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Michio Kaku: What if Einstein Is Wrong?

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We'll have to recalibrate everything -- the age of the universe, the age of stars, the distance to the stars, the basic structure of modern electronics, GPS, nuclear weapons -- all of that would have to be recalibrated and rethought

Bill Nye: Creationism is Not Appropriate for Children

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Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science, in all of biology. According to Bill Nye, aka "the science guy," if grownups want to "deny evolution and live in your world that's completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that's fine, but don't make your kids do it because we need them."

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Don't Sit Around Waiting for a Sputnik Moment

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson describes how the Soviet Union was a catalyst for the U.S. space program, and China might be considered a similar catalyst today.

Henry Rollins: The One Decision that Changed My Life Forever

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Punk Henry Rollins describes the seminal moment when he decided to leave his job as manager of Haagen Dazs to become the lead singer of Black Flag.

Alva Noë: The Puzzle of Perception

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These phenomena, our ability to experience more than is in some sense there and also less than is in some sense there, I think in a very strong way, point us to the fact that what shows up for us is not so much a matter of what is happening inside of us, but how we are achieving or failing to achieve access to what’s going on around us.