New Symphony of Science: The Greatest Show on Earth
What is the greatest show on earth? Naturally, the answer would depend on what you think is great. If you like documentaries about nature, evolution, and the like, then you probably have watched more than your fair share of BBC documentaries. There is no arguing that the stuff that BBC produces is simply ace, especially if seen on a high def TV!
You’ve also probably heard of the Symphony of Science, a project by John Boswell and some other guys. The project is beautiful in that it combines the learning of scientific concepts with music, which is a winning combination in my book. I think I discovered them early last year, and shared a Symphony of Science video with you guys as well.
If you have not checked it out yet, then I suggest that you do. They have a new release, which will catch your interest if, as I said earlier, you like watching BBC documentaries. The new release is dubbed The Greatest Show on Earth, which you may recognize as the title of Richard Dawkins’ book. The video features Sir David Attenborough himself, British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, and scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor Bill Nye.
The music may not particularly impress, but the concept of the Symphony of Science is catchy. The footage from the following videos will definitely catch and hold your attention, though:
- Richard Dawkins’ “There is grandeur in this view of life” speech
- BBC Life
- BBC Planet Earth
- David Attenborough’s First Life
- Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life
- Bill Nye Evolution episode
Enjoy the video!