Knowledge Group Library

 

Life, What We Know & What We Do Not Know:  Exploratory Group 

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We have formed a group to explore what we currently know and what we don’t know about life.  The group  communicates via e-mail (at least for now) and shares recommendations for readings, viewing and other means of exploring  subjects such as  Cosmology, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Oceanography, Religion, Philosophy, and ???. Below are the titles of material we have research.

BOOKS, DVD’S, & VIDEOS

BOOKS

  ~The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the hunt for the Higgs Bosom  leads us to the edge of a new world.” By Sean Carroll 

~ Why Does the World Exist? by Jim Holt 

~ Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ~ The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley

~ The God Part of the Brain by Mathew Alper 

 ~ Interventions: A Life in War and Peace by Kofi Annan.

~ Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham’s

~ Old Man River: The Mississippi River in North American History by Paul Schneider.

~ The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin,

~ An Idea Whose Time Has Come, by Todd S. Purdum

~ Why Science Does Not Disprove God by Amir D. Aczel.

~The God Species: Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans by Mark Lynachneider

 ~ Guns, Germs, and Steel : Fate of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

~  Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2015) by Yuval Noah Harari

~ Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs by Lisa Randall

~  Ken Follett’s three books that make up his Century Trilogy – Fall of Giants, Winter of    the World and Edge of Eternity.

~The Blue Mind by Wallace J.  Nichols

~ Kill Chain, The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins by Andrew Cockburn

~ The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough

~ An  Other Kingdom: Departing the Consumer Culture” by Peter Block, Walter

~ Why Science Does Not Disprove God by Amir D. Aczel

~ Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind  by Yuval Noah Harari,   

~ Kill Chain, The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins by Andrew Cockburn

~ Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku.

~ An Other Kingdom: Departing the Consumer Culture” by Peter Block, Walter Brueggeemann and John McKnight

~ Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs by Lisa Randall

~ Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

 

Great Courses  Lectures  DVDs & Guidebooks   ‎(half hour lectures, go to website for contents) www.thegreatcourses.com And other DVDs

~ Cosmology: The History & Nature of Our Universe (36 lectures)

* My Favorite Universe (12 lectures)

* Experiencing Hubble: Understanding  Images of Universe (12 lectures)

* The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries (6 lectures)

  * Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe (24 lectures)

   * Cosmos ” A  SpaceTime Odyseey  Neil Degrasse Tyson in “rebooting ‘Cosmos”–a new series (now available in DVD

~ Earth’s Changing Climate (12 lectures)

* How the Earth Works (48 lectures)

* Oceanography: Exploring Earth’s Final Wilderness (36 lectures)

~ Food, A Cultural History (36 lectures)

* The Everyday Gourmet: The Art of Cooking (24 lectures)

~ Lifelong  Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age (36 lectures)

~ History, The Other 1492; Making of an Empire (12 lectures)

* Winston Churchill (12 lectures)

* The Other 1492: Ferdinand, Isabella and the Making of an Empire

   * The Terror of History, Mystics, Heretics, and Witches in the Western Tradition     by Professor Teofilo Ruiz —

* The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World: 48 Great Courses lecture by Professor

* Robert Garland History, Mystics, Heretics, and Witches in the Western Tradition by Professor Teofilo Ruiz

~ Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre  (12 lectures)

~ Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation  (24 lectures)

~ Science and Religion (12 lectures)

* God and Mankind: Comparative Religions (CD’s only- 8 lectures)

* The Book of Genesis (24 lectures)

* Buddhism (24 lectures)

~ The Science of Self (24 lectures)

   * Biological Anthropology (24 lectures)

* Biology: The Science of Life (72 lectures)

* Origins of Life (24 lectures)

* Consciousness and Its Implications (12 lectures)

* Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception (24 lectures)

*Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World 1-3 (36 lectures)

* The Psychology of Personality: Traits Free or Fixed 2 CD lectures)

~ Philosophy as a Guide to Living (24 lectures)

* Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness and Thinking (24 lectures)

~ The Physics & Science of History (24 lectures

Chaos (24 lectures)

* Einstein’s Relativity & Quantum Revolution (24 lectures)

* Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time (24 lectures)

* Understanding the Science for Tomorrow: Myth & Reality

* Science Wars: What Scientists Know (24 lectures)

* Twelve Essential Scientific Concepts (24 lectures)

* What Science Knows about Cancer by Professor David Sadava (a Great Course) and Cancer:

* The Emperor of All..  by Ken Burns (a PBS documentary

* The Neuroscience of Everyday Life

* The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World

* Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World by Professor Steven

* Guns, Germs, and Steel: Fate of Human Societies by Jared Diamond The Terror of

~ Writing Creative Nonfiction (24 lectures) .

 

 Discover Magazine DVDs  (each subject approx. 40 minutes, two subjects to a DVD)

~ Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude & The Elegant Universe:    String‘s the Thing

~ Modern Marvels: Future Tech. and How the Earth was Made

~ What Darwin Never Knew and The Botany of Desire

~ The Universe: Cosmic Collisions and A Global Warning

~ Evolve: Shapes, Scientific Evidence of the Evolution of all life forms.

~ How the Earth Was Made: Death Valley & America’s Ice Ace

~  ”                    ”                       ” : Grand Canyon & The Rockies

~  ”                   ”                       “:  Ring of Fire & Everest

~ ”                    ”                       “: Deadliest Eruptions & America’s Gold How The Earth Was Made, we have added evidence from the Grand Canyon, Rockies, Everest and “The Ring of Fire.”

PBS Video & Internet Sites

PBS Nova’s: Ancient Worlds, Body & Brain, Evolution, Military & Espionage, Nature, Physics & Math, Planet Earth, Space & Flight and Tech. & Engineering. Morgan Freeman’s new season of Through the Worm Hole. Cracking the Code of Life i

~ Stephen Hawkins’s Universe (3 DVD’s)

~ Carl Sagan’s Cosmos (7 VCR’s)

~ moocs free courses = internet

~  Gate’s Notes = internet

~ Through the Worm Hole series narrated  by

Morgan Freeman, Science Channel’

Curiosity Stream = internet