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Richard Dawkins Conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson at Hayden Planetarium. Richard Saul Wurman. Career[edit] Wurman chaired the IDCA Conference in 1972, the First Federal Design assembly in 1973, and the annual AIA Conference in 1976.

Richard Saul Wurman

He is perhaps best known for having cofounded and chaired the TED conference from 1984 thru 2002, bringing together various thinkers in the fields of Technology, Entertainment and Design. He also created the TEDMED conference (1995-2010) and the e.g. conference in 2006. In 1976, Wurman coined the phrase "information architect" in response to the large amount of information generated in contemporary society, which is often presented with little care or order.

Wurman said, "I thought the explosion of data needed an architecture, needed a series of systems, needed systemic design, a series of performance criteria to measure it In 1978, he served as the Dean for the Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design.[2] Wurman was made an AIA Fellow in 1976 and entered the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame in 2003. Education and awards[edit] Neil deGrasse Tyson Again Proves How Awesome He Is. Neil Tyson talks about UFOs and the argument from ignorance. 14 Things We Can All Appreciate About Neil Degrasse Tyson. Neil deGrasse Tyson likes to dance. Richard Dawkins. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.

Richard Dawkins

Pour les articles homonymes, voir Dawkins. Il acquiert la consécration avec son livre de 1976 intitulé The Selfish Gene (en français : Le Gène égoïste), qui popularise la théorie de l'évolution centrée sur les gènes et introduit le terme de « mème ». En 1982, il développe cette théorie dans son ouvrage Phénotype étendu puis publie en 2006 The God Delusion (en français : Pour en finir avec Dieu), vendu à plus de deux millions d'exemplaires et traduit en 31 langues.

Il est reconnu comme un ardent défenseur du rationalisme, de la pensée scientifique et de l'athéisme. Il est aussi l'un des principaux critiques du dessein intelligent, du créationnisme, des religions et des pseudo-sciences dans le monde anglo-saxon. Biographie[modifier | modifier le code] Jeunesse et éducation[modifier | modifier le code] Richard Dawkins est né le 26 mars 1941 à Nairobi, au Kenya. Notre-Dame de Fátima. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.

Notre-Dame de Fátima

Notre Dame de Fátima sur le blason de la ville. Notre-Dame de Fátima est le vocable sous lequel est invoquée la Vierge Marie telle qu'elle serait apparue à trois enfants à Fátima, petit village du centre du Portugal, à six reprises au cours de l'année 1917. Ces apparitions, dont le message porte sur la prière et les fins dernières, ont d'abord été l'objet de méfiance, aussi bien de la part des autorités civiles que des autorités religieuses.

Hundreds of Proofs of God’s Existence. NOTE: For real proofs of the nonexistence of any god, see "Why Atheism?

Hundreds of Proofs of God’s Existence

" For other evidence, go to Atheists of Silicon Valley debate page . Hundreds of Proofs of God’s Existence Formerly: Over Three Hundred Proofs of God’s Existence Originally adapted from a forum on the Internet Infidels . TRANSCENDENTAL ARGUMENT, a.k.a. . (1) If reason exists then God exists. (2) Reason exists. (3) Therefore, God exists. COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENT, a.k.a. . (1) If I say something must have a cause, it has a cause. The Drake equation is a probabilistic argument used to estimate the number of active, communicative extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy.

The equation was written in 1961 by Frank Drake not for purposes of quantifying the number of civilizations,[1] but intended as a way to stimulate scientific dialogue at the world's first SETI meeting, in Green Bank, West Virginia. The equation summarizes the main concepts which scientists must contemplate when considering the question of other radio-communicative life.[1] The Drake equation has proved controversial since several of its factors are currently unknown, and estimates of their values span a very wide range. This has led critics to label the equation a guesstimate, or even meaningless. History[edit] In September 1959, physicists Giuseppe Cocconi and Philip Morrison published an article in the journal Nature with the provocative title "Searching for Interstellar Communications The equation[edit] The Drake equation is:

Murray-Hill riot. The Murray-Hill riot (also known as "Montreal's 'night of terror'") was the culmination of 16 hours of unrest in Montreal, Quebec during a Montreal police strike.

Murray-Hill riot

Police were motivated to strike because of difficult working conditions caused by disarming separatist-planted bombs and patrolling frequent protests. Montreal police also wanted higher pay, commensurate with police earnings in Toronto. As the police were on strike on October 7, 1969, a crowd of disgruntled taxi drivers congregated around the Murray-Hill garage in Griffintown, protesting against Murray-Hill’s monopoly at the Dorval International Airport. Attempts by the Sûreté du Québec to stop the procession towards the garage were stopped by striking Montreal policemen. During the melée, Sûreté corporal Robert Dumas was killed by shots fired from the roof by security guards and the owner’s son.