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David Deutsch:
A new way to explain explanation

TEDGlobal 2009 · 16:38 · Filmed Jul 2009
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David Deutsch: A new way to explain explanation
16:38 · Filmed July 2009 at TEDGlobal 2009 · Subtitles available in 24 languages

For tens of thousands of years our ancestors understood the world through myths, and the pace of change was glacial. The rise of scientific understanding transformed the world within a few centuries. Why? Physicist David Deutsch proposes a subtle answer.

Quantum physicist
David Deutsch's 1997 book "The Fabric of Reality" laid the groundwork for an all-encompassing Theory of Everything, and galvanized interest in the idea of a quantum computer, which could solve problems of hitherto unimaginable complexity. Full bio
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