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Isaac Asimov [electronic resource]

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Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Isaac Asimov's works cover an enormous spectrum: from science fiction and science fact, to children's books. Hailed by some as "the greatest explainer of our age," Asimov discusses evolution and the correlation between science and religion, in the first part of this program. In the second part, he addresses the future of education itself. Asimov was famous for thinking globally and rationally. In this program with Bill Moyers, he explains why we all must think similarly if we want to survive, and why we can't wait for the start of the next century.
Release Date
1994
Run Time
60 min.
Language
English
Rating
12 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 24, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • Year 2000 and Isaac Asimov (0:52)
  • Sponsors: Isaac Asimov (0:23)
  • Asimov Introduced (1:44)
  • Creationism in Schools (1:07)
  • Science and Uncertainty (1:33)
  • Possibility of Reconciliation (2:19)
  • Conscience as Moral Foundation (1:45)
  • Morality in Science (2:59)
  • Goal of Science Fiction (2:02)
  • Accelerating Change and Science Fiction (2:00)
  • Global Problems (1:34)
  • Overpopulation (2:54)
  • Consequences of Overpopulation (3:11)
  • Need for Leadership (1:09)
  • Wonders of Universes (3:04)
  • Self-Education (1:22)
  • Enriching and Immortalizing Mind (2:29)
  • Need for Revolution in Learning (2:54)
  • Computers and Learning (2:23)
  • Possibility of Universal Computing (2:07)
  • Life-Long Learning (2:24)
  • Opposing Mysticism (2:37)
  • American Scientific Decline (2:19)
  • Need for Reason (2:53)
  • Credits: Isaac Asimov (1:26)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c1994
Publisher no.
4937 Films Media Group
Description
1streaming video file (60 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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