Brian Cox: Human Universe, Episode 5, What is our Future? (2014)

En el último episodio de Human Universe, Brian Cox advierte de que la supervivencia de la especie humana depende de nuestro grado de compromiso con el desarrollo científico. Dos son los peligros que amenazan este avance. En primer lugar, la investigación científica está en su mayor parte secuestrada por Ministerios de Defensa (o de la Guerra, como se prefiera) y laboratorios farmacéuticos. Sin embargo, el curso de la actividad científica debería ser objeto de debates y tomas de decisiones públicas y transparentes. Una sociedad democrática no puede permitir que aquella actividad de la que depende su supervivencia esté en manos … Continúa leyendo Brian Cox: Human Universe, Episode 5, What is our Future? (2014)

Brian Cox: Human Universe, Episode 2, Why Are We Here? (2014)

And, in one part of the Rig Veda learned by the older boys, you can find a very interesting thought. It addresses a crucial question about the formation of the universe. «The gods are later than creation.» I think that’s a remarkable sentence. It displays real intellectual rigour and honesty. It’s obviously not a sufficiently good answer to say, «Well, all this exists because it was willed into existence merely by some kind of deity.» (…) Nothing, emptiness, is about the only thing that’s forbidden by the rules of quantum mechanics. Before our universe became filled with particles of matter, it wasn’t … Continúa leyendo Brian Cox: Human Universe, Episode 2, Why Are We Here? (2014)