Neil deGrasse Tyson sings the hits

This video called, “The Most Astounding Fact.” Someone asked Neil deGrasse Tyson, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” The recorded answer is set to computer-generated imagery of the cosmos, both universal and somatic.

For the record, I just criticized believers for coupling beautiful imagery with (subjectively) beautiful music and declaring it good on this post’s comments.

Is there a difference when science does the same thing?

I connect with this video with Neil deGrasse Tyson. And there was a time when I would have connected to the “Christian” video with similar goals. Both videos attempt to show grandeur from a standpoint that you may, or may not, favor.

When it comes down to attempting to understand the cosmos through science or worshiping the cosmos through religion, I prefer understanding. And listening to those who are making every effort to figure it out.

Via The DW


5 thoughts on “Neil deGrasse Tyson sings the hits

  1. The question remains …. Wether you believe in the ” Big Bang” theory or if you believe in :” In the beginning GOD”…. Where did it all come from ?? Who put the Big Bang in place?

    Does it take more faith that all is a lucky accident or is it a Grand Design ??

    1. Unfortunately, this is a Wonderlandian rabbit hole.

      If someone/something put the Big Bang in place, then who/what put that in place? And so on, and so on, and so on.

      Also, it’s important to separate the how and why. The Big Bang explains how with no faith (why) required since there’s plenty of evidence to support it.

    2. I’ll bite, Old Fart.

      If it were God who put the big bang in place, and He is responsible for the beauty and grandeur that is the utter enormity of the Universe, how does that same God get a pass on authoring the Bible, with all it’s trivial contradictions, genocide, mass murder and mythological-level stories and parables, how should I begin to reconcile that these two things came from the same “mind”?

  2. I have to say, one of most astounding arguments for “God” would be the universe.

    And Steve’s right about the circle of astounding fun that this argument can twist and turn into.

    I realize that I sound like a big shithead atheist in the response above.

    I am thrilled to see old fart in the comments, though, on something religious-ish.

    And what if God chose the Big Bang and then evolution. I liked that idea. I still kind of like it.

    It just makes the biblical message, the gospel, the stories, the theologies harder to stomach, though.

    What is the harm in declaring the Bible an inferior piece of work when comparing it to the Universe.

    That’s like holding up a photo of spilled paint next to all the museum hung art in the world and saying, “The picture of the paint is better than ALL of that.”

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