On Being Truly Educated – Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is an eminent American theoretical linguist, cognitive scientist and philosopher, who radically changed the arena of linguistics by assuming language as a uniquely human, biologically based cognitive capacity. He suggested that innate traits in the human brain give birth to both language and grammar. The most important figure in “cognitive revolution” and “analyticContinue reading “On Being Truly Educated – Noam Chomsky”

The IPCC’s New “CODE RED” Climate Report – Second Thought

The Deep Future: Crash Course Big History #10

Finally, after what seems like eons and eons, the end is nigh. We’re talking not only about the end of Crash Course Big History, but also the end of everything. The end of humanity and the end of the universe. John and Hank Green will teach you about what the future holds for humanity andContinue reading “The Deep Future: Crash Course Big History #10”

The Anthropocene and the Near Future: Crash Course Big History #9

In which John Green, Hank Green, and Emily Graslie teach you about the Anthropocene, an unofficial geological era that covers the last century or so, in which humanity has made massive progress. We’ve discovered the Higgs-Boson particle, and awesome electric cars, and amazing smartphones. So all this collective learning and progress has been good forContinue reading “The Anthropocene and the Near Future: Crash Course Big History #9”

Pride and Prejudice, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 411

In which a series about literature, which is wanting of an episode on Jane Austen, gets the first of two episodes. It’s Pride and Prejudice, everybody! John Green talks about Pride and Prejudice as a product of Regency England, gives you a short biographical look at author Jane Austen, and familiarizes you with the webContinue reading “Pride and Prejudice, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 411”

Gender, Guilt, and Fate – Macbeth, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 410

This week on Crash Course Literature, John Green is continuing to talk about Shakespeare’s dark, bloody, Scottish play, Macbeth. This time around, we’re looking at the play’s characters operate, how the play deals with gender, and the Macbeth as an early anti-hero. He’s no Walter White, but you can definitely love to hate him. OrContinue reading “Gender, Guilt, and Fate – Macbeth, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 410”

Free Will, Witches, Murder, and Macbeth, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 409

The Sound! The Fury! Today, we’re talking about Shakespeare’s Scottish play, Macbeth. So, was Macbeth really predestined to do all the murdering and bad kinging and other terrible stuff? That’s the big question in Macbeth, and it’s one of the ideas we’re going to talk about today, among many. Also, Yoda joins us for theContinue reading “Free Will, Witches, Murder, and Macbeth, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 409”

To the Lighthouse: Crash Course Literature 408

John Green teaches you about Virginia Woolf’s modernist novel, To the Lighthouse. Let’s face it. You’re not reading To the Lighthouse for the plot. There’s not a whole lot of plot, unless you count the tension about the beef stew. You’re reading it because it’s a pioneering literary work that explores point of view, narrativeContinue reading “To the Lighthouse: Crash Course Literature 408”

Societal Collapse ‘On Schedule’ According To 1972 MIT Study – The Rational National

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