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Brain geek/neuroscientist Jonah Lehrer is interviewed about his book, "How We Decide." He gives anecdotes stories about how our mind works and how we make decisions through our emotional and rational 'brain'. ... continue reading

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Why Home Schooling is corrupting kids

Christian Science books.

"Home-school mom Susan Mule wishes she hadn't taken a friend's advice and tried a textbook from a popular Christian publisher for her 10-year-old's biology lessons.

Mule's precocious daughter Elizabeth excels at science and has been studying tarantulas since she was 5. But she watched Elizabeth's excitement turn to confusion when they reached the evolution section of the book from Apologia Educational Ministries, which disputed Charles Darwin's theory.

"I thought she was going to have a coronary," Mule said of her daughter, who is now 16 and taking college courses in Houston. "She's like, 'This is not true!'""

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Religion is subversive, viral and utterly destroyed by knowledge, but if it keeps convincing stupid people to teach their kids stupid things it will keep humanity stupid for a long time.

PQUEUED Monday 4: Pride

It's been three weeks since the last installment of this series, so it's high time for another one. This is the day of the week when we give a little attention to videos that has drowned in the information overflow to languish in people's personal queues. The rules are simple: Post a link to 1 (or 2, max) pqueued vids that fit the theme, not from your own pqueue.

The theme of the week is Pride. This basic human emotion can be beautiful or ugly, constructive or destructive, inspirational or inhibiting, cute or repulsive. Let us explore the range of this attribute together.

PQM3: British Music
PQM2: Time

Would you be in favor of an Expanded Sift?*

  (38 votes)
  (35 votes)

A total of 73 votes have been cast on this poll.

*This series of comments got me thinking about opening the Sift up to other media besides just video. It's something we've considered off and on over the years.

So, an expaned Sift would include other types of media - just roughly this could be:
  • news/links
  • photos
  • music
  • embeddable games
  • essays (text posts mixing in photos and video)

    It would also probably involve a name change for the site :0

    In the past we haven't wanted to edge in on the big boy news aggregators - and enjoyed our status as a "dedicated" video community- but we have a much larger community now- with strong interests in politics and news that doesn't always fall within the confines of video.

  • Which upcoming film releases are you looking forward to?

    Antichrist (Lars von Trier)
    Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow)
    Thirst/Bakjw (Chan-wook Park)
    Bright Star (Jane Campion)
    Das wei├če Band (Michael Haneke)
    Enter the Void (Gaspard Noe)
    Looking for Eric (Ken Loach)

    White Material (Claire Denis)
    Life During Wartime (Happiness sequel) (Todd Solondz)
    The Road (John Hillcoat)
    Trash Humpers (Harmony Korine)
    Ong Bak 2 (Tony Jaa)
    My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (Werner Herzog)
    Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (Werner Herzog)
    Capitalism a Love Story (Michael Moore)
    A Serious Man (Coen bros)
    An Education (Lone Scherfig)
    Soul Kitchen (Fatih Akin)
    The Vintner's Luck (Niki Caro)
    Perriers's Bounty (Ian Fitzgibbon)
    Air Doll (Hirokazu Koreeda)
    Harry Brown (Daniel Barber)

    Extract (Mike Judge)
    World's greatest dad
    The Men Who Stare at Goats
    Where the Wild things are (Spike Jonze)
    Avatar (James Cameron)
    The Lovely Bones (Peter Jackson)
    2012 (Roland Emmerich)
    The Princess and the Frog (Ron Clements & John Musker / Disney)

    The Wolfman (Joe Johnston)
    Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton)
    Legion (Scott Steward)
    Norwegian Wood (Anh Hung Tran)
    King Shot (Alejandro Jodorowsky)
    Shutter Island (Martin Scorcese)
    Rapunzel (Nathan Greno & Byron Howard / Disney)
    Inception (Christopher Nolan)

    The Hobbit (Guillermo del Toro)
    Iron Sky
    A Brave New World (Ridley Scott)

    Where to now, VideoSift?

    VideoSift is in a pretty comfortable position at the moment. We've just finished a successful upgrade to a brand-new UI, we have a fantastic development team, our member base is growing by 20-30 people every day and we're averaging around 100K page views per day. Our costs for running the site are being met - (breaking even) and we've even started a fun side project. (hint, buy a shirt)

    So, what should we do next? We'll be making some incremental changes to the user interface, but I'm talking more on a community level than pure technology. This is a post to solicit ideas for the future of VideoSift - and you know how we work - if it's a good idea, we'll take it and do it. Here are a few things I've been thinking of to get the pump juiced. (what the hell does that mean?)
    ... more inside ...

    Sift Roast Call for Sifters!

    A couple of sifters recently asked me about having another roast. Given the turnover in active sifters, in the last eight months, I'm starting the list from scratch. So, if you are interested in participating, please add your name to this thread and say "I'm IN."

    All willing sifters are welcome!

    DEADLINE: midnight CST, Sunday, June 28th, 2009.

    I will update the list as additions are made.


    Roasting Crew:


    UPDATED: Fri 6-26-09 6:00:08 PM CST

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