Η δικαστική παντομίμα
Παρασκευή, 5 Φεβρουαρίου 2010
Πέμπτη, 4 Φεβρουαρίου 2010
In this clip, Jesus Seminar fellow and author Robert M. Price (The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man) tells us the excuse early church fathers offered for this very inconvenient fact. Price is a former fundamentalist Christian who, upon investigating his religion in seminary, became convinced that Jesus Christ most likely did not exist at all.
The truth about what people call the son of god. The myths of several cultures, and the true source of all life on earth, the Sun. No proof whatsoever that Jesus existed. A figment of the imagination, the same as Mithra, Horus, Dionysis etc etc etc.
Unveiling the Secrets of The Revelation With the Zodiacal Chart
Τετάρτη, 3 Φεβρουαρίου 2010
Τρίτη, 2 Φεβρουαρίου 2010
About this talk
MacArthur winner Sendhil Mullainathan uses the lens of behavioral economics to study a tricky set of social problems -- those we know how to solve, but don't. We know how to reduce child deaths due to diarrhea, how to prevent diabetes-related blindness and how to implement solar-cell technology ... yet somehow, we don't or can't. Why?
About Sendhil Mullainathan
Sendhil Mullainathan asks a compelling question: what are the irrational choices we make that perpetuate poverty, corruption, discrimination?
Why you should listen to him:
To study big questions such as "What are the measurable effects of corruption?"" Sendhil Mullainathan and his collaborators look at the day-to-day decisions made by real people, running deep-data studies on groups around the world to tease out patterns. Awarded a MacArthur ""genius"" grant in 2002, he has produced and collaborated on a string of research papers that make for a must-read CV -- including a fascinating, if dispiriting, study of the corruption involved in getting a driver's license in India.
Lately he and his team have been studying women who sell fruit and vegetables on the streets in developing countries. They're usually in debt to a moneylender in the market, who takes about half their profits each day as interest. Some of the women have figured a simple way to get out of debt and keep all their profits. But most of the women make a choice every day that keeps them in debt. How would these businesswomen behave, he wondered, if the slate was wiped clean? So he got a grant, paid off their debt, and waits to see what happens next."
"R&D in the poverty space has huge potential returns and there is too little thinking about that."