Two Talks From Ted

There’s an interesting juxtaposition in two talks that have just gone up on the TED web site. The first is Louise Leakey talking about her work as an archeologist, and pointing out how we as a species are connected with the other great apes, and with other ancestral hominid species. The second is by the author Chris Abani who talks about how we are connected with each other in our shared humanity. Both are worth watching. Abani’s in particular, for using anecdote to show both the best and the worst of ourselves.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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2 Responses to Two Talks From Ted

  1. Bal says:

    All very interesting but no one has talked about the spiritual connection we all share, so there is a three dimensional approach to theorize about, isn’t there?  (just getting the jos sticks out – mmmmmm???)

  2. Geoff says:

    Aah, spirituality… there’s that word again. I remain unconvinced that there is anything out there that is, in the true sense of the word, "supernatural". As I’ve said to others, even given the fact of the "18 hours of static" that does not demonstrate the existence of a God, merely some new phenomenon that needs investigating… 

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