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Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Charles Darwin (February 12, 1809–April 19, 1882) in The Descent of Man
Song: “Charlie Darwin” by The Low Anthem
Radical philosopher, polymath, film star, cult icon, and author of over 30 books, Slavoj Žižek is one of the most controversial and leading contemporary public intellectuals, simultaneously acclaimed as the ‘Elvis of cultural theory’ and denounced as ‘the most dangerous philosopher in the West’.
In this special lecture for Intelligence Squared from July 2011, Žižek argues that global capitalism is fast approaching its terminal crisis and that our collective responses to economic Armageddon correspond to the five stages of grief – ideological denial, explosions of anger, attempts at bargaining, followed by depression and finally acceptance of change. Referencing everything from Kafka, the “Hollywood Marxism” of Avatar, the Arab Spring and WikiLeaks, he presents a roadmap for finding a way beyond the madness.
Uno de los tantos uruguayos que admiro.
"…Dice mi padre que un solo traidor
puede con mil valientes;
él siente que el pueblo en su inmenso dolor
hoy se niega a beber en la fuente
clara del honor….”
Open Source Beehives
3-D-print me a hand please!
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The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol I and Vol III are now available online for free.
The Feynman Lectures are considered to be one of the best and most sophisticated college level introductions to physics.
Is code the most important language in the world? Great short film from PBS Off Book, but it’s worth to remember what Debbie Millman so memorably wrote about the limitations of code in a human context:
John Maeda once explained, “The computer will do anything within its abilities, but it will do nothing unless commanded to do so.” I think people are the same — we like to operate within our abilities. But whereas the computer has a fixed code, our abilities are limited only by our perceptions.
This happens all the time, if you don’t listen there’s no possible debate.Played 30 times.