The Resource Darwin's dangerous idea with Daniel Dennet., (streaming video)

Darwin's dangerous idea with Daniel Dennet., (streaming video)

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Darwin's dangerous idea with Daniel Dennet.
Title
Darwin's dangerous idea with Daniel Dennet.
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Language
eng
Summary
A single great idea: the theory of natural selection. With it, Charles Darwin shattered existing notions of the natural world by demonstrating how complexity could arise as a result of a blind and mechanistic sorting process, without an "intelligent designer". Now, join Daniel Dennett as he illuminates the radical nature of Darwin's dangerous idea. Setting his stage, Dennett illustrates why skeptics insist that beyond "gradual change" evolution must require something supernatural to do the "heavy lifting" of design--miraculous "lifters" which Dennett calls "skyhooks". Instead, Dennett demonstrates that we don't need miracles or "skyhooks" because evolution gives us "cranes": from sexual reproduction, to multi-cellularity, to language, he illustrates how cranes are new designs which themselves have evolutionary explanations and which, once they exist, become the tools to create previously impossible designs -from birds and humans, to ideas and culture. Next, Dennett turns to the "memetic revolution", and proposes how memes (the cultural analog of genes) can explain the extraordinary phenomenon of human culture. In surprising fashion, he cites Toxoplasma Gondi and brain fluke parasites (which cause suicidal behaviour in their hosts) to suggest why we don't need "skyhooks" to account for uniquely human attributes. He demonstrates how morality, ethics, the appreciation of beauty, or the willingness to die for an ideology are ideas (memes) which have, like parasites hijacking the human brain, superceded the strict imperative of reproductive success. Daniel Dennett's provocative, and highly entertaining presentation will inspire your students think about the natural world and the nature of human beings in surprising new ways. Dennett stands as the sharpest, cleverest, most stylish prober of issues of human consciousness (and) evolutionary theory. Carlin Romano, The Philadelphia Enquirer
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CaSfKAN
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videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Into the Classroom Media in 2008
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Dennet, Daniel
Runtime
62
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  • Darwin, Charles
  • Natural selection
  • Psychology
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live action
Label
Darwin's dangerous idea with Daniel Dennet., (streaming video)
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unknown
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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two-dimensional moving image
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tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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kan1062821
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unknown
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 55 min.)
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unknown
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online
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  • If you can{u2019}t find the material you require in the Kanopy collection, please contact your subject librarian
  • Available for use by up to 3 uses, 4th uses triggers 1 year subscription for unlimited users
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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other
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digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1062821
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not applicable
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sound
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sound on medium
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other
Label
Darwin's dangerous idea with Daniel Dennet., (streaming video)
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1062821
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 55 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
  • If you can{u2019}t find the material you require in the Kanopy collection, please contact your subject librarian
  • Available for use by up to 3 uses, 4th uses triggers 1 year subscription for unlimited users
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1062821
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Video recording format
other

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