4 billion years of evolution (We are, each of us, a multitude) Now how did the molecules of life arise? [Attenborough]
It began in the sea Some 3,000 million years ago Complex chemical molecules began to clump together These were the “seeds” From which the tree of life developed They were able to split, replicating themselves As bacteria do [Sagan]
The secrets of evolution are time and death There’s an unbroken thread that stretches from those first cells to us The secrets of evolution are time and death There’s an unbroken thread that stretches from those first cells to us Every cell is a triumph of natural selection And we’re made of trillions of cells
(Within us is a little universe) Those are some of the things that molecules do Given four billions years of evolution (We are, each of us, a multitude) [Jane Goodall]
There isn’t a sharp line dividing humans from the rest of the animal kingdom It’s a very wuzzie line It’s a very wuzzie line and it’s getting wuzzier all the time We find animals doing things that we, in our arrogance, Used to think was “just human” It’s a very wuzzie line and it’s getting wuzzier all the time [Carl Sagan]
Every cell is a triumph of natural selection And we’re made of trillions of cells (Within us is a little universe) Those are some of the things that molecules do Given four billions years of evolution (We are, each of us, a multitude) [Carl Sagan]
Every cell is a triumph of natural selection And we’re made of trillions of cells (Within us is a little universe) [Attenborough]
Our planet, the Earth, is as far as we know Unique in the universe; it contains life Its continued survival now rests in our hands Subtitles originally by Filipe Calvario (123Calvario)

100 thoughts on “Symphony of Science – ‘The Unbroken Thread’ (ft. Attenborough, Goodall, Sagan)

  • Here are real Super Hero's they should have been Mother Earths Guardians such a  Wondrous Beautiful video I will only type (I Am Very Worried) may Everybody and Everything Have A Wonderful Day! 🙂

  • the first time i ever saw this I got goosebumps. the diversity of life is so beautiful.   #carlsagan  is a revolutionary

  • the second episode of the cosmos reboot is called "some of the things that molecules do"

    realised the reference immediately thanks to this.

  • "Those are some of the things that molecules do
    Given four billions years of evolution"
    M favourite part, I just like the way it sounds.

  • "there's an unbroken thread that connects us…" all the quotes from sagan in NDT's Cosmos reboot, I love it.

  • One of my biggest concerns is who we're going to turn to for nature documentary narration when Sir David Attenborough passes away…

  • If we wake up, we will survive most of what nature throws at us. If we don't, we won't survive even a minor worldwide change in the weather, because it will unleash the beast within mankind. The time has come to see the truth. Go to Truthcontest•Com and read "The Present".

  • I seriously can't thank the creator of these songs enough. They are put together wonderfully and have brought me much joy. 

  • Humans fail big, when about a half of our population lives on less than $2.50 a day.
    And over 20.000 children die every day of poverty. We are greedy, we are killing each other and our planet.

  • Now tell me, now and then, doesn't Sagan's voice remind you of Kermit?…..someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers, and me….3:15 those are some of the things that molecules do….every cell is a triumph of natural selection…

  • "Natural Selection" must have had intelligence in order to make anything at all that was of an organized nature.  The more complex the organization, the more intelligence must have been required to create it, or to "select" the next step toward the complex organization.

  • @melodysheep  Mr Boswell,you amaze me more and more as i seek out your music! I am still waiting on Doctor Who remix ..the older the better

  • Honestly, those who study history of this earth may note… IF the story of creation were true, the use of dinosaurs to cultivate and make this world lush and prepared for US is awesome!  Only a genius would have considered adding earthworms and overly large creatures to prepare the earth for it's desired purpose.  A world for US.  Herbivores would process the complex plant life, carnivores would process the proteins it was capable of catching and they would all, contribute to the ecosystem breaking it down into a more habitable environment for humans.  Oddly, the story of the tower of Babble suggest how humans were strewn around the globe even with their knowledge of pyramids and the flood…. even the tongues they received to speak making it impossible for others to understand their attempts at communication.  So why might they have stories of flying people…well, who transported them to the corners of the earth, and was it explained why it was done?  I don't know, but it's a hell of a lot easier to understand the Bible being a contradictory record of history than to fathom the BS or Bully Science forced upon our discerning minds… so go ahead, play with the teachings..I'm not offended and will admit you were right if I'm never resurrected… but in the end…IF I'm right about a God, you might be.

  • I don't have a problem with auto-tune being used on great scientific communicators. David Attenborough and Carl Sagan have said plany!

  • I love your channel and I decided to start making educational videos much like yours on my channel too! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • I have watched so may of these videos, and they make me tear up. Not in a bad way. The fact that we are unraveling some of the "secrets' of life is astounding.! I cry, for joy; happy, and lifted up" because, finally, we, as humans, are beginning to understand just how and why things are. I was raised a fundamentalist Christian…. but it didn't take 😀 Beginning to understand the the "real world" held so much more promise than any dogma could have ever done.
    I think I also weep for those who cannot "see" the the natural wonders of life here on Earth, and the "spectacularity" of the known Universe.
    The search to find the answers of what we don't know enlivens me more than seeking the sameness of religion ever could. It is the ability to to wonder, to ask questions, and look beyond what we now can "see" that lifts us towards higher understanding.Religion gives answers with no proof. Science gives answers, based on evidence, and takes the chance at asking for other answers based on what we already know.
    The world, and the Universe are wonderful, awesome, scary, and enlightening, and danger sous places! Humans cannot help but explore. What a journey we have before us! I wish i could live long enough to visit those frontiers 🙂

  • We have indeed inherited the power to chose the future of this planet, and all life on it.

    We're a young species, but I believe we've show we can make the correct decisions when the fate of the planet is on the line. We did sixty years ago when we sidestepped total anihilation made possible by the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and we have continued to do so for the sixty years it took to get from then to now.

  • I noticed Sagan sounds like Kermit the Frog when autotuned. I can't unsee it, so I'm going to inflict that vision on all of you.

  • 1:31 That lead up into life and death gave me the chills! >.< Thank you science and thank you all the men and women of science!

  • And this is why I am a biologist! Nature is a wonderful, complex, bewildering and magnificent construct.

    we need to look after it!

  • Once I encountered a Theist who argued that God created the Apes so close to our own image, just to test our belief to Him. He knew that inevitably people will believe they came from the Ape than God himself… You see, at the end of the day… You can't argue with a Christian the same way you can't win a Pigeon in a game of chess…

  • "The secrets of evolution are time and death. There's an unbroken thread that stretches from those first cells to us."
    Carl Sagan

    very powerful

  • Every school kid should see this as much as they'd like but no less than beginning in what, first grade?  Beautiful science beautifully taught.  Thanks for posting this exquisite visit with these geniuses.  Yes, "wuzzier all the time".  Peace!  for the children… up to us.

  • I Imagine if one of them was my father. I'd probably be a lot happier now. I hate that I'm unfortunate girl. I struggle to believe in God constantly because of how so many unfortunate children are there.

  • It is the first time science has sharpened its voice to teach us. I do not know how they do it, but they have reached the correct grades. 😉 Great job!

  • 8 years later, 0:54 is still one of my favorite things ever. The way the phrase resolves and the tuning of Attenborough is one of the most chilling yet uplifting moments and I think about it a lot.

  • This is the only song from Symphony of Science that makes me cry of happiness because it makes me appreciate nature.

  • I think Jane Goodall said “worthy” and “worthier”, as in the line connects us with all life on Earth, because at least I haven’t found the definition of neither “wuzzie” or “wuzzier”. If anyone knows the definition, or finds the definition(s) of the word(s), please let me know, because they might be slang words in some places.

  • Oh my….this brought a tear in my eye…I first found your symphony of science several years ago as a teenager, I remember how it affected me, I sat in this one park under a birch tree listening to these on my mp3 player, I remember being moved to the brink of crying and being just filled with so much emotion, pure awe, and now, years later I still get moved by watching and listening these, you have managed to create something truly wonderfull here and I just wanted to say that I appreciate it very much, thank you from the bottom of my heart dear fellow being!???

  • I've stumbled upon this channel just today.
    Imagine my joy as I'm binge watching all these videos for the very first time 😀

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