Category: A moon/candle in the dark night

Fight against science illiteracy through the posts of the who are promoting science literacy

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Tech, Humanity, Democracy & Ukraine-Yuval Noah Harari & Serhiow can we design technology that advances humanity while also protecting it? And what can we learn from the war in Ukraine? Watch historian Serhii Plokhy, director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University, and Yuval Noah Harari, macro-historian and bestselling author – in a conversation moderated by Alex Amouyel. (Filmed for MIT Solve on 13 April 2022.)

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The Power of Responsibility-Peter Singer and Yuval Noah Harari

Watch Yuval Noah Harari and Peter Singer – professor of bioethics, philosopher and author of ‘Animal Liberation’ – discuss human responsibility towards animals, growing poverty within a neoliberal order, and the increasing impact of globalization on the planet. The conversation is moderated by Prof. Liad Mudrik, and was...

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The joy of science-Professor Jim Al-Khalili

Hosted by Professor Anya Hurlbert, Professor of Visual Neuroscience Lecture presented in association with Blackwells to mark British Science Week Today’s world is unpredictable and full of contradictions, and navigating its complexities while trying to make the best decisions is far from easy. In his new book, The...

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Reason Revolution-A conversation with Guy P Harrison

Justin sat down with author Guy P. Harrison. They had a great conversation about Guy’s path to skepticism, the pitfalls of our brains, how critical thinking can improve our lives, and his newest book, Think Before You Like: Social Media’s Effect on the Brain and the Tools You...

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Mental Immunity: Infectious Ideas, Mind Parasites, and the Search for a Better Way to Think-Skeptic

Astonishingly irrational ideas are spreading. COVID-19 denial, anti-vaxxers compromising public health, conspiracy thinking hijacking minds and inciting mob violence, toxic partisanship cleaving our nations, the return of Flat Earth theory… What the heck is going on? Why is all this happening, and why now? More important, what can...

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The Joy of Science (Jim Al-Khalili)

The Michael Shermer Show # 261 In this conversation with quantum physicist, New York Times bestselling author, and BBC host Jim Al-Khalili reveals how 8 lessons from the heart of science can help us all get the most out of our lives. Today’s world is unpredictable and full...

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How to live a more rational, scientific life-Jim Al-Khalili

New Scientist met physicist and broadcaster Jim Al-Khalili to discuss the biggest mysteries in fundamental physics, why we should try and understand the mindset of those who believe in conspiracy theories and how to live a more curious “life scientific”.

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Socratic Method

Explore the technique known as the Socratic Method, which uses questions to examine a person’s values, principles, and beliefs. — Socrates, one of the founding fathers of Western philosophical thought, was on trial. Many believed he was an enemy of the state, accusing the philosopher of corrupting the...