The unity of science

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Physicists and biophysicists find common ground in interpreting the oscillation of a suspended spring. It is a simple piece of coiled metal which pulses over a small pool of mercury. The spring and the mercury are connected to a battery. Both scientists agree that the motion, regular and seemingly tireless, results from a design embodying the principle of “positive feedback.” From the biophysicist’s point of view, the pulsing spring is rather like the beating human heart. More and more areas of agreement common to all branches of science thus seems, as Professor LeCorbeiller puts it, “too beautiful not to be true.” And if science is one in revealing nature, will it not demonstrate that nature itself is one … animate and inanimate, spring and heart, body and tone?
Philippe Lecorbeiller; WGBH-TV; Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council; William Cavness; Lilly Hollander; Edgar Lovell; Roy Brubaker; William Lewis; Jean Higgins; Peter Hollander; Franco Romagnoli; John Coe; Lewis Barlow; Robert Moscone; Donald Hallock; Peter Prodan; William Busiek; Lawrence Messenger; Leonard Pray; Roger Rice; Catherine Clarke; Lawrence Creshkoff; David Walker; David Dunlap; Donald Fisher; Carol Loud; Donald Molnar; Gene Nichols; Robert Squier; James Stasko; Ted Steinke; Frank Vento; Frank Harvey; Arthur Richardson
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Science ; Scientists.
National Educational Television
IUL Moving Image Archive
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No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 Film (0:29:00); 16mm
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IULMIA Film Database: 40000003113802; Other: GR00466480; MDPI Barcode: 40000003113802

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