Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?

Linguist Noam Chomsky is interviewed by director Michel Gondry in this quirky, dry, and academic documentary. Michel Gondry's hand drawn animations add levity to some big brained concepts, such as the epistemology of The Ship Of Theseus, and the evolutionary Great Leap Forward of modern humans from 50,000 years ago. I was intrigued by Chomsky's quip that scientists have to be willing to be puzzled by simple things, which I often am, and the brief examination of the 'occult forces' of attraction and repulsion, and there isn't a word in that part of the sentence that I dislike.

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