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Postby Harvey » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:48 pm

It can be a monologue or several people talking to each other. Either way, viewer be the judge.

I found this discussion fascinating, the attitudes, the postures, the positions. My favourite part: "animals can't have fun" just wait and see, this was before youtube, but not before human observation so even the brightest and best minds can be strangely seduced by the power of ideas which tickle a certain prejudice.

Among the participants:

Freeman Dyson, Stephen Jay Gould, Daniel Dennet, Oliver Sacks and Rupert Sheldrake.

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Re: Interesting discussions

Postby Harvey » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:49 pm

An interesting discussion between a number of political insiders including British politicians, civil servants, intelligence agents and journalists. Interesting frictions emerge. 1 minute of filler at the beginning before the discussion begins.

Among the participants:

Tony Benn (Left wing Labour politician)
Eddie Chapman (Agent Zigzag)
Lord Dacre (Hugh Trevor-Roper)
Miles Copeland (Founder member CIA)
James Rusbridger (MI6, possibly suicided)

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Re: Interesting discussions

Postby JackRiddler » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:23 pm

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WOW to BOTH. I don't have six hours today! I can't believe either happened with these lineups. Especially the first is getting my attention over the days to come. (Missing there for the perfecto is Donna Haraway. Or, of course, any woman in either round. Who would be good for the second? Rigoberta Menchu? Naomi Klein would have been too young...)

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Re: Interesting discussions

Postby Harvey » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:17 pm

JackRiddler » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:23 pm wrote:.

WOW to BOTH. I don't have six hours today! I can't believe either happened with these lineups. Especially the first is getting my attention over the days to come. (Missing there for the perfecto is Donna Haraway. Or, of course, any woman in either round. Who would be good for the second? Rigoberta Menchu? Naomi Klein would have been too young...)

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You're welcome, that was my reaction too, and the motivation for this thread.
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Re: Interesting discussions

Postby Harvey » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:24 pm

A meta discussion between the views of different scientists on separate subjects.

Palaeontologist and author Richard Fortey delivers a discussion of evolution in the context of a thoughtful critique of capitalism and establishes the moral and scientific case for pluralism.







Biologist Rupert Sheldrake on resonance patterns and the usefulness of analogue models of the world:







Paths to the Evolution of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey Smith, author of Other Minds.







Paul Stamets his lecture Psilocybin Mushrooms and the Mycology of Consciousness.







Compton Rom discussing Microbial intelligence:







Ed Yong, author of I Contain Multitudes.


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Re: Interesting discussions

Postby Laodicean » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:13 pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0o6S-hqTzA
Lost round table discussion with Frank Zappa on 'John Barbour's Live Friday Night Talk Show'
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