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> From: Arindam Bhattacharya [mailto:email@example.com]
Really good documentary.
I used to watch Horizon on BBC in India - it was - and probably still is - one of the best science TV shows. I've seen great stuff - including documentaries on plate tectonics, apoptosis, Fermat's last theorem, the Riemann hypothesis, the discovery of DNA, the works of Darwin's, Fleming, Priestley, Mendel, Curie and what not.
I would say this is the show that made me want to get into science. Unfortunately, the real practice of science bears little resemblance to this romantic portrayal of it. Real science is dirty, messy and like the conversation goes:
CIA Superior: What did we learn, Palmer?
CIA Officer: I don't know, sir.
CIA Superior: I don't fuckin' know either. I guess we learned not to do it again.
CIA Officer: Yes, sir.
CIA Superior: I'm fucked if I know what we did.