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19-07-2014, 07:43 PM
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Hello everyone,
I have (for the past couple years) have taken quite an interest in Cosmology, Evolution and many other scientific ideas and theories but sadly my only real source of studying and comprehending what I am being taught is through video. Yes I have tried reading various books from several authors but I guess I am more of a visual and audio learner, but anyway what I wanted to ask was other than Cosmos and The Universe are there any series of videos or documentaries in which I can watch to help further my experience and knowledge in this area of science? Whether it be youtube, videos for purchase or what have you, I would definitely be interested in anything that is shown to me.

Thank you in advance and I hope someone can assist me in my search.
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19-07-2014, 07:47 PM
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Not my area of expertise by any means but this little chat sprung immediately to mind...





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19-07-2014, 07:56 PM
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(19-07-2014 07:47 PM)CiderThinker Wrote:  Not my area of expertise by any means but this little chat sprung immediately to mind...





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Awesome thank you very much ^_^ By chance those two along with Michio Kaku are my favorites and they actually are the ones who first peaked my interest in science.
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19-07-2014, 08:03 PM
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Browse the science section here on the forum. It's full of lots of great stuff.

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16-01-2015, 05:31 PM
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Holy crap. !!!
Look at these amazing time-lapse videos taken by the Astronaut Alexander Gerst.

http://time.com/3647780/amazing-earth-sp...pse-video/

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16-01-2015, 05:43 PM
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This is a good lecture. The part on DNA evidence for human ancestry, starting at around 35:00, totally blew my mind.



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16-01-2015, 06:31 PM (This post was last modified: 16-01-2015 06:34 PM by Free Thought.)
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(19-07-2014 07:43 PM)LPMalakye Wrote:  Hello everyone,
I have (for the past couple years) have taken quite an interest in Cosmology, Evolution and many other scientific ideas and theories but sadly my only real source of studying and comprehending what I am being taught is through video. Yes I have tried reading various books from several authors but I guess I am more of a visual and audio learner, but anyway what I wanted to ask was other than Cosmos and The Universe are there any series of videos or documentaries in which I can watch to help further my experience and knowledge in this area of science? Whether it be youtube, videos for purchase or what have you, I would definitely be interested in anything that is shown to me.

Thank you in advance and I hope someone can assist me in my search.

Have you looked into Potholer54's Made Easy series? In it YouTube user Potholer covers various topics a la the history of the universe, the origin of life, evolution etc. It's a fairly rudimentary series designed to illustrate scientific concepts for those who are casually curious or unfamiliar with the content, but it's still a good ground-work for those already scientifically familiar.
Biggest problem with the series is that it was made in 2007, so it's all in 240p...
He also has a series in which he explains the science of climate change while debunking many of the associated myths.

Another great place to go would be the YouTube channel Crash Course, which is an educational channel split between Science (to which your interests will sway you) and the Humanities; with series tacking biology, ecology, psychology and chemistry. They are starting two new series' on astronomy and anatomy & physiology. Additionally, they have a series called Big History which basically a mishmash between history and science examining history from the Big Bang to modern humanity to the future of the universe.
Crash Course goes into considerable depth in all the subjects it covers, particularly in the science topics where it can get quite heavy, but the visual aids and easy language to mitigate much of the complexity of the discussion.

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17-01-2015, 03:24 AM
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For technical but highly comprensible basic relativity and quantum mechanics, check out https://www.youtube.com/user/viascience
For some rebuttal-focused basic geology: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...42F5083ED2
potholer54's made easy series and debunking videos are good material.
Also check out the "Brady" channels that focus on figures from the University of Nottingham: http://www.bradyharan.com/
- http://www.deepskyvideos.com/ is a good "what's in space" kind of channel
- http://www.sixtysymbols.com/ covers more general science topics
- If you interested in the numeric side of mathematics check out: http://www.numberphile.com/

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01-02-2015, 11:29 AM
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MIT Opencourseware is the best. If you want to understand science you need to get some basics under your belt. If you're beyond the basics, then scroll through some of the topics you're interested in. I use it all the time. When you see something that interests you, make sure you click on the course home page - there's a lot of good recommended reading material, class notes, etc. Below are a couple of links.

https://www.youtube.com/user/MIT
http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/life-sciences/#biology

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01-02-2015, 11:56 AM
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http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...ce-Library

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