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Three words that will change your life | Dr. Mark Holder | TEDxKelowna

Three words that will change your life | Dr. Mark Holder | TEDxKelowna

Translator: Ta-Fen Hwang Reviewer: Queenie Lee Thank you for giving me the opportunity to talk about something I’m really passionate about: happiness. I lead a research team at the University of British Columbia that studies the science of happiness. Lead a research team, how arrogant is that? Let me tell you what I really do. …


Stoicism as a philosophy for an ordinary life | Massimo Pigliucci | TEDxAthens

Stoicism as a philosophy for an ordinary life | Massimo Pigliucci | TEDxAthens

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Imagine, if you will, that you’re walking down the streets of Athens 24 centuries ago, give or take. You might meet this guy: Zeno of Citium. He was a merchant, a Phoenician merchant. He was doing very well until a shipwreck destroyed everything and he lost everything …


Ricardo Semler: Radical wisdom for a company, a school, a life

Ricardo Semler: Radical wisdom for a company, a school, a life

On Mondays and Thursdays, I learn how to die. I call them my terminal days. My wife Fernanda doesn’t like the term, but a lot of people in my family died of melanoma cancer and my parents and grandparents had it. And I kept thinking, one day I could be sitting in front of a …


Why Humanity Destroyed Itself

Why Humanity Destroyed Itself

One day, if human civilisation ever wipes itself out, aliens or one of our successors will cast an eye on our ruined planet, and ask themselves what ever happened to. Their answer might look a little like this. The root cause won’t be the specific catastrophe, conflict or devastation that eradicates us; the problem will …


50 Years of Scientific Challenges to Evolution: Remembering The Wistar Symposium

50 Years of Scientific Challenges to Evolution: Remembering The Wistar Symposium

(bouncy music) – 50 years ago today there was a remarkable meeting held at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia that’s had a tremendous influence on thinking over the past 50 years about the nature of the evolutionary process. Briefly what happened was a group of physicists and engineers took an interest in biology, and they …


Natural Selection and Distant Ancestors

Natural Selection and Distant Ancestors

PRECISELY BECAUSE OF THE GRADUALISM OF NATURAL SELECTION, THE FACT THAT NATURE HAS TO TAKE LITTLE STEPS, IT MEANS THAT HOWEVER DIFFERENT TWO DIFFERENT EVOLVED THINGS ARE, THERE HAS TO BE A BRIDGE, AN ISTHMUS. NOT NOW, BUT OVER TIME THERE HAS TO HAVE BEEN A PATH FROM ONE TO THE OTHER FROM SOME COMMON …


Natural Selection and Differential Reproduction

Natural Selection and Differential Reproduction

THE FUNDAMENTAL IDEA OF NATURAL SELECTION IS QUITE SIMPLE. DARWIN HIMSELF STATES IT IN A SINGLE PARAGRAPH AT THE END OF CHAPTER 4 OF THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES. AND IT IS, SUPPOSE TO YOU HAVE ENTITIES THAT REPRODUCE THEMSELVES WITH FIDELITY, THEY MAKE COPIES OF THEMSELVES WITH MUTATIONS, WITH VARIATION. SO THEY’RE NOT ALL PERFECT. …


Truth vs Reality: How we evolved to survive, not to see what’s really there | Donald Hoffman

Truth vs Reality: How we evolved to survive, not to see what’s really there | Donald Hoffman

Galileo was quite controversial, of course, in his time, because he was claiming that something that we all could see with our own eyes wasn’t true. We could all see that the earth doesn’t move and that the sun, and moon, and stars go around the earth. And we believed that as a race for …



Darwin’s Acid – Baba Brinkman – Rap Guide to Evolution Music Videos

Darwin’s Acid – Baba Brinkman – Rap Guide to Evolution Music Videos

[Music] In 1859 Darwin spilled the first splashes
 Of his universal acid, and the effects were like magic
 Burning human arrogance into ashes
 I mean, pretty much the same way that Copernican math did
 No, the stars don’t shine just to improve the view from earth
 No, we’re not the centre of the universe
 No, …

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