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  • The Truth About Veritasium

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    The truth, with photons.
    I hope I've articulated everything clearly in this video. If not, I'll clarify in comments. Thanks to everyone who appears in this video and thanks to everyone who watches this video!

    Veritasium is of course a combination of the latin 'veritas' meaning truth, and the common element ending 'ium'. I guess this is my version of the 'draw my life' craze that rolled through YouTube many years ago. Except I wanted to tell my story with the actual moments, the photons, the stored magnetic states. There's something about that which is so important to me (because I think the alternative involves fooling yourself) which is why I'm so fascinated by film and video.

    One of my inspirations for the name Veritasium came from the end of the poem Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats, in which he writes:
    "Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."

    Special thanks to Patreon supporters:
    Tony Fadell, Donal Botkin, Michael Krugman, Jeff Straathof, Zach Mueller, Ron Neal, Nathan Hansen, Yildiz Kabaran,
    Terrance Snow, Stan Presolski

    Music from http://epidemicsound.com
    Magnified X1 - Gunnar Johnsen
    Fluorescent Lights - Martin Gauffin
    Dissolving Patterns - Ebb & Flod
    Luna - Ebb & Flod

    Additional music by Kevin MacLeod: http://incompetech.com
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