Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Food for Thought: We Are All Connected

With the reboot of "Cosmos" having come to a close, I think my greatest takeaway from the series was the idea that we are all connected. We're connected not just to other living things through our DNA, but we're also connected to the entire universe through the very atoms that make up our bodies. And it should be stated that those atoms are only available for rent; we inherited them from other beings, and, after we are gone, they will be recycled onward into the future. I find it pretty impossible to be lonely when we share these most basic things with literally everything around us. I was looking for the famous "star stuff" Carl Sagan quote to drive home this feeling of interconnectedness, and stumbled upon this video from the Symphony of Science, which is even better: