December 10, 2010

December 02, 2010

Brian Cox on TV and science

Hadron scientist talks about the relationship between media and science (Huw Wheldon Memorial Lecture 2010)


Part 1 of 3

November 29, 2010

Hitchens vs. ex prime minister Tony Blair

A Munk Debate on religion between people who need no introduction


This is clip 2 of 9, the first video is just introductions... a long introduction

November 17, 2010

Discussion on The Moral Landscape

Steve Pinker, Laurence Krauss, Peter Singer and more talk about science and etics on the Science Network (tsn)


On the homepage you can find single talks of the panel members

October 30, 2010

A.J. Ayer

A.J. Ayer to discuss the philosophical movement of the 20th century known as, Logical Positivism. It seem TV had it's glory days some time ago. And remember folks, don't judge the tv-show by the face of the host.


1/4

October 20, 2010

Richard Rhodes: Twilight of the Bombs

A Long Now lecture on the atom bomb, history and possible future


The big debate about nuclear weapons will arrive in 2011

October 13, 2010

Sam Harris: The Moral Landscape

Full presentation in NY of his new book the Moral Landscape


The book is great! Read and give it stars on amazon.com

Conways Game of Life

If you read Hawkins The Grand Design you will hit upon The Game of Life - how simple rules result in complex systems.


It's fantastic!

Matthew Taylor

21st Century Enlightenment


Fun with animations!

October 04, 2010

Religion in the 21st Century

Invironmentalism, the new religion?


See the whole debate:
http://fora.tv/2008/08/19/Would_We_Be_Better_Off_Without_Religion#chapter_03

August 13, 2010

Lawrence Lessing on corruption and lobbyism

Great talk by Mr Lessing

Stephen Baldwin commercial

It's not a joke, just remember, it's America where all things are possible


There are some fun parodies of this video, if you somehow feel this is not parody enough

August 07, 2010

Johna Lehrer on decisions

Hard decisions: Holy ghost, random luck or a complex neurological process?


Well, there is no randomness in the brain, it's just a few million years of trial and error in a feed-back-loop showing it's results. Works ok, but don't drink and drive.

July 29, 2010

John Shelby Spong on the Bibel

He is a highly devoted religious person and makes on of the best refutations of the Bible as a source for knowledge and evidence



What's left Mr. Spong?

Matt Ridley on ideas

Great talk about ideas


July 01, 2010

Video of the known universe

It's not as large as we can imagine, it is larger then we ever can imagine



13,7 and counting

June 18, 2010

Neuroscientist David Eagleman

How the Internet can help save the modern civilization



As long as it is up and running ...

Cameron Herold: on entrepreneurs

One of many great ideas about education and the promotion of natural talent

June 14, 2010

Timothy Ferris

Mr Ferris talks about the rise of liberal democracy and it's relation to advances in
scientific knowledge



70 minutes of interesting liberal history

June 12, 2010

The Terminator

To celebrate the new outlook I present: The terminator sent back to save Jesus Christ



Good clean fun

Richard Feynman

Mr Nobel price in physics 1965 talks about science and his part in developing the nuclear bomb

June 09, 2010

May 25, 2010

Evolution and Rationality

Good lecture (part of a Yale course)on the scientific understanding of human intelligence/rationality

May 10, 2010

But it feels wrong!

How come our brains say it feels wrong or right when the best available information say otherwise?



It's not easy being human ...

May 07, 2010

PEN World Voices

Christopher Hitchens in a conversation with Salman Rushdie at PEN



Cartoons and censorship, and some intellectual jokes

May 04, 2010

Overdose - The Next Financial Crisis : Official Trailer

Enjoyed last nights (3/5 -2010) premiere of Overdose in Stockholm. Great documentary.



In Sweden you can watch it Sunday night on TV4 Fakta - US premiere in Washington this weekend.

April 27, 2010

Internet Ethics?

"Cleanternet is a campaign to support European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström
in her plans to introduce a website blocking system in Europe."



Excellent media format to start debate about politics and regulations

April 22, 2010

Steven Weinberg

The Master of the known universe: Talks about war, his new book and theoretical physics. The Q&A is great.

April 17, 2010

Tariq Ramadan at PEN

Secularism, Islam, and Democracy: Muslims in Europe and the West



Everyone is free to talk - you choose to listen

April 16, 2010

Geoffrey Robinson on the Catholic Church

Retired Bishop Geoffrey Robinson: Confronting Power and Sex in the Catholic Church



Some smart ideas how to make change in the CC.

April 15, 2010

Dawkins on the Pope

CNN interview with Prof. Richard Dawkins on the hope to arrest the Pope in September



Catholic church as a moral exemplar?

April 13, 2010

Journalist Michael Specter

'the danger of science denial' in America (and the rest of the world)



We have answers - but we don't believe it!

March 29, 2010

The moral landscape

Sam Harris at Google Talk: longer version of the moral landscape talk presented at TED



Help by criticizing Mr Harris arguments

The catholic church

Hitchens answers questions about the child rape (and torture) scandal inside the Catholic church



Arrest the pope?

March 23, 2010

The liberal new-age religiosity

Sam Harris and Michael Shermer vs. Deepak Chopra and Jean Houston

http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/FaceOff/

(ABC don't use 'embed'- sorry )

What do the new-age and liberal believers say in a God debate?

March 22, 2010

March 19, 2010

Rise and fall of Rome

BBC documentary/movie series: highlights of the Roman empire

(Playlist)
http://www.youtube.com/user/Gr0nTh0s#grid/user/46EF024B97AF4D06

History in high quality

March 16, 2010

March 15, 2010

February 25, 2010

American future

White House Health Care Summit - and the way they do it



Almost 3h and it's only part I - still, a interesting summit

The Economic Crisis and How to Deal with It

Short deliberations from - some of - the economic elite (including Nial Ferguson )



1½ hour of discussions on American and world economics

February 04, 2010

Swarms

Swarm - Nature's Incredible Invasions, a BBC documentary



Fascinating

Shaking Hands with Death

Richard Dimbleby Lecture by Terry Pratchett on assisted death (not suicide)



This is a great speech on a much alarming subject

Would you like to know more: www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/pas/

February 02, 2010

Inside Islam

A History Channel documentary about Islam, practice and empire

Inside the Quran

Documentary about the Quran: history and present implications



The first manuscript we have of the Quran was written 70 years after the death of Muhammad.

When social media became news

James Surowieck pinpoints the moment when social media became an equal player in the world of news-gathering: the 2005 tsunami, when YouTube video, blogs, IMs and txts carried the news

How social media can make history

Clay Shirky on social media

Chemistry: A Volatile History

From sandbox alchemy (earth, wind, fire and water) to modern chemistry



The host Jim Al-Khalili is just terrific

January 30, 2010

North Korea

Documentary about North Korea and it's people who starve to death and think the Dear leader is a God.



Amazing, just Amazing

Would you like to know more: www.slate.com/id/2243112/?from=rss

January 28, 2010

Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World

Niall Ferguson give his views on empire and the British success in building it



Interesting for those who like history

Birth of the Universe

Mother Universe 101 - Birth of the Universe



One of many good documentary's illustrating the history and property's of the universe as we humans know it

January 27, 2010

Speech

Journalist and author Christopher Hitchens talks about the value, need and prize for the right to freedom of speech. It Just happens to be the best



One of my favorite speeches

Money and the development of the modern world

Economic historian royal Niall Ferguson shows how money played a crucial part in the development of modern society



Decent documentary

Viruses

Do you ever wonder about what the bird, swine or dog flue really is? I assure you, it's an old friend to humans



Strongly recommended documentary

The Secret Life of Chaos

The world is marvelous when you really look at it - and have a few scientists to show you what to look for



Strongly recommended documentary