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About this lecture:

April 25, 2013, in the Main Reading Room of the Linda Hall Library.

Dr. Samuel Arbesman, Senior Scholar, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Facts change all the time. Smoking has gone from doctor recommended to deadly. We used to think that Pluto was a planet. In short, what we know about the world is constantly changing. The Half-life of Facts is a riveting journey into the counterintuitive fabric of knowledge, helping us find new ways to measure the world while accepting the limits of how much we can know with certainty.

Video produced by The VideoWorks of Roeland Park, Kansas.

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