4/15/11

The Secret Life of Chaos [Documentary]

An educational documentary film from 2010 about the Chaos in our everyday lives and how it impacts us.
The idea of chaos itself is very troubling for us as human beings, and this film will try to clarify a few things about it.


"Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden side to Chaos, one that scientists are only now 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 sets out to uncover one of the great mysteries of science - how does a universe that starts off as dust end up with intelligent life? How does order emerge from disorder? It's a mind bending, counter intuitive and for many people a deeply troubling idea. But Professor Al-Khalili reveals the science behind much of beauty and structure in the natural world and discovers that far from it being magic or an act of God, it is in fact an intrinsic part of the laws of physics. Amazingly, it turns out that the mathematics of chaos can explain how and why the universe creates exquisite order and pattern. And the best thing is that one doesn't need to be a scientist to understand it. The natural world is full of awe-inspiring examples of the way nature transforms simplicity into complexity. From trees to clouds to humans - after watching this film you'll never be able to look at the world in the same way again.
This video uses copyrighted material in a manner that does not require approval of the copyright holder. It is a fair use under copyright law."
via: YouTube

15 comments:

  1. great blog. definitely following.

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  2. Very interesting and i like your previous posts!

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  3. Very interesting you have there

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  4. Sounds intesresting. I'm going to check out the video.

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  5. intriguing! i bookmarked the video to watch it later tonight

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  6. wow, glad this whole video is actually up online. gotta be sure to watch when i got time!

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  7. Wow I usually can't sit through entire documentaries haha! Thanks for posting this!

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  8. interesting! i love things like that!

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  9. Sorry bro, but this is too long to watch at this time. I will watch it later, but I like the subject and your summary sounds interesting.

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  10. wow that is cool, thanks for sharing

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