Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Nishma's New and Hot (Week 2)

I was messing around on Google and came across a TV series about Darwin and evolution called Evolution. The show airs on PBS and covers key events in Darwin's life, key tenants of evolution, and many of evolution's practical applications. These applications are really interesting and dramatic: the complexity of life forms, extinction and the human role in extinction, survival of the fittest and the arms race, sex and if it's "more imporant than life itself," the "mind's big bang" and where the power of the mind will utimately lead us--I have no idea where they're going with that one--, and the debate between science and religion.

The link for the show is http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/about/overview_series.html. The website has previews for each episode. The show kind of seems like a commercialized version of what we're doing for the quarter--i.e. evolving.

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