Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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This interesting video discusses evolution, mathematics, sea slugs, corals and crocheting as presented by science writer Margaret Wertheim [16:37]

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  1. #1 HP
    May 2, 2009

    I held off until the weekend to watch this, so this comment comes late.

    I am neither a mathematician nor a woman, but when she held up a piece of crochet to physically demonstrate that there are an infinite number of non-intersecting straight lines in hyperbolic space, I physically clapped my hands. Sitting alone in front of my computer, a fully modern human, I reverted to base hominid behavior and banged the palms of my front paws together in a fundamental expression of solidarity and joy.

    Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

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