Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

Dr. Posin's giants

13 episodes, 1961, WTTW (Chicago)

From WNET:

"'If I have seen further than others, it is only because I have stood on the shoulders of giants who have come before me.' This quote from Sir Isaac Newton illustrates Dr Dan Q. Posin’s view of science and its cumulative nature. With the aid of sketches, photographs, blackboard chalk-talks, and a cat named Minerva, Dr. Posin (POZE-in) discusses thirteen masters of science from Archimedes to James Clark Maxwell (who predicted the existence of electric magnetic waves).  The informal lecture demonstrations are designed to create a greater awareness and appreciation of some of the great achievements in mathematics, astronomy, and physics.  Although Dr. Posin’s approach is frequently humorous, his aim is serious: to contribute to a better understanding of the nature and worth of science with particular emphasis on the modern applications of ancient theories and discoveries."