Thursday, August 4, 2011

History of the Universe, Versions 1 and 2

Robin Parry posted a YouTube Video titled "The History of Everything"--essentially a rapid-fire account of the Christian narrative--and as I was watching it I thought it would be interesting to juxtapose this Christian history of the universe against a naturalist's narrative of the origins of our world and the evolution of life.

So I went to YouTube and found Carl Sagan's own rapid-fire account. The contrasts in the narratives themselves are interestingly accentuated by the divergent storytelling styles--one relying on accelerated marker drawings/doodles, the other on majestic photographs and special effects; one voiced by what sounds like an adolescent, the other by Sagan (with his resonant baritone).

So here they are, in case you want the same experience:


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