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Movies that have taught you something meaningful
« on: 2005-04-17 13:08:14 »
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I'd like this topic to focus on movies that are non-fiction, detailed, and speak about the human condition.  Perhaps another post could be about fictional movies that move people.  I think this topic (movies) might also fit into the general section.  I didn't know where to put it or another topic on art.

The Ascent of Man by J Bronowski is a passage through history and evolution.  It makes a case for stratified improvement which it's author says is hereditary improvement.  From Newton to Boltzman to Fermi the series jumps about.  It has time to do so, because it is in 13 hour long segments.

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Well, here's another one:
Carl Sagan's Cosmos.  This series goes over a lot of astronomy, and touches on other sciences.  I personally think that Sagan sounds daft when he talks about aliens, but i know many a scientist likes the idea.  I don't want to ruin the party by pointing out that not only our generation but as far as i can see into the future there will be no contact (despite his great fiction movie by that name which deserves its own post in another topic) with any aliens or other stars.  However when Sagan gently kicks astrology's ass with his simple comparison experiment i grinned and paid my Sagan dues.  I know Dawkins thinks he was overly mourned, or i recall that in some publication of his, but i do think he deserves homage. 

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