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A message from Dr Vandana Shiva for the New Year 2020
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These Simple Words Will Help You Through Life's Most Difficult Situations | Ryan Holiday
To learn more about Stoicism, check out the Daily Stoic's FREE GUIDE to Stoic philosophy: https://dailystoic.com/freeguide The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche would describe his formula for human greatness as amor fati—a love of fate. “That one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backwards, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it….but love it.” Memento Mori—the ancient practice of reflection on mortality that goes back to Socrates, who said that the proper practice of philosophy is “about nothing else but dying and being dead.” In early Buddhist texts, a prominent term is maraṇasati, which translates as ‘remember death.’ Some Sufis have been called the “people of the graves,” because of their practice of frequenting graveyards to ponder on death and one’s mortality. The single most important practice in Stoic philosophy is differentiating between what we can change and what we can’t. What we have influence over and what we do not. A flight is delayed because of weather—no amount of yelling at an airline representative will end a storm. No amount of wishing will make you taller or shorter or born in a different country. No matter how hard you try, you can’t make someone like you. And on top of that, time spent hurling yourself at these immovable objects is time not spent on the things we can change. You Control How You Play. Daily Stoic is a community built around the teachings of Stoicism. If you're wondering "What does Stoicism mean?", "Who was Marcus Aurelius?", "How to be a stoic?" or "How to practice stoicism in daily life?" check out Daily Stoic's FREE 7-Day Stoicism Starter Pack. This highly curated 7-Day Guide will expand your knowledge and provide actionable tools and ideas to make you stronger, more resilient and happier. Get the free guide here: https://dailystoic.com/freeguide Stoicism is a practical philosophy. The main thinkers that the Daily Stoic focuses on in stoicism are Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, and Seneca. The Daily Stoic is a guide to how to practice Stoicism in your daily life, the daily routines of Stoicism, and is a practical guide to Stoicism. This channel is Stoicism 101, it will tell you what Stoicism is and how to be a Stoic. Ryan Holiday has been practicing stoicism and writing about stoicism for more than a decade and his insights will give you guidance to practicing stoicism in your day to day life. | STRENGTHEN THE COMMUNITY | A few things can help us get stoicism to more people and bring you more great content! 1. Like the video 2. Comment. We try to answer as many questions as possible in the comments! Also, if you have great stuff to share with other viewers we love to see people discussing these ideas! 3. Subscribe. The more subscribers, the more content we can make! https://tinyurl.com/dailystoicYT | SOCIALS | Facebook https://facebook.com/dailystoic Instagram https://instagram.com/dailystoic Twitter https://twitter.com/dailystoic Ryan Holiday has influenced the modern stoicism movement greatly. His books are read by modern stoicism's practitioners like Tim Ferriss, Robert Greene, and others. #Stoicism #DailyStoic #RyanHoliday #MementoMori #AmorFati #MarcusAurelius #StoicDaily #DailyRoutine #Improvement #Happiness #philosophy #Seneca
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Dissolving the Fear, Finding Your Own Beauty - Ram Dass
A short film featuring Ram Dass on coming out of the darkness and overcoming our feelings of unworthiness in order to feel safe in the presence of love. However you arrive in this moment, if you can accept that you are lovable, the feelings of fear dissolve. This piece was produced by RamDass.org/LSRF, June 2017.
Everyone Must Know This! The Video That Will Awaken The World
Everyone Must Know This! The Video That Will Awaken The World Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/anonymousworldvoce?sub_confirmation=1 truth, world news, current events, november, 2019, today, this week, this month Follow Be Inspired: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaKZDEMDdQc8t6GzFj1_TDw Special thanks to London Real for this amazing interview: https://www.youtube.com/user/LondonRealTV Follow us: Website - https://anonofficial.com Facebook - https://facebook.com/anonymousdirect Instagram - https://instagram.com/anonymous Twitter - https://twitter.com/anonymousOfcl T-Shirts - https://anonymousofficial.spreadshirt.com Mask (Modern) - https://amzn.to/1U9q8oI Mask (White) - https://amzn.to/1TrNree Mask (Black & Gold) - https://amzn.to/1U9qc83 Content licensed in part by CTD Clip Licensing Group. http://www.cbstvd.com/footage-licensing For concerns regarding material used in this video, please contact us via email at: email@example.com and and we can sort it out.
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The nature of consciousness - Interview with Alan Hugenot
An Interview by Anthony Chene: http://www.anthonychene.com Dr. Alan Ross Hugenot talks about his near-death experience and how he ended up being a medium. He explains the nature and capabilities of our consciousness, and why science has to change its viewpoint to really understand it. Dr. Alan Ross Hugenot's website : http://www.afterlife.pro https://www.anthonychene.com https://www.facebook.com/anthonychene.filmmaker https://www.instagram.com/anthonychene Support me for my next videos : https://www.paypal.me/anthonychene https://www.patreon.com/anthonychene
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Donald Hoffman - Does Consciousness Cause the Cosmos?
Some claim consciousness, our inner awareness, is part of a 'cosmic consciousness'. Not only is consciousness the deepest reality, but also it brought into existence the totality of reality. This would mean that mind, the mental, is fundamental and primary, while the entire physical universe is derivative and secondary. Click here to watch more interviews on consciousness and the cosmos http://bit.ly/29lHrkG Click here to watch more interviews with Donald Hoffman http://bit.ly/29vNjsr Click here to buy episodes or complete seasons of Closer To Truth http://bit.ly/1LUPlQS For all of our video interviews please visit us at www.closertotruth.com
Everyone Should Know This! ALERT MESSAGE..
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Visualizing infinity. Is the universe infinite? the largest scales
Beautiful Science Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC-H2WajnMw Cary and Michael Huang Animation: http://www.htwins.net/ Is the universe infinite? Visualizing infinity. This is part 2 of the Planck length video. if the Sun was the size of a Basketball, Proxima Centauri our nearest neighbor would be 4500 hundred miles away. And there are 10 sextillion such stars in the universe that is 1 followed by 22 zeros. And each one of them is approximately the same distance apart from each other as proxima centauri is from the sun. In fact, the universe is bigger than even what our most powerful telescopes can see. How big is the universe in terms of numbers? And in fact, could it be infinite? Is there any way we can even begin to visualize what infinity is? At 1 quadrillion meters, We will be passing by the Oort cloud which is thought be a spherical shell consisting of up to 2 trillion comets that surround the solar system. This spherical cloud starts about 1 trillion kilometers away from the sun and ends about 15 trillion km away from the sun. This also forms the outer boundary of our solar system, where the gravitational influence of the sun is minimal to non-existent. The Milky Way galaxy is about 106,000 light years across, or almost exactly 1 quintillion kilometers, containing up to 400 billion stars. There is nothing particularly remarkable about our galaxy. It is a typical spiral galaxy. There are billions of others like it in the universe. Our neighbor the Andromeda galaxy is larger, containing 1 trillion stars. When we go 1000 times larger than this, we begin to see the super structure of the universe which is made up of superclusters. We live in such a structure called the virgo superstructure. We reach the end of the visible universe at about the scale of 10^27 meters. The observable universe has a diameter of about 93 billion light years or 1 x 10^27 meters. The reason it is actually 93 billion light years across and not 13.8 billion light years is because the universe has been expanding for the entire 13.8 billion years, and due to the cosmic expansion. And we can calculate the universe is actully 46.5 billion light years from us by this time. So the diameter of the universe would be twice that, or 93 billion light years across. But we will actually never eventually see the light from that distance because in 1998, we discovered something dark energy, and learned that universe is not in a steady expansion, but rather an accelerating expansion, so that light will be receding from us at greater than the speed of light. But could it be though that what we see can see is a miniscule portion of a universe that is actually infinite? Well, the cosmic microwave background gives us a clue. It’s the leftover glow from the big bang. One of the things that this microwave background tells us is that the universe appears to be flat. How do we know this? Scientists look for what we would see if the universe was a certain shape. They look for the curvature of space. If space was not flat but positively curved like a 4 dimensional sphere, then we would expect to see multiple images of the same object in the sky because distant light rays would converge. In a positively curved universe, the angles would add up to greater than 180 degrees. Data from the WMAP as well as Planck spacecraft, however, indicates that the universe is flat, or nearly flat with an error of 0.4%. A flat universe would be an infinite universe. But if the error is taken into account, then it is possible that the universe could have a slightly positive curvatire. In that case it would be finite, but would have to have a radius at least 250 times larger than the part that we can see. This would be a minimum size of (250 x 46.5==11.6) 11.6 trillion light years in radius or about 23 trillion light years in diameter, instead of the 93 billion that we can see. This is huge, but would be much smaller than infinity. Infinity is a very large number. Imagine a very large number like a googol, the real googol, spelled differently than what you are used to seeing. This is 10^100 light years. That’s 1 following by 100 zeros. Or a googolplex which is 10^10^100 – that’s 10 to the google power. An extremely large number. Much larger than even the number of planck volumes that would fit inside the observable universe (4.7 x10^185 planck volumes could fit inside the universe). But infinity is much much larger than either of those numbers. #infinity #arvinash #infiniteuniverse What we do know for sure is that universe is much larger than the part we can observe. The problem is we only have access to the information contained our in our tiny 93 billion light year diameter bubble that we call the observable universe. We can only infer from what we can see.
Visualizing the Planck Length. And Why is it the Smallest Length in the Universe?
Visualizing the smallest size in the universe – Planck Length & why you can’t go smaller Visualizing Planck length – why is it the smallest in the universe? Graphics courtesy of Michael and Cary Huang: http://www.htwins.net/ The scale of the universe is bigger than you can imagine. It is also smaller than you can imagine. The smallest lenth theorized to be possible, the Planck length is about 4 X 10^-35 meters. Just imagine things that are about the size of your body. Things like the giant earthworm that lives along streams in Australia. Or a big beachball, which can be found near oceans and beaches all across America. Now, lets go smaller by one order of magnitude, so now we are looking at things that are on the scale of about 10 centimeters. These are things like the shrew, or a chicken egg. Now let’s go a thousand times smaller than the scale of a human being, on the order of 1 millimeter or one thousand of a meter. Here, you’ll find things like a grain of sand or dust mites. Let’s go 1000 times smaller than this scale. Now we are going a hundred times smaller than the width of a human hair. And ten times smaller than even bacteria. Here, we are going to find things like large viruses. Let’s keep going to 1000 times smaller this. This is nanometers, or one billionth of a meter. Now we are exploring a universe that we can’t see with optical telescopes. This is on the scale of the size of molecules like DNA and the glucose molecule, that your body uses as its source of energy. And the scale of the biggest atom – cesium. Let’s go 1000 times smaller than this. This is one trillionth of a meter. This is on the order of the wavelength of gamma rays. This is the highest energy electromagnetic radiation, consisting of the most energetic photons. Let’s go 1000 times smaller than this. This is 1X 10^-15 or one quadrillionth of a meter. This is the size of particles that make up the nucleus of all atoms, protons and neutrons. The size of a typical atom is however is 100,000 times bigger than its nucleus. You would think that we are getting close to the smallest size theorized to exist – the plank length. But we are nowhere close. You have to go a quadrillion times smaller than one quadrillionth of a meter, or 1 X 10^-30 of meter….and you would still need to go another 100,000 times smaller than that, or 1 X 10^-35 meters. Then you would be at the plank length. In fact, if an atom was the size of the earth, a planck length would be smaller than the size of an atom – it would be about the size of a proton. But What exactly is a Planck length and why is it the smallest length? Planck length is actually derived from the fundamental constants of the universe that define the properties of space-time: The speed of light – c which signifies the maximum speed of communication in the universe. The gravitational constant – G, which signifies the magnitude of gravitational force between two massive objects. And the reduced Planck Constant – h bar, which links how much energy a photon carries depending on its electromagnetic frequency. These are really the only constants that define the fundamental properties of the universe and all its contents. By taking different mathematical combinations of these constants, and reducing their units, you can get a length. By similar mathematical manipulation, you can also get planck time and planck energy. But what does this length mean? Why is it significant? It is the smallest length at which gravity would have an effect. It is the scale and size of the strings in string theory. It is also the scale at which space-time is theorized to become quantized in Loop quantum gravity theory. So why is it the smallest length? In 1964, C Alden Mead determined that using the known laws of quantum mechanics and laws of gravitation, it is impossible to determine the position of an object to a precision smaller than the Planck length. So from what is currently known about quantum mechanics, a length smaller than the Planck length has no meaning. Note that I said “known” laws. It is possible that at lengths smaller than the Planck scale, gravity or quantum mechanics behaves completely differently, that we may not yet know about. This is quite possible. So until we find out what happens at such small scales, we will need to wait for a future Einstein to reveal this to us. One of the remarkable things about Planck length is that since it is derived from the fundamental constants of the universe, which by definition applies to everything, it will be the same no matter what language you might speak, what units you might use, or even what planet you might come from. Ao, if we ever come across aliens from another world and compare notes, we both will have the same length for the smallest length possible in the universe. #plancklength
The woo explained! Quantum physics simplified. consciousness, observation, free will
Signup for your FREE trial to The Great Courses Plus here: http://ow.ly/ilR330pHoFu Quantum physics simplified. Are Consciousness and Free Will linked to quantum mechanics? The double slit experiment explained. What is the difference between observation and measurement? Since Quantum Mechanics is the basis of all modern microelectronics it is extremely important for you to be able to separate quantum mechanics facts from fiction. There are misconceptions about quantum mechanics. I explain as simply as possible how quantum mechanics actually works. In 1801, British physicist Thomas Young performed a double slit experiment which showed that light was a wave, because it formed an interference pattern as a wave would. So for most of the 19th century light was considered a wave. However, in 1887, German Physicist Heinrich Hertz discovered the photoelectric effect. This is where light can knock off electrons from atoms. But this was not triggered by certain colors regardless of the intensity, but only by higher frequencies of light. This was not the way a classical wave was supposed to behave. This mystery was solved by Albert Einstein who proposed that light was not a wave, but came in packets of energy, photons. And the energy of these particles was proportional to its frequency of the wave. So Young and Einstein’s results seemed to be in conflict. Was light a wave or a particle? In 1909, G. I. Taylor performed a double slit experiment such that only one photon was emitted through the double slits at a time. He showed that individual photons look like particles, but a bunch of photons behave together like a wave. This experiment was later performed with electrons which also showed the same pattern. But people were perplexed as to what a wave of an electron actually means. In classical mechanics, Newton’s second law makes a mathematical prediction about the path a physical object will take, if you know its initial conditions. Something that showed a similar mathematical description of the wave of electrons was needed. In 1925, Austrian Physicist, Erwin Schrodinger, invented such an equation that revealed the shape of this wave function. Unlike Newton’s equation, it is not deterministic. It evolves over time. The Psi in the equation, which looks like a trident, is a wave function. In 1926, German physicist, Max Born, worked out that the psi function was related to probability. The most accepted interpretation of the wave function, called the Copenhagen interpretation, says that until a measurement is made, this equation tells us that the electron is in all the potential positions at once. So when the measurement takes place, that’s when we say that its wave function has collapsed, because only at that point can we ascertain where where electron is or what its properties are. And this collapse of the wave function is where the main confusion occurs in quantum mechanics. There is no equation that outlines exactly how this collapse occurs after measurement. This has been called the measurement problem of quantum mechanics. I’ve been careful to use the word measurement instead of “observation” – which many textbooks and physicists use interchangeably. But observation in quantum mechanics does not require eyes. It is simply a measurement. So what is a measurement? When an electron bounces off an atom, that’s a measurement. An observation in physics does not mean a conscious observer. Just about anything can be an observation. If an atom in superposition interacts bumps into another atom, that’s an observation. In the double slit experiment, when a single photon hits the screen, it collapses the probability wave of the photon. It shows up as a particle. That same photon is acting as a wave prior to hitting the screen, because it hasn’t been measured yet. The screen measures it. If enough photons are fired, you get a distribution exactly as predicted by the wave function. The measurement made was a purely physical measurement. It would not matter if anyone or any animal looked at the measurement. Overall what we can see is that the fundamental underpinnings of nature are probabilistic not deterministic. Does this justify free will? No. Just because free will implies that your decisions are not deterministic, and quantum mechanics implies that the properties of small particles are also not deterministic, the two are not related. There is no science linking the two. #quantumphysics And consciousness is not required to collapse of the wave function. The universe exists whether we are here to observe it or not. The Great Courses Plus is currently available to watch through a web browser to almost anyone in the world and optimized for the US, UK, and Australian markets. The Great Courses Plus is currently working to both optimize the product globally and accept credit card payments globally.
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The Science of Plants
New York Times science journalist Natalie Angier talks about her column "Sorry Vegans: Brussels Sprouts Like to Live, Too." Natalie Angier is a Pulitzer Prize winning science columnist for The New York Times. And author of The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science, a guide to the fundamental concepts of modern science.
The Best Speech about Humanity - Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan gives the best speech ever about humanity and how foolish we behave. Pale Blue Dot is one of the most important and reflective speeches about the human condition and our place in the Universe. The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 space probe from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers from Earth, as part of the solar system Family Portrait series of images. This video was obtained from +Patrick Mylund Nielsen. He makes some incredibly powerful videos. Please subscribe to his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/pmylund The original video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PN5J... The reason why this was reposted is to create more exposure to Carl Sagan's message about the fragility of Earth and the pettiness of war through a cosmic lens. I am reposting this video because it's my belief that Sagan's message trumps the relative importance of the video's ownership. However, Patrick Mylund Nielsen created an incredibly moving video — for which he deserves all our thanks. Please subscribe to his channel and say something nice to show your appreciation. Per the request of a couple of commenters, here is an Arabic translation (please let me know if it's inaccurate): ننظر مرة أخرى في تلك النقطة. هذا هنا. هذا المنزل. هذا نحن. عليه الجميع تحب، كل شخص تعرفه، الجميع هل سمعت من، كل إنسان كان من أي وقت مضى، عاش من حياتهم. ومجموع فرحنا ومعاناة آلاف الأديان واثقة، والأيديولوجيات، والمذاهب الاقتصادية، كل صياد والمؤن، كل بطل وجبان، كل الخالق والمدمرة للحضارة، كل ملك والفلاحين، كل زوجين شابين في الحب، كل أم و الأب والأطفال الأمل، المخترع والمستكشف، كل معلم للأخلاق، كل سياسي فاسد، كل "نجم" كل "المرشد الأعلى" كل قديس والخاطئ في تاريخ جنسنا البشري عاش هناك - على قذى من الغبار العالقة في شعاع الشمس. الأرض هي مرحلة صغيرة جدا في الساحة الكونية الشاسعة. التفكير في أنهار من الدماء التي سالت من قبل جميع هؤلاء الجنرالات والاباطرة بحيث، في المجد والانتصار، فإنها يمكن أن يصبحوا سادة لحظة من جزء من النقطة. اعتقد من وحشية لا نهاية لها من قبل سكان زاوية واحدة من هذه بكسل زار على سكان تمييزها بالكاد من بعض زاوية أخرى، كيف متكررة من سوء الفهم، وكيف أنهم يتوقون لقتل بعضهم بعضا، وكيف طيد كراهيتهم. لدينا posturings، لدينا يتصور أهمية الذات، والوهم أن لدينا بعض مكانة متميزة في الكون، تواجه تحديات هذه المرحلة من ضوء شاحب. كوكبنا هو بقعة وحيدة في الظلام الكوني يغلف كبير. في غموض لدينا، في كل هذه المساحة الشاسعة، ليس هناك تلميح والتي تساعد يأتي من مكان آخر لإنقاذنا من أنفسنا. الأرض هو العالم الوحيد المعروف حتى الآن لإيواء الحياة. لا يوجد مكان آخر، على الأقل في المستقبل القريب، والتي يستطيع جنسنا البشري الهجرة. زيارة، نعم. تسوية، ليس بعد. شئنا أم أبينا، لحظة الأرض هو المكان الذي جعل موقفنا. وقد قيل أن علم الفلك هو تجربة متواضعة وبناء الشخصية. ربما لا يكون هناك مظاهرة أفضل من حماقة من الأوهام الإنسان من هذه الصورة البعيدة من العالم الصغير لدينا. بالنسبة لي، فإنه يؤكد على عاتقنا مسؤولية التعامل بشكل أكثر تتكرم مع بعضها البعض، والحفاظ على ونعتز نقطة زرقاء شاحبة، البيت الوحيد الذي لم يعرف من أي وقت مضى. - كارل ساجان، نقطة زرقاء باهتة، 1994
Domain of Science
If You Don't Understand Quantum Physics, Try This!
A simple and clear explanation of all the important features of quantum physics that you need to know. Check out this video's sponsor https://brilliant.org/dos I have spent a lot of time thinking about how best to explain quantum physics and this is the result of all my hours of pondering, and I’m really happy with how it turned out. I decided to just explain it as it actually is, rather than rely on analogies. The video explains the quantum wavefunction, particle-wave duality, the measurement problem, the double-slit experiment, superposition, entanglement, quantum tunnelling, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, and energy quantisation. Let me know if it was helpful! Cheers Dx You can get the posters and other merch here: https://store.dftba.com/collections/domain-of-science Or posters for outside the US here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/dominicwalliman I have also made versions available for educational use which you can find here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/95869671@N08/ If you want to check out my Professor Astro Cat books go here: http://profastrocat.com Thanks so much to my supporters on Patreon. If you enjoy my videos and would like to help me make more this is the best way and I appreciate it very much. https://www.patreon.com/domainofscience Further reading For a more detailed introduction to quantum physics: 'The Quantum Universe' by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw is good. And a slightly more advanced but fantastic description of what we do and don't know about quantum physics is the excellent book 'Beyond Weird' by Philip Ball. Music by Dominic ‘Wibblyfingers’ Walliman Find me on twitter, instagram, and my website: http://dominicwalliman.com https://twitter.com/DominicWalliman https://www.instagram.com/dominicwalliman https://www.facebook.com/domainofscience https://www.patreon.com/domainofscience
The Reality of Free Energy, Torus Energy Flow & Zero-Point Energy Devices!
This video clip is from the movie Thrive, discussing the reality of free energy and free energy devices. People are continuing the work of Nikola Tesla. Giving the world unlimited free energy. The ancients had it, let's make this a reality again. Spread the truth! The Torus - Dynamic Flow Process http://www.cosmometry.net/the-torus---dynamic-flow-process Pulling Energy from the Vacuum - Lt. Col. Thomas Bearden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNU3MLqyzPk Eric Dollard - History and Theory of Electricity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TttHkDRuyZw Nassim Haramein 2015 - The Connected Universe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbE5bVl8r2g Practical Guide to Free-Energy Devices http://www.free-energy-info.co.uk/ (Official Movie) THRIVE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEV5AFFcZ-s Want to help me spread Good Vibes? Follow me on: Facebook /GoodFrequency Instagram /goodfrequency7 Twitter /GoodFrequency7 Pintrest /goodfrequency Thanks!
World Science Festival
The Whispering Mind: The Enduring Conundrum of Consciousness
It's an old question: What is consciousness? Today, sophisticated brain imaging technologies, clinical studies, as well as the newfound ability to listen to the whisper of even an individual nerve cell, are bringing scientists closer than ever to the neurobiological basis of consciousness. Join some of the world's leading researchers who are primed to determine if Homo sapiens are the only conscious species, if consciousness lives only within our brain or also outside of it, and ultimately, the fundamental biochemical processes underlying the life of the mind. This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation. The World Science Festival gathers great minds in science and the arts to produce live and digital content that allows a broad general audience to engage with scientific discoveries. Our mission is to cultivate a general public informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for all the latest from WSF. Visit our Website: http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worldscience... Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/WorldSciFest Original Program date: May 30, 2013 MODERATOR: Terry Moran PARTICIPANTS: Nicholas Schiff, Mélanie Boly, Christof Koch, Colin McGinn Terry Moran's Introduction 00:04 Participant Introductions 1:50 What is meant by Consciousness? 3:58 The history of Consciousness? 5:06 Is the brain a separate thing from consciousness? 11:40 Historically philosophers have failed to explain consciousness. 15:23 When are we first conscious? 18:41 The Jennifer Aniston Brain cell. 24:04 Is experience different from consciousness? 29:43 What do we now about the physical place that consciousness lives? 36:12 Donald Herbert wakes after 10 years. 43:12 when we sleep do we lose consciousness? 52:17 What is project Mindscope? 57:42 What is integrated information theory? 1:04:30 If we understand consciousness will the world be less interesting? 1:12:02 Are there any moral factors to understanding consciousness? 1:17:34
Closer To Truth
Galen Strawson - What are Selves?
What does it mean to be a 'self'? What characteristics distinguish a self from a non-self? What are the boundaries between self and non-self? Is there a difference between a self and a person? Click here to watch more interviews on selves http://bit.ly/2ch9GDS Click here to watch more interviews with Galen Strawson http://bit.ly/2czQYYt Click here to buy episodes or complete seasons of Closer To Truth http://bit.ly/1LUPlQS For all of our video interviews please visit us at www.closertotruth.com
Adaptive Expertise - Maria Mylopoulos (University of Toronto)
"Adaptive Expertise: Perspectives and Application in Medical Education" - Maria Mylopoulos, University of Toronto Clinical Judgment: Multidisciplinary Perspectives Thursday June 22, 2017 http://research.lunenfeld.ca/PhilOfMe... (C) Bridgepoint Scientific Collaboratory 2018
Gustavus Adolphus College
Suzanne Simard, PhD Presenting at Nobel Conference 54
Dr. Suzanne Simard, Professor of Forest Ecology, University of British Columbia, featured in the documentary “Intelligent Trees.” Simard introduced the concept of a “mother tree,” the hub of a network of trees that communicate with each other through mycorrhizal relationships--connections facilitated by microscopic fungi in the soil. Simard will discuss her own scientific journey to understand how trees use these relationships to communicate about food sources, and about pests and other dangers.
Society of Catholic Scientists
Fifty Years Without Free Will
Consciousness and Free Will Aaron Schurger | École Polytechnique Fédérale | Lausanne Abstract Fifty Years Without Free Will Aaron Schurger (Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit, INSERM, NeuroSpin, Lausanne, Switzerland) How are actions initiated by the human brain when there is no external sensory cue or other immediate imperative? How do subtle ongoing interactions within the brain and between the brain, body, and sensory context influence the spontaneous initiation of action? How should we approach the problem of trying to identify the neural events that cause spontaneous voluntary action? Much is understood about how the brain decides between competing alternatives, leading to different behavioral responses. But far less is known about how the brain decides “when” to perform an action, or “whether” to perform an action in the first place, especially in a context where there is no sensory cue to act such as during foraging. Fifty years ago, in 1965, scientists discovered a slow buildup of neural activity that precedes the onset of spontaneous self-initiated movements (movements made without any cue telling you when to move). This buildup was dubbed the “readiness potential” or bereitschaftspotential, and has since been confirmed at the single-neuron level. For the past five decades it has been assumed to reflect a process of “planning and preparation for movement”. In the 1980s the readiness potential was used to argue that we do not have conscious free will, because the readiness potential appears to begin even before we are aware of our own conscious decision to act. Now we and others have challenged that long-standing interpretation by showing that the early part of the readiness potential might reflect sub-threshold random fluctuations in brain activity that have an influence on the precise moment that the movement begins. These fluctuations thus appear as part of the “signal” when we analyze the data time-locked to the time of movement onset. This fundamental insight leads to novel and testable predictions concerning both objective (brain signals and behavior) and subjective (the perceived time of the conscious intention) phenomena, and may also have important, philosophical implications. Aaron Schurger gave this talk as a plenary speaker at the 2016 The Science of Consciousness conference in Tucson, hosted by the Center for Consciousness Studies. Republished with permission from the Center for Consciousness Studies.
Free Will & Neurology: brain activity to conscious decision
Free Will and Neurology: How could a brain made of ordinary matter give rise to a mind floating totally free from physical reality? Experiment: Measuring brain activity in the run-up to a conscious decision. Results: The brain is working on a decision at least 2 seconds before it becomes a conscious element. Susan Greenfield: "The actions and decisions we take everyday, which feel like instant conscious choices, are the result of slowly emerging sub-conscious processes in the brain." We have a free will and we make choices. "There's no way we can think away our own conviction of free will. We cannot abandon it, it's a necessary presupposition" says philosopher John Searle. But those choices are always the result of very personal but subconscious analysis. This concept explained and much more in the documentary series "Brain Story" (2000) by the extraordinary British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). http://www.bbc.co.uk Full description of the original documentary series: - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/837632.stm Official "brain story" book, companion to the series: - http://www.amazon.com/BBC-Brain-Story-Unlocking-Emotions/dp/0789478390/ref=sr_1_1/103-5064472-5130250?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1189084936&sr=1-1 About the author, Susan Greenfield: - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Greenfield and - http://www.sirc.org/about/susan_greenfield.html the "whole brain atlas" online: - http://www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/home.html
Max Velmans on "From West towards East in Five Simple Steps"
Drawing on some aspects of Reflexive Monism, this talk suggests how one can move from a careful, Western analysis of ordinary conscious experience towards a more Eastern understanding of its transformative potential in five simple steps. Step 1: accept that the boundaries of ordinary conscious experience encompass the entire phenomenal world, which requires an understanding of reflexivity and perceptual projection. Step 2: accept that experiences arise from somewhere—that there is a chain of normally unconscious/preconscious causation that precedes the arising of each experience that one can investigate in both a third- and first-person way. Step 3: accept that it is only when entities, events and processes are directly experienced that they become real-ized in the sense of becoming subjectively real, and that this applies not just to everyday conscious processes such as speaking, reading and thinking, but also to one’s conscious sense of Self. Step 4: accept an expanded sense of Self that includes not just one’s conscious Ego but also the unconscious embedding and supporting ground of which it is an expression. Step 5: accept that human consciousness is not a “freak accident of nature”; rather it is one natural expression of what the universe is like (although we have some way to go to discover the precise psychophysical laws that govern how conscious experiences relate to their associated material forms). I then show how these aspects of Reflexive Monism take one in the direction of Advaita Vedanta and other forms of perennial philosophy—although the point of balance between Eastern and Western ways of understanding mind, consciousness and self may need to be somewhere midway between the two. Suggested readings: the book Understanding Consciousness Edition 2 (2009-particularly Chapters 12 and 14); online papers: How to arrive at an Eastern Place from a Western direction (2013); Reflexive Monism: Psychophysical relations among mind, matter and consciousness (2012); Reflexive Monism (2008) Max Velmans, initially an Electrical Engineer (Sydney) with a PhD in Psychology (London) was a Fulbright Scholar at UC Berkeley and is currently Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, and Visiting Professor in Consciousness Studies, University of Plymouth. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and has been involved in consciousness studies for almost 40 years. His main research focus is on integrating work on the philosophy, cognitive psychology and neuropsychology of consciousness, and, more recently, on East-West integrative approaches. He has around 100 publications on these topics. His book Understanding Consciousness (2000) was short-listed for the British Psychological Society book award in 2001 and 2002, and is now in its second (2009) edition. Other publications include The Science of Consciousness: Psychological, Neuropsychological and Clinical Reviews (1996), Investigating Phenomenal Consciousness: New Methodologies and Maps (2000), How Could Conscious Experiences Affect Brains? (2003), and (with Susan Schneider) The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness (2007). He was a co-founder and, from 2004-2006, Chair of the Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society, and an Indian Council of Philosophical Research National Visiting Professor for 2010-2011. See http://www.gold.ac.uk/psychology/staff/velmans/