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Documentary which looks at how developments in mathematics over the past 40 years have completely changed our understanding of the fundamental nature of the world we live in.

As we approach tipping points in both the economy and the climate, the film examines the mathematics we have been reluctant to face up to and asks if, even now, we would rather bury our heads in the sand rather than face harsh truths.

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Poetry in Tea (tea blog)

Poetry in Tea – blog

“…This blog is written for my own enjoynment and for enjoynment of its readers, because I have been an admirer of several wonderful tea blogs here on blogspot for quite a long time – they always lured me on drinking tea and motivated me to learn more and more about it. Therefore, I decided to try it, too. …”

Geometric Puzzle Game

George Orwell: A Life in Pictures is an Emmy award winning 2003 BBC Television docudrama telling the life story of the British author George Orwell.

The Ascent of Man is a thirteen-part documentary television series produced by the BBC and Time-Life Films which was first transmitted in 1973. It was written and presented by Jacob Bronowski. Intended as a series of “personal view” documentaries in the manner of Kenneth Clark’s 1969 series Civilisation, Ascent received acclaim for Bronowski’s highly informed but eloquently simple analysis, his long unscripted monologues and its extensive location shoots.

This documentary is from 1970´ so some information in it is outdated, and till then, has been revised. But, nevertheless still inspiring.

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Series outline:
1. Lower than the Angels — Evolution of man from proto-ape to 400,000 years ago.
2. The Harvest of the Seasons — Early human migration, agriculture and the first settlements, war.
3. The Grain in the Stone — Tools, development of architecture and sculpture.
4. The Hidden Structure — Fire, metals and alchemy.
5. Music of the Spheres — The language of numbers.
6. The Starry Messenger — Galileo’s universe.
7. The Majestic Clockwork — Explores Newton and Einstein’s laws.
8. The Drive for Power — The Industrial Revolution.
9. The Ladder of Creation — Darwin and Wallace’s ideas on the origin of species.
10. World within World — The story of the periodic table.
11. Knowledge or Certainty — Physics and the clash of absolute knowledge, the oppressive state, and its misgivings realizing the result of its terrible outcome.
12. Generation upon Generation — Life, genetics, and the cloning of identical forms.
13. The Long Childhood — Bronowski’s treatise on the commitment of man.







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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2010. That’s about 4 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 126 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 115 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 137mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was July 27th with 74 views. The most popular post that day was Návštevník na balkóne :).

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, sk.wordpress.com, alphainventions.com, WordPress Dashboard, and botd.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for knihy o sociálnej práci, socialna praca rapidshare, schimerlingova socialni prace jeji vyvoj a, principles of neural science ebook, and salutogenéza.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Návštevník na balkóne :) July 2010

2

Sociálna Práca (knihy, skriptá – full download) June 2010

3

Principles of Neural Science (full ebook) November 2010

4

A discussion about the legacy of Sigmund Freud (aj o psychoterapii a neurovedách) October 2010

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Šulavík, J.: Psychoterapia z pohľadu filozofie July 2010

The quest to live longer has been one of humanities oldest dreams, but while scientists have been searching, a few isolated communities have stumbled across the answer. On the remote Japanese island of Okinawa, In the Californian town of Loma Linda and in the mountains of Sardinia people live longer than anywhere else on earth.

In these unique communities a group of scientists have dedicated their lives to trying to uncover their secrets. Horizon takes a trip around the globe to meet the people who can show us all how to live longer, healthier lives.

The Secret Life of Chaos (BBC Four, 2010)

In this documentary, Professor Jim Al-Khalili sets out to uncover one of the great mysteries of science – how does a universe that starts off as dust end up with intelligent life? How does order emerge from disorder?




Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden side to Chaos, one that scientists are only now beginning to understand.

It turns out that chaos theory answers a question that mankind has asked for millennia – how did we get here?

In this documentary, Professor Jim Al-Khalili sets out to uncover one of the great mysteries of science – how does a universe that starts off as dust end up with intelligent life? How does order emerge from disorder?

It’s a mindbending, counterintuitive and for many people a deeply troubling idea. But Professor Al-Khalili reveals the science behind much of beauty and structure in the natural world and discovers that far from it being magic or an act of God, it is in fact an intrinsic part of the laws of physics. Amazingly, it turns out that the mathematics of chaos can explain how and why the universe creates exquisite order and pattern.

And the best thing is that one doesn’t need to be a scientist to understand it. The natural world is full of awe-inspiring examples of the way nature transforms simplicity into complexity. From trees to clouds to humans – after watching this film you’ll never be able to look at the world in the same way again.

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