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Phil Borges: Documenting our endangered cultures TED | Talks | (video)

About this Talk
Photographer Phil Borges shows rarely seen images from the mountains of Dharamsala, India, and the jungles of the Ecuadorian Amazon. In documenting these endangered cultures, he hopes to help preserve them. His profound respect for his subjects is apparent from the first picture he shares, of Tamdin, a persecuted Buddhist nun in exile from Tibet. In each face and story he captures, Borges imparts dignity to the enduring spirits of his subjects.

TED Talks Phil Borges: Documenting our endangered cultures (video)

Richard Dawkins: An atheist's call to arms TED | Talks | (video)

About this Talk
The session was titled "The Design of Life," and the TED audience was probably expecting remarks about evolution's role in our history from biologist Richard Dawkins. Instead, he launched into a full-on appeal for atheists to make public their beliefs and to aggressively fight the incursion of religion into politics and education (quoting Douglas Adams in the bargain). Scientists and intellectuals hold very different beliefs about God from the American public, he says, yet they are cowed by the overall political environment. Dawkins' scornful tone drew strongly mixed reactions from the audience; some stood and applauded his courage. Others wondered whether his strident approach could do more harm than good. Dawkins went on to publish The God Delusion and become perhaps the world's best-known atheist.

About Richard Dawkins
Oxford professor Richard Dawkins has helped steer evolutionary science into the 21st century,

TED | Talks | Richard Dawkins: An atheist's call to arms (video)

Wade Davis: Cultures at the far edge of the world TED | Talks | (video)

About this Talk
With stunning photos and stories, National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis celebrates the diversity of the world's indigenous cultures, now disappearing from the planet at an alarming rate. He argues passionately that we should be concerned not only for preserving the biosphere, but also the "ethnosphere" -- "the sum total of all thoughts and dreams, myths, ideas, inspirations, intuitions brought into being by the human imagination."

TED | Talks | Wade Davis: Cultures at the far edge of the world (video)

Robert Wright interviews Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker
Robert Wright
59 min 2 sec - Jul 1, 2002

Steven Pinker is Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at http://www.mit.edu/%7epinker/ Harvard University.

Steven Pinker

Robert Wright interviews Daniel Dennett

Robert Wright
1 hr 9 min 58 sec - Sep 1, 2004

Daniel C. Dennett is University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, and Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies ... all » at http://ase.tufts.edu/cogstud/~ddennett.htm Tufts University.

Daniel Dennett

Robert Wright interviews Edward O. Wilson

Edward O. Wilson is Pellegrino University Professor emeritus at Harvard. His awards include the National Medal of Science and two Pulitzer Prizes.

Edward O. Wilson

Robert Wright interviews John Maynard Smith

John Maynard Smith, who died in 2004 at the age of 84, was one of the major figures in 20th century evolutionary biology. He was professor ... all » emeritus at the http://www.biols.susx.ac.uk/faculty/biology/maynard.htm University of Sussex

John Maynard Smith