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The Day We Learned To Think (Documentary)

Understanding of humans' earliest past often comes from studying fossils. They tell us much of what we know about the people who lived before us. There is on...
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On Borges, Particles and the Paradox of the Perceived

On Borges, Particles and the Paradox of the Perceived | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
How can science, philosophy and a work of pure imagination meet to deepen our understanding of the physical world?
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Manuel Delanda, "Deleuze and the Use of the Genetic Algorithm in Architecture"

"Deleuze and the Use of the Genetic Algorithm in Architecture", Speaker: Manuel Delanda, Date: April 9, 2004, Art and Technology Lecture Series
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Stephen Hawking: So Here's How It All Happened without God: Scientific American

Stephen Hawking: So Here's How It All Happened without God: Scientific American | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it

Even some of the more faithful might have wondered over the last few days whether there truly is a God-

Even some of the more faithful might have wondered over the last few days whether there truly is a God.

Famed physicist Stephen Hawking would like to help. Let's imagine there isn't, seems to be his preference.

Indeed, in a speech at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., on Tuesday night, he made jokes about God's supposed power and omnipresence.

"What was God doing before the divine creation? Was he preparing hell for people who asked such questions?" asked Hawking, clearly not afraid of meeting a reddish man with a fork and a tail.

Being a scientist, Hawking has faith only in scientific explanations.

As NBC News reports, he discounted a repeating Big Bang Theory (even though he's appeared on the show).

Instead, he thinks: "We are the product of quantum fluctuations in the very early universe."

I certainly feel like the product of quantum fluctuations on many days of the week, don't you?


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What’s the Right Thing to Do?: Popular Harvard Course Now Online

What’s the Right Thing to Do?: Popular Harvard Course Now Online | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
We happened to mention Michael Sandel last week, and then I came across this...

Harvard University and WGBH Boston have posted online Sandel's very popular course, 'Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?
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700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
Download 700 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device.
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Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work? | Video on TED.com

What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose.
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Digital mapping at Stanford reveals social networks of 18th-century travelers

Digital mapping at Stanford reveals social networks of 18th-century travelers | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
Through a digital analysis of correspondence from elite tourists in Europe, classicist Giovanna Ceserani is discovering how international travel fostered cultural and academic trends.
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Bitcoin is ludicrous, but it tells us something important about the nature of money

Bitcoin is ludicrous, but it tells us something important about the nature of money | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
The money illusion is very, very real.
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A Shirtless Slavoj Žižek Explains the Purpose of Philosophy from the Comfort of His Bed

A Shirtless Slavoj Žižek Explains the Purpose of Philosophy from the Comfort of His Bed | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
Non-philosophers sometimes charge philosophers with talking and writing voluminously to no particular end, getting nothing done, solving no problems.
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What We Can Learn From Traditional Societies

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Why are modern afflictions like diabetes, obesity and hypertension largely non-existent in tribal societies? Do traditional societies have superior ideas a
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Interpreting The World, Changing The World | Issue 95 | Philosophy Now

Interpreting The World, Changing The World | Issue 95 | Philosophy Now | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
Onora O’Neill argues for the value of philosophical research.

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My own view is that humanities research, including research in philosophy, is valuable for striking and profound reasons that go beyond economic value, and which we should not be shy of articulating. Research in the humanities has public value because it forms and transforms individuals and societies: it shapes and reshapes what people believe and do, and what they value. The changes can surprise even those who do the research, and once they happen, it is hard to remember how things used to be. We cannot now recapture an understanding of the natural world untouched by scientific research done across many generations. Equally, we cannot now imagine an understanding of the human world that is not deeply shaped by accumulated research in the humanities across many generations. Our understanding of places and pasts, and of our own place and past, and our own present, of our political and legal institutions, is steeped in research into the languages and texts, art and artefacts and arguments that now shape our memories and perception, our understanding and feeling, indeed our very sense of the human world. We locate ourselves not by citing spatiotemporal coordinates, but by pointing to human struggles and striving: the fall of the Berlin Wall; Easter 1916; the Arab Spring. We communicate our sense of the world by evoking resonant reminders: the vasty fields of France; the Beetles’ first LP; the Ode to Joy. Interpreting the world is no small project, nor is it one that can be done, dusted and set aside as complete for all time. Nor is all research in the humanities a matter of interpreting and reinterpreting, as the examples of historical and philosophical research reveal. We are riveted by tough empirical investigations into the past, like the one that showed that some recently-discovered bones were those of Richard III. We are drawn to arguments that offer reasons for taking freedom of speech seriously or challenge claims about miracle cures.


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Manuel de Landa Part 1: The Geopolitics of Urban History

FIRST LECTURE: The Geopolitics of Urban History. Why not China? Why not Islam? Why did the power of Europe (and its ex-colonies) ended up prevailing in this ...
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Gilles Deleuze on Cinema - What is the Creative Act? (1987)

This 45 minute talk at a conference in 1987 on the "act of creation" in cinema is perhaps the most intimate capture of Gilles Deleuze on film besides the Abé...
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How capitalism is turning the internet against democracy, and how to turn it back | openDemocracy

How capitalism is turning the internet against democracy, and how to turn it back | openDemocracy | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
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The Oxford Handbook of the Self

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Research on the topic of self has increased significantly in recent years across a number of disciplines, including philosophy, psychology, psychopathology, and neuroscience.
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My open source cure: Salvatore Iaconesi at TEDxTransmedia

Thirty-nine-year-old Salvatore Iaconesi has been diagnosed with brain cancer but is seeking a cure in an unconventional and radical way, by uploading his med...
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CERN Physicist Explains the Origins of the Universe for Beginners with a Short Animated Video

CERN Physicist Explains the Origins of the Universe for Beginners with a Short Animated Video | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
If you have kids, you're going to get the inevitable question: Where did the universe come from? And you're likely going to take a long pause before trying to present the science of the big bang.
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700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
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Jorge Luis Borges’ 1967-8 Norton Lectures On Poetry (And Everything Else Literary)

Jorge Luis Borges’ 1967-8 Norton Lectures On Poetry (And Everything Else Literary) | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
Like most literary geeks, I've read a lot of Jorge Luis Borges. If you haven't, look into the influences of your favorite writers, and you may find the Argentine short-story craftsman appearing with Beatles-like frequency.
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MinusIQ | The pill to lower your IQ permanently

The world's a much brighter place when you're not too bright for it. http://www.sleepthinker.com http://www.facebook.com/sleepthinker
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Evgeny Morozov: To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism (2013) — Monoskop Log

Evgeny Morozov: To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism (2013) — Monoskop Log | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
Writings on art, culture, and media technology
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