William Wilson

Attorney/Educator, Anderson, Agostino & Keller, P.C.
Granger, IN, United States

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William Wilson
Posted over 3 years ago
Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice
Tify, please consider that Mr. Stevenson made the reference to apartheid not to compare what went on in your country to what went on here or to say that our situation was equal or worse. I might have used the same word because that word--apartheid--is a powerful word that conveys a sense of injustice and simple wrongness in describing a society where race is what makes a difference in how one is treated. The word apartheid makes the injustice to African Americans in this country understandable in a way that other words can't. Give Mr. Stevenson the benefit of the doubt. His message has a place in your country and mine and we shouldn't ignore it because of one word.
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William Wilson
Posted over 4 years ago
Celebrating and Inspiring Curiosity as a Key Component in Learning
I may be wrong, but it seems that those of us who are curious can easily understand the benefits of that characteristic. But I think it may be hard for us to explain those benefits to others who are not curious. Raving about how much we enjoy learning about this or that might ring true with some people, but those who are not curious may just look at us like we are speaking Klingon. As the parent of a nineteen-month-old little boy, I can tell you I want to do everything possible to foster his curiosity. There is the instinct to intervene when I see his curiosity leading to something where he might be hurt a little bit. I've tried, though, to not intervene and to observe and stand by. In most instances, he doesn't get hurt. If he does bonk his head a bit or skin a knee, I have to remember that it is part of the learning process. Eliminating his sense of curiosity about the world would be a huge price to pay for the satisfaction of keeping him always from even the smallest harm.
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William Wilson
Posted over 5 years ago
David Cameron: The next age of government
The comments here are almost as thought-provoking as the talk itself. I do not consider myself a conservative by any typical measure, but Cameron's talk presents some challenges to the conventional wisdom. I'm not sure that his thought process is complete as we don't know what will be "next," but I cannot dismiss his ideas easily. Nor would I necessarily want to. This is what I love about TED. Not only do I feel like I'm feeding my brain, but I'm being asked to think through things instead of jumping to quick conclusions.
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William Wilson
Posted almost 6 years ago
Gordon Brown: Wiring a web for global good
Laura hits the nail on the head. Reading many of the comments, I cannot believe the number of ad hominem attacks--"Gordon Brown says it, he's a [insert label here] therefore what he says is not to be listened to." All I heard was a talk by someone who is saying "We have the ability to make change for the better throughout the world." Nothing more. For the record, I live in the US, so I am not a Labour Party plant. :-)
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William Wilson
Posted over 6 years ago
Sylvia Earle: My wish: Protect our oceans
I have to say this is perhaps the most captivating TED presentation I've seen. The imagery was wonderful, and her delivery was compelling. Anyone know of some Google Earth files that show the bits of Google Earth in her presentation? Edited to add: I found this one. http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2009/02/deep-dive-into-ocean-in-google-earth.html