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Old 06-04-2009, 07:32 AM   #126
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Dinesh D'Souza, Christian and best-selling author, faced off against Tufts professor, author, and atheist Daniel Dennett in a debate on the existence of god. The resolution for the debate was as follows: "God is a manmade invention." Daniel Dennett argued the affirmative, and Dinesh D'Souza the negative.


Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw7J15TeDG4


Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7MGyayvAa8

Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgK6M3WRFcc

Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzUUnjcTkQg

Part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnGGOKDGLYw

Part 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcunc_hQ8U8

Part 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SryFVhNfvow

Part 8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8puuM-C9XIY

Part 9
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0Ts_kPn5Tg

Part 10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMEu_pGCCU0

Part 11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqpumHZGx7c

Part 12:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rae3EUR-W4s

Part 13:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADLjLcS2kJs

Part 14:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KgVtKKgoks

Part 15:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM5mv-g2kUU
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:48 PM   #127
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I watched the debate just now. D'souza is very energetic and intense, while Dennet lets his arguments speak for themselves. D'souza painfully misapplies analogies and rephrased some of the tired theist arguments about how atheism causes more trouble than religion.

Further, he claimed that much of the religious fighting going on is not in the name of religion, but fighting over land. I'm very skeptical; even if some of the middle-eastern problems are physically over possession of land, the fact that such an area is considered "holy" would imply religious intent.

The two disagreed on whether religion is expanding or contracting, I'm inclined to believe Dennet as he was the one who first pointed it out, IIRC D'souza cited off the top of his head something like "75% of people in India are religious, that doesn't seem like contraction to me!"

Dennet's idea to teach religion in schools is genius, D'souza doesn't like it because he thinks there is an underlying atheist agenda there. Dennet proposes that we teach the history of religion from elementary school on up, nothing more than the facts of the history that can be agreed upon. D'souza explains the this isn't a good idea, but I honestly could not understand what he was talking about when he said he didn't like it. He really didn't say much more than "it's stupid", and then later said "I think it's a good idea, I just wouldn't want Dennet being in charge of it".

The questions at the end consisted of D'souza essentially dodging questions with poor analogies, while mentioning that Dawkins shouldn't claim things like religion evolve just because animals do. (I almost have a hard time believing he isn't a creationist with such a poor understanding of evolution) The one question directed at Dennet was "what if you're wrong?" in which he replied that while the scientific community asks this question regularly, the religious are in many cases encouraged to never consider it, for the stronger your faith is, the better.
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:32 PM   #128
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I'm only half way through it and its ****en amazing. I just searched this guy and found his homepage, and if you scroll down there are like 6 video links of his ... lectures etc.

http://ase.tufts.edu/cogstud/incbios...d/dennettd.htm
watch as much as of his online talks/lectures as possible, he has done a ton, 3-4 ted talks, they are all great. he is one of my favorite speakers/writers ever
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:01 AM   #129
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Dennet's idea to teach religion in schools is genius, D'souza doesn't like it because he thinks there is an underlying atheist agenda there. Dennet proposes that we teach the history of religion from elementary school on up, nothing more than the facts of the history that can be agreed upon. D'souza explains the this isn't a good idea, but I honestly could not understand what he was talking about when he said he didn't like it. He really didn't say much more than "it's stupid", and then later said "I think it's a good idea, I just wouldn't want Dennet being in charge of it".

The questions at the end consisted of D'souza essentially dodging questions with poor analogies, while mentioning that Dawkins shouldn't claim things like religion evolve just because animals do. (I almost have a hard time believing he isn't a creationist with such a poor understanding of evolution) The one question directed at Dennet was "what if you're wrong?" in which he replied that while the scientific community asks this question regularly, the religious are in many cases encouraged to never consider it, for the stronger your faith is, the better.
when he says 'which does imply that outsiders have a right to interfere' ... Maybe he goes into more detail in his book or from whatever source this is cited from, however my response is without this information.

I cant tell if I agree with this or not, but this made me think to what extent i would agree. I would agree that we could 'interfere' by means of social neglect, giving bad looks to this person, etc etc. However, unless the person is ... physically harming? his / her children by means of religion .. i don't think we should be able to interfere with the freedom of religion.

To what extent under what circumstances would you guys say would allow for what 'interferences'?
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Old 06-05-2009, 06:56 AM   #130
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This is Mr. Dennett on Free Will
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cSgVgrC-6Y

This might be good too.. its on the foodchain / eating i guess
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFpjskn3_Pc
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:49 PM   #131
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Lenny Susskind on general relativity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbmf0bB38h0

EDIT: Actually, it starts off with standard gravity but there is a whole series of stuff. He starts off really from the beginning and he is a good lecturer.

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Old 06-06-2009, 04:58 AM   #132
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Lenny Susskind on general relativity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbmf0bB38h0

EDIT: Actually, it starts off with standard gravity but there is a whole series of stuff. He starts off really from the beginning and he is a good lecturer.
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:24 AM   #133
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All you could ever want to know about Darwin and evolution - given by Stanford University in a 10-week course. Each video is about 2 hours long. Enjoy.

Darwin's Legacy - Lecture 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fysSb...e=channel_page

Darwin's Legacy - Lecture 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEnFJ...e=channel_page

Darwin's Legacy - Lecture 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO_QH...e=channel_page

Darwin's Legacy - Lecture 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CimqE...e=channel_page

Darwin's Legacy - Lecture 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMcVY...e=channel_page

Darwin's Legacy - Lecture 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_NQA...e=channel_page

Darwin's Legacy - Lecture 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KZ9b...e=channel_page

Darwin's Legacy - Lecture 8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJSJE...e=channel_page

Darwin's Legacy - Lecture 9
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9ZUk...e=channel_page

Darwin's Legacy - Lecture 10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf4AE...e=channel_page
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:03 PM   #134
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All you could ever want to know about Darwin and evolution - given by Stanford University in a 10-week course. Each video is about 2 hours long. Enjoy.

Darwin's Legacy - Lecture 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fysSb...e=channel_page
Awesome. On the first video you can skip to about 17 min if you want, there is a bunch of talking about the program at the start.
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:14 PM   #135
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i don't remember which but i'm pretty sure dennett does one of those darwin's legacy lectures
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:43 PM   #136
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Dawkins and Pinker uncut interview Really good conversation between the two

The Genius of Darwin
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Old 06-13-2009, 10:50 AM   #137
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I just stumbled upon this .. video? called 'Home' anyone seen it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU

looks legit so far... same chick to did Planet Earth (which is my fav vid series EVER)
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:05 PM   #139
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Peter Singer and Richard Dawkins uncut interview
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:36 PM   #140
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http://www.ted.com/talks/jane_poynte...osphere_2.html

i went to this talk, she sounds pretty arrogant but it is cool to see the difficulties of maintaining a biosphere
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:20 PM   #141
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http://thesciencenetwork.org/program...hants-of-light

Bunch of panel discussions and speakers from the origins symposium at ASU this year. Topics range from science and its role in society to cosmology, astrobiology, origin and evolution of early life, human evolution and uniqueness, etc. etc. Some of the panels I've watched so far are really interesting.
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:35 PM   #142
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Ed Witten interview at CERN

http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1184753
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:50 PM   #143
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http://www.ted.com/talks/chris_hughe...d_reality.html


Not really sure what exactly this is going to be used for but its pretty freaking cool. I'm not even sure what the significance of this sort of development is...anyone?
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:49 AM   #144
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Star Size Comparison HD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEheh1BH34Q
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:10 PM   #145
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I Know More Than God.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qymoktf0wY

(regarding the Genesis creation story and current knowledge, etc)
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:50 PM   #146
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that is the freakiest thing i've seen in my life
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:59 PM   #147
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that is the freakiest thing i've seen in my life
I think that biggest star is approx the size of the ORBIT of one of our outer planets.

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Old 07-01-2009, 07:25 AM   #148
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Free Audio books of Darwin's Origin of Species and Voyage of the Beagle. Enjoy

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
by Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882)
http://www.archive.org/download/orig...x_64kb_mp3.zip


The Voyage of the Beagle
by Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882)
http://www.archive.org/download/voya...x_64kb_mp3.zip
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:21 AM   #149
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Jesus Camp 1 of 8 (or 9, i forget)
****ing... UNreal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhjIlhAShuU
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:28 AM   #150
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Jesus Camp 1 of 8 (or 9, i forget)
****ing... UNreal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhjIlhAShuU
8/8 doesnt work, switch to for example this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBDcR...eature=related

Scary.
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