The Frontier is Everywhere

This is an astounding video.


Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennet Discuss the Meaning of Life and Death

This is a video of two famous scientists and atheists Daniel Dennet and Richard Dawkins (who has already been featured). Their perspective and view on life is certainly worth listening to, even if you are not an atheist. I have a lot of thanks to give to these two great scientists; they have truly opened my eyes to humbling viewpoints.

 


“We’re going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones.”

Richard Dawkins is currently an evolutionary biologist at the University of Oxford. Dawkins is also a staunch atheist and known for his criticisms of creationism and intelligent design. He is the author of numerous books, most notably, The God Delusion, The Selfish Gene and The Greatest Show on Earth.


“What I cannot create, I do not understand.”

Richard Feynman, what a legend.  He was an American physicist who labored in the field of quantum mechanics and eventually won the Nobel Prize in Physics. He also aided NASA in the investigation into the Challenger disaster, where he revealed a startling disconnect between NASA executives and engineers. In relating to the disaster he is quoted as saying, “For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.”

The best way to describe his values and thought process is to check out this particular video of an interview that was conducted in 1981, via BBC.


Indeed, Hello world!

Allow me to introduce myself, I am Emily, and I like to call myself a student of chance, life, science and change. This will be a blog of musings, quotes and connections in the realm of science and learning. I will be simultaneously exploring videos, quotes and ideas from famous, intelligent and accomplished people in various areas devoted to the pursuit of truth. In this endeavor, I hope to “kick the nest” or disturb previous thought, jargon and beliefs. Let’s do this together. Please contribute your thoughts, and correct if and when I am wrong. In return, I hope to learn and grow from you.

So, hello and goodbye for just now.