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Steven L. Goldman
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Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World (The Great Courses #1120)

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Published January 1st 2007 by Teaching Company, LLC, The
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As I review these lectures (video download) the ESA is about to land the Philae probe (launched from Rosetta) on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after a 500 million km journey. The timing of my finishing Dr Goldman's lecture series could not have been better.
First, a quick review for those considering purchasing this series: this is not a purely science-based course, even though it's all about science. These are not about the history of great scientific advances, either. These are largely about
Bob Nichols
Prof. Goldman tells a story about the evolution of modern science in the West. An important theme in this Teaching Company course is how our understanding of reality has evolved, moving away from things (atoms) and timeless absolutes (e.g, Platonic Forms) and toward a "process metaphysics" (e.g., immaterial fields) where universal patterns, not things, are seen as the highest truths. Regarding the latter, Prof. Goldman notes the energy relationships at work in field theory and the increasing evi ...more
George Sr.
Goldman starts slowly, beginning with the invention of writing, and works in rough chronological order through the notable scientific ideas which have shaped the modern West. When he comes to the end of his series of lectures you will have been introduced to a dizzying array of scientific theories, discoveries, and ideas. Copernican cosmology, Newtonian physics, quantum mechanics, chaos theory, molecular biology, relativity, evolution, and many more. You will learn how the laws of thermodynamics ...more
18 hours of a story of history of science

what really bothered me is that the lecturer was hyper moving and some times a stammer
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