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5 TED Talks on Science That Will Blow Your Mind

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posted on Jul, 28 2009 @ 03:07 AM
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mashable.com...
Craig is the 2nd video but the other four videos look interesting too, can't stream too much at work so will look at them later.

I found this looking for more info on Craig Venter, this is the guy who sequenced his own genome. he is also the guy heading up the bio fuel from algae in association with Exxon Mobil
www.genomeweb.com...

This guys scares the crap out of me, he is working on various gene/dna programs and has no worries about it at all, he is SO blase about the risks it beggars belief. he is NOT worried about his science being used for bio terrorism, he is NOT worried about his creations escaping into the wider environment.

He was interviewed on BBC's new series 'Bang goes the theory' last night you can watch it here about 14:40 mins into video - she even says she can't give location of his boat as so many people in the scientific community are against what he is doing.
www.bbc.co.uk...




posted on Jul, 28 2009 @ 04:00 AM
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the girl talking about mars was fascinating indeed, and I agree with her on VERY many points.


I am amazed constantly at the sheer amount and diversity of life here!



posted on Jul, 28 2009 @ 04:07 AM
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I just love it when I see TED threads on ATS.

They so compliment each other - these sites (IMO).

Thanks for the post, I’ll go have a listen even if it’s a second time!

EDIT: Pay no attention to the troll below me... Like a bull, I guess he doesn‘t like the color red and just goes off chasing capes when he sees it...




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posted on Jul, 28 2009 @ 04:45 AM
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The TED logo with its big red letters just screams communist agitprop.

Looking at their list of speakers pretty much confirms this.

Take everything they say worth a grain of salt.

They are all paid academics or propaganda agents that are almost always promoting the largess of government or restricting competition in favor of the big businesses that fund their research.

A handful of their speakers are worth listening to, however its generally too much work for the lay person to pick out which ones are full of crap (which is most of them) and which ones aren't.





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posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 09:09 PM
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"Paid academics" ....haha

what kind of world do you live in?



posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 06:13 AM
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Originally posted by Electromotivation
"Paid academics" ....haha

what kind of world do you live in?


A socialist world where students are forced to take out federal loans, get federal grants, and pay homage to the banks in order to get an education.

Those federal loans go to bloat socialized schools that already receive massive amounts of state funding.

Without federal student loans, federal grants, and state sponsorship, schools would actually have to compete on cost and quality of education. They would have to cut unnecessary staff, reduce overhead, and stop paying exorbitant salaries to academics that only work 20 hours a week and get half the year off.

How many professions do you know where you get 6 month sabbaticals, 3 to 6 months of the year off, complete healthcare coverage, pension, and a 6 figure salary?

Come on.

Any professor that's not a socialist is either dumber than a box of rocks or the most morally incorruptable person on the planet.



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