Sunday, April 13, 2008

Is it possible for scientists to co-exist with normal people?

Yes, apparently.
This takes just under 20 minutes.

12 comments:

Richard said...

I'll be very serious for a minute. TED has some great clips on it. If you can find the one by Sir Ken Robinson called "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" do watch it, it's extremely thought provoking and very funny. I've never managed to watch it all the way through as You Tube wants to continually give up after about 13 minutes.

Vicus Scurra said...

Thanks Richard.
I, too, was attempting to be as close to serious as I get here.
I hope you enjoy this clip as well.

Dave said...

I found her voice a bit annoying.

Richard said...

Here's the Ken Robinson talk.

Vicus Scurra said...

Dave. Good. Style over substance 1 vote.
Richard. Yes, I liked Mr Robinson. Shame he didn't have 18 minutes worth of stuff.

tom909 said...

Well, I'm not used to listening to lectures like that! I actually found it really easy to concentrate on, and very interesting and relevant too.
The human being is an amazing creation - I liked the image of being suspended between the two halves of the brain. It's cool isn't it, the way we sway between them too! And the way some of us prefer one side to the other and the way some of us seem to be more one way than the other.
So it's not just the drugs we took is it, it's actually true!

I, still, ♥ the views said...

:-)

I, still, ♥ the views said...

I do apologise for the seeming rudeness of the rabble - but I notice from your site meter that a few of them have stopped by, and a couple said thanks (to you) chez moi

*smiles sweetly and saunters off*

Donn said...

Fabulous. It is utterly incomprenhensible how that 3 pound blob of goop is responsible for everything that we do...and divided in half to boot!

It's amazing that she recovered and that the only thing affected was her inability to recognise that she is too old for long hair.

Why isn't there a cosmetologist on the planet who will dedicate their life to primping scientists who are going to speak in public?
You only get one chance to make a first impression.

Gordie said...

I thought Jill Bolte's talk was wonderful. Not even the news that she calls herself "the Singing Scientist" could put me off. Thank you for spreading it to the world.

I rebelled against Ken Robinson once I realised that his definition of creativity went no further than childish self indulgence. He should be put in the pillory on an episode of 'Tomorrow's World', and spanked by Judith Hann, while Trevor Baylis and Jonathan Ive demonstrate some brilliant inventions.

I, still, ♥ the views said...

(Trevor is brilliant - I once spent a long Indian summer hanging out with him, discussing his inventions, motor boating up and down the Thames - think I even swam in his pool

that was before he made his fame - but no fortune - from his wind-up radio)

I, still, ♥ the views said...

hey vicus, did you read about Dr Jill in New Scientist this week?