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Jonathan Haidt: The moral roots of liberals and conservatives - YouTube

Psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices, whether we're left, right or center. In this eye-open...
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What Do Dreams Mean? Whatever Your Bias Says

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Determining what about a dream makes it meaningful.
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The Child in the Basement

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In sweet and pleasant prose, Ursula Le Guin’s Omelas parable reveals the ugly moral dilemma at the heart of our social contract.
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Scientific Faith Is Different From Religious Faith

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Not all beliefs are equal.
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When Hip-Hop First Went Corporate

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To rappers in the early 90s, hawking malt liquor on TV wasn't selling out—it was a sign of cultural legitimacy and upward mobility.
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Juan Enriquez: Your online life, permanent as a tattoo | TED Talk | TED.com

Juan Enriquez: Your online life, permanent as a tattoo | TED Talk | TED.com | Trivium | Scoop.it
What if Andy Warhol had it wrong, and instead of being famous for 15 minutes, we’re only anonymous for that long? In this short talk, Juan Enriquez looks at the surprisingly permanent effects of digital sharing on our personal privacy. He shares insight from the ancient Greeks to help us deal with our new “digital tattoos.”
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The Benefits of Getting Comfortable With Uncertainty

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“Wanting and not wanting the same thing at the same time is a baseline condition of human consciousness.”
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Plato’s Allegory of the Cave - Alex Gendler - YouTube

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/plato-s-allegory-of-the-cave-alex-gendler Twenty four hundred years ago, Plato, one of history’s most famous thin...
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The Neuroscience of Immortality

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New efforts to understand the brain are generating methods that make “mind uploading” seem at least a bit more plausible. Here is a look at how close, and far, we are to each requirement for keeping the brain alive after death.
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The Case for Teaching Ignorance

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When we present knowledge as more certain than it is, we discourage curiosity.
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'Dinnertimin'' and 'No Tipping': How Advertisers Targeted Black Consumers in the 1970s

'Dinnertimin'' and 'No Tipping': How Advertisers Targeted Black Consumers in the 1970s | Trivium | Scoop.it
In an attempt to reach African American customers, many U.S. businesses began integrating their commercials—often by relying on fraught stereotypes.
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What Phineas Gage Can Teach Us About How Humans Perceive Time

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Why do people feel the hours pass more slowly or quickly than they really do? The famous story of a man who lived after an iron flew through his skull holds clues.
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Unmournable Bodies - The New Yorker

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It is possible to defend the right to obscene and racist speech without promoting or sponsoring the content of that speech.
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A Massacre in Paris

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The massacred staff of “Charlie Hebdo” were not the gentle satirists of American editorial cartooning. Adam Gopnik on the shootings in France.
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A Plan in Case Robots Take the Jobs: Give Everyone a Paycheck

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For some technologists, machine intelligence is not seen as a job-killing catastrophe, but something like a windfall that could lead to universal basic income.
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The Return of Korematsu

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Seventy years after the mass internment of Japanese Americans was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, the ugly ideas at the core of its decision are resurfacing.
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Will You Ever Be Able to Upload Your Brain?

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Your mind, in all its complexity, dies with you. And that’s it.
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Would You Pull the Trolley Switch? Does it Matter?

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The lifespan of an iconic thought experiment
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At what moment are you dead? - Randall Hayes - YouTube

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/at-what-moment-are-you-dead-randall-hayes For as far back as we can trace our existence, humans have been fascina...
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Remembering a Moment of Terror in Mississippi

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Fifty years after a brutal beating of civil rights protesters, the horror won’t go away.
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Looks Matter: A Century Of Iconic Food Packaging

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Many of the boxes, bags and bottles that contain our edibles were once groundbreaking — both in their design and in how they changed our perception of what's inside. Designers tell us their favorites.
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'Fast And Slow': Pondering The Speed Of Thought

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Daniel Kahneman won a Nobel Prize in 2002 for his work on the psychology of decision-making. Now, in Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman revisits and recasts his world-famous research on what he calls "the machinery of the mind."
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Charlie Hebdo and the Right to Be Offended

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A satirist reflects on the retreat of free speech.
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