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Clever Apes: A mechanical fable of truth-to-power

(photo courtesy of Christopher Preissing)

Science doesn't always tell us what we want to hear, and our record of accepting unwelcome findings is less than stellar. We have been known to shoot the messenger; or at least lock him up until he concedes that the universe revolves around the earth. In this podcast installment of Clever Apes, we meet a Chicago artist inspired by the story of Galileo Galilei. Galileo's discoveries radically recast our picture of the known universe, and for his trouble he was denounced and arrested. Christopher Furman of Chicago Robotic Theater helped produce a play on that theme of outcast truth-tellers with a very unusual cast.

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