Daily Archives: December 6, 2016

News War part 1


Published on May 30, 2012

News War | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site – 2007





Journey of the Universe: Mary Evelyn Tucker at TEDxFGCU

TEDx Talks

Uploaded on May 27, 2011

Mary Evelyn Tucker of Yale University introduced “Journey of the
Universe,” a new multi-media collaboration inspired by Thomas Berry’s
“The New Story.” “Journey of the Universe” weaves together scientific
discoveries and humanistic insights to create a new narrative of the
evolution of the universe – from the Big Bang to the impact of human
life on our planet.

Online Courses on Cosmology and Ecology Offered as First Yale MOOC Specialization


Published on Aug 29, 2016

Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times is a course series created by senior research scholars at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. The courses weave the discoveries of the evolutionary sciences together with the humanities such as history, philosophy, art, and religion. The courses in this Specialization draw on the Emmy-award winning film, Journey of the Universe, the book from Yale University Press, and a series of 20 interviews with scientists and environmentalists, titled Journey Conversations.

As part of the Specialization, we investigate the life of Thomas Berry, a historian of world religions known for articulating a “new story” of the universe that explores the implications of the evolutionary sciences and cultural traditions for creating a flourishing future.

The capstone course gives students an opportunity to bring together their learning in a project that explores ways in which the creativity of humans can be more deeply aligned with the creativity of universe and Earth processes.

Visit https://www.coursera.org/specializati… to learn more.=

Online Courses on Cosmology and Ecology Offered as First Yale MOOC Specialization

A series of F&ES online courses examining the nexus of cosmology and ecology is now available to global learners through Coursera, the world’s largest provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Register for “Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times”

The four six-week courses, which weave the discoveries of evolutionary science with the humanities — such as history, philosophy, art, and religion — are the School’s first MOOCs and the first online “specialization” offered by Yale University.

Offered under the theme, “Journey of the Universe: A Story for our Times,” the specialization is taught by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, senior lecturers and research scholars at F&ES and the Yale Divinity School. Tucker and Grim co-produced the 2011 Emmy Award-winning film, “Journey of the Universe,” which premiered at F&ES and was broadcast on PBS. The film and the book, published by Yale University Press, provide the source material and inspiration for the online courses. (Tucker co-authored the script and the book with evolutionary cosmologist, Brian Thomas Swimme.) A series of interviews Tucker conducted with scientists, historians, and environmentalists — called “Journey Conversations” — is also a rich resource for the classes.

Retrospective and Prospective: Abrahamic Traditions

Harvard Divinity School

Published on Oct 26, 2016

Welcome by Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Director, Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University
Overview by John Grim & Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale University
Judaism: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Arizona State University
Christianity: Heather Eaton, St. Paul’s University, Ottawa
Islam: Mohammed Rustom, Carleton University
Moderator: Francis X. Clooney, S.J.

“Religion, Ecology, and Our Planetary Future” advances the work of understanding and transforming the discourse of religions and ecology for the twenty-first century. The conference marks the twentieth anniversary of the Religions of the World and Ecology Conference series and subsequent book series.

Learn more about Harvard Divinity School and its mission to illuminate, engage, and serve at http://hds.harvard.edu/.

CAUGHT ON TAPE: CBS Boss Giddy Over Trump Despite America’s Looming Death

The Jimmy Dore Show

Published on Mar 4, 2016

CBS head Les Moonves was overjoyed at the money his network is making thanks to Donald Trump and the contentious primary season despite admitting that a Trump Presidency would destroy the country. “It’s a terrible thing to say but bring it on Donald,” he was recorded saying.

Les Moonves: Donald Trump Good for CBS!


Published on Mar 1, 2016

Thom Hartmann shares a clip of CBS President and CEO Les Moonves telling his shareholders, Donald Trump may be bad for the country, but he’s good for CBS! Audio courtesy of Lee Fang at The Intercept.

Noam Chomsky on the new Trump era – UpFront special

Al Jazeera English

Published on Nov 25, 2016

“The most predictable aspect of Trump is unpredictability. I think it’s dangerous, very dangerous,” says Noam Chomsky.

Noam Chomsky on november 2016 elections in hindsight won by Donald Trump

Published on Nov 12, 2016

If you would like to learn more on the Chomsky’s works, click here: http://amzn.to/2g7eB8J

Chomsky Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZlR…

Mr. Chomsky explains that elections do matter and that they are important. People in power that make decisions about war and peace should not be appointed lightly while it is not the main issue. We are focused too much on the election however and our mind is being diverted from the main issue around domestic issues.

USA: TRUMP: Noam Chomsky – Who Rules The World Now? The Full Length Interview 2016

Mind Body Spirit

Published on Nov 10, 2016

Avram Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator and activist.

Sometimes described as the “father of modern linguistics”, Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy. He has spent most of his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is currently Professor Emeritus, and has authored over 100 books. He has been described as a prominent cultural figure, and was voted the “world’s top public intellectual” in a 2005 poll.

Born to a middle-class Ashkenazi Jewish family in Philadelphia, Chomsky developed an early interest in anarchism from relatives in New York City. He later undertook studies in linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained his BA, MA, and PhD, while from 1951 to 1955 he was appointed to Harvard University’s Society of Fellows. In 1955 he began work at MIT, soon becoming a significant figure in the field of linguistics for his publications and lectures on the subject. He is credited as the creator or co-creator of the Chomsky hierarchy, the universal grammar theory, and the Chomsky–Schützenberger theorem. In 1967 he gained public attention for his vocal opposition to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, in part through his essay The Responsibility of Intellectuals, and came to be associated with the New Left while being arrested on multiple occasions for his anti-war activism. While expanding his work in linguistics over subsequent decades, he also developed the propaganda model of media criticism with Edward S. Herman. Following his retirement from active teaching, he has continued his vocal public activism, praising the Occupy movement.

Chomsky has been a highly influential academic figure throughout his career, and was cited within the field of Arts and Humanities more often than any other living scholar between 1980 and 1992. He was also the eighth most cited scholar overall within the Arts and Humanities Citation Index during the same period. His work has influenced fields such as artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, logic, mathematics, music theory and analysis, political science, programming language theory and psychology. Chomsky continues to be well known as a political activist, and a leading critic of U.S. foreign policy, state capitalism, and the mainstream news media. Ideologically, he aligns himself with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism.

Chomsky has been known to defend vigorously and debate his views and opinions, in philosophy, linguistics (Linguistics Wars), and politics. He has had notable debates with Jean Piaget, Michel Foucault, William F. Buckley, Jr., Christopher Hitchens, George Lakoff, Richard Perle, Hilary Putnam, Willard Quine, John Maynard Smith, and Alan Dershowitz, to name a few. The Guardian said of Chomsky’s debating ability, “His boldness and clarity infuriates opponents—academe is crowded with critics who have made twerps of themselves taking him on.” In response to his speaking style being criticized as boring, Chomsky said, “I’m a boring speaker and I like it that way. … I doubt that people are attracted to whatever the persona is. … People are interested in the issues, and they’re interested in the issues because they are important.” “We don’t want to be swayed by superficial eloquence, by emotion and so on.”