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1. Love and Power. This is the story of the dream that was built in the 1990s that computers can create a new kind of world stability. That would create a new global capitalist class free of any risk and without the boom and bust of the past. It would also abolish the political power and create a new type of democracy through the Internet, where millions of people would be connected as nodes in cybernetic systems – without hierarchy.2. The use and abuse of the concepts of vegetation. This is the story of how our modern scientific idea of nature, the ecosystem of self-regulation is actually a fantasy of the machine. It has little to do with the complexity of nature. It is based on cybernetic ideas that were projected in the wild in the 1950s by scientists ambitious. A static machine theory of order that sees humans, and everything else on the planet, as components – teeth – in a system.3. The monkey in the machine and the machine in the monkey. This episode examines why humans find this vision for seductive. The film argues that because all the political dreams of changing the world for the better seem to have failed – so have taken refuge in the machine fantasies that say we have no control over our actions because our failure is excused.
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While running a non routine test on Reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant in Ukraine, a chain reaction (no pun in tended) of serious mistakes cause the core to ultimately meltdown, explode and spill radioactive debris into the surrounding area. Watch this documentary to find out how exactly the core reached it’s critical point, who is to blame and the aftermath of the worst nuclear disaster in human history.
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One of the most interesting aspects to the human brain is the ability to remember, and more specifically beyond remembering language or shopping lists, to ‘travel’ back in time within your memory. How Does Your Memory Work? takes us on a trip through the brain, focusing on some unique people, including a man with no memory, and a women who is using pills to erase traumatic memories.With these stories, as well as with information provided by some of the world’s top memory researchers, we learn that memory develops early, but as time progresses some parts of memory can disappear. We also find out that our memory shapes who we are, including our personalities.
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This documentary series is written and presented by Adam Curtis. It was released in 2004 on BBC Four. The series focuses on the work of Sigmund and Anna Freud along with the work of Edward Bernays.This documentary, in particular, revolves around the fact that certain corporations use methods such as psychoanalysis in order to control the public. The use of such methods would be beneficial to the corporations in a number of ways. These mass controlling methods are based on the work of Sigmund Freud. Both business and political world alike use certain psychological techniques in order to interpret, provoke and finally fulfill the desires of the public. The purpose of employment of these techniques is to make their products or speeches as pleasing and appealing as possible. The gravity of this issue can be seen from the statement of a Wall Street banker, Paul Mazur. From his point of view, the people should be trained to put their desires in front of their needs.
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The human face is a part of the BBC 4 series examining the science behind facial beauty, expression and fame in an entertaining way. John Cleese, actor, comedian, visiting professor, and author of best seller on psychology, she embarks on an odyssey to discover the mysteries of identity, perception, creativity and sexuality hidden behind the mask of life itself. This four-part series combines art, technology and deeply moving human interest stories to discover the secrets of the human face.Here’s Looking at. The series opens with an epic journey to discover the secrets of the human face. In a world of six billion other faces, your face is unique. That reveals their personality, genetic and cultural identity, and can be read like a book. Family resemblances, facial recognition and purpose of the face and its features are part of a story that begins in the oceans 500 million years ago.The fame and infamy. Famous Faces are everywhere. They keep us from billboards, magazines and movie screens, emitting faces messages.These sell sex, politics, the glamor and power. Diana, Jackie O, Marilyn Monroe, their faces are sometimes more familiar to us than our nearest and dearest.The survival of the prettiest. What is beauty? Is it just a matter of personal taste? Apparently not, reveals that the same things that appeal to enthusiasts worldwide. A pretty face is a face suggests fertile and ugliness of ill health. Big eyes, smooth skin and symmetrical features that will win fans everywhere.Secrets and lies. Each face contains a million secrets. And we like it or not, the face reveals our feelings and what is really going on in the background. Secrets and lies about how you communicate your face without saying a word, these expressions, the costume and the mysterious art of face reading.
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Former Conservative MP, Michael Portillo pushes his body to the brink of death in an investigation into the science of execution.As the American Supreme Court examines whether the lethal injection is causing prisoners to die in unnecessary pain Michael sets out to find a solution which is fundamentally humane. To do this, he examines the primary methods of execution available today, and he discovers why convicts could catch on fire in the electric chair, learns how simple it is to mess up a hanging and inhales a poisonous gas to experience first-hand the terror of the gas chamber.Armed with some startling evidence Michael considers a completely new approach. Will it be the answer? There is only one way of finding out – to experience it himself.
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‘The disappearing male’ highlights a disturbing trend focusing on how the foundation of human development is threatened by toxic substances found in everything from shampoo, sunglasses, meat and dairy products, carpet, cosmetics and baby bottles, called “hormone mimicking” or “endocrine disrupting” chemicals, which are damaging the male reproductive system.The fact that the last few decades have seen steady and dramatic increases in the incidence of boys and young men suffering from genital deformities, low sperm count, sperm abnormalities and testicular cancer along with ADHD, autism, Tourette’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, and dyslexia, is a living testimony to the dangers posed to the human species.The presence of these toxic substances is present in all seemingly harmless looking products that we use daily and doctors and researchers are increasingly getting wary of this issue.
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Almost everyone has experienced a moment a faint fragrance brings back memories of a moment lost in time so hit back to the forefront of their minds.Often we have forgotten the entire event, but is aware of our mind presented clearly unfathomable in some inaccessible corner of the brain, ready for instant retrieval.Nigel Marven goes in search of unpleasant odors and more attractive, is to discover why they are great to see some things, but sometimes miss what is before our eyes, the biological reasons why humans eat a wide range of food, raw ducks rotten eggs a sweaty blue cheese, shows that when it comes to our sense of human touch are like elephants, keeps track of the sounds they produce more powerful emotional impact about us and joins stunt coordinator Marc Cass for a dramatic unity and experience as the organs of balance, let us know how we’re being a jerk around and even upside down.Specialty real human beings is to check each other. We are very good at it, we do it without even being aware of it. With the help of the latest eye-tracking technology and scientists from the University of Sussex, committed volunteers are what your eyes really catch up. We are also very experienced in measuring the depth and distance. Nigel discover how the best players in baseball to manage the monitoring of a ball coming toward them at high speed. This ability is an extreme example of the basic hand / eye coordination that we all acquire as we grow.
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This great lecture summarizes scientific research that explains why humans have an inclination to create divinity.It is not a defense of atheism, but rather shows what science says about the various modules & capabilities that humans have developed over thousands of years that lend themselves to the creation & acceptance of religious explanations.Although the presenter made clear that he is not a man of faith, the conference is not an attack on the church as much as an explanation for why people might believe. Very current and a good intro for anyone who wants to learn more about this topic.
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The Machine That Changed the World, produced by Jon Palfreman, was released in 1992 and is available only in the VHS Format. It is the longest and the most complete documentary about the history of computing. This documentary gives a brief view of the computing industry before the widespread use of the web and includes archival footage and interviews with key players of the computing industry. It is also available in the form of a book written by Jon Palfreman. This documentary is divided into a series of 5 parts:Part 1: Great Brains: In the first part we see a succinct introduction to the series, and highlighting the versatility of computers leading to their high influence on our lives. It is then followed by the history of computing, beginning with the original definition of “computers”, that were human beings like William Shanks that calculated numbers by hand and ending by concluding how Charles Babbage was led to develop his difference engine, the first mechanical computer, after being frustrated with inaccuracy caused by humans.Part 2: Inventing the Future: The story of ENIAC’s creators is picked up in the second part as they begin their journey of building the first commercial computer company in 1950, and ends with the moon landing in 1969 and the beginning of the Silicon Valley. The documentary gives detailed information on how after the war ended, ENIAC’s creators founded the first commercial computer company, the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation in 1946.Part 3: The Paperback Computer: The third episode of covers the advancement of the personal computer and the modern graphical user interface which made computing easy to use for everyone. Highlights of this part include interviews with Apple’s Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, drawing with a computer in 1963, great footage from Xerox PARC, apart from some 1992-era predictions of the future from Apple and others.Part 4: The Thinking Machine: The history of artificial intelligence and the challenges that come from trying to instruct computers to think and learn like us is charted in the fourth part.Part 5: The World at Your Fingertips: The fifth and final part of The Machine That Changed the World focuses on global information networks including the Internet, and the communication benefits and privacy risks they threaten us with.
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In January 1976 there were reports of a phenomenon. Images showed a bald monkey named Oliver upright, looked like a cross between a human and a chimpanzee, what scientists refer to as a humanzee. Oliver photographs shocked the world, and the media frenzy that followed became an international celebrity. In Japan, the very human-like behavior earned him cult status. In New York, some journalists described it as the missing link. Others called Bigfoot. Oliver was missing from the spotlight and disappeared over time.Now 30 years later found alive. And with the latest DNA profile, we can finally solve the mystery of the humanzee.
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The Thylacine was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. A native of Australia and New Guinea, is believed to have become extinct in the 20th century. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian Tiger (due to its striped back), the Tasmanian wolf, and colloquially the Tassie Tiger (or Tazzy) or simply the Tiger. It was the last of its kind existing Thylacinus, although several related species have been found in the fossil record dating from the early Miocene.The Thylacine became extinct on the Australian mainland thousands of years before European colonization of the continent, but survived on the island of Tasmania, along with several endemic species like the Tasmanian Devil.Intensive hunting encouraged by rewards is often blamed for their extinction, but other factors that contribute to the disease might have been, the introduction of dogs, and human encroachment of their habitat. Despite being officially classified as extinct, sightings are still reported.
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BrainSex – Why we fall in love, is an interesting documentary about the science and the natural results of why humans fall in love.For centuries, love has been celebrated – and tried – mostly by poets, artists and singers of ballads. But now, its mysteries have also occurred in the tools of science, including modern brain-scanning machines.A handful of young people who had just fallen madly in love with volunteers for their brains scanned to see which areas are activated when they saw a photo of your girlfriend. The brain areas that lit up were precisely those that are known to be rich in a powerful good chemical dopamine – the substance the release of brain cells in response to cocaine and nicotine.Dopamine is the key chemical in the brain’s reward system, a network of cells associated with pleasure – and addiction.In the same laboratory, older volunteers who said he was still deeply in love after two decades of marriage participated in the experiment itself. Same brain areas lit up, showing that at least some lucky couples, the honeymoon feeling can last.But in these people, other lighted areas, too – to the rich of oxytocin, the chemical that helps new mothers to embrace the milk and the bond with their babies, is secreted by both sexes during orgasm and, in animals has been associated with monogamy and long-term attachment.It is too soon – and hopefully, always will be – to say that brain scientists have been translated into all warm and fuzzy feelings we call romantic love in a lot of chemicals and electrical signals in the brain.But they have a plausible hypothesis, that dopamine plays an important role in the excitement of love, and oxytocin is key to calmer experience of attachment. Of course, the data are preliminary. But the results so far are provocative.
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Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, accidents and economic science has gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden from the chaos, that scientists are only beginning to understand. It turns out that chaos theory answers a question that mankind has asked for millennia – How did we get here?In this documentary, Professor Jim Al-Khalili is to discover one of the great mysteries of science – How does a world order begins as dust with intelligent life? How to get out of disorder? It is an amazing, counterintuitive and for many people a very troubling.But Professor Al-Khalili reveals the science behind much of the beauty and structure in the natural world and discovers that, far from it magic or an act of God, in fact is an intrinsic part of the laws of physics . Surprisingly, it turns out that the mathematics of chaos can explain how and why the universe creates exquisite order and pattern. The best part is that one need not be a scientist to understand.The natural world is full of impressive examples of how nature transforms the simplicity in complexity. From the trees to the clouds to humans – after seeing this film will never be able to see the world the same way again. To learn more about the secret life of chaos.
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Human evolution is believed to have begun about six million years ago. Despite the passage of much time, the amount of diversity between the DNA of all humans is minimal.Some 75,000 years ago that left something apocalyptic humans occurred in relation to life for a few to continue the species.The cause of this bottleneck is now believed to have been a massive volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.The eruption of a super site of Lake Toba in Sumatra attacked more than two hundred cubic kilometers of ash over an area of over one million square kilometers.This program explores the devastating consequences of the most powerful volcano in the last twenty-five million years – including the theory that led to a human genetic bottleneck, leaving a small group, as low as a few thousand survivors to preserve the human race – and sees the threat of super-volcanoes in the 21st century.
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This documentary offers an in-depth case studies of near-death experiences as a dramatic true (verifiably accurate) out of body experience, more recent studies, and interpretations of NDEs balanced perspective of both skeptical and “believer” – virtually everything an inquiring mind that the need for an introduction to ECM.One of the best documentaries made about Near Death Experiences of the BBC. With many senior scientists who have studied near-death experiences and other related incidents.The BBC has refused to play this documentary, and it is no longer sold as a DVD. I will not be accused of supporting a ‘fringe’ theories.
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It has long been considered the most pressing issue of our history: Where did humans come from? Although life has existed for millions of years, only in the past century and a half we have begun to use science to explore the ancestral roots of our own species.The search for the ultimate answer has taken a series of twists and turns, with careers made and broken on the road. Ape to man is the story of the quest to find the origins of the human race – a quest that spanned more than 150 years of obsessive searching Searching for the origins of mankind is a history of bone and feature stories .It was in 1856 that the first bones of extinct human ancestor were encountered, discovered by a team of unskilled workers to excavate the limestone in Western Europe. The finding, to be known as Neanderthal Man, was seeing the light of day for the first time in more than 40,000 years.At that time, the concept of a previous human species was virtually unthinkable. However, only a few years later, the work of Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species first broached the subject of evolution, and by the end of the nineteenth century had become the hottest topic of the day.Adventurers had embarked on the search for the missing link, the only creature that represents the evolutionary leap from apes to humans. Ape to Man examines the major discoveries that have led to the understanding we have today, including theories that never gained full acceptance of his time, an elaborate hoax that confused the scientific community for years, and understanding short of the key elements that separate man from apes.
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All creatures of nature, the British novelist Graham Swift once wrote, are joined for the express purpose of nature. And this is illustrated with charming detail and sometimes dizzying nature of sex.Birds, bees, and even barnacles and naked mole rats are forced to join forces to reproduce and pass on their genes to the next generation. From the sea horse that fits into a hypnotic underwater ballet to the rodent who copulates until they literally drop dead, the nature of sex spreads around the world to illustrate how an astonishing diversity of life forms find their mates and conceive, raise and protect their young.This Web companion to the four-part series takes a close look at the primal instinct that causes animals to come together to pass on their genes to the next generation. We also examined how time can be key in the mating process, and the variety of contracts for sex not only create a new life, but the diversity in both animals and humans.
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Get the complete timeline of what happened from the opening day of the summit, anti-globalism demonstrations, the Black Bloc riots, burning police cars and the resulting mass arrests.The film highlights the apparent lack of security of $ 1.2 billion and calls into question what kinds of policies are applied to direct the police on issues such as property protection and crowd control.What is clear is that the police had a deliberate and flagrant disregard of citizens’ civil rights, their behavior toward the demonstrators and detainees were brutally violent and ruthless.With the violation of civil liberties and the lack of transparency in decision making several calls a public inquiry have been made by community groups and watchdog organizations.See the testimony of several interviewed protesters, who were arrested and imprisoned for more than 20 hours in a makeshift “detention center” called Torontanimo infamous. Amnesty International stated that the conditions people went there as a human rights violation.The history of the G-20 in Toronto begins with this film, but the consequences and implications of this bleak and disturbing events, the stories shared by victims is still in question.
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The future is near. Day by day we are becoming a robot-addicted society where more and more things are done automatically. In the near future we can expect robots to be everywhere - work, education or even the houses that we live in. This could lead to a complete dependence to robotics. The idea of a 'Cyborg' is getting discussed more and more and as a result the natural-resources could be forgotten.
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1.7 million years ago in Africa, Homo ergaster, an ancient predecessor of modern humans, had to dig to survive. They lived in the elements among the monsters of the era, such as saber-toothed cat. Over time, early humans evolved and developed simple tools, began to communicate, and learned to control their most important tool: fire. However, the monsters were still there. 300,000 years ago, Homo erectus learned to hunt the giant Irish elk, the use of fire to drive these great beasts through a narrow gorge and over a cliff. While the best hunting skills, proximity is still a need to kill a huge beast. 40,000 years ago, Neanderthals were on top of their form, hunting of animals like the giant steppe bison. The Neanderthals were usurped by an entirely new race of humans, the Cro-Magnon. They adapted and survived when the Neanderthals could not.
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Dr. Kevin Fong discovers how scientists are close to being able to repair his heart if it stops working. Meet some of the people who have undergone heart surgery and pioneering scientists who are pushing the limits of treatment failure.We met a man who has had his heart replaced with an artificial one powered by a mechanical pump that carries around a backpack, and the testimony of a scientist to bring a heart of dead animals to life on a workbench.In addition, the work of an American scientist who is using stem cells to turn what she calls a ghost heart – a heart scaffold – a replacement heart for humans.
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Mitochondrial DNA will be passed from mothers to children, both male along with female, with no changes and mutates at a predictable rate, since the origin of the people.Using these facts, some scientists are mastering the mitochondrial DNA to try and trace the origins from the human race.Using this method, scientists have mapped people to a woman in Africa millions of years ago. Then they traced the migration patterns in their descendants are spread through the land.The Real Eve is really a fascinating documentary that offers a controversial new hypothesis of human evolution. It does what all good documentaries try to do: it makes you think and entertains while doing so.
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This documentary follows surprisingly intimate five street children in Romania, where the fall of communism has led to a life on the street to 20,000 children.In a 16-year-old, who leads his band with a mixture of brutality and compassion, a small, intelligent and very articulate 12-year-old boy, these children seem at first still wild and scary in the course of the film of loneliness, despair, and glimpses of hope will transform the way we perceive them.Make no mistake: this is difficult to see. As Children Underground explores the state’s scarce resources to support these children and follows some of the children to their families hard, the scope of the problem becomes bigger and more intractable.However, this documentary offers an unblinking and compassionate look deeply at the extremes of human existence, do not forget easily
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Bees are dying in their millions. It is an ecological crisis that threatens to bring global agriculture to a standstill. Introduced by Martha Kearney, this documentary explores the reasons behind the decline of bee colonies across the globe, investigating what might be at the root of this devastation.Honey bees are the number one insect pollinator on the planet, responsible for the production of over 90 crops. Apples, berries, cucumbers, nuts, cabbages and even cotton will struggle to be produced if bee colonies continue to decline at the current rate. Empty hives have been reported from as far afield as Taipei and Tennessee. In England, the matter has caused beekeepers to march on Parliament to call on the government to fund research into what they say is potentially a bigger threat to humanity than the current financial crisis.Investigating the problem from a global perspective, the programme makers travel from the farm belt of California to the flatlands of East Anglia to the outback of Australia. They talk to the beekeepers whose livelihoods are threatened by colony collapse disorder, the scientists entrusted with solving the problem, and the Australian beekeepers who are making a fortune replacing the planet’s dying bees. They also look at some of the possible reasons for the declining numbers – is it down to a bee plague, pesticides, malnutrition? Or is the answer something even more frightening?
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Incredible Human Machine takes viewers on a journey of two hours through a routine and extraordinary day in the life of the human machine.With stunning high definition images, radical scientific advances and powerful firsthand accounts, Incredible Human Machine plunges deep into the wonders of human body routine.Through 10,000 blinks of an eye, 20,000 breaths of air and 100,000 beats of the heart, see the amazing and surprising inner workings of our bodies even great on a typical day. And explore the amazing feats of medical advances, from bits of open surgery of the brain in real time measurement of rocker Steven Tyler vocal cords.
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In a single day in a single street, with the DNA of a couple hundred people at random, National Geographic Channel intends to follow the ancient traces of humanity.Narrated by Kevin Bacon, the human family tree moves to one of the most diverse corners of the world – Queens, NY – to demonstrate how every ordinary share ancestors embarked on very different journeys.Regardless of race, nationality or religion, all of us can trace our origins back to ancient Cradle of Humankind, East Africa. What made our collective journey seems, and where to take your specific ancestors?At what point in our past we first crossed with supposed aliens living in our neighborhood? Now, in the human family tree, the people of this quintessential American melting pot will find that their connections are much deeper than a common postal code.
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Most of us are intrigued by the questions to do with the origin and evolution of the universe. Where do we come? Where do we go?These are fundamental questions. But nobody knows the answers. In recent years there have been many claims that we are finally getting a real answer.Is that the universe and all matter and energy that are created are created in a huge explosion about 15 billion years. This was the Big Bang. Most scientists agree with this, but some of us, an expert in the field, who understand that still do not really know. This is the story of a few.The astronomical theory comes to the meetings between members of an elite influence. This film gives the opportunity to hear and see, first hand, the arguments that contradict the currently accepted paradigm.Listen and reflect on how researchers dispute the findings that do not reach the media and general public. See evidence of a completely different universe. Discover along with many prominent workers in the area, what this universe is like and how it works.It is surprising that this film was given the animosity towards the alternative ideas in the field. Apparently, Meyers has become the Michael Moore documentary science!This feature presentation is a unique blend of human interest and science documentary. As the first comprehensive documentary to deal with major new approaches in non-big bang cosmologies, it reveals several deep theoretical and observational controversies. This is a fact, well hidden from university students and the general public, said with clarity and conviction, and that can lead to low fall of the theory of Big Bang presiding.The story is told by 16 world-renowned astronomers as the legendary cosmologist Sir Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Burbidge and cosmologists controversial Halton Arp, philosopher and designer John Dobson telescope, astronomers Jack Sulentic, Jean-Claude Pecker, and Margaret Burbidge.Illustrated with 3D animation and a soundtrack symphonic exuberant, this film is a scientific and historical “must” for anyone interested in astronomy and cosmology.
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Satan, Lucifer, Beelzebub, the Devil … known by many names, that he was once favorite angel who fell from grace. Cast out of heaven, became a scourge of humanity, promising to destroy the creation of his former master.From the biblical account of the fall of the incredible stories of those who believe they have crossed his path, join a trip Biography ® chilling through the long history and legend of Satan.Academics, experts in history, and theologians examine classic paintings, academic texts, and modern movies for an unprecedented look at the many ways that Satan has been presented throughout the centuries.Satan: Prince Of Darkness paints the definitive portrait of the face of evil, and reveals how over millennia, the devil has come to embody the worst fears of humanity.
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This documentary presents the ancient artifacts that contradict the official historical perspective that humanity has advanced scientifically since the beginning of human history.It is not necessarily a deliberate conspiracy in the sense that some people meet in a smoky room and saying “we’re going to fool people.” It happens automatically within the scientific community.So when a particular test, you do not agree with the prevailing theory, automatically people do not want to talk about it, do not report, which means that science can not progress in the way one would expect.Although much of the evidence in this presentation has been much debated and contested, there is some evidence that it is very difficult to refute. The main objective of this paper is that the official view of human history is very questionable, particularly the progression of knowledge in the sciences, mathematics, and spirituality
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42,000 years ago, the only humans in Europe, made clothing, tools educated its youth, done. But it was not the same as us.Now the latest technology can reveal exactly how they lived, the dangers they face and the communities they did in the Neander Valley in Germany.We all know that the word as a qualifier Neanderthal unflattering to some of our uneducated and weak congeners ingenious.But it was the real Neanderthal donkey really such an intellectual? Neanderthal Man is real in the modern scientific findings reveal the opposite.
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Robert Beckford learned from the Bible on the knees of her mother and grew up believing that was literally true.However, 20 years after its formation Baptist, Beckford is no longer so sure that “good book” is the pure word of God and unadulterated untouched by human hand.To Beckford, who wrote the biblical themes more today than perhaps at any other time in living memory.His journey takes him from Birmingham to the West Bank, Jerusalem, Turkey, and Rome to Bible Belt America.
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Jono Lancaster, 26, has suffered rejection and discrimination throughout his life – all because of the way it looks. Born with a rare genetic syndrome, Treacher-Collins, Jono does not have external ears or cheeks and has endured years of harassment and endless hospital appointments.The nature of the disease means that any child Jono parents have a probability of 50 percent of the hiring of Treacher-Collins. Jono is now an important question that you want to respond – What if my baby was born like me?The film follows Laura Jono and his girlfriend as they go on a quest to find the options available to them if they decide to start a family. Jono meets a variety of families who have faced or are facing this dilemma.Also meets with young people affected by Treacher-Collins to see if attitudes have changed since his days at school. Faced with all the options, what will they decide? And the decisions drawn closer together?
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Medical advances in a fast pace; sometimes we can look forward for a world where death can never beat life.But this leaves us with a food for thought like Can we control and fix the errors that build up in our DNA over the years?Can we find a way to replace the chemistry of life with something more durable?Death is a reality which everyone have to accept, but think about a time when there is no need for us to fear about death. Sounds curious, right? Cutting-edge science embarks on a bold mission to extend human life and may soon bring immortality within our grasp. Dr, Michio Kaku explains the second law of thermodynamics states that everything falls apart eventually, including the human body.This episode wonders into the mystifying definition of eternity as it relates to human lifespan.
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Modern forensic science make it impossible to commit murder and get away with it. But how easy would it be to beat the detectives? With the help of the best forensic scientists, and real life murder investigation, we explore if you can commit a perfect murder.The body is the most important piece of evidence in any murder. Pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd reveals the fundamental keys that reveal the secrets of a suspicious death. Dr Lee Goff can reach a moment of death only a few worms on a corpse. To really understand the way a human being decomposed is based on experiments – and dead pigs make ideal human models.And what is the perfect murder weapon? Probably favorite Agatha Christie – poison. Does not leave marks on the body, and the victim may not even realize what has happened until it’s too late. However, I still can not be a perfect crime. World’s most famous poisoner – Harold Shipman – was eventually captured.
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The Collective Evolution 2: The Human Experience is a documentary focused on showing each of the dimensions to the experience we call life. The documentary does this by addressing exactly who we all are, and why we are here. It further delves into each of the key pieces that make up the human puzzle, namely the planet, the body, and the ego. The documentary concludes by addressing the shift in consciousness that has already begun and continues to intensify on the planet. It’s intention is to further provide the viewer with the tools and understanding it needs to step out of current limitations and instead experience the infinite potentiality we are all capable of.Official Website: www.collective-evolution.com
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Talking is something that is unique to humans, however, remains a mystery.Why are we talking? meet scientists are beginning to discover the secrets of the word – as a father who is filming every second of your child’s first three years in order to discover how they learn to speak, the autistic savant who speak more than 20 languages, and the first scientist to identify a gene that makes speech possible.Horizon also listens to the godfather of linguistics, Noam Chomsky, the first to suggest that our ability to speak is innate.A unique experience shows how a new foreign language can arise in just one afternoon in an attempt to understand that language is and why it is.
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This PBS documentary by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, tells the story of the Buddha’s life, a journey especially relevant for our times disturbing violent change and spiritual confusion.It features the work of some of the world’s greatest artists and sculptors through two millennia, has represented the life of Buddha in the art of great beauty and complexity.Hear ideas on the ancient story of contemporary Buddhists, as Pulitzer Prize-winning poet WAS Merwin and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.Join the conversation and learn more about meditation, history of Buddhism, and how to incorporate the teachings of the Buddha of compassion and care in everyday life.1500 Two years ago in northern India, Prince Siddhartha left his palace where he had spent twenty-nine years to enjoy the pleasures. He was determined to understand the nature of human suffering. After a grueling spiritual quest that lasted six years, finally attains enlightenment meditating under a fig tree.He became the Buddha, the “awake” and devoted the rest of his life to teaching the path to enlightenment that he had found, giving birth to one of the great world religions.
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Millions of people believe in reincarnation. Is there evidence that actually happens?Why do people go through many lives and can bring back memories of having lived before?Therapies and encourage people to relive their moments of violent deaths in their previous lives.But what can you know for sure. Scientists are trying to assess the evidence of those who have claimed to be alive.Does the evidence for reincarnation and reveal what brings those memories to the human mind?
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Mysteriously beautiful fractals are shaking the world of mathematics and deepening our understanding of nature. You may not know, but fractals, like the air we breathe, are around.Their irregular, repeating shapes are found in cloud formations and tree limbs, in stalks of broccoli and craggy mountain ranges, even in the human heart rate.In this film, which takes viewers on a fascinating adventure with a rebel group of mathematicians decided to decipher the rules that govern fractal geometry.For centuries, fractal-like irregular shapes were considered beyond the boundaries of mathematical understanding. Now, mathematicians have finally begun mapping this uncharted territory.Their findings are remarkable deepening our understanding of nature and encourage a new wave of scientific innovation, medical and art that extends from the ecology of the rainforest to fashion design.The documentary highlights a number of filmmakers, fashion designers, doctors and researchers who are using fractal geometry to innovate and inspire. Also check out the fractal: Colors of Infinity.
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Are you a legal corporate name and registered movable property of the company do you live? What the hell does that mean?After connecting with many people from around the world for 5 years of intense research, Paul Verge charts his amazing journey of discovery through the many systems that govern our lives in North America, where hidden levers is pulled, it scratched his back in the shadows and the seemingly unconnected gears of the powerful every day are combined in a huge puzzle, revealing themselves as part of the giant machinery pushing towards a consolidation of world power.This film examines the many aspects of our systems of authority that we take for granted in our daily lives. Printing Currency and the origins of our money, how the media and compartmentalization of information, this film connects the dots between seemingly unconnected dynamics of our system.Find out who you really are, legally and legitimately-Discover the difference between the human and sovereign entity. Empower yourself with important sources of key information, from books to other amazing documentaries that will change the way we see the world and inspires them to do something important that makes a difference!
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With the help of a scientist who wields a hammer, Jennifer Aniston and general anesthesia, Professor Marcus du Sautoy is in search of answers to one of the greatest mysteries of science: how do we know who we are?While the thoughts that make us feel like we know ourselves are easy to use, which are very difficult to explain. Therefore, in order to find out where they come from, Marcus is subjected to a series of survey experiments.He learns how old our self-consciousness emerges and whether other species share this trait. Then have your mind scrambled for a cutting edge experiment in anesthesia.Having survived that test, Marcus is an experience out of the body in an attempt to locate his true self. And in Hollywood, he learns how celebrities are helping scientists to understand the microscopic activity of our brain.Finally, participates in a mind-reading experiment that both helps to explain and alter radically their understanding of who he is.
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In this short documentary, Dawkins takes a look at purpose of human existence and makes the important question – Why are we here?Noting that religious stories of human purpose fail miserably, Dawkins suggests that science may be able to offer a better explanation for human existence. Beginning with Darwin, says that Darwin’s theory of evolution may offer the only explanation of why humanity d’State is likely to become increasingly.Many believers can claim that the answers to our existence that provides the theory of evolution means that humans are nothing special, which are another kind of animal. They are, of course, correct in saying that we are just another animal species, but this does not necessarily mean that there are special.It is evident that human beings are different from our brothers the animals that we have the ability to ask questions like why we are here. This also means, however, that with our “specialty” has special responsibilities. This brilliant documentary helps to clarify some of the arguments used by evolution and by no means the same thing over Dawkins.
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The Land of the Free punishes or imprisons more of its citizens than any other nation. This collection of testimonials from offenders, family members and experts in the criminal justice system in the United States puts a human face to the millions of Americans enthralled by the year 40 the U.S. Government, a billion U.S. dollars social catastrophe: The war on drugs, a failed policy stressed by fear, politics, racial prejudice and intolerance in a public environment out of sight, out of mind.The United States has only 5% of the global population, yet 25% of prisoners in the world. At 2.5 million, the U.S. has more prisoners than China does with even five times the population of the United States. 8 million Americans (1 in 31) languishing under some form of supervision of the state known as correctional supervision. Above all, safety and livelihoods of more than 13 million has been altered forever by a felony.The U.S. use of the punishment is so pervasive and so disproportionate that even the conservative magazine The Economist said in 2010, never in the civilized world has been locked so many for so little.The project will run for a period of two years, beginning with the launch of this feature-length documentary and then continue with the release of the films and interviews Complete each of the 100 participants in the project, intended to represent the 1 in 100 Americans are currently behind bars.
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Ida know, the little missing link that is created in Germany a great welcome the media and probably will continue to make waves among those who study human origins. In this documentary the palaeontologist Jorn Hurum, who led the team that analyzed the fossil 47 million years have seen suggests that Ida is an important missing link in the evolution of primate species.The fossil, he says, bridges evolutionary split between the higher primates such as monkeys, apes and humans and their distant relatives, such as lemurs. This is the first link in all human beings, Hurum, Natural History Museum in Oslo, Norway, said in a statement. Ida is the closest we can come to a direct ancestor. Ida, well known as Darwinius masillae, has a unique anatomy. The lemur-like the skeleton of the characteristics of primate-like features, including holding hands, opposable thumbs, figures without claws and claw relatively short limbs. “This specimen is similar to early fossil monkey belonging to the group that includes us, said Brian Richmond, an anthropologist at George Washington University in Washington, DC, who was not involved in the study, published this week in the journal PLoS ONE.But there is a large gap in the fossil record of this period of time, Richmond said. Researchers are not sure when and where the group of primates that includes monkeys, apes and humans diverged from the other group of primates including lemurs. “[Ida] is one of the important points of branching in the evolutionary tree,” Richmond said. “But is not the only branch point” At least one aspect of Ida is certainly unique: preservation incredible, unheard of in the samples of the Eocene, when the first primates underwent a period of rapid evolution. (Explore a prehistoric time line.) “From this time there are very few fossils, and they tend to be an isolated tooth here or there maybe a tailbone,” said Richmond. “So you can not say much about what [type of fossil] represents in terms of evolutionary history and biology.”For Ida, the scientists were able to examine the fossil evidence of skin and soft tissue and even picked through the remains of his last meal: fruit, seeds and leaves. Moreover, the recently described “missing link” was found in Messel Pit in Germany. Ida European origins are intriguing, Richmond said, because it might suggest – contrary to common assumptions – that the continent was an important area for the evolution of primates.
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“This film captures the spirit of Mars pioneers who refuse to let their dreams be put on hold by a slumbering space program. Their passionate urge to walk the soil of an alien world is infectious and inspirational. This film is the manifesto of the new space revolution.” James CameronThe Mars Underground – Pioneers for the Next WorldLeading aerospace engineer and Mars Society President Dr. Robert Zubrin has a dream. He wants to get humans to the planet Mars in the next ten years.Now, with the advent of a revolutionary plan, Mars Direct, Dr. Zubrin shows how we can use present day technology and natural resources on Mars to make human settlement possible. But can he win over the skeptics at NASA and the wider world?The Mars Underground is a landmark documentary that follows Dr. Zubrin and his team as they try to bring this incredible dream to life. Through spellbinding animation, the film takes us on a daring first journey to the Red Planet and envisions a future Mars teeming with life and terraformed into a blue world.A must-see experience for anyone concerned for our global future and the triumph of the human spirit.
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Is the hobbit a new human species or is simply a modern human with a crippling deformity? In the distant island of Flores in the Indonesian archipelago, a team of archaeologists found a tiny skeleton 18,000 years old. It was only a meter high. Is supposed to have found the remains of a young woman. But other signs suggested she was actually much greater. They had discovered one of the smallest human adults ever found.As the excavation continues, the stranger has discovered evidence. The diggers found elephants the size of cows, rats the size of dogs, lizards the size of crocodiles. It was like walking with Alice in Wonderland. It was not just humans that were peculiarly sized, everything great and small had dropped everything I had grown up. In addition to excavation spearheads found scattered among the bones of pygmy elephants that appear to have been roasted on fires. It seemed that their human rights tiny hunter must have been a skilled and intelligent. However, a closer look at its skeleton, discovered that his brain was smaller than any other human being knows and no bigger than a chimpanzee.The team began to realize that they had discovered a new species of human being. They called the Hobbit. She was the smallest species known in modern human history. She lived in an era during which he thought were the only human species left on the planet. He seemed intelligent, even with a brain the size of the animals. She was a world apart from everything we understand about our ancestors, who challenged what it means to be human. The Hobbit was hailed as the scientific sensation of the century.
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he Zeitgeist Movement is not a political movement. It does not recognize nations, governments, races, religions, creeds or class. Our understanding concluded that these distinctions are false, outdated, they are far from positive factors for true collective human growth and potential. They are based in the division of power and stratification, not unity and equality, which is our goal.While it is important to understand that everything in life is a natural progression, we must also recognize the reality that the human species has the ability to slow dramatically and paralyze progress, through social structures that are out of date, dogmatic, and therefore outside in accordance with nature. The world you see today, full of war, corruption, elitism, pollution, poverty, epidemics, human rights abuses, inequality and crime is the result of this paralysis.This movement is about awareness, in avocation of a fluid evolutionary progress, both personal, social, technological and spiritual. Recognizes that the human species is in a natural way for unification, derived from a common recognition of the fundamental and empirical understanding about how nature works and how we as humans fit into / are part of this development that we call life universal .Although this path does not exist, it is unfortunately hindered and not recognized by the vast majority of humans who continue to perpetuate outdated degenerative modes and therefore, conduct and association. It is this intellectual irrelevancy which the Zeitgeist Movement hopes to overcome through education and social action.The movement itself is not a centralized building. We are not here to lead, but to organize and educate.
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Human v2.0 is a new type of human, which scientists claim to be creating very soon. And it is foretold that this would be a consequence of computer intelligence equaling the immense power of the human brain by 2029.An invention of this kind is surely expected to revolutionize humanity, hypothetically making it possible for us to download our minds on computers resulting in the indefinite extension of our lives.On the other hand it can also turn out to be horrifyingly disastrous if destructive ultra intelligent machines arise. But whatever the consequences be, all scientists agree to the fact that sooner or later, but inevitably such a situation would arise.