Re: How do I use Big Think?

At the beginning of this How Do I Use Big Think video, Mr Wentworth should say "SOME OF the greatest minds of the planet" or "the greatest ENGLISH-speaking minds of the planet". At the end, he should also add similar qualifiers to "world's biggest thinkers".  Because I haven't noticed a lot of BigThink videos in foreign languages from foreign luminaries.

I am often troubled by the tendency of Americans to use sweeping statements that make us seem like self-centered know-it-alls. There is much to be learned from other cultures!

That said, I hope BigThink expands quickly and offers truly global perspectives (subtitled in English if necessary) in the future.

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