“Sacred”: A Global Documentary
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“Sacred”: A Global Documentary

>>>WHAT ROLE DO ORGANIZED RELIGIONS PLAY IN THE LIVES OF HUMAN BEINGS? DO THEY DIVIDE US RATHER THAN UNITE US? ALL TOO OFTEN TURNING THE UNBELIEVER INTO AN INFIDEL AND A THREAT, OR THE COMMONALITIES OF DIFFERENT FAITHS EXPRESSED? THE DOCUMENTARY “SACRED,” WHICH TOOK MORE THAN 40 FILM CREWS TO …

SACRED JOURNEYS | Notes from the Field: Bathing in the Ganges River (Kumbh Mela) | PBS
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SACRED JOURNEYS | Notes from the Field: Bathing in the Ganges River (Kumbh Mela) | PBS

FEILER: Here in India, our American pilgrims have reached the climax of their journey. They will join tens of millions of other pilgrims to bathe at the confluence of three rivers: the Ganges, the Yamuna, and the Saraswati. This sacred act, completed every 12 years, is the pinnacle of Hindu …

How to Build the Universe
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How to Build the Universe

Last time, I took everything in the known universe out of this box and put it on the table. Wait, where are the black holes? These are always so hard to find. Okay, everything in the known universe. And in this video what I’m going to do is I’m going …

A Science Odyssey: Mysteries of the Universe – Documentary
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A Science Odyssey: Mysteries of the Universe – Documentary

IN MY GRANDFATHER’S TIME, AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY THE NIGHT SKY IS THE GREATEST SHOW AROUND. IT PLAYS WEEK AFTER WEEK. EVEN ON SUNDAYS, ASSUMING THE WEATHER HOLDS. PART OF ITS POWER IS ITS INFINITE MYSTERY. NO ONE KNOWS WHERE STARS COME FROM OR WHY THEY SHINE. FEW …

The Universe in a Glass of Wine (Richard Feynman Remixed)
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The Universe in a Glass of Wine (Richard Feynman Remixed)

[Music] A poet once said, “The whole universe is in a glass of wine.” We will probably never know in what sense he said that, for poets do not write to be understood. But it is true that if we look in glass of wine closely enough we see the …

Can You Observe a Typical Universe?
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Can You Observe a Typical Universe?

The moment you started observing reality, you hopelessly polluted any conclusions you might make about it. The anthropic principle guarantees that you are NOT seeing the universe in its most typical state. But used correctly, this highly controversial idea can be extremely powerful. So, how do you correctly use the …

SACRED JOURNEYS | Notes from the Field: Mother Ganga (Kumbh Mela) | PBS
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SACRED JOURNEYS | Notes from the Field: Mother Ganga (Kumbh Mela) | PBS

FEILER: I’m in India’s holiest city, Varanasi. Where tonight, like every night, pilgrims gather at the banks of the Ganges River. (bells ringing) (chanting) It’s a celebration of “Mother Ganga,” the giver of life. (singing in foreign language) In a Hindu ritual known as aarti. From the marigolds… …and incense… …

Quantum Physics in a Mirror Universe
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Quantum Physics in a Mirror Universe

thanks to brilliant org for supporting PBS Digital Studios when you look in a mirror you might think you see a perfect reflection but you’re actually looking at a universe whose laws are fundamentally different when we think about symmetry the first thing that comes to mind is mirror symmetry …

The One-Electron Universe | Space Time
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The One-Electron Universe | Space Time

Sometimes, seemingly crazy ideas in physics lead to the most profound advances. For example: the idea that every electron in the universe is really the one same electron.. traveling forwards and backwards in time. In the spring of 1940 the great physicist John Archibald Wheeler had a flash of insight. …

Our Antimatter, Mirrored, Time-Reversed Universe
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Our Antimatter, Mirrored, Time-Reversed Universe

The foundations of quantum theory rest on its symmetries for example it should be impossible to distinguish our universe from one that is a perfect mirror opposite in charge handedness and the direction of time but one by one these symmetries were found to be broken threatening to break all …