The Most Important Video You'll Ever See

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#1 Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 6:28pm
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The Most Important Video You'll Ever See

This is an eight part college lecture on YouTube that I highly recommend to watch. It opened my eyes to view the world mathematically. The video looks old and boring, but give it a chance!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-QA2rkpBSY

-Dynamis

Edited by: Dynamis on Nov 8, 2014 - 5:07am
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 7:28pm
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spot on just remember 70

13 % yoy increase in Chinese industrial production gives double industrial production in 5,38 years... (70/13=5,38...) I use it all the time its a revelation love it:))

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 7:40pm
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This is a great lecture I

This is a great lecture I have in my youtube folder. Thanks for posting it. yes

It shows the power and problems of exponential growth.

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 8:01pm
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You know I thought about

You know I thought about posting this earlier, but thought it might be a bit soon. Hat tip to you!

I would recommend watching part3, the bacteria in the bottle part, if you don't wish to watch the full documentary. It is pretty eye-opening.

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 8:49pm
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I wish I was educated enough

I wish I was educated enough to do that math myself. You can just see the writing on the wall watching that...

What is the biggest public fallacy about market behavior? That markets are supposed to make sense. ~ Richard Dennis
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 10:49pm (Reply to #5)
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It's all possible using 8th-9th grade math

Take the hour or so to watch the whole thing. The guy's a genius for the simplicity with which he presents enormous concepts.

BTW - the gentleman is Prof. Albert Bartlett (retired now) of the University of Colorado. He gave that lecture continuously for decades, trying to educate several generations.

Here's the playlist version that will play all 8 segments in sequence:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=PLD443635FA5F476E8

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 3:03am
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Trust me its worth your time!!!

WOW!!! I just took the time to watch the whole series. That was very eye opening and I can't wait to share that video. Thank you for enlightenment sir. Big hat tip

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Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 7:58am
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I love the videos. So now

I love the videos. So now that every time I read "we have 300 years of oil/coil/ky-jelly", I always think "doubling time bitches!". 

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 8:32am
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just finished watching the

just finished watching the lecture! fantastic! EVERYONE should watch it, it should become a mandatory thing to do! 

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Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 9:16am (Reply to #9)
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Agreed

Just watched it myself, very logical and eye opening.

makes you want to run out and buy that 200 acres of land now, it may not be available in 10 years!

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 9:26am
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The Lecture - A Bartlett

@Dynamis

You never believe this, but Prof. Bartlett was my Physics professor when I went to school there. I had the privilege of hearing this lecture live. It was one of my first eye opening experiences to the concept of limited resources and the consequences of living in a system that requires constant growth in order to function. I actually have his original lecture paper around my files somewhere.... it was that important to me that I've kept it over the years. Thanks for reposting this great info.

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Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 10:33am
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@ Be Prepared That's awesome,

@ Be Prepared

That's awesome, you are lucky to have had a teacher like him. Many Professors today regurgitate the same flawed outlook that closes young people's minds to the truth. Mostly in history and economics.

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 1:19pm (Reply to #9)
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Agreed

@qqq62

I couldn't agree more with you qqq62, it's a great resource.

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
Fri, Jun 17, 2011 - 12:36am
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Viva la Professor Bartlett

Great video. I make all my red pill prospects watch this. If you're reading this thread and haven't watched it yet then I hope you'll watch it now...and give Dynamis another hat tip to keep this in the top 5 so everyone will watch it! :)

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Fri, Jun 17, 2011 - 9:00pm
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A gift

I, too, had the privilege of having, who we affectionately called A (squared) Bartlett, as a Physics Professor when I was an Applied Mathematics student at CU. To me, one of his most amazing talents , was his ability to begin a one hour lecture in the upper left hand corner of a four foot by twenty foot white board, fill the space with proofs and formulas, and finish the lecture 59 minutes later in the lower right hand corner with a wall of knowledge on display, three days per week. I was not the only student that remained in the lecture hall to try to capture what had been presented.

Once, when I had the opportunity to meet with him, he entertained my idea that you could present all the laws of physics by rebuilding a car engine over the course of a semester and explain why each component and process was necessary due to the laws of Newtonian physics. (I'm a hand's on kinda guy.) I was rebuilding Volkswagon engine at the time, and was particularly biased. His dismissal of my idea, the University and the EPA would probably object, was lost on me until I had aged.

In any event, Professor Bartlett is a gift. Listen to what he has to say. And, yes, he always wore a bolo tie.

Thank You.

Sat, Jun 18, 2011 - 2:23pm
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Brill video, saw it several

Brill video, saw it several years ago, have used the formulae ever since and made sure my children know the 70 rule. Best way to teach someone how to control their borrowing/debts ever created, pity sheeple don't seem to get it!

Sun, Jun 19, 2011 - 12:01am
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Great Video

Caught this thread on the side of the main page - hat tipped great video

Sun, Jun 19, 2011 - 1:42pm
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highly recommend

The prof is very entertaining in his approach. This is a must see video set that will open your eyes to the reality of mathematics.

Sun, Jun 19, 2011 - 1:49pm
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Wow, astonishing number of

Wow, astonishing number of comments about the video, will definitely watch the eight parts, starting right now!!

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Sun, Jun 19, 2011 - 5:14pm
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Einstein

When Einstein was asked what the most powerful force in the universe was, he is reputed to have answered "compound interest"

Tue, Jun 21, 2011 - 6:00am
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Finished watching

Finished watching yesternight, amazing. Precisely last week I was reading about Peak oil and King Hubbert, these videos were a great addition to it-

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