Science is Beautiful. Science Saved My Soul.

Submitted by: DickenMcHunt 6 years ago in Science

A 13-Minute soliloquy about beautiful, wondrous Science. Damn science, why you so amazing?
There are 68 comments:
Male 2,388
that was nice but needed more cowbell
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Female 129
I have never loved science more than right now and I am so glad I am not religious.
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Female 149
i go to church every sunday, i get annoyed with it, my friend went to church for the first time n she loved it...
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Male 2,796
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Male 3,631
Haha, he sounded like Iggy Izzard when he mimicked "Ah, you`ve just had a religious experience."
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Male 2,868
@tn11-
I think you`ve gotta be pretty far from ANY type of man-made light source, during a time when the moon is not visible for you to perceive illumination from the Milky Way. It`s been a while since I`ve been anywhere that you can even see the Milky Way in the sky. I love city life, but it sucks being able to see only the very brightest stars at night.
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Male 244
@tn11 It is very dim. You might just not be able to see it depending on your location. If you google around for seeing conditions you might be able to find whether or not it is possible in your location.
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Male 50
For all the excellent physics, the biology is atrocious, you really don`t need to remember to keep breathing...
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Male 1,587
watch the whole thing. completely worth it.

I have been able to see things on the ground due to starlight, but haven`t noticed from the milky way. going to definitely pay more attn now
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Male 808
Wow, breathtaking. I can thank Carl Sagan for providing me the light in the darkness and reason over superstition. I will always remember the moment I walked away from faith, more like ran. Better than any force fed anecdotes/allegories that religion has to offer.
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Male 2,796
"I cannot pinpoint it, because I didn`t pay attention to the time but had a similiar mental block at first. This hasn`t converted me to atheism or agnosticism, because what the clip questions is some of the consequences of human interpretation, implementation and politics of religions."

He is just being a good, objective and logical atheist by being thorough. Given the fact that absolutely nobody can either prove or disprove their being a God or Gods and that if there were a God it would be within God`s power to create all that we see. This, however, does not make him agnostic because he does not claim to speculate the thought much further than to leave it loosely `open` for a just-in-case, but highly unlikely scenario.

I find it very much a better and more objective way of being an atheist is to let others be and act crazy.
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Male 2,553
>Discobiscuit
I cannot pinpoint it, because I didn`t pay attention to the time but had a similiar mental block at first. This hasn`t converted me to atheism or agnosticism, because what the clip questions is some of the consequences of human interpretation, implementation and politics of religions.
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Male 985
If you wanna skip the poetry to the other bit, go to 5:00
But honestly, this video... is.. amazing... the whole thing
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Male 1,256
I`m going to sleep great tonight because of this.
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Male 542
Sounds like an interesting video. Just to save time, could someone point out where exactly the video emphasizes the incompatibility between science and theism?
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Male 5,194
2:30 - "[the universe"> tastes like infinity"
Actually, it tastes like raspberries.
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Male 774
This is the very reason I visit IAB.
These small crowning moments of awesome that really make my week.

Thank you IAB for another crowning moment of awesome.
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Male 2,868
@Kalimata- I agree with you fully. I think the trouble is that for many people, God and the organized religion to which they belong are inexorably linked. They can`t shake the feeling that turning their back on their church is the same as turning their back on God, because that`s what they`ve been told their entire life.

I feel sorry for people who feel that way. If God is the name given to the force or sum of forces responsible for creating the Universe, then the best way- the ONLY way- to understand God is to understand the Universe. If God created the Universe, then God speaks to us in every growing thing, every river, every mountain, every speck of dust and every star. It is impossible to know God if you spend your days with your nose buried in an ancient text in order to understand creation- how can one understand Creation by refusing to really examine it, relying instead on a parable written by primitive people thousands of years ago?
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Male 2,506
I didn`t know this was about atheism -_-
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Female 582
Holy crap!

I think I found my soul mate. Seriously. When I first learned about science and the stars and evolution, it completely opened up my world.

This guy -- damn, he completely said everything I always wanted to say. <3
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Male 9
Religion is the first attempt of the early primitive man to explain the world and ourselves. We don`t need those explanations anymore, the scientific method provides better ones. It`s not about science vs. religion, but good explanations vs. bad explanations. The belief in god without religion is just pointless, as god is part of the religious way to deal with stuff they don`t understand. Science deals with stuff we don`t understand by studying it more.
When people accept stuff by the means of faith they need to reject evidence, proof and logical thinking, and this is the part that makes it incompatible with science, besides making people vulnerable to others who exploit and lie to them. Science does not try to kill god, just leave it as improbable and unnecessary, while also explaining why people do believe in gods. Science demands proof, faith rejects it, and scientists care passionately about the truth while most of your religious leaders...
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Female 1,515
Well said Kalimata.

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Male 12,138
Science, my mistress. As much as I love my universe, I`m only going to get to see it for a second. And I revel in the glory of this brief moment in time.

I am stardust, as are you. We have seconds. Fellows, grab life by the testicles and don`t let go.

Pwn dat sh*t. I mean that.
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Male 56
I think as we gain knowledge, we have to adjust our viewpoints and the way we see how God created the universe. He is a God of science. Babies just don`t magically drop from the sky; they come to be through a natural, yet no less miraculous, process.

I appreciate religion because in it`s pure, non-forceful form, it encourages us to live above our basest instincts.

It`s a preachy comment, I know, but this video is preachy, too.
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Male 661
That video was epic on a scale I rarely encounter on the internet.

I would say I find it funny that after watching this so many people post comments that polarize themselves as either for God or against, but it isn`t funny, it`s sad.

I find it sad that for most people on either side of the argument they feel that they must preclude the other side. God or Science, can`t be both.

This video wasn`t either side, if you really paid attention to what was being said. I really hope that someday people will realize that "God" is a name we use so we can comprehend and relate to the infinite that is the universe. You can call a truck a "lorry", "camion", "automobile". The name doesn`t change or really define what the object is, it`s merely a way for us to relate to it.

To me God is Science, Science is God. Both are names for the infinite that is the universe.
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Female 1,356
My mind is f*cked. not really, but this is a nice way to end my day.
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Male 207
I love science, and I`m a Christian. Real Christians accept by faith, learn by patience, and question by nature. To deny our inquisitive nature is to deny our creation in it`s entirety.

I hate how people with brilliant thoughts and wordplay such as this man bring their beautiful revelations down to such a short-sighted point as "Organized Religions are Bad".

Also real Christianity never caused a war. It was the leaders who perverted it and led to war. It was also Christians who made the USA, and our leaders since who have perverted it into the cess pool it is today.

At least we still have science in America, even if our aesthetic and spiritual sides are dying.
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Male 1,627
eh. not agaist it but its extremely push.
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Male 10
Loved it!
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Male 5,081
Rick S the fact is that we don`t have to confuse God with religion. God exist also without religion be sure. Religion is just a thing created by human mind and have really nothing to do with God. Science is not "created" by man is an istrument of our mind that involve our peculiar ability to observe, speculate, and to put in correlation real facts that happen around us. So yes, science don`t deny the presence of God,is the religion that in most of cases contrast what science say. Religion is just another kind of mass power created to govern our mind. God have really nothing to do with this poor and little "human" attribute. Who rule the mass need a placid mass, so what is better than "enslave" our free mind with superstition or promises or like in most of case religion do with fear of punishment?
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Male 594
Awesome vid. Usually don`t take the time to watch something that`s +10 minutes long, but this
has been worth every second.

Definitely worth watching.
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Female 223
HOY FÃœCKING $HIT. That was beautiful ;_;
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Male 48
This is up there with a lot of Sagan`s best monologues on the subject. I really appreciate people who can put such mind-boggling concepts into perspective like that.
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Male 976
redspade is the only one who understands this video.
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Male 30
Absolutely Perfect!! Best IAB post ever!!
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Male 3,322
OH SO FUNNY! Me, A religious Zealot? Hardly. I would consider myself more of an agnostic leaning towards atheist. I don`t question what "they" say about me being created in God`s image, as I don`t believe I am, but if I`m going start an argument against religion, it helps to start with their assumptions. Perhaps I could have done a better job of pointing that out.

Also, splurbyburbl, I wasn`t making an argument for a specific point when I pointed that out. I was trying to point out that the concepts in this video aren`t just things atheists should wrap their heads around, but that religious people can wrap their heads around, too.
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Male 304
very beautifull

i´m religious and i liked this guy talking.

very beautifull.

dont be fanatic, embrace other ideas, open your minds, and be yourselfs, believe in God if you wish, or dont believe, but allways, allways, open your mind, expand your horizons.

thanks for this post.

its in my favourit list
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Male 150
dratin magnets
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Male 20
IAB i love you for posting this....

man alive it almost made me cry!!
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Male 37
AMAZING
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Male 1,834
lame
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Male 911
i feel like everything i`ve ever thought about space and religion, was expressed perfectly through this video. simply Amazing.
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Male 976
"There might yet be a heaven, but it isn`t going to be perfect, and we`re going to have to build it ourselves"

This is one of the best things IAB has ever posed.
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Male 25,416
Im learning!
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Male 167
@ splurbyburbl

is it..... dick_says?
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Female 2,674
Right on.
I`m not a follower of organized religion, but I have strong faith and I do believe in God. Science saved my soul as well. As I said on a post from yesterday about evolution... I think that the feeling of connection with all other things in the universe, makes me feel infinitely huge and insignificant all at the same time. Everything and nothing. The past and the future. Completely in awe of the beauty of life. And this is the closest thing I`ve ever found to spiritual awakening... or has he put it, a `mind-gasm`.
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Female 2,120
That was beautiful.
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Male 762
@Rick S

Here is your problem... You never bothered to question for a moment this concept: "They tell me God created me in His image."

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Male 194
Awesome.
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Male 498
woooow, this was amazing!!! bookmarked =)
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Male 67
lol too preachy
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Male 2,796
Can anyone tell which one of us here on this thread is the religious zealot on a crusade?

I will give you a hint: It rhymes with "Rick_S"
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Male 2,796
""That was a wonderful representation of science and exactly what a true atheist should have his mind wrapped around."

None of the science he presented excludes the existence of God the Creator. It just explains what has happened since the creation. He even said that there still may be a creator."

I know this dummy, I didn`t say that it did, and I didn`t say that he didn`t. Quit trying to argue your invalid points, asshat.
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Male 594
"I`ve seen things you people wouldn`t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die."

-Roy Batty

Great Quote
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Male 3,322
"That was a wonderful representation of science and exactly what a true atheist should have his mind wrapped around."

None of the science he presented excludes the existence of God the Creator. It just explains what has happened since the creation. He even said that there still may be a creator.
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Male 594
Really entertaining.
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Male 3,322
They tell me God created me in His image. Then I must assume that his method of creation is something I can understand. Something I would do, myself. Because in a small way, I am Him. So when I think about how I would create "everything," and I come up with the laws of physics and chemistry and science, I *KNOW* that God used them to make His universe. I *KNOW* he planted a seed, created the rules about how it grow, and then stood back and watched the universe grow to what it is now. I *KNOW* he planted the seed of life, and then watched it become what we see today.
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Male 2,796
That was a wonderful representation of science and exactly what a true atheist should have his mind wrapped around.
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Female 331
loved it <3
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Male 2,422
Good way to kick off a Sunday.
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Male 242
I`ve seen things you people wouldn`t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die.
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Male 236
Amazing. Absolutely amazing.
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Male 436
One of the better videos I`ve seen on here in a while.
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Male 2,516
This was very pretty, I listened to him in its entirety
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Male 38,485
I kept looking for the Death Star or something interesting.
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Male 1,523
That was really... In depth. Too early in the morning for me to watch this. x.x
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Male 4,807
Wow... That was awesome.
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Male 1,299
Link: Science is Beautiful. Science Saved My Soul. [Rate Link] - A 13-Minute soliloquy about beautiful, wondrous Science. Damn science, why you so amazing?
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