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Dan Ariely on our buggy moral code
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http://www.ted.com Behavioral economist Dan Ariely studies the bugs in our moral code: the hidden reasons we think it's OK to cheat or steal (sometimes). Clever studies help make his point that we're predictably irrational -- and can be influenced in ways we can't grasp. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from ... Read more

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- -: Dan Ariely on our buggy moral code

April 26, 2012 (over 2 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Behavioral economist Dan Ariely studies the bugs in our moral code: the hidden reasons we think it's OK to cheat or steal (sometimes). Clever studies help make his point that we're predictably irrational -- and can be influenced in ways we can't grasp. TEDTalks is a daily vide...

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Jason Munshi-South: Evolution in a Big City

March 11, 2012 (over 2 years ago)

Using newts, coyotes and mice, Jason Munshi-South shows how animals develop genetic differences in evolution, even within an urban city. (Launching a series on Awesome Nature)"Evolution in a Big City" was animated by the TED-Ed Animation Team (Jeremiah Dickey, Biljana Labovic, Celeste Lai, Kari M...

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- -: Jonathan Haidt: Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcendence

March 14, 2012 (over 2 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Psychologist Jonathan Haidt asks a simple, but difficult question: why do we search for self-transcendence? Why do we attempt to lose ourselves? In a tour through the science of evolution by group selection, he proposes a provocative answer. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast o...

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- -: John Horgan: The End of War?

February 29, 2012 (over 2 years ago)

~~~~~~~~~ http://bigthink.com/ ~~~~~~~~~ John Horgan is no wild-eyed optimistic. True, his belief that the end of war is imminent was based on a moral conviction. But Horgan also points to a body of empirical evidence from scientific investigations of warfare. He writes in a new book called 'Th...

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Source: Big Think

- -: TEDxPioneerValley - Salman Hameed - When Evidence Is Powerless.mov

February 23, 2012 (almost 3 years ago)

Salman Hameed, Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Humanities, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, says millions of individuals in the United States believe in UFOs and ghosts; yet we know that there is no credible evidence for any visitation from outer space or for dead souls hang...

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- -: Coral Reef Surgeon Fish: Evolving to Compete Through Mimicry

February 2, 2012 (almost 3 years ago)

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2012/01/24/Diversity_and_Evolution_of_Coral_Reef_Fishes Luiz Rocha, Assistant Curator and Follett Chair of Ichthyology at the California Academy of Sciences, highlights the evolutionary advantage of the surgeon fish. The surgeon's genes allow them to mimic angel...

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- -: The Future of Technology in 90 Seconds

January 28, 2012 (almost 3 years ago)

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2011/11/30/Future_Shock_Technology_in_the_Next_10_Years Phil McKinney, recently retired vice president and chief technology officer of the $40 billion Personal Systems Group at HP, and Brad Peters, CEO of Burst Inc., a leader in cloud-based business intelligence...

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- -: The Mystery of Paleontology's "Hobbit"

December 28, 2011 (almost 3 years ago)

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2011/12/06/A_Debate_Who_Was_the_Hobbit Ian Tattersall, paleoanthropologist and curator at the American Museum of Natural History, describes the discovery of fossil LB1 (nicknamed the "hobbit"), and the mystery surrounding the nearly complete skeleton. ----- Le...

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- -: The Mystery of Palentology's "Hobbit"

December 28, 2011 (almost 3 years ago)

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2011/12/06/A_Debate_Who_Was_the_Hobbit Ian Tattersall, paleoanthropologist and curator at the American Museum of Natural History, describes the discovery of fossil LB1 (nicknamed the "hobbit"), and the mystery surrounding the nearly complete skeleton. ----- Le...

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- -: The Wayback Machine: Preserving the History of Web Pages

December 23, 2011 (almost 3 years ago)

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2011/11/30/Brewster_Kahle_Universal_Access_to_All_Knowledge Founder Brewster Kahle discusses the inner workings of the Internet Archive's most famous service, the Wayback Machine. He explains that in addition to providing users a dose of nostalgia, it can also b...

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