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  • Philadelphia Zoo Prepares for Arrival of Baby Gorilla - Duration: 42 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 4,384 views
    Honi, Philadelphia Zoo's western lowland gorilla, is pregnant! In this latest update, Primary Gorilla Keeper, Kristen Farley-Rambo, walks us through necessary preparations needed in planning for a ...
  • Ilya Somin on "Political Ignorance in America" - Duration: 3 minutes, 51 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,581 views
    Somin suggests voting has become more like rooting for your favorite sports team than making calculated decisions on the best candidate. Agree or disagree? Respond to this video with your own and w...
  • Jean Twenge on "The Rise of Self and the Decline of Intellectual and Civic Interest" - Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second.

    • 3 years ago
    • 3,135 views
    It seems like believing you can do it matter more than actually doing it, at least for some young people. Respond to this video with your own and win a scholarship from The State of the American Mi...
  • Greg Lukianoff on "The Expectation of Confirmation" - Duration: 2 minutes, 20 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,487 views
    Free speech has been trumped by fear of offense, and debate has been overcome by a desire to be confirmed. Respond to this video with your own and win a scholarship from The State of the American M...
  • Prof. Sheila Jasanoff - Cosmopolitan Visions: Science and Reason in a World of Difference - Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,259 views
    Professor Sheila Jasanoff, the Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School, delivers the Gifford Lecture entitled "Cosmopolitan Visions: Science and Reason...
  • Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language". Lecture 6: Can Truth be Spoken?

    Lord Williams of Oystermouth - Can Truth be Spoken? - Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
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    Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language".

    Lecture 6: Can Truth be Spoken?

    In what sense...
  • Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language". Lecture 5: Extreme Language - Discovery Under Pressure. Recorded at the University of Edinburgh's New College.

    Lord Williams of Oystermouth - Extreme Language: Discovery Under Pressure - Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
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    Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language".

    Lecture 5: Extreme Language - Discovery Under ...
  • Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language". Lecture 4: Material Words - Language as Physicality. Recorded at the University of Edinburgh's New College.

    Lord Williams of Oystermouth - Material Words: Language as Physicality - Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    • 3,390 views
    Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language".

    Lecture 4: Material Words - Language as Physic...
  • Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language". Lecture 3: No Last Words: Language as Unfinished Business Intelligent life has something to do with knowing what to do next, and how to 'go on'. Recorded at the University of Edinburgh's New College.

    Lord Williams of Oystermouth - No Last Words: Language as Unfinished Business - Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
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    Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language".

    Lecture 3: No Last Words: Language as Unfinish...
  • Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series, at the University of Edinburgh entitled, "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language". Lecture 2 rRecorded on 5 November 2013 at the University of Edinburgh's New College,

    Lord Williams of Oystermouth - Can We Say What We Like? Language, Freedom and Determinism - Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    • 6,552 views
    Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language".

    Lecture 2: Can We Say What We Like? Language, ...
  • Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series, at Edinburgh University, entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language". Lecture 1 recorded on Monday 4 November at the University of Edinburgh's New College.

    Lord Williams of Oystermouth - Representing Reality - Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
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    Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth delivers the Gifford Lecture series entitled "Making Representations: Religious Faith and the Habits of Language".

    Lecture 1: Representing Reality

    When we speak...
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    • Gifford Lectures Revisited, Part 2: Ian Barbour, John Polkinghorne, Holmes Rolston, Charles Taylor, moderated by Keith Ward

      British Academy, London, 1 June 2012

      Gifford Lectures Revisited: Reflections of Seven Templeton Laureates -- Part 2 - Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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      Ian Barbour, John Polkinghorne, Holmes Rolston, Charles Taylor, moderated by Keith Ward
      British Academy, London, 1 June 2012
    • Gifford Lectures Revisited, Part 1: John Barrow, Freeman Dyson, Martin Rees, moderated by George Ellis

      British Academy, London, 1 June 2012

      Gifford Lectures Revisited: Reflections of Seven Templeton Laureates -- Part 1 - Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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      John Barrow, Freeman Dyson, Martin Rees, moderated by George Ellis
      British Academy, London, 1 June 2012
    • In the fifth lecture of the Aberdeen Gifford Lecture Series 2012, Professor Sarah Coakley takes up the challenges left by the last two lectures, and now confronts the contentious and multi-levelled question about "teleology" in evolution. —courtesy of the University of Aberdeen

      Gifford Lecture 1st May 2012 - A New 'Ethico-Teleological' Argument for God's Existence - Duration: 1 hour.

      • 6 years ago
      • 2,977 views
      "Teleology Reviewed: A New 'Ethico-Teleological' Argument for God's Existence"

      In the fifth lecture of the Aberdeen Gifford Lecture Series 2012, Professor Sarah Coakley takes up the challenges lef...
    • In her sixth and final lecture of the 2012 Gifford Series, Professor Sarah Coakley returns to her premise, already sketched in the first lecture, that a new confidence in "natural theology is urgently called for in the 21st century, as the world faces global economic and ecological challenges of a sort previously unknown, and the continuing threat of forms of political violence often motivated by false and bloody ideas of "sacrifice". —courtesy of the University of Aberdeen

      Gifford Lecture 3rd May 2012 - Reconceiving 'Natural Theology': Meaning, Sacrifice and God - Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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      In her sixth and final lecture of the 2012 Gifford Series, Professor Sarah Coakley returns to her premise, already sketched in the first lecture, that a new confidence in "natural theology is urgen...
    • Getting behind noise in Christian history (lecture 5)

      Lecture 5: Getting behind noise in Christian history

      So far, the story has largely been about overt history: the positive utterances and actions of public Christianity. We turn now to further and more complex varieties of silence: first the phenomenon of 'Nicodemism', simultaneously audible to those with ears to hear, and not to be heard by others. —Courtesy of Edinburgh University

      Prof. Diarmaid MacCulloch - Getting Behind Noise in Christian History - Duration: 1 hour, 17 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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      Lecture 5: Getting behind noise in Christian history

      So far, the story has largely been about overt history: the positive utterances and actions of public Christianity. We turn now to further and...
    • Prof Diarmaid MacCulloch - Silence in modern and future Christianities (lecture 6)

      Lecture 6: Silence in modern and future Christianities

      We consider the democratisation of the quest for silence in industrial society: the tangling of a secular society with the silences provided by Christian tradition, through for instance the popularity of retreats, or the observance of silence in remembrance. —Courtesy of Edinburgh University

      Prof. Diarmaid MacCulloch - Silence in Modern and Future Christianities - Duration: 1 hour.

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      Lecture 6: Silence in modern and future Christianities

      We consider the democratisation of the quest for silence in industrial society: the tangling of a secular society with the silences provided ...
    • Silence transformed: the Reformation and beyond (Lecture 3)

      The noisiness of Protestantism, unsuccessfully countered in the Church of Zürich but transcended in the Society of Friends. The new politic silences caused by the fissuring of Western Christianity. —courtesy of Edinburgh

      Prof. Diarmaid MacCulloch - Silence Through Schism and Two Reformations: 451-1500 - Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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      Lecture 3: Silence through schism and two Reformations: 451-1500

      The significance of the threeway split in Christianity after the Council of Chalcedon (451). The purposeful Chalcedonian forgettin...
    • Getting behind noise in Christian history (Lecture 4) We turn now to further and more complex varieties of silence: those things best left unsaid in order to build identity in Christian organizations and newly-evangelized regions, the silence of those ignored by those with the power to write history—courtesy of Edinburgh.

      Prof. Diarmaid MacCulloch - Silence Transformed: The Third Reformation 1500-1700 - Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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      Lecture 4: Silence transformed: the third Reformation 1500-1700

      The noisiness of Protestantism, particularly exacerbated by the end of monasticism, unsuccessfully countered in the Church of Zürich...
    • In this opening lecture of the Aberdeen Gifford Lecture Series 2012, Professor Sarah Coakley analyses the current malaise of "natural theology" and its philosophical and theological causes, and invites reflection on a bold reformulation of its task which might contest the cynicism of a culture convinced of primary selfishness. —courtesy of the University of Aberdeen

      Gifford Lecture 17th April 2012 - Stories of Evolution, Stories of Sacrifice - Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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      In this opening lecture of the Aberdeen Gifford Lecture Series 2012, Professor Sarah Coakley analyses the current malaise of "natural theology" and its philosophical and theological causes, and inv...
    • In her second lecture of the Aberdeen Gifford Lecture Series 2012, Professor Sarah Coakley provides an accessible account of the recent advances in the mathematical understanding of evolutionary "cooperation" and of the particular "mechanisms" which allow it to flourish and become "evolutionarily stable". —courtesy of the University of Aberdeen

      Gifford Lecture 19 April 2012 - Cooperation, Alias Altruism: Game Theory and Evolution Reconsidered - Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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      In her second lecture of the Aberdeen Gifford Lecture Series 2012, Professor Sarah Coakley provides an accessible account of the recent advances in the mathematical understanding of evolutionary "c...
    • In the fourth lecture of the Aberdeen Gifford Lecture Series 212, Professor Sarah Coakley takes a necessary detour into current, but less-known, evolutionary debates about sexual selection, gender performance, and cooperation. —courtesy of the University of Aberdeen

      Gifford Lecture 26 April 2012 - Ethics, Cooperation and the Gender Wars - Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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      "Ethics, Cooperation and the Gender Wars: Prospects for a New Asceticism"

      In the fourth lecture of the Aberdeen Gifford Lecture Series 2012, Professor Sarah Coakley takes a necessary detour into c...
    • In her third lecture of the Aberdeen Gifford Lecture Series 2012, Professor Sarah Coakley tackles more explicitly the problem of how to build an ethical system in conversation with the deliverances of evolutionary biology on "cooperation" and (human) "altruism". —courtesy of the University of Aberdeen

      Gifford Lecture 24 April 2012 - Ethics, Cooperation & Human Motivation - Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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      Ethics, Cooperation & Human Motivation: Assessing the Project of Evolutionary Ethics

      In her third lecture of the Aberdeen Gifford Lecture Series 2012, Professor Sarah Coakley tackles more explicit...
    • Prof Diarmaid MacCulloch - The Triumph of Monastic Silence (lecture 2) — courtesy of Edinburgh University

      Prof. Diarmaid MacCulloch - Catholic Christianity and the Arrival of Ascetism, 100-400 - Duration: 1 hour, 13 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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      Lecture 2: Catholic Christianity and the arrival of ascetism, 100-400

      Counter-strands to silence in the early Church, encouraged by its congregational worship and cult of martyrdom, and the effect...
    • Prof Diarmaid MacCulloch - Voices and silence in Tanahn and Christian New Testament (lecture 1) courtesy of Edinburgh University

      Prof. Diarmaid MacCulloch - Voices and Silence in Tanakh and Christian New Testament - Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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      The Gifford Lecture series 2012 - Silence in Christian History: the witness of Holmes' Dog

      Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch presents his introductory lecture in our 2012 Gifford lecture series.

      The ...
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