TheLastCollaborator is creating Mental and Emotional Wellbeing Basic needs for monthly living expenses. I have no home, no wife, no family but all of you, and I can carry every thing I own. There is nothing i will ever really buy, no where I ever want to go, nothing I want to see or experience, unless it be towards the work I do for others. For two decades I have never ever charged a single person, but my sessions were always face to face, so in a string of people I would help, there was always someone with means who gifted me in return for our work together. By living off those gifts I never had to charge. Sometimes I have lived well, sometimes poorly.
20 Incredible TED Talks You Should Show Your High School Students What makes TED such an appealing web series and organization is its desire to offer up a little something for everyone. This includes high school students and the teachers who love, hate, or tolerate them. Honestly, pretty much any video hosted there boasts its own educational value, but some hold more relevance than others. Whether they empower and inspire, shine a light on social injustices or simply show off some seriously cool innovations, the following 20 videos are bound to make class time just a little more interesting.
Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived Additional notes from the author: If you want to learn more about Tesla, I highly recommend reading Tesla: Man Out of Time Also, this Badass of the week by Ben Thompson is what originally inspired me to write a comic about Tesla. Ben's also got a book out which is packed full of awesome. There's an old movie from the 80s on Netflix Instant Queue right now about Tesla: The Secret of Nikola Tesla. It's corny and full of bad acting, but it paints a fairly accurate depiction of his life. The drunk history of Tesla is quite awesome, too. History.com has a great article about Edison and how his douchebaggery had a chokehold on American cinema.
The Years Are Short Richard Dawkins letter to his 10 year old daughter (how to warn your child about this irrational world) The following is a letter that Richard Dawkins wrote to his daughter when she turned 10. Richard is one of the worlds most renowned scientists who is known for speaking out against the dangers of religion. To my dearest daughter, Now that you are ten, I want to write to you about something that is important to me. Thoughts on the inevitable transition period The financial crisis becoming known as the Great Recession is an interesting one for many reasons. One of its most compelling aspects is the tendency to highlight the absurdity of capitalist systems, or indeed, any monetary system. Things like bureaucracy, law, and money have usurped moral words that once had a great deal of spiritual meaning; words like freedom, liberty, justice, rights, and criminal. Criminals, for instance, are thought of as a very specific group of people who share the common characteristic of somehow betraying their community.
THE 10 INVENTIONS OF NIKOLA TESLA THAT CHANGED THE WORLD Nikola Tesla is finally beginning to attract real attention and encourage serious debate nearly 70 years after his death. Was he for real? A crackpot? Part of an early experiment in corporate-government control? We know that he was undoubtedly persecuted by the energy power brokers of his day — namely Thomas Edison, whom we are taught in school to revere as a genius.
L. Steven Sieden: When Politics Became Lethal "All politics are not only obsolete but lethal." - Buckminster Fuller Although Bucky Fuller was extremely optimistic about humankind's future, he was also certain that many of our cherished institutions no longer serve our global needs. Among his targets of obsolescence were politics, organized religion and the military, and he was quick to point out that our world had recently gone through a massive paradigm shift that he had predicted decades earlier. Bucky began taking an inventory all global resources in 1937, shortly after he had an intimate meeting with Albert Einstein. His inventory was conducted well before the advent of computers or even calculators. Still, he discovered that each time resources are recycled we add knowledge to them, thereby allowing us to do "more with less."
Why Socialism? Albert Einstein is the world-famous physicist. This article was originally published in the first issue of Monthly Review (May 1949). It was subsequently published in May 1998 to commemorate the first issue of MR‘s fiftieth year. —The Editors Is it advisable for one who is not an expert on economic and social issues to express views on the subject of socialism? Waking Life Transcript - Chapter 3 (Philosophy professor Robert Solomon, at the University of Texas at Austin) The reason why I refuse to take existentialism as just another French fashion or historical curiosity is that I think it has something very important to offer us for the new century. I'm afraid we're losing the real virtues of living life passionately, sense of taking responsibility for who you are, the ability to make something of yourself and feeling good about life. Existentialism is often discussed as if it's a philosophy of despair. But I think the truth is just the opposite.
The Art of Sustainable Development Einstein said that we can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking used when we created them. Wise words, except few people heed them when it comes to sustainable solutions for our ailing planet. Despite decades of scientific research into everything from air pollution to species extinction, individuals are slow to act because their passions are not being ignited. For Paul Shrivastava, the Director of the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business (JMSB), combining science with the arts will bring about the passionate implementation of sustainable development.
Sam Harris - your mind is all you have Einstein's Circle of Compassion Alan Watts - Supports The Zeitgeist Movement & The Venus Project in 1968?