Science Videos

#1
Thought it would be a good idea to have a thread dedicated to Science videos of all flavours, whether lectures, TV programmes or just a bit of fun, So here goes:

Richard Feynman: "Science is fun to imagine" lecture series, from the BBC Archives.
BBC - Archive - Richard Feynman: Fun to Imagine - Using physics to explain how the world works

Carl Sagan: Cosmos TV programme
YouTube - Carl Sagan's Cosmos | Episode 1: The Shores Of The Cosmic Ocean (1/7)
Link is to part one of episode one, follow to the next parts at the end of the video

Pale blue dot
YouTube - Carl Sagan - Pale Blue Dot

Phil Hellenes: How science saved my soul
YouTube - Science Saved My Soul.

Michael Specter: The danger of science denial
Michael Specter: The danger of science denial | Video on TED.com

Richard Dawkins: Growing up in the universe, Royal Institution Lecture
YouTube - Ep 1: Waking Up in the Universe - Growing Up in the Universe - Richard Dawkins!

Micheal Shermer: Strange beliefs
Michael Shermer on strange beliefs | Video on TED.com
The pattern behind self deception
Michael Shermer: The pattern behind self-deception | Video on TED.com

Symphony of Science: Music videos using quotes from famous scientists
Symphony of Science
 

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#3
Not sure if they are as I haven't googles it myself, but you might get further by looking for the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. They tend to be aimed at schoolkids though...
 
#4
Not sure if they are as I haven't googles it myself, but you might get further by looking for the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. They tend to be aimed at schoolkids though...
The Richard Dawkins lecture is the Christmas Lecture for 1991. This years lectures, entitled Size Matters are available on BBC 4 iPlayer at the moment.
 
#11
[video=youtube;bCWA7uevo_Q]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCWA7uevo_Q[/video]

:wink:
Amazing....I will never look at water in the same way again.... searching for the other modules now.
Thank goodness for science videos like this...otherwise we would remain in the dark ages for ever.
 
#15
Lighting a cigar will always be an adventure from now on :) ....

[video=youtube;1P4LkyWyHfM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P4LkyWyHfM&feature=player_embedded[/video]
 
#16
Saw this phenonema today. Not one collision. Amazing. :)

[video=youtube;XH-groCeKbE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH-groCeKbE&feature=player_embedded[/video])
 
#17
Absolutely amazing... Life is not what many think it is...but of course you already know that.
 
#19
Some interesting and upto date reading on the subject of life Hb. If you get time? :)

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&...I1MGMtOWM3NGVlNmQ2MWNl&hl=en&authkey=CMfs1p8M
An interesting read indeed RR...I had to read it twice to pick up what it is trying to say... Much of it is what we already know covering emergence, complexity and risk for example. In my opinion science can't make any more of a mess than nature has already done. Over ninety percent of all species that ever lived extinct, life expectancy at our present evolutionary stage is very short, even for robust organisms. No prospects of living for ever as far as we know...time will tell. It looks as though all life on Earth will end at some point in the future so during my time left on the planet scientists can meddle, 'play god' or as suggested 'be' god as long as they want... a metaphor affecting random evolution. Is it the purpose of life?....nah, I don't think so... not anymore than a comet crashing into a remote planet has a special purpose anyway. :)
 
#20
So are you a 'Transhumanist' then Hb? http://www.nickbostrom.com/papers/dangerous.html

George Carlin in this vid makes (I think) your point very well?

"We are going away pack your shit folks ... just another failed mutation ... the planet will shake us off like a bad case of fleas. A surface nuisance! ... The earth is a self correcting system ... We can be phased out now."

Hilarious. :) ..........

[video=youtube;eScDfYzMEEw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eScDfYzMEEw[/video]
 
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