Video: Fritjof Capra: The Science of Leonardo

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The Science of Leonardo with Fritjof Capra. The event is moderated by the Rev. Alan Jones, Dean of Grace Cathedral.

Fritjof Capra, the best-selling author of The Tao of Physics, explores the scientific achievements of the great Genius of the Renaissance and evaluates them from the perspective of twenty-first-century scientific thought - Grace Cathedral


Fritjof Capra - Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., physicist and systems theorist, is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, which promotes ecology and systems thinking in primary and secondary education. He is on the faculty of Schumacher College, an international center for ecological studies in England, and frequently gives management seminars for top executives. Dr. Capra is the author of five international bestsellers, The Tao of Physics (1975), The Turning Point (1982), Uncommon Wisdom (1988), The Web of Life (1996), and The Hidden Connections (2002). He coauthored Green Politics (1984), Belonging to the Universe (1991), and EcoManagement (1993), and coedited Steering Business Toward Sustainability (1995). His most recent book, The Science of Leonardo, was published in October, 2007. Please see the bibliography for full details about publications.

Rev. Alan Jones - Alan Jones, Ph.D., has been dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco since 1985. Jones was formerly the director of the Center for Christian Spirituality and Stephen F. Bayne Professor of Ascetical Theology at General Theological Seminary in New York City. Born and educated in England, Jones was also on the staff of Trinity Institute of Wall Street's Trinity Church. He became a citizen of the United States in 1975. Jones is the author of several books, most notably, Soul Making, The Desert Way of Spirituality, Passion for Pilgrimage and most recently, The Soul's Journey: Exploring the Three Passages of the Spiritual Life with Dante as a Guide. He is widely known as a gifted preacher and travels throughout the world preaching, lecturing, and leading retreats.


01. Introduction 01 min 34 sec

02. Presentation on Leonardo Da Vinci 05 min 22 sec

03. Scientific Methods, Achievements of Da Vinci 00 min 49 sec

04. Da Vinci 02 min 54 sec

05. Da Vinci Very Secretive 02 min 04 sec

06. History and Da Vinci 02 min 11 sec

07. Key to Understanding Da Vinci 02 min 51 sec

08. Understanding Creativity 04 min 55 sec

09. Modern Day Troubles 02 min 58 sec

10. Ethics in Science 01 min 36 sec

11. Da Vinci 02 min 53 sec

12. Da Vinci Learning How to Die 01 min 07 sec

13. Da Vinci 02 min 20 sec

14. The Da Vinci Brand 02 min 22 sec

15. Q 00 min 30 sec

16. Q1: Human Talent 02 min 11 sec

17. Q2: German Author Gunther 01 min 50 sec

18. Q3: Influence of Art, Science 01 min 42 sec

19. Q4: Da Vinci 01 min 26 sec

20. Q5: Religion and Ideas 03 min 19 sec

21. Q6: Patterns 02 min 22 sec

22. Q7: Da Vinci 00 min 58 sec

23. Q8: Born with Knowledge 01 min 48 sec

24. Conclusion 02 min 44 sec

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Added: 12 years ago.
Topic: History of Science


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