Ancient skeletons discovered in Georgia threaten to overturn the theory of human evolution
For generations, scientists have believed Africa was the cradle of mankind.
Now a stunning archaeological discovery suggests our primitive ancestors left Africa to explore the world around 800,000 years earlier than was previously thought before returning to their home continent.
It was there - hundreds of thousands of years later - that they evolved into modern humans and… Continue
ALL 5 PARTS OF: Stephen Hawking - A Theory of Everything (PART 01), http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list...
Physicist and popular author Stephen Hawking presents his views on the elusive Holy Grail of modern physics: a theory of everything, so called because it would, if found, explain everything in the universe in a single set of equations. Hawking and several noted colleagues discuss cutting-edge developments in physics, such as string theory and supersymmetry,… Continue
http://www.ted.com Elaine Morgan is a tenacious proponent of the aquatic ape hypothesis: the idea that humans evolved from primate ancestors who dwelt in watery habitats. Hear her spirited defense of the idea -- and her theory on why mainstream science doesn't take it seriously.
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.… Continue
http://www.ted.com Susan Blackmore studies memes: ideas that replicate themselves from brain to brain like a virus. She makes a bold new argument: Humanity has spawned a new kind of meme, the teme, which spreads itself via technology -- and invents ways to keep itself… Continue
Added by Monika on July 25, 2009 at 1:49pm —
I welcome the new TV show, The Skeptologists and look forward to viewing it. Now more than ever, as even much of the Western world seems to be descending into new Dark Ages of superstition and faith without rationality, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. It is encouraging to see that many people are still carrying illumination to the world.
One of the people behind this program is Brian Dunning, whose… Continue