Archivo por meses: diciembre 2011

The Illusion of Certainty: Risk, Probability, and Chance / World Science Festival

[Visto: 1238 veces]

Full 90 Minute Program: Stuff happens. The weather forecast says it’s sunny, but you just got drenched. You got a flu shot—but you’re sick in bed with the flu. Your best friend from Boston met your other best friend from San Francisco. Coincidentally. What are the odds? Risk, probability, chance, coincidence—they play a significant role in the way we make decisions about health, education, relationships, and money. But where does this data come from and what does it really mean? How does the brain find patterns and where can these patterns take us? When should we ditch the data and go with our gut? Join us in a captivating discussion that will demystify the chancy side of life. Sigue leyendo

Will Mankind Destroy Itself? / ¿La humanidad se autodestruirá?

[Visto: 653 veces]

The physicist sees two major trends in the world today: the first is toward a multicultural, scientific, tolerant society; the other, as evidenced by terrorism, is fundamentalist and monocultural. Whichever one wins out will determine the fate of man

El físico Michio Kaku considera que hay dos grandes tendencias en el mundo actual: la primera es hacia una sociedad multicultural, la sociedad científica, tolerante, y el otro, como lo demuestra el terrorismo, es fundamentalista y monocultural. Cualquiera que sea la gana uno determinará el destino del hombre Sigue leyendo