Documentary of the week: Jimmys GM food fight

March 6, 2010

The documentary of the week is Jimmys GM food fight, and is about genetically modified food. Is it a good or a bad thing? Does it help the enviorment, or does it harm it? Is it dangerous? All of these questionsn Jimmy tries to answer in this documentary. And wether or not you are for or against (or something in between) genetic engineering of food I highly recommend it. You can see it here!


Documentary of the week: The enemies of reason

February 23, 2010

This documentary of the week is The enemies of reason, where Richard Dawkins, a highly intelligent evolutionary biologist and the worlds most prominent atheist, takes on new age religion, astrology, the belief in healing, and simular non-scientific believes. You can see it here!

Documentary of the week: Eternal Life

February 14, 2010

Can we cure aging? That’s the theme of this weeks documentary. Some scientists think that we will be able to do this in the foreseeable future, and think it’s likely that many of the people who already are alive today will live on for thousands of years.

During all of human history aging has been inescapable. But will it always be? This weeks documentary claims that we might be able to slow the aging process in the foreseeable future, and later on stop it completely and even reverse it.

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Documentary of the week: Welcome to North Korea

February 5, 2010

The documentary of the week is Welcome to North Korea, which is about how it is to live in the last Stalinist nation on earth.

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Documentary of the week: Fog of war

January 30, 2010

Robert McNamara (the person this documentary is about) and John F. Kennedy in 1962. Kennedy called McNamara the smartest man he had ever met, but he certainly made his share of mistakes as secretary of defense.

As all of my two readers must have noticed this blog hasn’t really been updated for a while. I’ve been busy with other things, and haven’t gotten this blog started like I planed to. But now I’m going all in.

One of the things I’m going to do on this blog is to “show” a documentary every Saturday. I’ll start with one of my favorite documentaries, The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara, which can be seen here.

It’s about Robert McNamara, who died at the age of 93 in 2009. He participated in World War II. He was president of Ford Motor Company. He was secretary of defense under The Vietnam War and The Cuban missile crisis. He was head of The World Bank. In this movie he looks back at what he has experienced and share some of the lessons he has learned from his life.

Here are some excerpts from the documentary:

You can see the whole documentary here!