background preloader

Gary Haugen: Violence is the hidden reason for poverty

Gary Haugen: Violence is the hidden reason for poverty
Collective compassion has meant an overall decrease in global poverty since the 1980s, says civil rights lawyer Gary Haugen. Yet for all the world's aid money, there's a pervasive hidden problem keeping poverty alive. Haugen reveals the dark underlying cause we must recognize and act on now. This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

http://www.ted.com/talks/gary_haugen_the_hidden_reason_for_poverty_the_world_needs_to_address_now

Related:  Mind and Soft HeartTEDx - 3frf1344

Earth - Rats will save their friends from drowning Saving another person from a life-or-death situation is something many of us do instinctively. But it's not unique to humans. Many primates will also help each other out. They are our closest relatives, so it's likely that our ape-like ancestors behaved in similar ways. In other words, our willingness to save others is an ancient trait, which modern humans have inherited. This trait may go back a surprisingly long way. Gallery: How networks help us understand the world As designer Manuel Lima points out in his TED Talk, A visual history of human knowledge, the network has become a powerful way to visualize much of what is going on in the world around us. “Networks really embody notions of decentralization, of interconnectedness, of interdependence,” says Lima. “This way of thinking is critical for us to solve many of the complex problems we are facing nowadays, from decoding the human brain to understanding the vast universe out there.” Here, Lima shares a few of his favorite network graphics.

Astrophysicist Writes Brutal Response To WSJ Article Claiming Science Has Proven God Exists Recently – Christmas Day, in fact – the Wall Street Journal published an article by a Christian apologist who boldly declared that science was “increasingly” making the case for God, year-after-year. Eric Metaxas is best known as a biographical writer, but he is also lauded (in conservative circles) for his work promoting the pro-life movement and making sweeping, outrageous conclusions about the existence of God based on whatever tenuous evidence seems handy at the time. If sweeping, outrageous conclusions be Metaxas bread-and-butter, than his Wall Street Journal article is perhaps his magnum opus. It’s a doozy. After subtitling his work “The odds of life existing on another planet grow ever longer.

This 94-year-old's last bucket list item ... 2 click By any measure, Shirley Batchelder has lived a long, "fantastic" life. At 94 years old, she paints, dons pink flowers in her hair, spends time with family, and runs bingo with her friends. She was married for 57 years to a curly-haired man who was "handsome as can be," she told WSMV Channel 4 News, and is accepting visits from friendly strangers at Steeple Chase Manor retirement home. GIFs via WSMV Channel 4. Although Shirley's had a great life, she had one remaining item on her bucket list this past summer. Hike the Rockies?

The dark side of data Now playing Recent events have highlighted, underlined and bolded the fact that the United States is performing blanket surveillance on any foreigner whose data passes through an American entity — whether they are suspected of wrongdoing or not. This means that, essentially, every international user of the internet is being watched, says Mikko Hypponen. An important rant, wrapped with a plea: to find alternative solutions to using American companies for the world's information needs. Body Painter Transforms Humans Into Breathtaking Portraits Of Animals There’s more to this beautiful heron than meets the eye. It’s actually a human body covered intricately in paint. The stunning work was created by artist Shannon Holt, a body painter from Florida who’s known for her ability to transform the human body into a canvas for beautiful art. The piece is part of Holt’s “Florida Wildlife Series,” a collection of several animal portraits, all painstakingly drawn on human bodies.

The Compassionate Instinct Humans are selfish. It’s so easy to say. The same goes for so many assertions that follow. Greed is good. Altruism is an illusion. Cooperation is for suckers. The mathematical secrets of Pascal’s triangle - Wajdi Mohamed Ratemi Math is really fun! Visit this site and find out more about Pascal’s Triangle! Having some trouble doing the questions in the lesson? Visit the Math Forum @ Drexel and get some hints on how to solve problems similar to the ones you just worked on!

▶ One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful (5 Piano Guys, 1 piano) - ThePianoGuys We're on Tour! Sheet Music: Album here: song here: Subscribe to our main channel: to our BTS channel: us on Facebook: us on Twitter: Get PianoGuys T-Shirts, Wristbands, Sheetmusic here: STORY BEHIND THE SONGThe idea: A couple months ago the 5 of us were gathered round a piano prepping for a video shoot scheduled for that day.

Related: