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Science Documentaries You Can Watch Online to Get in the Mood for the Festival

We have a guest blogger this week. Documentary-log.com offers free online documentaries and wanted to reach out to the science community. Read more about their organization and the many science documentaries available to view below.

As the Festival approaches and excitement continues to build we are delighted to present to you a collection of documentaries that tackle some of the scientific questions of our time.

You’re never too young to become obsessed with science. In fact, Einstein was barely into his twenties when he started working on some of the equations that still influence popular science to this day. However, even after a lifetime of brilliant deduction, Albert Einstein wasn’t finished! Einstein was passionate about science right up until his death. On his deathbed, he was working on what he hoped would become his greatest contribution to science: unlocking the mind of God. You can watch a documentary about Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony and see for yourself if you believe that Einstein was close to bridging the gap between science and religion.

On the topic of death, imagine that Einstein was still alive today. Imagine if any human had the power to live forever. This concept teeters on the brink of science fiction, but recent science has shown that humanity has the potential to live hundreds – if not thousands – of years longer than we currently live. This documentary on Living Forever discusses very real science. Rather than ‘what ifs,’ the documentary explores genome discoveries that have blown the door open on conceptualizing life and death. Scientists have even been able to regenerate parts of a live mouse’s body. Could regeneration in humans be far behind?

With all of this talk about aging and death, let’s go in the opposite direction for this next documentary. “Whatever! The Science of Teens” is a documentary series that examines how a teenage brain differs from a child and adult. The image of the moody, lazy, sex crazed teenager is blamed on societal pressures but scientific research can show how the teenage brain has physiological differences that explain many of these tendencies. So, the next time that you forget to do your homework you can say: “My brain is changing” instead of “the dog ate my homework.”

We hope that you enjoyed these scientific documentaries. Visit documentary-log.com for more thought-provoking documentaries about science and engineering.

Comments

  1. #1 robert landbeck
    February 21, 2012

    With respect to Einstein, I can think of no greater intellectual vanity for any human being, then to think he is able to “unlock the mind of God’ although he is not the first to think so, Stephen Hawking shares the came pretensions.

    Of course that is what religious institution and tradition would have their believers accept. Yet as all dogma and doctrine are products of that all too human process called theology, it remains for some like myself to wonder what these ancient claims have to do with that potential reality, called God.

    Yet the bottom line is that the means to ‘unlock the mind of God’ remains outside the potential of natural reason no matter how great that reason may appear within culture. That is the very purpose of Revelation. And it may very well have happened again?

    The first wholly new interpretation for two thousand years of the moral teachings of Christ is published on the web. Radically different from anything else we know of from history, this new teaching is predicated upon a precise, predefined and predictable experience and called ‘the first Resurrection’ in the sense that the Resurrection of Jesus was intended to demonstrate Gods’ willingness to real Himself and intervene directly into the natural world for those obedient to His will, paving the way for access, by faith, to the power of divine transcendence.

    Thus ‘faith’ is the path, the search and discovery of this direct individual intervention into the natural world by omnipotent power to confirm divine will, Law, command and covenant, “correcting human nature by a change in natural law, altering biology, consciousness and human ethical perception beyond all natural evolutionary boundaries.” So like it or no, a new religious teaching, testable by faith, meeting all Enlightenment criteria of evidence based causation and definitive proof now exists. Nothing short of an intellectual, moral and religious revolution is getting under way. To test or not to test, that is the question? More info at http://www.energon.org.uk,
    http://soulgineering.com/2011/05/22/the-final-freedoms/

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