Evolution: The Greatest Show on Earth. Just released, 13th in the Symphony of Science series. Features David Attenborough, Bill Nye and Richard Dawkins.
“The history of life can be thought of
As a many branched tree
The five kingdoms of life
Were established early on
Protists- amoeba like creatures
We find ourselves perched on one tiny twig
In the midst of a blossoming tree of life”.
Watch for the stunning footage.
Great video(s) and message, just hard to take the autotuned voices at times. 🙂
LOL, I understand..this one was not particularly tuneful either. The one on the brain was lovely, though. As I said, watch for the stunning footage 🙂
Personally, Rich Pollett , they ought to always include women in their episodes. Not only would they be more accurately representing diversity, but women’s voices lend themselves a bit better to autotunes, IMO! As in : Ode to the Brain! by Symphony of Science
This is very true and there are many females in science that would easily represent science so very well.
Nice footage but the auto-tune voices make it look like a bad spoof video.
Nice video. The auto-tune voice sounded like R2D2 and C3PIO. I don’t think they need to auto-tune and synthesize the voice hoping the footage represents something futuristic or mysterious thus making the video more successful and engaging. Iike Rajini Rao was hoping, if a soft woman voice ( i.e. Sarah Brightman) was using I think I would enjoy it more.
“Animals strive to reach just one ultimate goal, to ensure the survival of the next generation.” How profoundly this statement struck me – to realize that possibly MAN is the only species, who instead, strives to ensure self-gratification and does not seem at all concerned about the survival of future generations?
The intention may be good, but the song is AWFUL!
Haha, Víktor Bautista i Roca , I see that the G+ audience is getting tougher and more discriminating! Must work harder to please 😉
+Rajini Rao, I appreciate it that you are taking upon yourself to work harder to please the crowd even though you don’t have to. Your posts are often of good quality, educational and entertaining. We all have different opinion and this is a good thing about G+ as long as the comments are constructive and within network etiquette. Thanks for the post!
Thanks for the share Rajini Rao . Fantastic collection of species in there! I’m reminded of this poem by the famous Feynman (old loves are seldom forgotten :-))
There are the rushing waves
mountains of molecules
each stupidly minding its own business
yet forming white surf in unison
Ages on ages
before any eyes could see
year after year
thunderously pounding the shore as now.
For whom, for what?
On a dead planet
with no life to entertain.
Never at rest
tortured by energy
wasted prodigiously by the Sun
poured into space.
A mite makes the sea roar.
Deep in the sea
all molecules repeat
the patterns of one another
till complex new ones are formed.
They make others like themselves
and a new dance starts.
Growing in size and complexity
masses of atoms
dancing a pattern ever more intricate.
Out of the cradle
onto dry land
here it is
atoms with consciousness;
matter with curiosity.
Stands at the sea,
wonders at wondering: I
a universe of atoms
an atom in the Universe.
Ramesh Sistla , lovely poem..had not seen it before, thanks for sharing!