Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Glashow: blind chance or intelligent design

Playlist (3/17, an hour in total)
Glashow talks about the crucial interplay between unexpected discoveries and planned research in science. He demonstrates the point on many historical examples. Serendipity means to look for a needle in a haystack but to find the farmer's daughter instead. ;-)

The parts 1/17 and 2/17 are a bureaucratic self-promotion of Honeywell and China but you can see them, too. ;-) At the end, there are some questions. For example, a girl asks Glashow why he switched from literature. It turns out that her assumption followed from a degree Glashow earned, "Bachelor of Arts". :-)

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