Videos Tagged: theory
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"Jonathan Miller visits the absent Twin Towers to consider the religious implications of 9 / 11 and meets Arthur Miller and the philosopher Colin McGinn. It looks for evidence of the first ‘unbelievers’ in Ancient Greece and examines some of the modern theories around why people have always tended to believe in mythology and magic.So few representatives of atheism provide a convincing explanation for their unbelief and sincere, let alone with the lucidity and intellectual vigor of Jonathan Miller. He is sincere and moving in this attempt to explain and understand the origins of the truth of disbelief of religious superstition and faith."
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There exists a conspiracy theory for every question regarding our world. These theories emerge from different quarters and number into the hundreds. The theories never provide a conclusive answer and more often than not there are dead ends, or at best, they further give birth to new conspiracies.Even though everyone perceives that a global conspiracy exists, it is still hard to see exactly what it is, and where the truth really lies. The film suggests that the time had come for people to stand up and pay heed to the urgency and importance of the situation. It addresses the questions people have like if one were to do so, then how do we the ordinary individual, ever get to the bottom of this? And if we do ever get to the bottom of it, then what are we to do then?Well, the best way to start as the filmmaker points out is to gain an understanding of history. Then each news story should be looked from a global perspective. Disregard most of what the announcer tells you to believe, and place the event where it belongs,on the global stage.The film asks people to raise questions like Who Benefits? And when you have uncovered some truth and understood how a particular lie has gained currency spread the information to friends. The film makes a plea to spread the information as far and wide as one can reach because the media will not.The most important thing of all in order to be able to do either of the above is to be aware of your surroundings in a global sense; the bigger picture has to be kept in mind.
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This documentary challenges all scientific theories to explore the possibility of time travel. The figures, numbers, timescales, speeds, quantities and sizes are simply staggering and requires considerable lateral thinking in order to gain the most from the documentary.Time warps, wormholes, blackholes and stars are all investigatd to determine whether time travel could be possible.Einstiens theories are discussed with relation to the speed time comparison indicating that by travelling at an incredibly high speed would effectively alter the time and this has been proven in experiments in space.The vision and dream here are incredible but everything in this documentary can be recognised as feasible in the distant future. This is certainly worth the watch to stimulate your mind and be part of the dream.
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Tony Robinson explores new evidence of a massive Tsunami that swept over the east coast of Britain about 8000 years ago. Archaeologists have uncovered the story of the people living in Britain at the time, showing they were more sophisticated than we thought, living in homes, eating a range of food and using advanced tools for the time. Then a massive wave swept through the coast of the country, devastating a civilization. New theories on the cause of the tsunami are also revealed, and show the trend in global warming started long before our generation.
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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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July 1947 is a historical moment which shook the whole world. There is no question that something crashed to the ground that night, but there seems to be no hard drawn conclusion among the different theories. Some may say that this theory could be a cover up of what really happened that night and other might relate AREA 51 to this. Nevertheless we have to agree that Roswell is a mystery up to this day - who knows maybe Aliens really do exist but we are just not able to comprehend the thoughts and ideas of another life.
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This means that even lower levels of life, there is a deep consciousness or awareness that all things Bond. Published in 1973, The Secret Life of Plants was written by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. It is described as “a fascinating account of the physical relationships, emotional and spiritual between plants and man.” Basically, the theme of the book is the idea that plants can be sensitive, despite their lack of a nervous system and brain. This sensitivity is seen mainly through changes in the conductivity of the ground, as through a polygraph, as pioneered by Cleve Backster.The book also contains a summary of Goethe’s theory of the metamorphosis of plants. That said, this book is much more than just plants, but also delves deeply into topics such as aura, psychophysics, orgone, radionics, Kirlian photography, magnetism/ magnetotropism, bioelectrics, dowsing, and the history of science. It was the basis for the 1979 documentary of the same name, especially with a soundtrack recorded by Stevie Wonder.
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There is something very strange happens in space – something that should not be possible. It’s as if large parts of the world are being ravaged by a huge and invisible celestial vacuum. Sasha Kaslinsky, the scientist who discovered the phenomenon, is understandably nervous: “We left very upset and nervous,” he says, “because this is not something we planned to find.”The accidental discovery of what is disturbing is called “dark flow” not only has implications for the fate of a large number of galaxies – it also means that a large number of scientists would have to find a new way of understanding the universe. Dark flow is the latest in a long series of events that have threatened to rewrite the textbooks. Do you announce a new era of understanding, or which simply means that everything we know about the universe is wrong?14 billion years there was nothing; then everything exploded into existence and the universe was born, but a new generation of cosmologists are challenging this theory. Cosmologists have built a replica of the universe through the use of equations, is called the standard model of cosmology and is the reason behind the Big Bang theory, however, this model is not in doubt. The theory of Professor Alan Guth challenges Big Bang, saying that the universe started small, allowing the temperature everywhere, even before large-scale expansion.Stars closer to the edge of a galaxy is moving as fast as the center. This cosmologists think that the gravity necessary galaxies, but the only way to get more serious was to create it. Astrophysicist Dan Bauer is hunting for dark matter half a mile in the dark plains of Minnesota in order to locate and record more effectively. The discovery that the universe is accelerating, suggests that a new force is capable of powering the universe. This force is called dark energy, and cosmologists have no idea what it is.The combination of the question of the standard model, inflation and the darkness has given way to a new theory called the dark flow. The nature of this theory could prove that our universe is not unique. The standard model of cosmology has endured much criticism, therefore, the stronger the theory, however, still could be completely wrong.
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Series in which the mathematician Marcus du Sautoy explores the stories of some of the best known scientific diagrams.Vitruvian Man – looks at the world famous Leonardo da Vinci’s diagram of the perfect human body, which has many layers of anatomy of architecture, and defines our species like no other before or after drawing.The Vitruvian Man, produced in the 1480s when he lived and worked in Milan, has become one of the world’s most famous images.Leonardo’s drawings form a vast work, covering every conceivable topic in spectacular detail: from the feet, hands, skulls and muscles and tendons, heart and lungs to buildings, bridges and flying machines.Copernicus – The Polish priest and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus developed his extraordinary theory of a universe centered on the sun 500 years, was flying in the face of science and religion. Humanity had believed for thousands of years the Earth was the center of the cosmos, and not according to the risk was ridicule and accusations of heresy.Newton’s Prism – A mid-1660s, Isaac Newton bought a pair of prisms in a show near Cambridge, which would be the basis of a series of experiments have unlocked a secret that had occupied scientists for centuries – the nature of light itself.To explain what he had done, Newton created a diagram. The experiment is called an image is crucial and fundamental in the history of science, a time chart when the ancient world was overturned by modern science. Newton showed that white light is not pure, but made up of a number of different colors, the colors of the rainbow.Florence Nightingale – Can a plot to save lives? Florence Nightingale is best known as the Lady of the Lamp, who cared for thousands of soldiers in atrocious conditions during the Crimean War of 1854-6. What is less known is that he was an exceptional statesman, and the first to use a statistical graph as a call to action.After the war, Nightingale wrote a report on the passion of the soldiers had died in such large numbers and revealed the astonishing fact that 18,000 deaths, 16,000 were caused by infectious diseases in the hospital rather than battle wounds .
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"Grey aliens are the most common creatures imagined while talking about the other life existance. Nobody knows whether they exist or not but the speculations and theories prove that this kind of alien creatures are most likely to occur anywhere in the universe. More than a half reported alien incidents include sightings of the famous Grey aliens. Greys are typically depicted as dark grey-skinned diminutive humanoid beings that possess reduced forms of, or completely lack, external human organs such as noses, ears or sex organs. Abduction by these alien type creatures claim to be extremely traumatic, similar to an abduction by humans or even a sexual assault in the level of trauma and distress."
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The documentary The Origin Of AIDS discusses the origins and the worldwide spread of one of the deadliest diseases, AIDS.The film focuses on a controversial theory about the origins of the disease. The film employs different footages and documented research experiments highlighting the careless lab procedures and the follies of a selected few individuals that has paved the way for one of the most serious and deadly pandemics witnessed by the 20th century.The two filmmakers go back to the 1950s to draw attention to the first incident that must have triggered the origin of AIDS. According to their theory the disease must have originated due to the tainted oral vaccine used by Dr. Koprwski for eradicating polio that had crippled millions of children in Congo. The vaccine was distributed by American and Belegian missionaries in the 1950s to fight polio. This probably was the first instance that laid the foundation for the disease in African colonies.
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Could have come with the theory of relativity of Einstein? If not – why not? This is what Marcus du Sautoy, a mathematics professor, wants to explore.Marcus admits that he is not a genius, but genius wants to know if they are simply an extreme version of himself – or if their brains are fundamentally different.Marcus meets some remarkable individuals – Tommy, an obsessive artist uses all his house as his canvas, Derek: blind, autistic, and a pianist with prodigious gifts apparently, Claire who is also blind, but whose brain has learned to see with sound.Marcus shows how babies have the remarkable ability that most of us lose in adolescence. He meets a neurologist who claims to have evidence of innate ability, a scientist who has identified a gene for learning, and Dr. Paulus, who has figured out how to sharpen the brain … by turbo-charging electrically.
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Andrew Marr explores how Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection has taken on a life beyond the world of science.In the first episode of the three-part series, argues that Darwin’s theory has transformed our understanding of what it means to be human. Over the past 150 years, Darwin’s ideas have questioned the need for a creator, undermined religious authority, and ever new ways of looking at the origins of human morality.Andrew Marr discovers something surprising about her own evolutionary history of this epic series continues with an exploration of Darwin’s impact on politics and society.Under the banner of the survival of the fittest, Darwin’s theory of natural selection has been used to justify imperial expansion and oppression of indigenous peoples, to inform the science of eugenics – selective breeding of humans which took place in the United States in the early 20th century, and to provide a veneer of scientific respectability to Nazi plans to create an Aryan race. It was also used quite explicitly to explain the twisted logic of the final solution.In the last episode of this pioneering series on the legacy of Charles Darwin, Andrew Marr discovers how Darwin’s ideas are helping us to save ourselves and all life on earth from extinction. Marr argues that Charles Darwin is the father of ecology. The modern environmental movement, built on the idea that all life on earth is bound by a delicate web of connections. He also discovers that Darwin’s dangerous idea is inspiring scientists to create a “flotilla of Noah’s Arks Darwinian ‘to help save life on earth from disaster.
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From the ancient Greeks first speculated that everything we observe in reality was the result of the interaction of tiny particles called atoms that great thinkers have tried to find a mathematical formula that governs and explains the workings of the universe.So far, however, even such brilliant minds as Albert Einstein and physicists Stephen Hawking have been unable to reach that large of all single equation, also known as the theory of everything, or the final theory. However, keep trying, because without the final piece of the puzzle that is reality, the sum total of what we know is a little short to make sense.Perhaps the most famous form of the equation of all that was the physicist Albert Einstein, who spent the last 35 years of his life trying to find a general explanation. Einstein’s theory of general relativity, published in 1916, explained gravity, one of the great forces of the universe, as the curvature of spacetime by matter. But general relativity does not explain electromagnetism, the other major force that is more powerful than gravity.Einstein was not willing to accept that these two forces had no relationship, and sought a single explanation – a unified field theory – showing how electromagnetism, gravity and spacetime interact. I see in Nature a magnificent structure that must fill a thinking person with a sense of humility, once explained. But despite a series of articles published on his ideas about unified field theory, who died in 1955 without resolving the problem to the satisfaction of other theorists. List of all episodes here: through the hole.
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Simon Singh and John Lynch’s film tells the story gripping and emotional Andrew Wiles. A quiet English mathematician, was attracted to mathematics in Fermat’s puzzle, but in the 70 Cambridge, FLT was considered a joke, so aside. Then in 1986, an extraordinary idea linked this irritating problem with one of the deepest insights of modern mathematics: the Taniyama-Shimura conjecture, the name of a young Japanese mathematician who tragically committed suicide.The link means that if Taniyama was true then it must be FLT. When she heard, Wiles went after his childhood dream again. “I knew the course of my life was changing.” For seven years he worked in his attic study at Princeton, says that anyone but your family. “My wife has only known me while I was working on Fermat,” says Andrew.In June 1993, reached its goal. In a three-day conference in Cambridge, described Taniyama proof – and with it the last theorem. Wiles lifestyle retreat was shattered. Math the first pages of the world press. Then disaster struck. His colleague, Dr. Nick Katz, presented a small request for clarification. It became a huge hole in the test. As Andrew struggled to repair the damage, increased pressure to release the manuscript – to give up his dream. So Andrew Wiles retired back to his attic. Closed all but Fermat.A year later, at the time of the defeat, had a revelation. “It was the most important time in my working life. Nothing will ever be the same.” The failure was the very key to a strategy it had abandoned years before. In a moment of Fermat was shown, a lifetime ambition achieved, the greatest enigma of mathematics no longer existed.
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1,200 BC, an ancient Armageddon almost decimated every known civilization. What caused it is unknown? The theories of what happened all include one common factor, a group of people who the Egyptians named “The Sea People”. This documentary examines how the Cretan people almost overthrew the known civilizations of the world in the span of less then fifty years.
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In this series of four programs, pioneer Michio Kaku String theory continues an extraordinary exploration of the world in search of time.Discover the meaning of the passage of time and clocks that are our bodies. He reveals the forces of time that make and destroy us in a lifetime.Travel to some of the most spectacular places on Earth geological clues about the extraordinary depth of time on a planetary level. Finally, takes us on a cosmic journey in search of the first (and final) time.During the day. Time seems to lead every time. It’s the most inescapable force we feel. But do not experience time from within our minds and bodies, or from outside?Lifetime. The most powerful time in our lives is the way it limits us. Our knowledge of death is so ingrained in our lives and spirituality that, if immortality is possible, we lose the sense that makes us human?Earthtime. We have a unique knowledge of time, realize that extends deep into the past and continue in the future. How does this affect our sense of who we are?Cosmictime. We have always structured our lives based on an unchanging past and a future predictable and orderly. But the atomic and cosmic discoveries have changed all that. What time is it? And it’s going to end?
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Darwin has made a huge influence to the developing world that we have today. One of the best known was the theory of evolution. Well thought and planned theory earned him a worlwide success and recognition. Of course - the theory wasn't pefect. 'What Darwin Never Knew' is a documentary explaining the facts about Darwins theory and something more that Darwin itself couldn't think of.