From BBC Two, “Secret Universe: The Hidden Life of the Cell”

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Check out this spectacular cellular visualization featured on BBC Two last night. The hour-long documentary offers an accessible description of the internal conflict that occurs regularly in our bodies between viral pathogens and our immune defense mechanisms. Although the program is given an evolutionary spin (it features Steve Jones and Nick Lane), the design and engineering implications of what is being shown are clear. It is well worth the time-investment. For those who don’t have time to watch the full program, a 3-minute preview clip can be found here.

7 Replies to “From BBC Two, “Secret Universe: The Hidden Life of the Cell”

  1. 1
    bornagain77 says:

    Very Nice animation!


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    CentralScrutinizer says:

    Aside from the blind watchmaker pretenses, very cool

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    Jerad says:

    I’m underwhelmed to be honest. The graphics are impressive but there’s actually little content. I haven’t finished watching it but the first 15 minutes contains only a few minutes of real information. I could have got that from reading a book!

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    Mung says:

    Well maybe they made this video for people who can’t read. πŸ˜‰

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    Jerad says:

    I expect more from the BBC really. And I help pay for it.

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    Jerad says:

    Much better is something that’s running now for three nights: Ancient Autopsy. First up: Neanderthals.

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    In terms of the animation I think this video was excellent. Even though we might disagree with some of the statements made in the video, I think this is definitely worth sharing to give people an idea of just how sophisticated this war of attrition at the cellular level really is.

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