Re: How do I use Big Think?
I can tell you right now, if in your other site features you incude the kind of dumbed-down sound effect jingles heard in "How do I use Big Think", that you'll fail to attract serious intellectuals to your site.
It is just that kind of sonic pablum which, suffusing the public sphere, in elevators, supermarkets, airports, etc, (and the private sector as well, viz., bigthink.com), actively blocks discourse of any kind. It is not figuratively an opiate, it is literally an opiate.
From the article in the New York Times I had assumed that avoiding this kind of obnoxious "entertainment" was one of the reasons you started the site. So far, I've only looked at "How do I use Big Think". I'm about to check out some other videos and features, and if I hear any more of this stuff, I'm outa here.
Beau Johnson, New York City
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
The best-selling author tells us his methods.
- James Patterson has sold 300 million copies of his 130 books, making him one of the most successful authors alive today.
- He talks about how some writers can overdo it by adding too much research, or worse, straying from their outline for too long.
- James' latest book, The President is Missing, co-written with former President Bill Clinton, is out now.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
It's the first time the association hasn't hired a comedian in 16 years.
- The 2018 WHCA ended in controversy after comedian Michelle Wolf made jokes some considered to be offensive.
- The WHCA apologized for Wolf's jokes, though some journalists and many comedians backed the comedian and decried arguments in favor of limiting the types of speech permitted at the event.
- Ron Chernow, who penned a bestselling biography of Alexander Hamilton, will speak at next year's dinner.
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