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Series: Dangerous knowledge

 

Dangerous Knowledge: God messenger

   2007    Science
brilliant mathematicians, whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide. Georg Cantor, the great mathematician whose work proved to be the foundation for much of the 20th-century mathematics. He believed he was God's messenger and was eventually driven insane trying to prove his theories of infinity. Ludwig Boltzmann's struggle to prove the existence of atoms and probability eventually drove him to suicide.

Dangerous Knowledge: The Enigma

   2007    Science
brilliant mathematicians whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide. Kurt Gödel, the introverted confidant of Einstein, proved that there would always be problems which were outside human logic. His life ended in a sanatorium where he starved himself to death. Finally, Alan Turing, the great Bletchley Park code breaker, father of computer science and homosexual, died trying to prove that some things are fundamentally unprovable.

Hidden Kingdoms
Hidden Kingdoms

   2014    Nature
How Earth Made Us
How Earth Made Us

   2010    Science
The Story of God
The Story of God

   2016    Culture
Clash of the Gods
Clash of the Gods

   2009    History
Top Gear
Top Gear

   2012    Technology
Africa with David Attenborough
Africa with David Attenborough

   2013    Nature
Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan
Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan

   2021    History
Planet Dinosaur
Planet Dinosaur

   2011    Science