A Sharif

Shiraz, Kish, Iran

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198721
A Sharif
Posted 8 months ago
Will science ever tell us everything there is to know?
I agree with the point you are making; theoretically speaking, we do need an end or at least a less hasty progress at the moment, at least in some fields other then medicine. But in reality, it's not gonna happen. We can consider science for public use, and science for the sake of science. I believe in none of the senses the hasty rush to reach more, and to find out more, and to discover more is gonna come to an end or even slower down; I see it as an accelerating movement with an increasing acceleration. Stephen Hawking has a short article on a similar topic, which I find very helpful.
198721
A Sharif
Posted 8 months ago
Will science ever tell us everything there is to know?
very nice point to raise; but let's look at what science has done for us over the past 200 years. Sure it has been so enlightening, yet its blinding role is undeniable. So, I believe the same is still true and will continue in the future. At the same time, I believe we human beings are so so tiny in comparison with the whole universe- an endless existence and endlessly growing. So, what is the whole or the end to be discovered or uncovered?! I think enjoying the whole journey is much more fun the reaching and end, if there's one
198721
A Sharif
Posted 9 months ago
How has a TED Talk affected your life?
hi there I've been following TED talks for the past 3 years. Honestly, I find them great help since 1. they give me insight into cutting edge scientific findings 2. they make me aware of a wide range of topics, which I could never manage to follow myself, yet essential or at least helpful in life 3. they are so fun to watch 4. they have made me really humble against the complexity yet systematicity of life 5. all those true stories by people have been so so inspirational 6. they give me a sense of belonging, to a community, a family, a group of likeminded people
198721
A Sharif
Posted 9 months ago
Are you truly happy with the world we currently live in?
when I glance over the very immediate image of the world we see today, well it's not so hopeful at all. However, as I broaden my view and cover some time in the past and hopefully in a near future, I see the overall sum of wisdom, kindness, generosity, happiness and knowledge has been on the rise. And as I look at kids today, I feel they're gonna be much better adults than what I have seen so far. so, in a nutshell, in my personal life, I keep my hopes high, not because of what I see, but because of the great potential of goodness pre-wired in human nature. and I believe it is worth the hope and the time to help it flourish.
198721
A Sharif
Posted 9 months ago
Would you use TED videos in a higher education classroom?
firstly, they both enjoy both the content and the language input. They mostly give deep comments on the content. second, they more or less ask me the source of the videos and show interest in following TED talks however, in many cases, I must play the video only partially (3 to 10 min); my experience is that longer talks are not so welcome. Cheers
198721
A Sharif
Posted 9 months ago
The ripple effect?
thank you Elson for raisin the point. It's actually a question to many of us. But is it the size or the quality, the depth, and the purity that matters most?! and by the way, who can judge the "size" of what we tend to consider small???? even in the physical world, there is the "Butterfly effect". Let's remember that life is NOT a linear-additive system but a complex one. What we might consider little, tiny, and negligible, sure leaves its traces on the sands of time. Besides, there are hundreds of real life experiences and true stories to prove that even those tiny acts have huge impacts in the course of time. and finally, again in physical terms, nothing will be lost; it's only a matter of changing faces and forms. Cheers
198721
A Sharif
Posted 9 months ago
Is it possible to have a sense of justice without governments or religions telling us right from wrong
My experience tells me that we do have such a sense; I mean we are prewired with such an innate sense; however, it needs the right conditions to be activated and operational, and to grow. Are all lucky enough to be in the right society, family, and so on to have the right chances to get it activated?! so, here is where religion or law comes in. wish we all could be fortunate enough to have our genetic endowments activated
198721
A Sharif
Posted about 1 year ago
What about an education revolution in universities?
Thank you Wayne for your view. I find it both unbiased and enlightening. But I still wonder, except for those highly prestigious universities, where else is the change taking place. I do agree that it is in progress, but I wonder how long it might take for universities in less developed societies to even start their progress. Ironically, such societies are in severe need for the change more than any other society.