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Atom

   2007    Science
Author and nuclear physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili looks at what led to the discovery that everything is made of atoms. The programme looks at how the discovery affected the scientific world including the atomic energy theories of Albert Einstein and Werner Heisenberg and quantum mechanics

Enemies of Reason

       Medicine
Richard Dawkins examines the growing suspicion the public has for science-based medicine, despite its track record of successes like the germ theory of disease, vaccines, antibiotics and increased lifespan. He notes a fifth of British children are currently not immunised against measles, mumps and rubella, attributing it to fears arising from a highly controversial report linking the vaccine with autism. Dawkins criticizes the growing field of alternative medicine which does not pass the same objective and statistical rigour as scientifically derived treatments using controlled double-blind studies. Without verifiable evidence, alternative therapies must rely on biased anecdotes and word of mouth to perpetuate. Dawkins observes these treatments have fanciful rationales and rituals behind them, with many alternative treatments employing pseudoscientific jargon such as "energy", "vibration" or "quantum theory" to give themselves greater credence to patients.

Wild Russia
Wild Russia

   2009    Nature
Reel Rock
Reel Rock

   2014    Culture
Dinosaur Planet
Dinosaur Planet

   2003    Science
A Traveler Guide to the Planets
A Traveler Guide to the Planets

   2010    Science
High Score
High Score

   2020    Technology
Planet Earth
Planet Earth

   2007    Nature
The Crusades
The Crusades

   2012    History
The Nazis, A Warning From History
The Nazis, A Warning From History

   1997    History