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  1. #1 Basic Science 
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    I'm 19 years old and have absolutely no scientific knowledge. That needs to change. Unfortunately I can't afford, or have time for a College course or something like that; so what I need is some online resources or books that will teach me the basics and allow me to move on to more complex topics. Video lectures/tutorials or books on would be best, but I'll take whatever you recommend. Just remember that I need to start with the most basic science.

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    For the real basics you could start here:

    BBC - GCSE Bitesize - Science

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    Another recommendable source is this one:
    Understanding Science: An overview

    If you have further questions, do not hesitate to ask them.
    "The only safe rule is to dispute only with those of your acquaintance of whom you know that they possess sufficient intelligence and self-respect not to advance absurdities; to appeal to reason and not to authority, and to listen to reason and yield to it; and, finally, to be willing to accept reason even from an opponent, and to be just enough to bear being proved to be in the wrong."

    ~ Arthur Schopenhauer, The Art of Being Right: 38 Ways to Win an Argument (1831), Stratagem XXXVIII.
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    David Attenborough nature documentaries are the best in the world for providing high level information on evolution, animal and plant life.

    Life on Earth
    The Living Planet
    The Trials of Life
    Life in the Freezer
    The Private Life of Plants
    The Life of Birds
    The Life of Mammals
    Life in the Undergrowth

    The BBC's science page has also got some interesting articles.
    BBC Science - BBC Science
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