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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: May 11 2007,08:00   

TED

For those (few) of you unaware of the TED conferences and their excellent participants, there are a series of excellent videos in there to enjoy. I've watched a few of them and they are staggeringly good short presentations of ideas. From Dawkins and Dennett to Wilson and Watson, all worth a watch.

Enjoy, I know I did.

Louis

P.S. I would encourage our "science and reality challenged" contributors to watch them, you never know you might learn something.

P.P.S. Added in edit: If you can watch the speeches by Kurzweil and Rutan and Wilson and many others and be unmoved then there is no hope for you!

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: May 11 2007,13:21   

Great Stuff!

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: May 11 2007,13:36   

There is hours of stuff on there, it's not particularly in depth, but it's inspirational as hell.

Sadly this guy is not on the site but there's a chemist called Paul Wender from Stanford  who I've seen talk a few times and he is amazing. You leave the lecture theatre on a high, proud to be a chemist! His work is good, as good as many other's, but his presentations are awesome.

Sometimes a good presentation can really motivate people, and these TED things are definitely that sort of presentation.

Louis

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