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What We Still Don’t Know – Why Are We Here? (2004)

Posted in Cosmology, Documentary, Metaphysics, Mystery, Mysticism, Philosophy, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Srik Narayanan
Producer: Darlow Smithson
Genre: Documentary
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

The Universe as a place of mystery and wonder.

Lord Martin Rees is an astrophysicist who paints a fascinating picture of how we might be changed by what we do not yet know. These programs focus on: Was there a beginning? Whether we are alone? What’s the future of the cosmos? What is the nature of reality? With each advance, new questions come into sharper focus. The key issue is what we still don’t know.

Astronomer Royal Martin Rees turns his attention to the structure of the universe, examining the perceived building blocks of life – atoms. However, he suggests they only actually account for five per cent of the mass of the universe, prompting a discussion with leading luminaries in the field, such as Professor Steven Weinberg and Professor Max Tegmark, about what makes up the remainder, often referred to as dark matter.