Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Day the Universe Changed (1985)

For the most part this series has nothing to do with Buddhism. However it is a fascinating series that shows how our technology and our mind sets have come into present form. James Burke was truly ahead of the pack with his observations on our world.

The Day the Universe Changed (1985)

The series' primary focus is on the effect of advances in science and technology on western philosophy. The title comes from the philosophical idea that the universe essentially only exists as you perceive it; therefore, if you change your perception of the universe, you have changed the universe itself. To illustrate this idea, James Burke tells the various stories of important scientific discoveries and technological advances and how they fundamentally altered how western civilization perceives the world. The series runs in roughly chronological order, from around the beginning of the Middle Ages to the present.

Full Series

The Day The Universe Changed: "Worlds Without End", 5 of 5 YouTube Clip

The Day The Universe Changed: "Worlds Without End", 4 of 5 YouTube Clip

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