'The Big Beginning': Latest Symphony Of Science Discusses Origin Of The Universe

January 21, 2011


For those counting and not just staring at the clock waiting for the weekend to arrive, this is the eighth (8th) installment in the autotuned Symphony of Science series. It deals with the beginnings of the universe, which, from the information I've gathered from that picture, possibly involved a man in a motorized wheelchair.

It deals with the origins of our universe, covering the Big Bang theory, expansion and cooling of the universe, formation of galaxies, the interplay between matter and anti-matter, and cosmic radiation. The music video features Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins, Carl Sagan, Tara Shears, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

This one isn't really as musical as some of the others, but there is some learning to be had if you can get past all the wah-wahs. Unfortunately, I could not, which is why I'm still convinced we're all just figments of Stephen Hawking's imagination. "But then how was Stephen made?" GAAAAAAAHH -- I'M GONNA HAVE TO GET HIGH AND THINK ABOUT IT.

Hit the jump for the big bangs.

Symphony of Science's Official Site

Thanks to qazzquimby and Nemo, who wrote and performed a song about black holes in a high school talent show and came in third. Let me guess -- a group of guys dressed as girls singing a Spice Girls song got second place and a Michael Jackson impersonator first. It's the same everywhere.

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