Kevin Jacobson

Richland Center, WI, United States

About Kevin

Bio

I'm just a high school student that has an obsession with science. I value education to a very high degree and it is my personal belief that the best reward in life is a good education. Knowledge is power.

Languages

English

An idea worth spreading

Never take your eyes off what matters. Think beyond yourself.

I'm passionate about

Science, knowledge, atheism, and understanding.

Talk to me about

Anything you please.

People don't know I'm good at

Public speaking

My TED story

I have been on TED for a while now and I just love taking part in the conversations and watching amazing people speak. I first decided to join in the summer of 2012 when I saw TED talks on the science channel. I've been hooked ever since.

Comments & conversations

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Kevin Jacobson
Posted over 1 year ago
Jack Horner: Building a dinosaur from a chicken
Making a dinosaur wouldn't even come close to playing "God." Genetic engineers wouldn't be making any new organisms. They would just be modifying an already existing one. I am atheist so I, to be concise, don't really care about any theological opinions on this topic anyway, but if religious claims somehow ended up being correct the parameters genetic engineers should follow wouldn't change due to the fact previously stated.
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Kevin Jacobson
Posted almost 2 years ago
Does living in harmony with nature make you grow as a person?
One can only grow as a person by connecting with nature in a purely non-theological fashion, that is, exploring the natural world with and open mind and the lust for new knowledge. Religion and certain cultures will ruin any society, regardless of whether or not said society is connected with nature.
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Kevin Jacobson
Posted almost 2 years ago
Do you think more can be done amongst the youth and young people to combat cyber bullying?
As delusional as this may sound, I believe cyber bullying is an over accentuated topic. If kids are willing to harm themselves and others or attempt suicide just because of moronic and barely coherent statements made by other ignorant students, we shouldn't be addressing the bullies, rather, we should address the mental stability of the victims. It stands to reason that a truly intelligent and stable person would realize the pettiness of the bully's tactics and be able to brush off the hate. I'm not saying that bullying should be ignored simply because it can act as a distraction from education, but the problem shouldn't have to receive such emphasis.
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Kevin Jacobson
Posted almost 2 years ago
A photo-chemical fuel to solve the energy and pollution problems once and for all, and at the same time.
Chemical power is incompetent in terms of future energy requirements. By 2020, oil will become uneconomical to use. The same fact applies to all chemical fuels. Atomic energy will be the only feasible recourse if we are to supply power to 9 billion+ people. By 2050, we will have to produce, at minimum, 70% more energy. Chemical power simply won't be capable meeting our demands.