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The Forum
20 Dec
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A conceptual meeting point for this week's three ideas, by Emily Kasriel
The Forum, the BBC World Service programme which boldly crosses boundaries: scientific, creative and geographic, presented Bridget Kendall.


Radio astronomer and astrophysicist Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell explores the boundaries of our knowledge of the universe and why she thinks dakr matter - an elusive and hypothetical force - is the missing link holding the cosmos together.

Uruguayan-Spannish writer Carmen Posadas questions the literary convention of neat conclusions and discusses why we should seek to create fiction that is not orderly or easily explicable.

Jeffrey Rosenthal, Professor of Statistics at the University of Toronto, aruges that in a world which seems to be increasingly uncertain, we need to embrace a randomness rather than try to control it.

Listen to the 60 Second Idea To Change The World

Each week one guest presents an idea to enhance the world. This week it's the turn of Jeffrey Rosenthal.
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