Here is a meeting of some of the most brilliant minds and creative thinkers of our time--all scientists and philosophers, minds of extraordinary scope and imagination, pushing the boundaries of scientific theories and philosophical ideas in a series of unprecedented interviews.
Oliver Sacks, neurologist, psychiatrist, and author of Awakenings
Rupert Sheldrake, controversial cell biologist and biochemist
Daniel C. Dennett, philosopher of consciousness and author of Consciousness Explained
Stephen Toulmin, physicist and philosopher of science
Freeman Dyson, a physicist with particular interest in mathematics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics
Stephen Jay Gould, paleontologist and popular writer on evolutionary biology
Each interview covers the major ideas, work, philosophy, and questions that confound each of these intellectual giants. The series of six individual interviews concludes with a "clashing of minds" as all six scholars join in a three-hour discussion to ponder the fundamental scientific, philosophical, and ethical questions of our time. Do they have the answers? If they don't, who does?
(7 DVDs, 15 hours)