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What do MP3s and Magic Spells Have in Common?

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Both spells and music were born from a freely available folk culture, but are now sold as commercial goods. There are thousands of artists (and witches!) trying to figure out how to make a living in an age where their products can be infinitely copied. And with commercialization, the morality and legality of sharing these once open cultural products has become complicated.

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Does Math Really Exist?

Idea Channel questions whether math is "real" or a feature of human creation.

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Is the Universe a Computer?

The whole universe is an incredibility complex computational system. But for what purpose?

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