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Comment 13 by nykos :

Comment 4 by AtheistEgbert :

This is the sort of science I like. Stuff I can understand. But what I find increasingly worrying is stuff like Quantum Physics, which we don't understand.

Check out Prof. Benjamin Schumacher's course on Quantum Mechanics, also from The Teaching Company. You'll understand (at least to a strong degree - R.Feynman said that "No one really understands QM") quantum mechanics (at a popular science, conceptual level) after watching it - guaranteed.

Link for the course description: http://www.teach12.com/tgc/courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=1240

I did actually this course, but couldn't understand most of it. I will at some point try watching it again.

Having said that, I have watched other courses, in particular the course on Cosmology by Mark Whittle (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tskhe760oyo) and it was a complete revelation.

Some professors we can engage with and understand rather well, others not so well. And I'm afraid Benjamin Schumacher didn't transfer his understanding to me in the same way as others.

Sun, 30 Jan 2011 20:59:15 UTC | #586074