What’s better than a bunch of individual videos narrated by Lawrence Krauss, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Carl Sagan? One epic video with all three of them. Check it out:
This was his answer. We are stardust.
It is the most intriguing story we know of: our existence here is dependent on extraordinary processes that happened on a nearly incomprehensible scale. The death of stars, the explosions, the unbelievable carnage that allowed our Universe to have such a rich chemistry eventually led to the existence of reproducing forms in a tiny, insignificant corner of some random galaxy.
Neil deGrasse Tyson explains this amazing scientific and true story about our shared history and our connection with everything around us. Let us keep asking questions and keep inquiring. That’s the spirit of science, and it’s an endeavor that will, from time to time, take your breath away.
Neil deGrasse Tyson answers an incredibly stupid question with an incredibly poetic and beautiful response.
I would request that my body in death be buried not cremated, so that the energy content contained within it gets returned to the earth, so that flora and fauna can dine upon it, just as I have dined upon flora and fauna during my lifetime.