Cosmos
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Episode Synopsis

Does ordinary stuff have mysterious properties? Take anything; find all its parts; combine those parts any way you like. What do you expect? Nothing at all like what you have. It's called "emergence" and it describes how wondrously our world works. But is it a real mystery?

Episode Segments

1. Robert B. Laughlin
2. Peter Atkins
3. Francisco J. Ayala
4. Philip Clayton

How can Emergence Explain Reality?

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