The Best of Great Minds of Science (1999)

Genres - Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences  |   Run Time - 53 min.  |  
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Five scientists discuss the natural world, past, present, and future and the vastness of space. Dr. Robert Baker is a paleontologist and discuses the rise and the fall of the dinosaur. Dr. Jared Diamond discusses human evolution and some possible directions for humans. Oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle explains the unmatchable importance of the oceans. Looking into the other Great Unknown, Dr. Sallie Baliunas considers the vastness of space and the Big Bang theory, along with the possibilities of celestial neighbors. Finally, Dr. Marvin Minsky tackles intelligence of the artificial kind and how thinking robots and computers can affect the future of humanity.

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artificial-intelligence, big-bang-theory, computers, oceanography, paleontology, robot, scientist, space