The Code

The Code

DVD - 2012
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Author and Oxford University professor Marcus du Sautoy sets out to solve mathematical mysteries in an engaging and accessible BBC documentary. Du Sautoy travels from Chartres Cathedral to Grand Central Station in search of the mysterious hidden code that can unlock the very laws of the universe.
Publisher: [United States] : Athena ; Silver Spring, MD : Distributed by Acorn Media, [2012]
Description: 2 videodiscs (174 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet
ISBN: 9781598287813
1598287818
9781598289695
Branch Call Number: DVD 510 Cod

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Mudita
Aug 15, 2013

Okay but du Sautoy did a fatal mistake: He reafied "The Code" (mathematical formulas) and implies that these formulas drive the "Laws of the Universe". This is no more true than the word "tree" makes a tree grow. Math is only another language to describe patterns and relationships. Do you think Nature uses math to figure thing out? Not. Having said this, it is an interesting documemtry and explains the patterns and relationship very well if only a little sensationlistic. How humans "crack" the code is more a testiment to humans intellegence how we communicate and understand Nature's process but that knowing does not make it so.

aaa5756 Nov 27, 2012

Very well done documentary movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. A++ DVD "too bad he couldn't come up with the numbers for the Powerbell "

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