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10/01/2010

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 10 January 2010

THE FORUM - A World Of Ideas - presented this week by Chinese historian RANA MITTER

Below: Curating unknown micro-organisms as they cling to a plank for survival, by Emily Kasriel

  • E O WILSON

    E O WILSON

    World renowned American biologist E O Wilson explains why, despite centuries of research, a large percentage of all life on earth is still unknown to science. He explains how his online Encyclopedia of Life could prove useful for documenting every new species that is discovered by amateur scientists.

  • HANS ULRICH OBRIST

    HANS ULRICH OBRIST

    The world’s most powerful arts personality, Hans Ulrich Obrist, reveals it’s not painters or sculptors we should be keeping an eye out for in the ever-evolving world of art, but art curators like himself.

  • RAYMOND GEUSS

    RAYMOND GEUSS

    Philosopher Raymond Geuss is a constant critic of the liberal ideas of rights and justice that have dominated Western political thinking for the last 50 years. He believes they could turn out to be an evolutionary mistake.

  • THE PRESENTER AND GUESTS

    THE PRESENTER AND GUESTS

    Hans Ulrich Obrist, Rana Mitter and Raymond Geuss outside the studio

  • THE FORUM GALLERY

    THE FORUM GALLERY

    Photos by Ursula Smyth

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  • 60 SECOND IDEA TO CHANGE THE WORLD

    60 SECOND IDEA TO CHANGE  THE WORLD

    In our 60 Second Idea to Change the World, Raymond Geuss suggests industrialised nations should start to close down all their motorways, permanently, lane by lane.

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  • IN NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAMME

    Senior Fellow in the Public Understanding of Philosophy at Warwick University, Angie Hobbs, assumes the presenter’s chair to hear renowned American novelist EL Doctorow discuss obsessive hoarding and the search for meaning. She also learns 'How to Live' according to Montaigne and finds out about the stories that science forgot.

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