Couple of great programmes on ‘normal’ TV over the past couple of nights. First up, the final part of ‘What We Still Don’t Know’ getting into some pretty interesting cosmology and consideration of transhumanism. The series has been built around the wonderful (Sir) Martin Rees who as well as being one of the greatest living academic cosmologists, also tends to write a book a year, has the rather grand title of Astronomer Royal and is master of Trinity at Cambridge.
Then there was a programme about Keith Jarrett, one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time and a bit of a regular selection on my ipod. Genius is an overused word, but I’m pretty sure it applies to Jarrett.