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Tagged with “big ideas” (5)

  1. The mystery of time - Big Ideas - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    More or less everything you know about time is wrong. This is no single time, but every one of you lives within your own time. Time passes at a different speed for each one of you. There is even no ‘now’ that you share with the person next to you. And the past only exists in your mind created by your memories.

    The Order of Time presented at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. 30 April 2018

    https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/the-mystery-of-time/9790674

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  2. Steven Pinker promotes enlightenment values - Big Ideas - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    The idea of progress has animated social reformers since the western enlightenment. With reason, science and individual rights at its core, this philosophy has transformed the western world over the last two hundred years. Harvard Professor Steven Pinker says these ideas are under threat and need to be defended.

    https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/enlightenment-now/9930754

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  3. Where did language come from? - Big Ideas - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Human evolution is a million-year story.  Yet language only appeared in the last 100,000 years. Psychologist Michael Corballis believes that language evolution is far older and more complex. He describes the connections between language and thinking and argues that we underestimate the cognitive ability of other animals.

    https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/where-did-language-come-from/10404342

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  4. Space travel

    Enrico Palermo gives detailed insights into how space tourism is evolving and the opportunities it can provide for new science and exploration.

    The era of commercial space travelling is about to begin. As early as by the end of this year, the first spaceships could take tourists into sub-orbital space. But it doesn’t come cheap, as you would expect. A ticket will cost you 250,000 US dollar. On Big Ideas right after the news, Enrico Palermo gives detailed insights into how space tourism is evolving and the opportunities it can provide for new science and exploration.

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/space-travel/5717038

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