Transcript: Nov 10, 2009

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From the womb, the world is a familiar yet mysterious place. We can recognize the muffled tones of parental speech and the rhythm of a mother’s heartbeat, held in warmth without need for air or food or light, we dream, now, unimaginable dreams that either long forgotten or remembered without words for a lifetime.

At some point, we are properly introduced into the world and find it much colder, brighter and seemingly less familiar than we may have expected. While the shivering naked blindness greets us on our way into life – much like the following hour of our programming – it does not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the University of California at Davis, KDVS or its sponsors.

But as we grow, as we learn, as we explore this world, we discover unimaginable realities. Imagine the yet unrealized possibilities and become at once familiar with the world and alert the chance that further surprises will await us, as though at any moment, we could find ourselves again being born, thrust into a colder, brighter, even less familiar world of This Week in Science, coming up next.
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