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TEDxRochester - Adam Frank - 11/2/09

Adam takes on the simple idea that when Science is located in its proper cultural context, its proper place in the life and history of human beings, then it is clearly and firmly rooted in an aspiration that can only be called sacred. Fifty-thousand years ago, when we began the radical, ceaselessly creative act of creating culture, the seeds of both science and religion were already present. Now, with a fully mature scientific tradition developed, we come to another turning point in evolution that will likely demand a creativity that is just as radical.His big idea is that science is a gateway to the human experience of lifes sacred dimensions. It always has been and given the challenges we face it would be a good idea to begin recognizing that fact and see where it will take us About TEDx, x=independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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