Archive for septembrie, 2007

The Light Fantastic – Documentary Transcription (Part 04)

duminică, septembrie 30th, 2007

    " The Light Fantastic" – Four-episode documentary series : Episode 01 – "Let There Be Light" Documentary Transcription (Part 04) Al Hazen began to piece together an entirely different explanation. Al Hazen’s big new idea was that we see because there were rays traveling through space in straight lines towards our eyes. Thus, [...]

The Light Fantastic – Documentary Transcription (Part 03)

sâmbătă, septembrie 29th, 2007

    "The Light Fantastic" – Four-episode documentary series : Episode 01 – "Let There Be Light" – Documentary Transcription (Part 03) : Al Hazen would make one of the most significant discoveries in history, about how light and vision worked. But, bizarrely, his journey into the mysteries of light began with a tyrannical King [...]

The Light Fantastic – Documentary Transcription (Part 02)

vineri, septembrie 28th, 2007

    " The Light Fantastic" – Four-episode documentary series : Episode 01 – "Let There Be Light" – Documentary Transcription (Part 02) : Among these mathematicians and philosophers was the renowned Euclid. Euclid used Empedocles’ theory to make the single, most important breakthrough in the understanding of light. Reason loves problems and, above all, [...]

The Light Fantastic – Documentary Transcription (Part 01)

joi, septembrie 27th, 2007

    Reader in History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University, Simon Schaffer presents the four-part documentary series, The Light Fantastic. "The Light Fantastic" explores the phenomenon that surrounds and affects nearly every aspect of our lives but one which we take for granted – light. Here is the transcription of the First Episode [...]

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