Item Details

TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Lee Smolin - How Science Is Like Democracy

TED Conferences LLC
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Physicist Lee Smolin is a theoretical physicist, working mainly in the field of quantum gravity, though he's made contributions to cosmology, quantum mechanics, elementary particle physics, and theoretical biology as well. Author of the book The Trouble with Physics, a work that questions the very basis of the prevailing string theory, Smolin is a founding member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada. His work examines the scientific process itself and its place in the world and he wrestles with philosophical implications of what contemporary physics has shown us to be true. In this TEDTalk, Smolin compares the scientific community to a democracy and discusses how the next generation of scientists will decide what is right.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
13 min.
Language
English
Rating
6 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 24, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
How Science Is Like Democracy
Lee Smolin
Lee Smolin - How Science Is Like Democracy
Contents
  • Opening Title: TEDTalks: Lee Smolin - How Science Is Like Democracy (0:09)
  • How Does Science Work? (1:32)
  • Ethical Communities (0:53)
  • Aristotelian Cosmology & Medieval Society (1:34)
  • Newtonian Physics & Liberal Political Theory (1:45)
  • Relational/Pluralistic Universe & Contemporary Political Thought (1:29)
  • Necessary Self-Organization (0:56)
  • Darwin & Einstein in a Relational Universe (1:30)
  • Uniting Darwinism & Relationalism in the 21st Century (1:22)
  • Pluralistic Democracy & Relational Principles (1:05)
  • Closing Title: TEDTalks: Lee Smolin - How Science Is Like Democracy (0:05)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2008
Publisher no.
48381 Films Media Group
Description
1streaming video file (13 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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