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TED talk notes #5, John Lloyd: What’s invisible? More than you think

Gravity is weakest and least understood of 4 fundamental forces (strong force, weak force, nuclear)
We can’t see consciousness
Sufi masters say they’re all telepaths
Initially we thought there were 100K genes, continually revised downward, now think only 20K genes
By contrast, rice has 38K genes (!)
Every cell in your body is replaced at some point, after 7 years they’ve all been replaced
We can’t SEE beam of light, only what it hits
Think there are 100B galaxies but we can only see 5
Thomas Edison: “we don’t know one percent of one millionth about anything”

Full list of TED talk notes here.

TED talk notes #4, Charles Leadbetter: Education innovation in the slums
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Cars and SUVs are great for carrying people and small loads such as groceries or small appliances. But, when you’re packing for a weekend getaway with half of your house in tow to feed, clothe, and amuse five kids, you know you need more than your trunk.  Or maybe you got this new boat and […]

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