Posted: Feb 27, 2010 4:36 pm
by CJ
This will be a video thread concentrating on Evolution and related subjects. If you want to suggest additions please make your suggestions here.

Regards
Chris
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Growing Up in the Universe - Richard Dawkins

Oxford professor Richard Dawkins presents a series of lectures on life, the universe, and our place in it. With brilliance and clarity, Dawkins unravels an educational gem that will mesmerize young and old alike. Illuminating demonstrations, wildlife, virtual reality, and special guests (including Douglas Adams) all combine to make this collection a timeless classic. The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures for Children were founded by Michael Faraday in 1825, with himself as the inaugural lecturer. The 1991 lecturer was Richard Dawkins whose five one-hour lectures, originally televised by the BBC.

Ep 1: Waking Up in the Universe
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHoxZF3ZgTo[/youtube]

Ep2: Designed and Designoid Objects
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGyh1Qsw-Ak[/youtube]

Ep3: Climbing Mount Improbable
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT1vXXMsYak[/youtube]

Ep4: The Ultraviolet Garden
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_igTWNidwnk[/youtube]

Ep5: The Genesis of Purpose
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm-0Z0ceezQ[/youtube]

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Solving the Riddle
Extract wrote:Was Darwin the most revolutionary scientist ever? If by revolutionary we mean the scientist whose discovery initiated the most seismic overturning of pre-existing science, the honour would at least be contested by Newton, Einstein and the architects of Quantum Theory. Those same physicists might have outclassed Darwin in sheer intellectual fire-power but Darwin probably did revolutionise the world view of people outside science more comprehensively than any other scientist. He may be only one plausible candidate for the most important or most revolutionary scientist ever, but Darwin has a strong claim to be the most seditious.

'Natural selection' is part 1 of The OU Lecture 2009: Darwin's Five Bridges by Professor Richard Dawkins

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A lecture by John Maynard Smith that goes right to the heart of the development of DNA and consequently life and not life.

Origin of Life - Lecture by John Maynard Smith (1 of 6)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhXCl-nIOTc[/youtube]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9sZKy0vtLw[/youtube]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2CI2TmXpF0[/youtube]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rAO8iT2k4Q[/youtube]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWK9Yn6TRyM[/youtube]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOP03kHHQq4[/youtube]

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Darwins' Dangerous Idea.

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=910dz5sCb1I[/youtube]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9p5fQVvR_E[/youtube]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGM3sPCZl94[/youtube]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVqsuw7R6yk[/youtube]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbl-_7DDAy8[/youtube]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL5oAEX4B5E[/youtube]

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Darwins Brave New World
DoctorE wrote:“Darwins Brave New World is the story of how four young voyagers to the southern hemisphere, Charles Darwin, Joseph Hooker, Thomas Huxley and Alfred Russel Wallace revolutionised science and gave birth to an extraordinary theory about the evolution of life on earth.

Featuring a cast of Australian and Canadian actors and commentators such as controversial author and Oxford academic, Richard Dawkins, the Canadian scientist and broadcaster, David Suzuki and Australian scholar and author, Iain McCalman, from the University of Sydney, this brilliant drama-documentary tells the story of Charles Darwins struggle to produce one of the greatest scientific theories of our age and the roles played in it by Hooker, Huxley and Wallace – Darwins fellow voyagers to the southern hemisphere.”


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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o3hzyk-jD0[/youtube]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tis22sJKVBw[/youtube]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn-SXLU-KWo[/youtube]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adkAPTkOGL4[/youtube]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88Wdpqw50iI[/youtube]

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Matalanifesto wrote:The Journey of Man is a documentary that talks about our evolution, our recent history, and how we came to be to the way we are today. It looks at the Y chromosome, that's passed down from male to male, and tracks the marker mutations to map our ancestors' journey. It's how we conquered the Earth in just the last 59,000 years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV6A8oGtPc4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybji0axp6s0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M25Ez4HW104
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA3aINMIWMw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m2-RwYXkWg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0QDrODnN6g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMzaQhqHYnM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhZ7zaT5hvU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV3Ws7pyJUI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNlvzhfQex0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KzroCQVDoI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl-bnnES42U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT6XsVnuz6o


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Origins

Paleontologist Des Collins leads this exciting exploration into the beginnings of advanced life on the planet, which can fortunately be studied by visiting primitive shores where creatures that lived hundreds of millions of years ago still flourish today. Collins's destination: Burgess Shale in Canada's Rocky Mountains. Advanced computer technology enhances the discovery as viewers get close to some of the most fascinating small beasts ever.

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfy3NBQRW_g[/youtube]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E_oJq9DltU[/youtube]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-gmZAoYBAg[/youtube]

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Evolution

From the development of the four-limbed body plan, to the journey of animal life from water to land, to the emergence of humans, "Great Transformations" focuses on the important evolutionary changes that triggered Earth's incredible diversity.


Evolution Ep2: Great Transformations (1/6)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQUP03vL5Gk[/youtube]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXgQOj3dA-M[/youtube]