The Fantastic Debate: THE STORYTELLING OF SCIENCE (OFFICIAL) – (Element 1/2)

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The Origins Undertaking at ASU presents the last night in the Origins Stories weekend, focusing on the science of storytelling and the storytelling of science. The Storytelling of Science attributes a panel of esteemed scientists, public intellectuals, and award-winning writers such as effectively-known science educator Bill Nye, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, theoretical physicist Brian Greene, Science Friday’s Ira Flatow, well-liked science fiction writer Neal Stephenson, executive director of the World Science Festival Tracy Day, and Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss as they talk about the stories behind cutting edge science from the origin of the universe to a discussion of thrilling technologies that will adjust our future. They demonstrate how to convey the excitement of science and the significance helping encourage a public knowing of science.

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A Night at the Museum
This is a single of the ultimate images I was able to squeeze off ahead of the protection guards nabbed me. Arg! I wished to get so numerous more… but you know, you know… it is the very same outdated story.

Anyway, if you ever visit Paris, you absolutely want to make it more than here to the museum of natural background. It is identified to the locals, but not to site visitors. All the other websites in Paris are fantastic, of course… but if you have a penchant for science and a love of crazy interior style, this is the area for you!

– Trey Ratcliff

Go through the complete publish in excess of at the Caught in Customs weblog.
By Stuck in Customs on 2011-07-21 ten:ten:06

Back in about 1990, I worked for two weeks at McGill University, in the division of Bodily Plant. During individuals two weeks, my boss invested most of his time out of the workplace, and I was left quite significantly on my very own with minor to do, other than answering calls from enraged individuals about the campus who wondered why the director of Bodily Plant had not received back to them for numerous days.

There was no one to flip to for solutions. I was alone in an echoing space at the finish of a hallway. My boss’ workers of underlings have been in one more part of the building, functioning on an crucial task. I only ever met one particular of them, a timid black man with trembling lips and hands, who appeared to go around all day in a fog.

So right here I was, a short-term secretary functioning for a boss who had informed me on the very first day not to bother him with emergency calls for factors like broken boilers and other ordinary disasters. I invested my days taking down messages, and passing on excuses – the boss was out on one more get in touch with, he was “on the street” – when in truth he was getting lunch with high-up administrators. I hardly ever saw him, and when he came in, he invested most of his time locked in his workplace sending faxes to a stockbroker in New York.

One day, while filing a memo I had just typed, I came across a folder filled with minutes of meetings regarding a very serious issue on McGill campus: toxic waste.
Having absolutely nothing else to do for the afternoon, I started reading through 3 years’ worth of reviews, memos, letters, and meetings, attended by my absentee boss and McGill’s top administrators, detailing the gravity of the circumstance.

Huge quantities of toxic and radioactive resources – like PCBs and dioxins — had been lying all around the campus, poorly stored in basements, in close proximity to students, personnel, and individuals at the health-related services. There had presently been circumstances of sickness and even a couple of deaths caused by radioactive waste in the basement of the McIntyre Health care Developing. And barrels filled with toxic chemicals had been standing in barrels behind buildings on the primary campus. There had been a number of near-disasters: in the summer time of 1987, torrential rains and a flash flood had caused the radioactive components in the McIntyre basement to overflow downhill into residential buildings on Peel Street.

McGill was preserving a toxic waste dump in the middle of a business and residential area in downtown Montreal.

There had been meetings with the Quebec government, but no agreement on a low cost, rapid way to dispose of the waste. So it continued to sit at McGill, the poisonous remnant of decades of military and scientific contracts that had produced Montreal a bio-healthcare Mecca.

On my last day, I gathered up about 100 pages of memos and other documents, and photocopies. When I left I had a dossier hefty sufficient to “sink McGill” – or so I was told by the Gazette’s prime investigative journalist, who agreed to meet me for lunch the following week.

He go through the very first couple of pages, said “Wow!” and shook his head. “I’ll do what I can,” he promised, but no report ever appeared.

I had created duplicates of some of the most damning stuff, and I took these to a young female who worked for the McGill Everyday. She wrote a total-page post, which appeared a handful of weeks later on. That was in early spring.

Walking across McGill campus that summer season, I heard somebody get in touch with my identify. I turned and came encounter to encounter with my old boss from the Department of Physical Plant. He was sitting in his automobile and at that distance it was unattainable to read through the expression on his encounter: friendly? Or accusing? Had he traced the article in the Everyday to me? I greeted him with a fake smile. He nodded and drove on.
A year or two later on, I heard that my outdated, short-term boss had been escorted off campus by guards, and no longer was employed by the university. I never know if this had something to do with my leaking the story about toxic waste and mismanagement at Bodily Plant. Perhaps he was just the scapegoat for a new phase of the cover up.

I stopped operating for the short-term agency. Truly, they never ever called me yet again. I suppose I broke some agreement when I stole confidential paperwork from my workplace and handed them above to folks in the press. Perhaps an individual, someplace – probably my boss – figured this out.
A wise previous woman once informed me, “It really is not what you do in existence that you finish up regretting, but what you don’t do.”

I doubt that McGill has transformed very considerably in the last 15 years. Far more probably the files I photocopied have re-labeled and put in storage. As far as I know, the dossier I put together on McGill has basically disappeared. The pile of toxic waste has possibly grown more substantial, not smaller sized. Military-health-related analysis generates a great deal of lethal material that can lie close to poisoning us for generations – we’re taught to accept this. It’s part of the value we pay out for our “well being” and “safety.”

Not lengthy in the past, I met a person who had utilized for a job overseeing employee safety at McGill. Throughout the interview, he was asked if there was anything he would refuse to do in the program of his perform. He mentioned he would in no way lie to cover up a hazardous predicament. The two interviewers paused, exchanged glances, and thanked him for his time. He never ever heard from them once again.

The investigative journalist to whom I gave my files no longer works for the Gazette, and has never answered my e-mails and phone calls. He, as well, has moved on. That’s what we all maintain carrying out. Moving on.

The Wonderful Death Machine also rolls on. I doubt that any of us can end it from eating up the globe. But we can manage our own destinies by way of the options we make.

Ann Diamond is a Montreal-based author whose most recent guide is MY COLD WAR, about increasing up in the shadow of secret government experiments conducted on young children.

102 thoughts on “The Excellent Debate: THE STORYTELLING OF SCIENCE (OFFICIAL) – (Element 1/two)”

  1. Yeah, they really don’t like tripods in Paris. I was on top of the Arc at night and managed to delay the security guard for 20 seconds while the camera did its thing. He wasn’t happy with me at all. Great shot as always Trey.

  2. The Stalin looking guy at the end should stop saying "uh, um, uh, um" every 2 seconds.  Although Dawkins, Tyson, and Nye are such great orators so it probably isn’t fair.

  3. You’re a good good father. It’s who you are, it’s who you
    are, it’s who you are, and I’m loved by you. It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s
    who I am. I’ve seen many searching for answers far and wide but I know we’re
    all searching for answers only you provide. Cause you know just what we need
    before we say a word. You’re a good good father. It’s who you are, it’s who you
    are, it’s who you are, and I’m loved by you. It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s
    who I am. Cause you are perfect in all of your ways, you are perfect in all of
    your ways, you are perfect in all of your ways to us. You’re a good good
    father. It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are, and I’m loved by
    you. It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am.

  4. Over 30 minutes of this Restored Church of God ad bollocks, WTF? And I wanted to watch scientists talk sense too. Fascinating. Tolerated it with bemusement for a couple of minutes…

  5. Have to disagree with Dawkins, nature is a cruel arms race of survival. Humans are trying to make it more pleasant and doing a shitty job….still!

  6. What a joy to hear and see these fantastic people in times where ignorance is trump! Thank you very much for the upload!

  7. Krauss took some shots at neil.i’m only half way through and he hasn’t spoke yet but i’m sure he will shoot back.

    Many people live in darkness. separated or disconnected from their Heavenly Father by their sins causing them to be at war with Him. Man is a sinner filled with much of the same character defects which got Satan and a third of the angels thrown out of Heaven. They are here on planet earth continuing their disobedience and rebellion til Jesus returns.

    There are two spiritual kingdoms around us at this moment in time. There is the spiritual kingdom of light where Christ rules and the spiritual kingdom of darkness where Satan rules. All of us exist in one of these Kingdoms. Matt. 7: 13-14, The pathway to Heaven is narrow and few find it but the pathway to Hell is a broad road where many dwell and travel. In simple terms, few dwell in the Kingdom of Light but many in the kingdom of darkness. Satan and the fallen angels have been given a certain amount of freedom and access to us as they are the negative part of the test we are all here taking with the " free will " God gave us.

    Both Christ and Satan have superior power to any human being. Satan is a liar, deceiver, tempter, robber, destroyer, and killer of men’s souls. He is the god of this world, and is capable of blinding people so they cannot see Jesus Christ. II Cor 4: 3-5. Since so many people live in that Spiritual Kingdom of Darkness they only have access to the knowledge and understanding that this Kingdom provides. They may consider the substance and theology of the Kingdom of light to be foolishness.

    I Corinthians 2:14 " Now the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him; and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually judged." And how are they going to visualize or comprehend the Holy Spirit who indwells every genuine believer and follower of Jesus and His teachings. Acts 5:32, We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.” Jesus said, John 14: 15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. ( Holy Spirit ) The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. Most people live separated from God / Jesus by their sins causing a void or emptiness in their life. They live disconnected. I John 5:12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

    Dear friends, Your sins and mine put Jesus, who had no sin and was that innocent lamb slaughtered, so that you and I may have opportunity for forgiveness of our sins and hope of eternal life with our Heavenly Father. The only escape any of us have from the power of Satan and the power of sin is to surrender our life to Jesus Christ.

    On the day of Pentacost in Acts 2 there were 3,000 people wanting to know what to do to be saved. Peter told them to repent, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 3,000 did this, ( immersed in water ), and Jesus added them to His Church, which is God’s Kingdom here on earth also known as the Kingdom of light. Colossians 1:10-14.

    Any humble penitent heart can get God / Jesus’s attention to be saved. Please consider this. Thank you for listening

  9. Sounds like my kind of place for sure…science and design together. I know what you mean too, so many times I want to stay late after crowds have left but security rarely sees it my way 🙂

    Seen in my contacts’ photos. ( ?² )

  10. Well imo this was the poorest show on earth. To much people, a bleak story from everyone with a 3000 strong audience. No magic, no nothing. Fame exploitation.

  11. Those who support evolutionism and atheism too often try to paint a stereotype of creationists as being low I.Q. science illiterates. Such people are smugly sure that THEY ain’t religious. (Like me in the past when I called myself an atheist.) But they are. Profoundly so. Why? Because they have great…faith…in what is never seen and is even what is impossible. Yet they flatter themselves that they are way smart, and all about science, while feeling sure that creationists have nothing but an Imaginary Friend.
    Let’s look at just a few of the imaginary friends and myths from evolutionism and atheism.
    First there is the belief in the imaginary time fairy friend. Evolutionists promote the idea that life can come from inorganic matter. (And don’t say they do not. It’s easily found all over Google and on YT. Who came up with the mythical primal pond theory? Creationists?) When it is pointed out that life only comes from life and life of the same kind they respond "Well, with enough tiiiiime, anything can happen. We have…faith…therefore, that things happened differently in the conveniently unverifiable past."
    They have faith, too, in their imaginary crystal ball friend that sees into the unverifiable past. For ex. they will pick up a fossil from a rock and tell you what happened to its invisible and evidenceless descendants for over 100 million Darwin years. They also talk about "missing" links, more of their imaginary friends. Don’t bother to ask how you tell missing links from never existed links. They have…faith…that they are just "missing."
    Next we see the imaginary Geologic Column friend that "supports" evolution. The real evidence shows the fossils are jumbled. Giant shark fossils are found with dino fossils in Montana, for ex. Whales’ fossils are found in wildly improbable places like the Andes mountains, the Sahara and a desert in Chili. Deep sea "Cambrian" fossils are found at every level on the planet, including on most mountain tops, as with the world’s highest, the Himalayans.
    Take a look. . Those are the fossils of extinct, ocean bottom dwelling, trilobites. They, and other marine fossils found with them, are often in stunningly well preserved, and beautifully detailed, condition. We are told "plate tectonics" moved those deep sea creatures, for a millions of years trek, all over the world, in unbroken, vast sheets of concrete in the billions onto the world’s mountain heights in such great shape. That’s fine…. If you don’t believe in erosion and admit you believe in miracles!
    "Cambrian" fossils, like those trilobites, are found in the hills of mid America and countless other places on the planet, high and far, inland. Now why do we see evidence of sea life all over the planet at every level? And, how did all that sea water get everywhere? Hmmmm….
    Next, there is the imaginary Family changing fairy friend. Put a Species of any Genus of fish, bird, lizard, tree, bacteria, whatever, under your Darwinian pillow. Voila! Over an evolutionary "night" it will change into the next step up in the Animal or Plant Kingdom, i.e. a different Family. However, in the real world of trillions of life forms, and throughout recorded history, eagles stay eagles, bullfrogs stay bullfrogs, tulips stay tulips, eboli bacteria stay eboli bacteria, chimps stay chimps, fish stay fish, and of course people stay people, no matter how much they change.
    We never, ever, see any evidence of a life form transitioning from one Family to another. Since all the evidence shows that never happens all around us with life forms, you just have to have… faith … that it somehow happened differently in the unverifiable realm of the ancient and conveniently invisible past. With no evidence of any Family transitioning to be another kind of Family, there is no evidence for evolution. (Not to mention never seeing any transitions from any Order, Class, Phylum or Kingdom.) It’s just that simple.
    Then there is the supremely imaginary god-friend of nothingness. Richard Dawkins and others tell us that everything came from nothing. This defies the laws of thermodynamics and physics, not to mention common sense. But their imaginary friend, the nothingness god, sells big time to those who want to believe they can be their own, puny, little gods.
    Are you willing to take a serious and open minded look outside the box? If nothing else you can hear what the creationists are really saying, not the spin about what they are saying. . On this webpage you can see Nobel Prize winning scientists, other secular scientists – including some world famous evolutionists – admitting there is no evidence for evolution. You can see them calling evolution a kind of religion, something that leads to "anti knowledge", etc. Notice how many of these secular scientists acknowledge evidence for a Creator. .
    Are you aware that more and more blood cells, blood vessels and soft stretchy materials are being found in dino bones? Forensic science and common sense tell us such things could not last for more than a few thousand years. Go to Genesispark to see ancient art depictions of dinos from around the world. My fave is the stegosaurus carved on a 1,000 year old Cambodian temple. That site has lots of info on soft tissues and blood cells being found in dino bones, and historical reports of dino type creatures, including some from the famous historian Herodotus and from Alexander the Great. All information is gleaned from secular sources. .
    See Don Patton’s The Fossil Record and many others. In this link he uses the fossil record to place evolutionary and creation predictions side by side. You can see for yourself what the real record of the rocks shows: . .
    Thomas Kindell’s vids are great, especially Thermodynamic Evidence For Creation where in the first 10 min. you hear quotes from well known evolutionists like "Evolution is unproven and unprovable. We believe it because the only alternative is special creation and that is unthinkable." .
    Wazooloo vids, particularly The Mathematical Impossibility of Evolution and So Ya Think Yer A Chimp, and the DNA ones, are full of scientific fact presented in an often humorous way. .
    Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed shows the politics of Neo Darwinism which harasses and expels those in academia and the media who even hint that there MIGHT be evidence for a Creator.
    .Physicist Dr. Russell Humphreys gives scientific evidences for why people believe in a young, yes young, earth. Check it out and see: Part 1 And regarding the speed of light "problem", there are many unproven assumptions about light. It was always assumed, for instance, that the speed of light was constant. Since last century, various secular scientists have been saying it seems to be slowing down. However, here is another perspective. We have found that space, as in outer space, is stretchy. Several times in the Bible we are told that the Almighty stretched out the Heavens. This would mean the light from stars got stretched out, too, thus creating a false impression of distant time for light travel.
    . covers just about everything . You are not a goo through the zoo ape update. You were created in the image and likeness of the Almighty Creator Who loves you. Why are you trading in those astounding truths of who you are for pseudoscience f

  12. Brian’s right. I’m only 15 and I’ve had many moments of clarity like that and it’s amazing. I’ve been studying electromagnetism and I proved the electric field inside a conductor is 0 through direct integration and I felt so happy when I got it.

  13. Did anyone else find it funny when all the women in the crowd were cheering around 15:20? They clearly didn’t know who she was and just assumed she must be some great woman scientist! Then she revealed she was a journalist and there was nothing but silence from the crowd. I’m sorry, but that was priceless!

  14. 1 Corinthians 1:18-28 New International Version (NIV)
    Christ Crucified Is God’s Power and Wisdom
    18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:

    “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
    the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”
    20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.

    26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are,

  15. What is bill nye even doing on stage with these people? I mean, he does at least have a bachelors degree, but come on…really? Totally out of his league up there.

  16. only neil degrass tyson has the balls to tell truth about us space program and attitude of us government about certain things, he is a fucking national treasure.

  17. This is outstanding. What was the processing involved? Is it multiple exposures or did you manage to do this with a single shot?

  18. I think this is a great use of HDR , it can be very powerful indoor. It really enhances the scene. Great work Trey

  19. Its funny how people think retards are smart. And how the retards themselves think they are smart.
    What stupid ideas i hear. And people cheering it on. This is one of the worst religions ive seen.

  20. Nice. One of the many museums I missed out while visiting Paris. Looks like this could have been a great way to spend the day!

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  22. Where’s Brian Cox? I want to hear him pronounce anything with a H (haitch) or the word drowning (drownding). Its like Cumberbatch & his penguins (pengueens).

  23. Historically Jesus was a real person…
    Amazing the ignorance of the moderator!
    But his nonexistent status works best for I D I O T S who need God to be dead
    To make themselves feel better,
    I’m a Christian and I LOVE science but I love the Creator more than the creation.

  24. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, one of the worlds greatest scientists, holds a phone portrait to film a video. NEIL, WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

  25. Were the guards after you because of closing time, or because no cameras or tripods were allowed?

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