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Roi Shpaner
Posted over 3 years ago
Ed Boyden: A light switch for neurons
If a TED talk ever deserved a standing ovation this one would be it. I'm surprised at the lack of imagination as to the vast possibilities that this way of studying of the brain can advance the human race.
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Roi Shpaner
Posted over 3 years ago
A world without religion, how will it really look?
It's amusing to see so many pro religious opinions here, I can only hope even more religious people discover TED, and open up their mind to modern knowledge and ideas. I'm sure the harmless arguments they make around here are worth the possibility of growing out of the mental cage they we're brought up in. All it takes is some critical thinking. There were some very good comments made here and I enjoyed reading them all. As we near the closing time of this debate, I will give you my own vision of a world without religion. I see a world extremely different from today (and still far away if to be honest), a world without borders, that values knowledge and information more than anything. A world not without violence, not without crime, but at much much lower rates than today. A world much more productive and active as we waste less time and rely solely on ourselves as a human race. A world more open to disagreements and debates, treating all people as equals. A world where all human knowledge is free and available to every single person. And it starts with TED.
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Roi Shpaner
Posted over 3 years ago
The west can no longer claim to be an honest broker in the search for peace in the Middle East.
Which is better? do you prefer the US army would march to Cairo and take Mubarak down forcefully, leaving a void unready to be filled? Sanctions might have been at order, but you must consider all the alternative endings to these scenarios and their possible results, I would bet that the Arab League would disapprove of any such interference that was not first backed by the people's strong call for help. I think the will of the Egyptian people and the effects of time and the information age have done their part as they should have. I can only hope from the Israeli perspective that our long lasting peace agreement (which was very beneficial to the entire region) will stay in place, and the relations between our two countries will only grow stronger.