Friday, September 27, 2013

Why Mayors Should Rule The World

Benjamin Barber: Why mayors should rule the world


" Benjamin Barber believes that the future of the world may lie with the politicians who implement practical change every day: mayors. " --

Stuart Firestein: The pursuit of ignorance

" What does real scientific work look like? As neuroscientist Stuart Firestein jokes: It looks a lot less like the scientific method and a lot more like "farting around … in the dark." In this witty talk, Firestein gets to the heart of science as it is really practiced and suggests that we should value what we don’t know -- or “high-quality ignorance” -- just as much as what we know. Stuart Firestein teaches students and “citizen scientists” that ignorance is far more important to discovery than knowledge. " --