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Pretty much what the title says. Buckle down though, it's over 3hrs long.

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From the World Atheist Convention, inside O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel, Dublin Ireland 2011.

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AronRa, eloquent as ever. Speaking at the Panel Discussion: Communicating Atheism.

From the World Atheist Convention, inside O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel, Dublin Ireland 2011.

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In this program, Marcus du Sautoy visits France to look at the work of René Descartes, an outstanding mathematician and theoretical physicist as well as one of the great philosophers, who realized that it was possible to link algebra and geometry. His vital insight - that it was possible for curved lines to be described as equations - would change the course of the discipline forever.

Marcus also examines the amazing properties of prime numbers discovered by Pierre Fermat, whose famous Last Theorem would puzzle mathematicians for more than 350 years. He shows how one of Fermat’s theorems is now the basis for the codes that protect credit card transactions on the internet. In England he looks at Isaac Newton’s development of calculus, a great breakthrough which is crucial to understanding the behaviour of moving objects and is used today by every engineer. He also goes in search of mathematical greats such as Leonard Euler, the father of topology or ‘bendy geometry’ and Carl Friedrich Gauss, who at the age of 24 was responsible for inventing modular arithmetic (a new way of handling equations).

Gauss made major breakthroughs in our understanding of how prime numbers are distributed. This made a crucial contribution to the work of Bernhard Riemann, who developed important theories on prime numbers and had important insights into the properties of objects, which he saw as manifolds that could exist in multi-dimensional space

http://www.open2.net/storyofmaths/frontiersofspace.html

Part 1: Ancient Mathematics - The language of the Universe

http://www.videosift.com/video/The-Story-of-Maths-1-The-Language-of-the-Universe

Part2: The Genius of the East

http://www.videosift.com/video/The-History-of-Mathematics-2-The-Genius-of-the-East

Part 4: To Infinity and Beyond

http://www.videosift.com/video/The-History-of-Mathematics-4-To-Infinity-and-Beyond

(22 votes - 7 comments - 1978 views)

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By the seventeenth century Europe had taken over from the Middle East as the world’s power house of mathematical ideas. Great strides had been made in understanding the geometry of objects fixed in time and space. The race was now on to discover the mathematics that describes objects in motion.

In this program, Marcus du Sautoy visits France to look at the work of René Descartes, an outstanding mathematician and theoretical physicist as well as one of the great philosophers, who realized that it was possible to link algebra and geometry. His vital insight - that it was possible for curved lines to be described as equations - would change the course of the discipline forever.

Marcus also examines the amazing properties of prime numbers discovered by Pierre Fermat, whose famous Last Theorem would puzzle mathematicians for more than 350 years. He shows how one of Fermat’s theorems is now the basis for the codes that protect credit card transactions on the internet. In England he looks at Isaac Newton’s development of calculus, a great breakthrough which is crucial to understanding the behaviour of moving objects and is used today by every engineer. He also goes in search of mathematical greats such as Leonard Euler, the father of topology or ‘bendy geometry’ and Carl Friedrich Gauss, who at the age of 24 was responsible for inventing modular arithmetic (a new way of handling equations).

Gauss made major breakthroughs in our understanding of how prime numbers are distributed. This made a crucial contribution to the work of Bernhard Riemann, who developed important theories on prime numbers and had important insights into the properties of objects, which he saw as manifolds that could exist in multi-dimensional space

http://www.open2.net/storyofmaths/frontiersofspace.html

Part 1: Ancient Mathematics - The language of the Universe

http://www.videosift.com/video/The-Story-of-Maths-1-The-Language-of-the-Universe

Part2: The Genius of the East

http://www.videosift.com/video/The-History-of-Mathematics-2-The-Genius-of-the-East

Part 4: To Infinity and Beyond

http://www.videosift.com/video/The-History-of-Mathematics-4-To-Infinity-and-Beyond

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She was as blind as a welder's dog.

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Buy Jerry Coyne's new book "Why Evolution Is True" at Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Why-Evolution-True-Jerry-Coyne/dp/0670020532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1257299004&sr=8-1

Jerry Coyne's Blog: http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com

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http://richarddawkinsfoundation.org

http://atheistalliance.org

Filmed by

JOSH TIMONEN

Edited by

JOEL PASHBY

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Jerry Coyne explains 'Why Evolution is True' (also the title of his excellent new book) at the Atheist Alliance International 2009 conference, sponsored by The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.

Buy Jerry Coyne's new book "Why Evolution Is True" at Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Why-Evolution-True-Jerry-Coyne/dp/0670020532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1257299004&sr=8-1

Jerry Coyne's Blog: http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com

Download Quicktime version:

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http://richarddawkinsfoundation.org

http://atheistalliance.org

Filmed by

JOSH TIMONEN

Edited by

JOEL PASHBY

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Part 4/4

Part 1

http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-1

Part 2:

http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-2

Part 3

http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-3

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"Twenty-five years after the first case of AIDS was diagnosed in America, "Frontline" probes the social, political, economic and scientific factors that led to the rise -- and hindered the fall -- of the pandemic. This exhaustive history of the disease, which had claimed some 30 million lives by the time this program first aired, includes interviews with key researchers, world leaders, activists and AIDS patients."

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http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-1

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http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-2

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http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-3

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http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-1

Part 2:

http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-2

Part 4

http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-4

(14 votes - 2 comments - 1870 views)

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(Pause the player to let it buffer) "Twenty-five years after the first case of AIDS was diagnosed in America, "Frontline" probes the social, political, economic and scientific factors that led to the rise -- and hindered the fall -- of the pandemic. This exhaustive history of the disease, which had claimed some 30 million lives by the time this program first aired, includes interviews with key researchers, world leaders, activists and AIDS patients."

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http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-1

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http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-2

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http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-4

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http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-1

Part 3

http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-3

Part 4

http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-4

(7 votes - 2 comments - 2329 views)

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"Twenty-five years after the first case of AIDS was diagnosed in America, "Frontline" probes the social, political, economic and scientific factors that led to the rise -- and hindered the fall -- of the pandemic. This exhaustive history of the disease, which had claimed some 30 million lives by the time this program first aired, includes interviews with key researchers, world leaders, activists and AIDS patients."

Part 2/4

Part 1

http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-1

Part 3

http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-3

Part 4

http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-4

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http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-2

Part 3

http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-3

Part 4

http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-4

(12 votes - 4 comments - 1601 views)

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"Twenty-five years after the first case of AIDS was diagnosed in America, "Frontline" probes the social, political, economic and scientific factors that led to the rise -- and hindered the fall -- of the pandemic. This exhaustive history of the disease, which had claimed some 30 million lives by the time this program first aired, includes interviews with key researchers, world leaders, activists and AIDS patients."

Part 1/4

Part 2:

http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-2

Part 3

http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-3

Part 4

http://www.videosift.com/video/Frontline-The-Age-of-AIDS-4

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