The Frontier is Everywhere, from The Sagan Series. This clip is also available here.
A prime result of lunchtime Internet trolling- this stunning, eloquent piece composed by the inquisitive mind of Carl Sagan. There I was, sitting at my desk, fully prepared to bury my face in the delicious tuna avocado sushi in front of me without a single regard for anything.
Until I hit ‘play’.
It didn’t take long after the first bite to realize that this video required–no, FORCED–my absolute attention. It was a standoff between my chopsticks and the computer screen, and the computer screen won.
The video and content is self-explanatory, and yet it will leave you with many more questions than if you’d never watched it. It’s always a curious discussion, that which pertains to the direction of life on Earth. The battle between faith and science is apparent, but I feel that Sagan is simply poking our imaginations to try a little harder at being better humans.
I found the opening words particularly captivating:
“We were hunters and foragers. The frontier was everywhere. We were bounded only by the earth, and the ocean, and the sky.”