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12 Essential Scientific Concepts

Explore 12 of science’s bedrock ideas in this course that introduces you to exciting fields like quantum theory, emergence, thermodynamics, and brain plasticity.

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j********m
August 21, 2019
This was actually a great course - four stars just means not perfect but pretty great. The range of topics covered in 12 hours of video is impressive. Some times it seemed like it got into some weeds very quickly and suddenly, often introducing terms that were simply way too complicated, and then moving on (esp. the course on genetics); since only really 25 minutes are spent per subject, some of the nitty gritty would have been better being skipped over in favor of more focus on basics and big picture stuff. Also, the course booklet was disappointing; it would often just be a transcription of the lecture; A picture is worth a thousand words - how about a diagram of the brain, or of plant and animal cells, or a neuron? It's not like they're trying to save space, they'll put in a pleasant photograph of a flower, not really as a visual aid, but just to break the monotony. It's easier for me to fault find than praise: it was very informative; I really appreciated the short and sweet history of major developments within the given disciplines that start out most lectures.

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a********m
August 14, 2019
Excellent course. Touched on some great scientific concepts. Excellent presentation that held my attention.

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p********m
August 4, 2019

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