May 23, 2007

Connections and Coincidences

James Burke is the host of a show called Connections (also Connections2 and Connections3) and reading one of his books, The Pinball Effect — How Renaissance Water Gardens Made the Carburettor Possible and Other Journeys Through Knowledge, really brings the mind to thinking about whether or not there is a reason for everything.  Is it luck that the brilliant thinkers of the world are often acquainted with each other, or is it more?

In either case, read the book.  The man is brilliant.

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1 I've got that book!  And yeah, read it.

My favourite of his TV shows is The Day the Universe Changed, but they're all good.  Connections was available online, but it seems to have disappeared.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 29, 2007 11:17 PM (PiXy!)

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