Tag: TEDxTalks

Why don’t scientists have more authority in government? | Robert Crease | TEDxCERN

Translator: Mary Kay Reviewer: Denise RQ There’s a cartoon by Randall Munroe, the xkcd artist, that shows two people speaking and one says to the other, “That person over there believes silly things, like that fossils are fakes, and the world is only 6,000 years old.” And the other person goes, “Not a problem, the Universe doesn’t care what people...

So, What is Democracy Anyway? | Peter Emerson | TEDxVienna

Translator: Veronica Quaedvlieg Reviewer: TED Translators admin British democratic leadership. Chinese democratic centralism. German Democratic Republic, GDR. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, North Korea. So what is democracy? Most people think it is majority of rule. So in parliaments and referendums, nearly every decision is taken by a majority vote. And even if by only a margin of 50%...

Astroturf and manipulation of media messages | Sharyl Attkisson | TEDxUniversityofNevada

Translator: Marta Palacio Reviewer: Denise RQ Consider this fictitious example that’s inspired by real life: say you’re watching the news, and you see a story about a new study on the cholesterol-lowering drug called cholextra. The study says cholextra is so effective that doctors should consider prescribing it to adults and even children who don’t yet have high cholesterol. Is...

Our democracy no longer represents the people. Here’s how we fix it | Larry Lessig | TEDxMidAtlantic

Translator: Milenka Okuka Reviewer: Mile Živković So, it turns out exactly a year ago, right now, right this minute, a year ago in Hong Kong, an extraordinary protest began. Protest begun by students, literally, high school and college students, elementary school students, then their parents felt a little embarrassed that they had let their kids work so hard and then...