April 10, 2010

Drop The Apple!

History not exciting?  History not relevant to today? Bzzzzz! Wrong! Conservatives should know better than that, what with the whole standing on shoulders of giants approach to progress. In that light, one of the greatest and interesting historical minds of modern times, James Burke provides a fascinating exploration of how progress occurs. As he winds his way through history, he demonstrates that progress occurs, almost exclusively, by accident.  That accidental progress is achieved through various, often seemingly unrelated "connections" between ideas or individuals.

James Burke's other series Connections, Connections 2 and The Day The Universe Changed also explore the same theme.  In this series, Connections 3, rather than isolated insights, the entire series provides a longer thread of exploration.  For more James Burke and other historical or educational posts, search this blog for Saturday Learning Series.

This episode is continued from "What's in a Name" which is continued from the first episode, Feedback.

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