This time a physicist, Lawrence Krauss. He is always a stimulating speaker.
He starts by claiming that it is impossible to tell right from wrong without science. And then goes on to explain. I find myself agreeing with a lot he says.
Listen for his explanation for the intriguing slogan on his T-shirt.
Again, only 14 min long.
Lawrence Krauss is a Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Department of Physics in ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He also is director of the ASU Origins Project. He is the only physicist to have received the highest awards from all three major U.S. professional physics societies. His popular publications include ’The Physics of Star Trek,’ ’Quintessence,’ ’Atom : An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth…and Beyond,’ ’Hiding in the Mirror: The Quest for Alternate Realities, from Plato to String Theory (by way of Alice in Wonderland, Einstein, and The Twilight Zone),’ and due out in 2011, ’Quantum Man: Richard Feynman’s Life in Science (Great Discoveries)’ and ’A Universe from Nothing.’
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