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This Neuroscientist Uses fMRI to Communicate With People in a Vegetative State | Freethink This Neuroscientist Uses fMRI to Communicate With People in a Vegetative State | Freethink

You’ve unfortunately had a terrible accident. You’re lying in a hospital bed, and you’re aware, you’re aware but you’re unable to respond. And you have to lie there listening to them deciding whether to let you live or die. I can think of nothing more terrifying. I’m Dr. Adrian Owen, I’m the author of Into…

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Atheneum 40th Anniversary Speaker Series:  Silvia Rode Atheneum 40th Anniversary Speaker Series: Silvia Rode

Welcome back. It is now my honor to welcome to the podium. Sylvia roadie, did I pronounce that right? So the doctors will be rodeo chair, the world language and cultures department and serves on the board of the center for communal studies at the university of Southern Indiana. Uh, I want to do a…

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13. The Sovereign State: Hobbes’ Leviathan 13. The Sovereign State: Hobbes’ Leviathan

Professor Steven Smith: Where else are we? Today we’re going to continue the state of nature, Hobbes’ most famous discovery, his most famous metaphor, his most famous concept. At the end of class last time, I tried to identify Hobbes’ central problem, is the problem of authority, what makes authority possible, what makes authority legitimate,…

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Democracy in Central Europe After Thirty Years Wrap-Up Democracy in Central Europe After Thirty Years Wrap-Up

♪♪♪ Our purpose today is twofold. We want to celebrate the momentous breakthrough for democracy that occurred 30 years ago, and we also want to examine the present situation in Poland in Central Europe and the challenges that lie ahead. Mr. President, I’ll begin my remarks today with the same words that you used to…

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Amb. Sam Brownback Remarks | 2019 Democracy Award Amb. Sam Brownback Remarks | 2019 Democracy Award

What a pleasure to be back with you here and at such an important time and such a a key occasion. And I’m delighted for the work that the NED does, you’ve done excellent work for the many years that I’ve been associated with you. He forgot my most important title though that I have…

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The Phantom Prisoners of Ohio State Penitentiary The Phantom Prisoners of Ohio State Penitentiary

– So, here we are, the road to Ohio State Reformatory. – Another prison for the boys. They’re openin’ up the prison for us. – We’re here to find some ghosts, and this looks like a place we’ll find them. (howl) (eerie music) ^This week on Buzzfeed Unsolved we investigate ^Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield,…

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Campus Argument Goes Viral As Evergreen State Is Caught In Racial Turmoil (HBO) Campus Argument Goes Viral As Evergreen State Is Caught In Racial Turmoil (HBO)

Last month, Evergreen State College in Washington went crazy— when a professor of evolutionary biology named Brett Weinstein objected to a Day of Absence— when white students and faculty were asked to voluntarily leave campus. Weinstein branded it a form of racial segregation. A group of student protesters called him a racist. The confrontation incited…

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Free Speech and Decentralization | A Response to Contrapoints & Three Arrows Free Speech and Decentralization | A Response to Contrapoints & Three Arrows

Throughout human history, there were many confrontations. Different opinions, beliefs, and schools of thought collide with each other, synthesizing new ideas. These confrontations form a cultural human evolution that is constantly changing. But one thing remains the same. The antagonism between hierarchy and communication. Life is constantly pushing us to overcome the difficulties and injustices…

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The Dark Reality Of Celebrity Endorsed Mega-Churches | State Of Grace | Refinery29 The Dark Reality Of Celebrity Endorsed Mega-Churches | State Of Grace | Refinery29

Welcome home. You belong here. Come as you are. These are the messages that greet you at Instagram-able megachurches all across Los Angeles. With services that look more like Coachella than your grandmother’s prayer circle, are the lights and the fog machines clouding the truth? You may think California is a godless land full of…

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