Our industrial society is scarcely 300 years old. That shallow history shouldn’t suggest to anyone that we have all of the answers for all of the questions that will confront us in the ensuing millennia.
Anthropologist Wade Davis muses on the worldwide web of belief and ritual that makes us human. He shares breathtaking photos and stories of the Elder Brothers, a group of Sierra Nevada indians whose spiritual practice holds the world in balance. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #017: The worldwide web of belief and ritual
A forest is much more than what you see,” says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery — trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #16: How Trees Talk to Each Other
Where to get GOOD ideas? HOW to get good ideas? First, let us define what is an IDEA. An idea can be seen as a connection of dots – as a network. So, the first step would be to expose yourself to lot of dots – thought patterns from a variety of backgrounds.
People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #013: Where good ideas come from