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If you think that choreographing a ballet for honeybees and attempting to genetically engineer God are absurd projects, the conceptual artist and experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats would agree with you. And...
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Daniel Dennett, one of the best-known living philosophers and a professor at Tufts University, feels it's time to unmask the philosopher's art and make thought experimentation accessible to a wider audience. How to...
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What were you watching on Big Think this year? This playlist features our most popular videos from the past 12 months. Catch up on those you missed, and spend some more time with these Big Think experts!
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Advice from some of Big Think's top experts on how to embrace a giving spirit.
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From downloading your consciousness, to living in space, Big Think's visionary experts explore new frontiers of science and technology, and provide tantalizing glimpses of a future that may be just around the corner.
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“Contemporary research on consciousness in neuroscience rests on unquestioned but highly questionable foundations. Human nature is no less mysterious now than...

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In this playlist you'll hear from some of the world's leading experts on the nature of the human mind. From philosopher Daniel Dennett to neuropsychiatrist Eric Kandel, these Big Thinkers will fine-tune how you...
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What are other Big Think visitors watching? Check out our most popular videos from the past month, and see what you missed!
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The best of Big Think on the importance of empowering women to succeed in business and in life.
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Big Think's experts share their insights on music, theater, literature, and even the hidden connections between neurology and modern sculpture.
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