Carl Sagan once said we are “star stuff,” and I mentioned it when writing about being an “atheist by default.” Now I’ve come across this mashup featuring astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, someone I greatly respect and admire, and he uses the slightly more elegant “star dust” in his modern take on Sagan’s statement. Accordingly, I’m revising my own statement to say, “Star dust in lieu of heaven? I can live with that.”
8 thoughts on “Neil deGrasse Tyson: We are star dust”
Isn’t Symphony of Science great??? I love their videos. A modern-day Schoolhouse Rock.
I was a little concerned that their treatment was a little too frivolous for a topic like this, but if it gets science across to the masses, I suppose it’s worth the risk.
If you’ve never seen “How the Universe Works,” do. I highly recommend it. One of the science channels had it on as a marathon two weekends ago and it blew me away.
I’ve seen it a few times and it is very good. But I have to be in the right mood to concentrate on stuff like that, and often I am not.
Enchanting concept, PT. Lovely mashup too.
I can’t take credit for either. But I agree with both.
Sort of brings new meaning to “from dust we came, to dust we return” doesn’t it? A great video PT, by an even greater man!
Yes it does. And it certainly works for me.