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- -: Lawrence Summers: Decoding the DNA of Education in Search of Actual Knowledge

November 12, 2012 (over 4 years ago)

The Authority of Ideas: Decoding the DNA of Education in Search of Actual Knowledge. Lawrence Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University, Economist, Former President of Harvard What will historians say about us 250 years from now? Larry Summers, former Harvard Universi...

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- -: Douglas Melton: Is Biomedical Research Really Close to Curing Anything?

November 19, 2012 (over 4 years ago)

What's Up, Doc? Is Biomedical Research Really Close to Curing Anything? Douglas Melton, Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences at Harvard University A century ago, people would suffer and die from what we now consider routine bacterial infections. With the discovery of penicillin...

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- -: William Ackman: Everything You Need to Know About Finance and Investing in Under an Hour

November 27, 2012 (over 4 years ago)

William Ackman: Everything You Need to Know About Finance and Investing in Under an Hour. WILLIAM ACKMAN, Activist Investor and Hedge-Fund Manager We all want to be financially stable and enjoy a well-funded retirement, and we don't want to throw out our hard earned money on poor investments. B...

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- -: Jeffrey Brenzel: The Essential Value of a Classic Education

December 11, 2012 (over 4 years ago)

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Essential Value of a Classic Education. JEFFREY BRENZEL, Philosopher, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Yale University Dean Brenzel argues that not only can reading the great classics like Plato's Republic and Dante's Inferno enrich your education, it...

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- -: TEDxYouthGuatemalaCity - Pablo Galindo - Evolución de las ideas a las iDeas

December 22, 2011 (over 5 years ago)

Pablo es Psicólogo Clínico y Profesor de Psicología Evolucionista en la Universidad Francisco Marroquín. Se ha caracterizado por una intensa curiosidad por la naturaleza del ser humano y una profunda pasión por las ciencias y la filosofía. Está convencido que la psicología debe retomar sus raíces...

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- -: Steven Pinker: A brief history of violence

September 11, 2007 (almost 10 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given Iraq and Darfur, we are living in the most peaceful time in our species' existence. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the b...

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- -: Steven Pinker: The stuff of thought

September 11, 2007 (almost 10 years ago)

http://www.ted.com In an exclusive preview of his book The Stuff of Thought, Steven Pinker looks at language and how it expresses what goes on in our minds -- and how the words we choose communicate much more than we realize. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances f...

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- -: Steven Pinker: Chalking it up to the blank slate

October 7, 2008 (almost 9 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Steven Pinker's book The Blank Slate argues that all humans are born with some innate traits. Here, Pinker talks about his thesis, and why some people found it incredibly upsetting.

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- -: Steven Pinker on Free Will

June 1, 2011 (about 6 years ago)

There's no such thing as free will in the sense of a ghost in the machine; our behavior is the product of physical processes in the brain rather than some mysterious soul, says Pinker. Check out the rest of Steven Pinker's interview at http://bigthink.com/stevenpinker

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- -: Language Is a Window into the Mind

June 1, 2011 (about 6 years ago)

Psychologist Steven Pinker studies the interface between language and human computation, which he argues is the key to understanding human nature. Check out the rest of Steven Pinker's interview at http://bigthink.com/stevenpinker.

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Peter van Uhm: TEDxAmsterdam Peter van Uhm

November 25, 2011 (over 5 years ago)

Produced by: http://www.fellermedia.nl Camera & crew: http://www.hoens.tvTEDxAmsterdam '11 Peter van Uhm

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Source: TEDx

- -: Political Rhetoric, Explained - Steven Pinker

October 14, 2008 (almost 9 years ago)

Compete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/09/12/Steven_Pinker_The_Stuff_of_Thought Psychologist Steven Pinker explains why political rhetoric often tends to be vague, empty, and bland. ----- One of the principal researchers on language and cognition, Steven Pinker turns his focus to what our langu...

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- -: Plato vs the Arts: Does Fiction Have a Practical Purpose? - Rebecca Goldstein

March 16, 2010 (over 7 years ago)

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/03/05/Pinker_and_Goldstein_Reason_Fiction__Faith Rebecca Goldstein, philosopher and author of 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction, discusses her love of Plato and laments his distaste for the narrative arts. She defends fiction as power...

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- -: Evolution of the Shrug: Darwin's Principle of Antithesis

July 13, 2010 (about 7 years ago)

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/05/20/Adam_Gopnik_and_Steven_Pinker_Debate_Darwin Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker relays his favorite bit of "Darwiniana": Darwin's principle of antithesis. Darwin proposed that both animals and humans alike employ a certain set of biological sig...

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- -: Was Darwin Racist? - Adam Gopnik

July 14, 2010 (about 7 years ago)

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/05/20/Adam_Gopnik_and_Steven_Pinker_Debate_Darwin The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik examines Charles Darwin's contentious exploration of race. Gopnik argues that while Darwin may have been a "civilizationist," he was not inherently racist. ----- Adam Gopnik, a...

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- -: Authors@Google: Steven Pinker

November 1, 2011 (over 5 years ago)

The author of The New York Times bestseller The Stuff of Thought offers a controversial history of violence. Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think we live in the most violent age ever seen. Yet as New York Times bestselling author Steven ...

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- -: How Children Learn Language

September 20, 2011 (almost 6 years ago)

In this selection from his Floating University lecture, Professor Steven Pinker deduces the nature of language acquisition by examining the generative use of grammar in children.

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Steven Pinker: The Myth of Violence

March 1, 2007 (over 10 years ago)

In this thought-provoking talk, Linguist Steven Pinker tells us about the Myth of Violence. He recalls Man's violent past and compares it to the amount of violence we have today. He talks about the possible reasons why man's behavior is such and offers to us a truth that the present is indeed a p...

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Source: TED

Steven Pinker: Chalking it Up to the Blank Slate

February 1, 2003 (over 14 years ago)

In this talk, Linguist Steven Pinker tells us about the Blank Slate. He defines the popular notion and argues that it is an incorrect idea. He puts forward scientific proof that we all have qualities that we are already born with.

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Source: TED

Steven Johnson: The Web as a City

February 1, 2003 (over 14 years ago)

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Source: TED

Paul Sereno: Paul Sereno Digs Up Dinosaurs

February 1, 2005 (over 12 years ago)

Paul Sereno talks about his expeditions in looking for dinosaur remains and his aim to encourage kids to be interested in his line of work.

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Source: TED

Steven Pinker: On Language and Thought

July 1, 2005 (about 12 years ago)

In this talk, Linguist Steven Pinker tells us about Language and Thought. He explains some technical aspects of language then deals with the more complex indirect speech. He further tells us that the way we use language reflects our thoughts and could be a window to understand ourselves better.

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Source: TED

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