Saturday, May 29, 2010

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

TED (short for Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a U.S. private non-profit foundation that is best known for its TED talks devoted to "ideas worth spreading." The talks cover almost all aspects of science and culture.

Recommended Talks

• A.J. Jacobs - My Year of Living Biblically

• Beau Lotto - Optical Illusions Show How We See

• Dan Ariely - Are We In Control of Our Own Decisions

• Daniel Dennett - Response to Rick Warren

• Daniel Kahneman - The Riddle of Experience vs. Memory

• Hans Rosling - New Insights on Poverty

• James Randi - Takedown of Psychic Fraud

• J.K. Rowling - The Fringe Benefits of Failure

• Michael Shermer - Strange Beliefs

• Michael Specter - The Danger of Science Denial

• Oliver Sacks - What Hallucination Reveals About Our Minds

• Philip Howard - Four Ways to Fix a Broken Legal System

• Richard Dawkins - Militant Atheism

• Richard Dawkins - Our "Queer" Universe

• Robert Wright - Evolution of Compassion

• Sam Harris - Science Can Answer Moral Questions

• Samantha Power - A Complicated Hero

• Simon Sinek - How Great Leaders Inspire to Action

• Steven Pinker - The Myth of Violence

• Temple Grandin - The World Needs All Kinds of Minds

• Vilayanur Ramachandran - The Mind

• Philip Zimbardo - The Psychology of Evil

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