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TED 2008 Day 1 close

the first day of the conference worked up to its grand finale which was to be a BBC debate on the role of media in shaping public opinion. technical glitches precluded the seamless transition to the debate. Robin Williams took to the stage to do about 25 minutes of stand-up comedy. fantastic.

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TED 2008.3 alisa miller

covering britney is cheaper.

she spoke about the type of news which americans are consuming. she used great images from worldmapper.org

http://www.current.org/radio/radio0601miller.shtml

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TED 2008.2 Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

he talked about breathing. it was a bit hard to follow.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Sri_Ravi_Shankar

http://www.srisri.org/

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TED 2008.2 peter ward

author and paleontologist.

he rambled about life on earth and how the fossil record indicated the crater impact. he presented the evidence for this. it ended up being interesting. he talked about the longevity of bacteria. especially green sulfur bacteria. H2S can be given to a mammal and turn it into a reptile. then cool the mammal.

he suggests that humans have a reaction that allows us to produce H2S and survive huge heights of CO2. this very hard to understand and believe.

the earth has never had any ice on it when CO2 has been above 1000ppm. we are now at 380 and rising.

Rare Earth. Whey complex life is uncommon in the universe

the life and earth of planet earth

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Ward_(paleontologist)

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TED 2008.2 John Hodgman

a bit of a comedian…..off the wall, but ok

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hodgman

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TED 2008.1. Louise Leakey

a wonderful talk about the origin of our species. defiantly work seeing when podcast.

http://leakeyfoundation.org/foundation/f1_7.jsp

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TED 2008.1 Chris Jordan

He has to be one of my most favorite current artists. his work is simply incredible.

http://www.chrisjordan.com/

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TED 2008.1 Wade Davis

this man has seen amazing things. he shared some insights from his journeys to some of the most remote peoples of the world.

a MIUST see podcast when on-line.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wade_Davis

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TED 2008.1 Jill Bolte Taylor

WOW!!! oh my what a way to start. she told a story that was beyond riveting. she had a stroke and is a neuroscientist. she lived thru her death. simply incredible.

a MUST see when the podcast is up.

http://stores.lulu.com/jibtaylo

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TED 2008.2 Patricia Burchat

stanford physicist. now looking at the largest scale. the talk will be about the 21st century universe.

ordinary matter makes up on 4% of the universe. 26% is dark matter. we only know it is there due to the gravitational fields. the other 70% is Dark Energy. she rambled on about both dark energy matter and dark energy.

http://www.stanford.edu/dept/physics/people/faculty/burchat_patricia.html

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TED 2008.2 Jay Gould

presented the new www.worldwidetelescope.org. this will be launched by Microsoft in April of this year. it should be really cool.

http://research.microsoft.com/research/pubs/view.aspx?msr_tr_id=MSR-TR-2002-75

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