Ron Rosenbaum, Writer

July 31, 2009

Another Don't-Miss Flick You Probably Missed

Filed under: Uncategorized — ronrosenbaumwriter @ 7:11 pm

Knowing with Nic Cage. Scary and profound. It poses the question quantum physicists debated endlessly—and still unresolvedly–with Einstein: whether the universe is deterministic, we just can’t determine what the “hidden variables” within subatomic articles are. Or whether it’s radically random, there’s NO exlanation beyond probablistic statistics (which really isn’t an explanation but a description) why one atom of U-235 distintegrates “spontaneously” and another doesn’t.

No, it’s not a physics lesson on film. It’s a totally absorbing apocalpytic horror movie that film critics just didn’t get. Don’t let their lack of intellectual curiosity prevent you from catching it on DVD.

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2 Comments »

  1. Well, if it was random, would we have Barack Obama?

    Comment by charlie finch — August 1, 2009 @ 6:43 am | Reply

  2. Tho not a Nic Cage fan, I enjoyed the movie. Well done. Thanks for the tip.

    Comment by Oxford — August 28, 2009 @ 8:27 pm | Reply


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