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The Collective Learning Ability of Humanity

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In under 18 minutes David Christian summarizes the entire history of the universe and everything that exists today. He elaborates the role of language in the collective learning of humanity; and explains why that’s what makes us different. A very insightful talk that provides an elaborate historical foundation to think about when contextualizing learning and knowledge management.


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This is how human beings collect knowledge to build, transfer this knowledge to future generations and thereby create its history.

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The Lobotomy Files: Forgotten documents reveal government lobotomy of U.S. troops.

The Lobotomy Files: Forgotten documents reveal government lobotomy of U.S. troops. | Language & Culture | Scoop.it
The Veterans Administration administered lobotomies to roughly 2,000 U.S. World War II veterans for treatment of mental disorders.

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This is horrible.  I can't seem to know how to absorb this:  necessary on one instance but terribly unethical.............  Did these men and their families get compensation for this?

 

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Rescooped by Marcus Lawson from The Jazz of Innovation
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The Collective Learning Ability of Humanity

The Collective Learning Ability of Humanity | Language & Culture | Scoop.it

In under 18 minutes David Christian summarizes the entire history of the universe and everything that exists today. He elaborates the role of language in the collective learning of humanity; and explains why that’s what makes us different. A very insightful talk that provides an elaborate historical foundation to think about when contextualizing learning and knowledge management.


Via Peter Verschuere
Marcus Lawson's insight:

This is how human beings collect knowledge to build, transfer this knowledge to future generations and thereby create its history.

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