Is the world simple or complicated? - Professor John D Barrow FRS - Gresham College Lectures

Stop some particle physicists in the street and they will probably try to persuade you that the world is simple and governed by a single Theory of Everything. But stop a biologist, an economist or a social scientist, and they will tell you quite the opposite: the world is a higgledy-piggledy collection of complexity and chaos. So who is right: is the world really complicated or is it simple? And what does the answer tell us about the nature of art and science? For other lectures on Astronomy click on the relevant link - past astronomy lectures http://www.gresham.ac.uk/eventsresults.asp?PageId=4&frmSubject=1&frmPeriod=past / future astronomy lectures http://www.gresham.ac.uk/eventsresults.asp?PageId=4&frmSubject=1&frmPeriod=future All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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