Monday, 29 August 2011

What Really Motivates US?

This lively RSAnimate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.

Revisiting 9/11 - 10 years on

Delving here into an area that I don't think Socialist TV has covered - the 9/11 palaver. Conspiracy theories aside, it's as relevant as hell considering the myriad inconsistencies in the official version and which has provided the West with an excuse for a 10 year war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and all in the name of oil and full spectrum dominance.

This shocking film brings together an account of the 9/11 tragedy that is far more logical than the one we've been asked to believe. Gathering stories from the mainstream press, reports from other countries, the work of other researchers, and the contradictory words of US government officials, David Ray Griffin presents a case that leaves very little doubt that the attacks of 9/11 need to be further investigated.

Disturbing facts emerge that put into serious question the official story and reveal an enormous deception. Packed with bonus features, expert analysis, in-depth commentary and unforgettable conclusions about this tragic event in American history

Saturday, 27 August 2011

The Empathic Civilisation - RSA Animate

Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

The Moral Landscape - Sam Harris

Best selling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris introduces his new book The Moral Landscape.

A lively, provocative, and timely new look at one of the deepest problems in the world of ideas. Harris makes a powerful case for a morality that is based on human flourishing and thoroughly enmeshed with science and rationality. It is a tremendously appealing vision, and one that no thinking person can afford to ignore.
Steven Pinker, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, author ofHow the Mind Works and The Blank Slate.

I was one of those who had unthinkingly bought into the hectoring myth that science can say nothing about morals. The Moral Landscape has changed all that for me. Moral philosophers, too, will find their world exhilaratingly turned upside down, as they discover a need to learn some neuroscience. As for religion, and the preposterous idea that we need God to be good, nobody wields a sharper bayonet than Sam Harris.
Richard Dawkins, author of The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion, andThe Greatest Show On Earth