What will historians say about our time 250 years from now? Lawrence Summers asks this question in a thought-provoking lecture about the evolution of ideas.

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We all want khổng lồ be financially stable and enjoy a well-funded retirement, but we don"t want to lớn squander our hard-earned money on poor investments.

Yale ProfessorJeffrey Brenzelargues that reading the great classics can not only enrich your education, but also actually make your life better.

The most important thing about art is every person"s capacity khổng lồ make it, và that the body/mind discipline of cultivating your artistic abilities has collateral utility for every aspect of life.

Our successes & failures are similarly linked khổng lồ others, though we may feel their effects only personally. Every choice you make, every behavior you exhibit, and even every desire you have finds its roots in the social universe.

Professor Douglas Melton takes a look at the basis for regenerative medicine, the human body’s ability to divide, grow, and specialize cells.
We"re halfway through our rollout ofThe Floating Universityhere at Big Think.It"s some of the most vital, timely, and mind-changing đoạn phim content anywhere on the Web.Here"s number six of 12 onour list, featuring Yale psychologist Paul Bloom.
Money doesn"t make the world go round; it"s just a stand-in for value, & an arbitrary one at that.
ProfessorMichio Kakudelivers a glimpse of where science will take us in the next hundred years, as warp drives, teleportation, và time travel converge with our scientific understanding.
Warning: You might not want khổng lồ watch this at the dinner table (it gets political), but in the name of having great discussion over important issues, we hope you will!
We"re thrilled lớn be bringing The Floating University lớn Big Think.Here"s number two onour list, featuring Harvard linguistSteven Pinker.

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