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Symphony of Science ----- 'A Wave of Reason'

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... Russell: >> When you are studying any matter, or considering any philosophy, ask yourself only: What are the facts, and what is the truth that the facts bear out. Sagan: >> ♪ Science is more than a body of knowledge. It's a way of thinking. A way of skeptically interrogating the universe. If we are not able to ask skeptical questions, to be skeptical of those in authority, then we're up for grabs. Shermer: >> In all of science we're looking for a balance between data and theory. Harris: >> ♪ You don't have to delude yourself with Iron age fairy tales. Porco: >> ♪ The same spiritual fulfillment that people find in religion can be found in science, by coming to know, if you will, the mind of God. Krauss: >> ♪ The real world, as it actually is, it's not evil, it's remarkable. And the way to understand the physical world is to use science. Dawkins: >> ♪ There is a new wave of reason sweeping across America, Britain, Europe, Australia, South America, the Middle East and Africa. There is a new wave of reason, where superstition had a firm hold. Plait: >> ♪ Teach a man to reason and he'll think for a lifetime. ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ Sagan: >> ♪ Cosmology brings us face to face with the deepest mysteries with questions that were once treated only in religion and myth. The desire to be connected with the Cosmos reflects a profound reality. But we are connected; Not in the trivial ways that Astrology promises, but in the deepest ways. Feynman: >> ♪ I can't believe the special stories that have been made up about our relationship to the universe at large. Look at what's out there; it isn't in proportion. Sagan: >> ♪ Science is more than a body of knowledge. It's a way of thinking. A way of skeptically interrogating the universe. Dawkings : >> ♪ There's a new wave of reason. sweeping across America, Britain, Europe, Australia, South America, the Middle East and Africa. There's a new wave of reason, where superstition had a firm hold. Plait: >> ♪ Teach a man to reason and he'll think for a lifetime. ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ Russell: >> ♪ Never let yourself be diverted by what you wish to believe, but look only and surely at what are the facts. Randi: >> ♪ Enjoy the fantasy, the fun, the stories but make sure that there's a clear sharp line drawn on the floor. To do otherwise is to embrace madness. Dawkings : >> ♪ There's a new wave of reason. sweeping across America, Britain, Europe, Australia, South America, the Middle East and Africa. There's a new wave of reason. where superstition had a firm hold. Plait: >> ♪ Teach a man to reason and he'll think for a lifetime.

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Language: English
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Posted by: davidd on May 14, 2011

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Scientific reasoning and skepticism in the face of growing amounts of pseudoscientific pursuits, such as Astrology and Homeopathy; Scientific worldview as equally enlightening as religion. Features Carl Sagan, Bertrand Russell, Sam Harris, Michael Shermer, Lawrence Krauss, Carolyn Porco, Richard Dawkins, Richard Feynman, Phil Plait, and James Randi.

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