PBS NewsHour

Our obsession with precision and the beauty of imperfection

Clip: 07/30/2018 | 3m 22s | Video has closed captioning.

From the innards of jet engines to the ingredients of the iPhone, precision is an awe-inspiring aspect of modern life. But how truly beneficial has it really been, author Simon Winchester has wondered: "Hasn’t it perhaps made us lose sight of the beauty of nature, of the imperfect, of the imprecise?" Winchester offers his humble opinion on the importance of looking at the small picture.

Aired: 07/30/18

Rating: NR

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