Society & Anthropology
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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
Web of Stories - Life Stories of Remarkable People
John Archibald Wheeler's crazy ideas for a crazy world
To listen to more of John Wheeler’s stories, go to the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVV0r6CmEsFzVlqiUh95Q881umWUPjQbB American physicist, John Wheeler (1911-2008), made seminal contributions to the theories of quantum gravity and nuclear fission, but is best known for coining the term 'black holes'. A keen teacher and mentor, he was also a key figure in the Manhattan Project.
Brains On Trial
Do humans truly have Free Will?
While filming for the PBS special, "Brains on Trial with Alan Alda," Alan visited Dr. Thalia Wheatley, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College. Dr. Wheatley's research investigates how people understand and react to other human beings and how the brain evolved to handle the computations underlying this social intelligence. Here they discuss the notion of Free Will and whether or not humans have any. Alan performs a well-known test in the study of free will: The Libet Experiment. For more videos and other content, go to: http://brainsontrial.com/
Plant Medicine Highlights on Gaia | Embracing Earth's Natural Gifts
Join Gaia.com Today! http://bit.ly/Only99cents BEST OF: Plant Medicine on Gaia | Embracing Earth's Natural Gifts http://bit.ly/BOPlantMedicine Ancient and indigenous shamans across the globe have used plant-based medicine to heal. Today, there has been a resurgence in these traditions as more and more people look to nature for health and transformation. Connect to a deeper way of being as you learn how the natural gifts of earth have the power to heal our minds, bodies, and spirits. Ayahuasca: Vine of the Soul (doc) http://bit.ly/AyahuascaMOVIE Our Common Roots (min-series) http://bit.ly/OurCommonRootsMOVIE Cannabis To Save My Life (doc) http://bit.ly/CannabisMOVIE Connect with us on Social: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Gaia Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/yogaongaia YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GaiaVideo Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/yogaongaia Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JoinGaia Instagram: @wearegaia @yogaongaia
Remarkable Zapp family takes on Africa
Herman and Candelaria Zapp departed from their native Argentina 13 years ago. Several continents and four children later they show no signs of stopping. EWN caught up with them in Cape Town to talk about their remarkably different approach to life.
THINKING, FEELING, WILLING - Nairobi Waldorf School
Every one of us relates to education in a unique way, but all of us have seen or will see the impact of education in their life, as a child, as a parent and as a citizen interacting with other people whose personality and behaviour have been shaped by a certain education system. Most of us can remember education as mainly developing the ability of our brain, in such a way that we learn to develop one form of intelligence only whereas the human being has the extraordinary power of developing multiple intelligences. If education is about bringing forth what is within, then it should do more than just focusing on our mind, but also empower our heart and our hands. Educating the Head, the Heart and the Hands is what Waldorf Education is all about. Nairobi Waldorf School - www.nairobiwaldorfschool.ac.ke
Wyoma - African Healing Dance
Celebrate Life with African Healing Dance with Wyoma! Subscribe to Sounds True for more: http://bit.ly/2EAugMf Amazon http://bit.ly/1yvuaLn Barnes&Noble http://bit.ly/1t99I2K Indiebound.org http://bit.ly/10rZbVz SoundsTrue.com http://bit.ly/15ZDF5n iPad & iPhone App http://bit.ly/1zpH81B In Africa, dance is much more than physical movement—it is a direct way to celebrate life and create healing. African Healing Dance is a step-by-step course on the healing tradition and expressive movements that are unique to Africa's dance heritage. From the movements of nature and everyday life, the tribal people of Africa developed specific dances to summon the energy of the world around them into their bodies for connection and healing. Through dancing, they became the bird and the wind, the fire and the serpent. Join Wyoma, the lead dancer and director of the Damballa dance troupe, as she teaches you the African way of moving your entire body with passion and joy, including symbolic animal and elemental gestures, demonstrations of hip, torso, and shoulder articulations, and much more. Here's the instructional program you need to have a high-energy African dance class at home. Can anyone learn these dances? "If you can talk, you can sing," they say in Zimbabwe, "and if you can walk, you can dance." So get ready to move—and be moved—with African Healing Dance. Learn Six African Dances: Sowu—The Dance of Life, from the Ewe of Ghana Gbegbe—From the Ivory Coast, a call for vision and strength Focodoba—A post-initiation basket dance from the Bambara of Guinea Umoya—A South African dance to draw energy from heaven and earth Nago—An Afro-Haitian warrior dance to claim your power and domain Yonvalu—A voudoun invocation to Damballa, the serpent deity Sounds True was founded in 1985 by Tami Simon with a clear mission: to disseminate spiritual wisdom. Since starting out as a project with one woman and her tape recorder, we have grown into a multimedia publishing company with more than 80 employees, a library of more than 1500 titles featuring some of the leading teachers and visionaries of our time, and an ever-expanding family of customers from across the world. In more than three decades of growth, change, and evolution, Sounds True has maintained its focus on its overriding purpose, as summed up in our Mission Statement. Connect with us: Facebook: http://bit.ly/2XFIIeE Instagram: http://bit.ly/2UlEoiH Website: http://bit.ly/2tOl02d Contents 1 DVD (1 hour, 17 minutes), 1 Study guide (13 pages) Date Published October 01, 2003 ISBN-10 1-59179-130-8 ISBN-13 978-1-59179-130-0 TWO Free Gifts From SoundsTrue.com http://bit.ly/1iMa3Tj Free Weekly Wisdom http://www.soundstrue.com/weeklywisdom IATE Podcast w/Tami Simon on iTunes http://bit.ly/1dtEwUT 50% off your next order on Soundstrue.com Use code TWDM11 at checkout, one-time use per account
Aluna - The Movie
Aluna means "conscience ". Enter the last theocratic chiefdom in America, hidden for centuries on a mountain in Colombia. The Kogi have made this amazing documentary to help us understand how to avoid the destruction of the world that they are trying to protect, and of ourselves.
Harvard University Press
Do Muslim Women Need Saving?
http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674725164 Frequent reports of honor killings, disfigurement, and sensational abuse have given rise to a consensus in the West, a message propagated by human rights groups and the media: Muslim women need to be rescued. Lila Abu-Lughod, who has been writing about Arab women for thirty years, challenges this conclusion in DO MUSLIM WOMEN NEED SAVING? The book is an indictment of a mindset that has justified all manner of foreign interference, including military invasion, in the name of rescuing women from Islam. It offers a detailed, moving portrait of the actual experiences of ordinary Muslim women, and of the contingencies with which they live.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
Joaquin Phoenix on Abuse in the Wool Industry and Cruelty-Free Options
Watch Joaquin Phoenix's exclusive chat with PETA about "the only option." An eye-opening video of sheep shearing changed things for him—what he thought was a harmless process is anything but. Subscribe: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=officialpeta The website the meat industry doesn't want you to see: http://meat.org How to go vegan: http://features.peta.org/how-to-go-vegan/ PETA Saves: http://features.peta.org/petasaves/ PETA: http://PETA.org FAQs: http://www.peta.org/about-peta/faq/
Missing Links with Gregg Braden | Episode 01
www.gaia.com/missinglinks The biggest questions concerning who we are, where we come from and where we are going have captivated scientists and mystics for centuries. Gregg Braden connects the missing links between science and spirituality to complete our understanding of humanity’s history, the origins of civilization and our interconnectedness with all things. Explore the deep truths of our origin, history, destiny and fate, with Missing Links. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/MissingLinksonGaia Connect with us on Social: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Gaia Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/yogaongaia YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GaiaVideo Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/yogaongaia Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JoinGaia Instagram: @wearegaia @yogaongaia http://bit.ly/GaiaMoviesandSeries #GreggBraden #MissingLinks
Rupert Sheldrake - The Science Delusion
Author of the best-selling Science Delusion; proponent of morphic resonance; banned by TED. Rupert Sheldrake has been dubbed the most controversial scientist on Earth. His best-selling book, The Science Delusion, tackles what he calls the dogmas within conventional science which can blind us to deeper discoveries about the way the world works. At ASPIRE 4 ALL, Rupert will discuss the ten dogmas on which he says science is built. These dogmas, he says - for example, that nature is mechanical and purposeless, that the laws and constants of nature are fixed, and that psychic phenomena like telepathy are impossible — have held back the pursuit of knowledge. This is the talk they didn’t want you to see. First delivered at a TEDx event in London, the talk was subsequently removed by TED from its website. At ASPIRE 4 ALL, participants will have the opportunity to judge for themselves if Rupert’s are ideas worth spreading ------------------------------------------- ASPIRE is the representative body of the Business Services and IT sector in Kraków, Poland... but that doesn't mean we can't be fun. ➡️ Like us on Facebook: https://fb.me/ASPIREPoland/ ➡️ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ASPIREPoland/ ➡️ Join us on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.aspire.org.pl/ ➡️ Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/ASPIREPoland/ ➡️ Learn more about us: https://www.aspire.org.pl/
Nature of Things
Dreams of the future - Nature of things
We live in a world where technology is constantly changing. Sadly you know as you leave the store, that your brand new SmartPhone is already out of date – somebody, somewhere has just upgraded it. Keeping up with the latest everything can be a challenge. We asked Dr. Jennifer Gardy to explore current scientific research that will impact us all in the future. Dr. Gardy is a Senior Scientist, Molecular Epidemiology at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. On this journey, Jennifer travels from Toronto to New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Munich and back home to Vancouver – all in the name of science exploration. The Nature of Things is hosted by the world-renowned geneticist and environmentalist, David Suzuki, the program is in its 55th season, a landmark by any standard http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/ https://www.facebook.com/cbcdocs https://www.instagram.com/cbcdocs/ https://twitter.com/cbcdocs The Nature of Things is one of the most successful series in the history of Canadian television. Every week, the influential program presents stories that are driven by a scientific understanding of the world. Stories full of adventure, drama and insight. Our programs entertain and inspire audiences by engaging with the people and personalities behind the science. From the search for other life in the universe to the psychology of babies, from the furry animals that invade your backyard to the consequences of human progress, The Nature of Things throws open the door to the wonder and accomplishments of science.