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    One of the best TV programs of the 80's was James Burke's Connections.

    Thought provoking TV at it's best







    I've posted just the first 3 episodes, but the rest can be found on YouTube as well
    Last edited by redcoat; 23 Feb 13, 09:18.

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    Lots of good information, but sometimes his connections ... weren't.

    "And there it ended, at least in Greece. But 400 years later and a thousand miles away..."

    Still, fun to watch.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by OpanaPointer View Post
      Lots of good information, but sometimes his connections ... weren't.

      "And there it ended, at least in Greece. But 400 years later and a thousand miles away..."

      Still, fun to watch.
      True enough, but it does make you think about how we got where we are today...which is never a bad thing.

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      • #4
        Great program...
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        • #5
          Thanks for the links, I was just thinking about this show the other day.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by redcoat View Post
            True enough, but it does make you think about how we got where we are today...which is never a bad thing.
            Yeah, it's an idea salad bar. Go down the line, take what you want.
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            • #7
              One of my favorites....some of Burke's other programs about what the world will be like in 2025 with droughts, earthquakes, tidal waves, etc. are proving to be all too real.
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              • #8
                Personally I liked his “The day the universe changed”. It also showed connections between various discoveries.
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                • #9
                  Don't you wish that the Schools taught it like this guy does?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by redcoat View Post
                    One of the best TV programs of the 80's was James Burke's Connections.

                    Thought provoking TV at it's best.
                    Couldn't agree more. Just watching an episode made me think my IQ went up a hundred points. I found the book that accompanied the series at a used book store. I still have it.

                    I later learned from a Brit I worked with that his, Burke's, background wasn't as a scientist or an historian, but as a TV presenter. Could've knocked me over with a feather when I learned this.

                    Cheers,
                    Dan.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dan M View Post
                      I later learned from a Brit I worked with that his, Burke's, background wasn't as a scientist or an historian, but as a TV presenter. Could've knocked me over with a feather when I learned this.

                      Cheers,
                      Dan.
                      To be fair the TV programs he presented were science based, he became famous in the UK for appearing on Tomorrows World, a long running series on the latest developments in science.

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