Tag Archives: curiousity

march 16: Can you have an epiphany every day?

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Is it possible to have a mini-epiphany every day? A sudden insight into yourself and the world which never occurred to you before? If so, can all these little realizations ever accumulate into a finished, final understanding of the world, or do they just approach infinity? If one hundred million is just as close to infinity as one, can a multitude of mini-epiphanies bear any significant weight on your worldview?

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march 15: the original cosmos, carl sagan, and India’s cosmos

After watching the first three and a half episodes of “Cosmos,” the science documentary series hosted/narrated by Carl Sagan, I was in love with his teaching style, his awesome voice, and the fact that he travelled to NYC, Greece, Tuscany, and Cambridge in the first three or so episodes alone. Sagan chronicles our knowledge and discovery of the universe as well as his own, starting with his boyhood questions about stars in Brooklyn, to the ancient Greeks, to Albert Einstein, etc.

But I also had a lot of questions about what the rest of the world was doing besides Classical Greece and Europe. So I searched “history of non-Western science” and found the History of Science Society, which has an extraordinary amount of sources and articles about scientific traditions in India, Japan, China, Africa, the Americas, and more (I definitely recommend checking it out!).

That’s where I found Bharat Ki Chaap, a TV series made to document the history of science in India. After watching 2 out of the 13 episodes, I highly recommend it!