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  • The Great Debate: THE STORYTELLING OF SCIENCE

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    Join the Origins Project at ASU for the final night in the Origins Stories weekend, focused on the science of storytelling and the storytelling of science. The Storytelling of Science will feature a panel of esteemed scientists, public intellectuals, and award-winning writers including well-known science educator Bill Nye, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, theoretical physicist Brian Greene, Science Friday's Ira Flatow, popular science fiction writer Neal Stephenson, executive director of the World Science Festival Tracy Day, and Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss as they discuss the stories behind cutting edge science from the origin of the universe to a discussion of exciting technologies that will change our future. They will demonstrate how to convey the excitement of science and the importance helping promote a public understanding of science. The panel discussion is sure to be a provocative and entertaining finale to our Origins Stories events. We look forward to seeing you there!

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    Scientists having Fun. R.Dawkins, N.Tyson, B.Greene, L.Krauss, B.Nye

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    This Video will break your jaw and blow your mind. Richard Dawkins, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Lawrence Krauss and Bill Nye debating in funny mood.
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  • Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Politics of Space Exploration.

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    A highlight from the Origins Project's Storytelling Of Science event at Arizona State University, in which Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lawrence Krauss, Bill Nye, Brian Greene, and Ira Flatow discuss the politics surrounding space exploration. A lively discussion takes an unexpected turn, resulting in a hilarious, over-the-top encounter between Nye, Tyson, and Greene.

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  • Dawkins and Krauss on Mormonism

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    Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss discuss religious beliefs of political candidates.

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    Richard Dawkins vs Neil deGrasse Tyson on Aliens!

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  • Storytelling Of Science: Neil deGrasse Tyson

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    Neil deGrasse Tyson speaking at the ASU Origins Project: Storytelling Of Science talk which also included Lawrence Krauss, Richard Dawkins, Bill Nye, Brian Greene, Tracy Day, and Neal Stephenson.

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  • Storytelling Of Science: Richard Dawkins

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    Richard Dawkins speaking about mimicry in Cuckoo eggs at the ASU Origins Project: Storytelling Of Science talk which also included Lawrence Krauss, Bill Nye, Brian Greene, Tracy Day, and Neal Stephenson.

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    DEBATE: Atheist vs Christian

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    01:07 Question 1
    - 01:45 Richard Dawkins
    - 03:34 George Pell

    05:22 Question 2
    - 5:50 Richard Dawkins

    07:10 Question 4
    - 7:25 Richard Dawkins
    - 8:10 George Pell
    - 9:02 Richard Dawkins
    - 10:16 George Pell
    - 11:26 Richard Dawkins

    13:51 Question 4
    - 14:28 Richard Dawkins
    - 15:28 George Pell
    - 16:33 Richard Dawkins

    17:57 Question 5
    - 18:11 George Pell

    21:00 Question 6
    - 21:43 Richard Dawkins
    - 24:29 George Pell
    - 26:51 Richard Dawkins

    28:26 Question 7
    - 28:39 George Pell

    29:41 Question 8
    - 29:47 George Pell

    30:45 Question 9
    - 30:52 George Pell
    - 33:44 Richard Dawkins
    - 35:25 George Pell

    36:28 Question 10
    - 36:58 George Pell
    - 38:29 Richard Dawkins
    - 39:52 George Pell

    41:14 Question 11
    - 41:25 George Pell
    - 43:31 Richard Dawkins
    - 44:28 George Pell

    47:02 Question 12
    - 47:10 Richard Dawkins
    - 47:48 George Pell

    50:05 Question 13
    - 50:18 Richard Dawkins
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    54:37 Question 14
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    57:07 Question 15
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  • Neil deGrasse Tyson makes fun of Brian Greenes String Theory

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  • 10 Times Neil deGrasse Tyson Blew Our Minds

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  • Johnny Depp on Marlon Brando

    4:49

    Johnny Depp discussing his relationship with Marlon Brando.

    We only have so many faces in our pocket.

    A clip taken from the dialogue with Lawrence Krauss titled: Johnny Depp & Lawrence Krauss: Finding The Creativity In Madness.

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    Video by Black Chalk Productions

    Join Golden Globe winner and renowned actor, producer, author and musician Johnny Depp and Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss for An Origins Project Dialogue, Finding the Creativity in Madness.

    This dialogue is associated with a closed scientific workshop in partnership with the National Institutes of Health held to spark discussions of big, unanswered questions on how the brain and machines process patterns, aimed at understanding consciousness, intelligence, and madness.

    This on stage discussion focuses on the humanity of madness, revealing Depp's experience and creative method as an actor who has portrayed such eccentric fictional and nonfictional characters as Edward Scissorhands, Hunter S. Thompson, Captain Jack Sparrow, and John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester while exploring and unraveling the intricate links between creativity and madness.

    Recorded Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 7:00pm

    Get the most recent updates from the Origins Project by following us on Facebook /ASUOriginsProject and Twitter @asuORIGINS. Contact [email protected] with questions.

    Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

  • Storytelling Of Science: Bill Nye

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    Bill Nye speaking at the ASU Origins Project: Storytelling Of Science talk which also included Lawrence Krauss, Richard Dawkins, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Tracy Day, and Neal Stephenson.

    Full talk available here:
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  • The Great Debate: ORIGINS OF VIOLENCE

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    Celebrate five years of Wonder with the Origins Project at our Great Debate: Transcending Our Origins: Violence, Humanity, and the Future.

    The evening was moderated by Lawrence Krauss.

    Our full 5 year retrospective introductory video here -

    The first panel, The Origins of Violence, features Steven Pinker, Richard Wrangham, Erica Chenoweth, Adrian Raine, John Mueller and Sarah Mathew discussing the development of violence from the brain to world war, followed by a Q&A.;

    Part 01 -

    Part 02 -

    The second panel, the Origins of the Future: From Medicine and Synthetic Biology to Machine Intelligence, featuresRichard Dawkins, Craig Venter, Kim Stanley Robinson, Esther Dyson, Eric Horvitz, George Poste and Randolph Nesse discussing the origins of the future, followed by Q&A.;

    Part 01 -

    Part 02 -

    Get the most recent updates from the Origins Project by following us on Facebook /ASUOriginsProject and Twitter @asuORIGINS. Contact [email protected] with questions.

    Video by Black Chalk Productions.

  • Johnny Depp on Hunter S. Thompson

    5:55

    Johnny Depp discussing meeting Hunter S. Thompson and firing a shotgun at a propane tank wrapped in nitroglycerine.

    A clip taken from the dialogue with Lawrence Krauss titled: Johnny Depp & Lawrence Krauss: Finding The Creativity In Madness.

    See the full talk here:

    Part 01 -
    Part 02 -

    Video by Black Chalk Productions

    Join Golden Globe winner and renowned actor, producer, author and musician Johnny Depp and Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss for An Origins Project Dialogue, Finding the Creativity in Madness.

    This dialogue is associated with a closed scientific workshop in partnership with the National Institutes of Health held to spark discussions of big, unanswered questions on how the brain and machines process patterns, aimed at understanding consciousness, intelligence, and madness.

    This on stage discussion focuses on the humanity of madness, revealing Depp's experience and creative method as an actor who has portrayed such eccentric fictional and nonfictional characters as Edward Scissorhands, Hunter S. Thompson, Captain Jack Sparrow, and John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester while exploring and unraveling the intricate links between creativity and madness.

    Recorded Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 7:00pm

    Get the most recent updates from the Origins Project by following us on Facebook /ASUOriginsProject and Twitter @asuORIGINS. Contact [email protected] with questions.

    Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

  • Storytelling Of Science: Lawrence Krauss

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    Lawrence Krauss speaks at the ASU Origins Project: Storytelling Of Science talk which also included Richard Dawkins, Brian Greene, Bill Nye, Brian Greene, Tracy Day, and Neal Stephenson.

    Full talk available here:
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  • Best of Sam Harris Amazing Arguments And Clever Comebacks Part 1

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    Best of Sam Harris Amazing Arguments And Clever Comebacks Part 1. This video is a compilation of best moments of Sam Harris's amazing arguments and clever comebacks.

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  • Bill Nye makes fun of Neil deGrasse Tysons reply to Dawkins, making Lawrence Krauss glad

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    This clip is taken from the extremely good, The Great Debate: THE STORYTELLING OF SCIENCE:

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson - Where are the aliens?

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    Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson - Where are the aliens?
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  • The Great Debate: EXTINCTIONS

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    Some say that we are in the midst of the 6th great extinction on Earth? Is this true? Join us as we explore the nature of extinction, from biology, and the great past extinctions, to culture, language, technology and the future of both our species and the Earth's biosphere, and ask whether, and to what extent extinction required for progress, and what we can do to preserve existing biodiversity on our planet.

    Extinctions: Tragedy to Opportunity featuring the sequencer of the neanderthal genome Svante Paabo, planetary scientist Lindy Elkins-Tanton, best-selling author Diane Ackerman, ASU president Michael Crow, AMNH curator and athropologist Ian Tattersall, Neil Gershenfeld, Director of the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT, and moderator and Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss.

    Filmed on Saturday, February 7, 2015

    Get the most recent updates from the Origins Project by following us on Facebook /ASUOriginsProject and Twitter @asuORIGINS. Contact [email protected]edu with questions.

    Video by Black Chalk Productions.

  • The Storytelling of Science

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    The Origins Project at ASU presents the final night in the Origins Stories weekend, focusing on the science of storytelling and the storytelling of science. The Storytelling of Science features a panel of esteemed scientists, public intellectuals, and award-winning writers including well-known science educator Bill Nye, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, theoretical physicist Brian Greene, Science Friday's Ira Flatow, popular science fiction writer Neal Stephenson, executive director of the World Science Festival Tracy Day, and Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss as they discuss the stories behind cutting edge science from the origin of the universe to a discussion of exciting technologies that will change our future. They demonstrate how to convey the excitement of science and the importance helping promote a public understanding of science.

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    Neil deGrasse Tyson loses it at Storytelling of Science!

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    Penn Jillette on Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Lawrence Krauss

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    Penn Jillette on Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Lawrence Krauss

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    Neil deGrasse Tyson on Interstellar

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    For astrophysicists, Interstellar is probably like being a kid in a candy store. But how realistic is it? The one and only Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the realism of Interstellar and how the Matthew McConaghey-led space epic stacks up to some of his favorite science fiction flicks.

  • Johnny Depp on Donald Trump - Hes a brat

    2:29

    Johnny Depp discussing his approach to the character of Donald Trump.

    A clip taken from the dialogue with Lawrence Krauss titled: Johnny Depp & Lawrence Krauss: Finding The Creativity In Madness.

    See the full talk here:

    Part 01 -
    Part 02 -

    Video by Black Chalk Productions

    Join Golden Globe winner and renowned actor, producer, author and musician Johnny Depp and Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss for An Origins Project Dialogue, Finding the Creativity in Madness.

    This dialogue is associated with a closed scientific workshop in partnership with the National Institutes of Health held to spark discussions of big, unanswered questions on how the brain and machines process patterns, aimed at understanding consciousness, intelligence, and madness.

    This on stage discussion focuses on the humanity of madness, revealing Depp's experience and creative method as an actor who has portrayed such eccentric fictional and nonfictional characters as Edward Scissorhands, Hunter S. Thompson, Captain Jack Sparrow, and John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester while exploring and unraveling the intricate links between creativity and madness.

    Recorded Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 7:00pm

    Get the most recent updates from the Origins Project by following us on Facebook /ASUOriginsProject and Twitter @asuORIGINS. Contact [email protected] with questions.

    Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

  • The Great Debate: ORIGINS OF VIOLENCE

    47:14

    Celebrate five years of Wonder with the Origins Project at our Great Debate: Transcending Our Origins: Violence, Humanity, and the Future.

    The evening was moderated by Lawrence Krauss.

    Our full 5 year retrospective introductory video here -

    The first panel, The Origins of Violence, features Steven Pinker, Richard Wrangham, Erica Chenoweth, Adrian Raine, John Mueller and Sarah Mathew discussing the development of violence from the brain to world war, followed by a Q&A.;

    Part 01 -

    Part 02 -

    The second panel, the Origins of the Future: From Medicine and Synthetic Biology to Machine Intelligence, featuresRichard Dawkins, Craig Venter, Kim Stanley Robinson, Esther Dyson, Eric Horvitz, George Poste and Randolph Nesse discussing the origins of the future, followed by Q&A.;

    Part 01 -

    Part 02 -

    Get the most recent updates from the Origins Project by following us on Facebook /ASUOriginsProject and Twitter @asuORIGINS. Contact [email protected] with questions.

    Video by Black Chalk Productions.

  • The Great Debate: ORIGINS OF THE FUTURE

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    Celebrate five years of Wonder with the Origins Project at our Great Debate: Transcending Our Origins: Violence, Humanity, and the Future.

    The evening was moderated by Lawrence Krauss.

    Our full 5 year retrospective introductory video here -

    The first panel, The Origins of Violence, features Steven Pinker, Richard Wrangham, Erica Chenoweth, Adrian Raine, John Mueller and Sarah Mathew discussing the development of violence from the brain to world war, followed by a Q&A.;

    Part 01 -

    Part 02 -

    The second panel, the Origins of the Future: From Medicine and Synthetic Biology to Machine Intelligence, featuresRichard Dawkins, Craig Venter, Kim Stanley Robinson, Esther Dyson, Eric Horvitz, George Poste and Randolph Nesse discussing the origins of the future, followed by Q&A.;

    Part 01 -

    Part 02 -

    Get the most recent updates from the Origins Project by following us on Facebook /ASUOriginsProject and Twitter @asuORIGINS. Contact [email protected] with questions.

    Video by Black Chalk Productions.

  • Johnny Depp & Lawrence Krauss: Finding The Creativity In Madness

    1:42:31

    Join Golden Globe winner and renowned actor, producer, author and musician Johnny Depp and Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss for An Origins Project Dialogue, Finding the Creativity in Madness.

    This dialogue is associated with a closed scientific workshop in partnership with the National Institutes of Health held to spark discussions of big, unanswered questions on how the brain and machines process patterns, aimed at understanding consciousness, intelligence, and madness.

    This on stage discussion focuses on the humanity of madness, revealing Depp's experience and creative method as an actor who has portrayed such eccentric fictional and nonfictional characters as Edward Scissorhands, Hunter S. Thompson, Captain Jack Sparrow, and John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester while exploring and unraveling the intricate links between creativity and madness.

    Part 02:

    Recorded Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 7:00pm

    Get the most recent updates from the Origins Project by following us on Facebook /ASUOriginsProject and Twitter @asuORIGINS. Contact [email protected] with questions.

    Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

    Video by Black Chalk Productions.

  • Storytelling Of Science: Brian Greene

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    Brian Greene speaking at the ASU Origins Project: Storytelling Of Science talk which also included Lawrence Krauss, Richard Dawkins, Bill Nye, Brian Greene, Tracy Day, and Neal Stephenson.

    Full talk available here:
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  • The Great Debate: PARALLEL REALITIES

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    Origins Project is pleased to present a top-notch discussion of the nature of the universe, the possibilities of a multiverse, and exciting discoveries in fundamental physics. Join Nobel Laureates Frank Wilczek, David Gross, and Brian Schmidt, as well as esteemed scientists Wendy Freedman, Maria Spiropulu, and Lawrence Krauss for an out-of-this-world conversation.

    We live in one universe. Is it unique? Is it required? How can we find out? These issues touch on the forefront of particles physics and cosmology, from the Large Hadron Collider to the edges of the visible Universe. This panel will bring together the leading scientists and thinkers working at both these frontiers to discuss how we can probe the fundamental fabric of reality.

    Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 7:00pm

    Video by Black Chalk Productions.

  • Best of Lawrence Krauss Amazing Arguments And Clever Comebacks Part 1

    17:46

    Best of Lawrence Krauss Amazing Arguments And Clever Comebacks Part 1. This video is a compilation of best moments of Lawrence Krauss's amazing arguments and clever comebacks.

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  • The Great Debate - What is Life?

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    Richard Dawkins, J. Craig Venter, Nobel laureates Sidney Altman and Leland Hartwell, Chris McKay, Paul Davies, Lawrence Krauss, and The Science Network's Roger Bingham discuss the origins of life, the possibility of finding life elsewhere, and the latest development in synthetic biology.

  • Rise of the New Atheists?

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    As the documentary The Unbelievers premieres at Toronto's Hot Docs Festival, two of the men featured in the film: professor Richard Dawkins and physicist Lawrence Krauss sit down with Steve Paikin to tell us why indeed, they don't believe.

  • JIM GAFFIGAN & SARAH SILVERMAN: StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson - Curiosity Mars Rover

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    Welcome back to StarTalk hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Neil & co-host Eugene Mirman are joined by Jim Gaffigan, Sarah Silverman and astrobiologist David Grinspoon at the Bell House in Brookyn to discuss the the Curiosity Mars Rover and the exploration of Mars.

    Guests: Jim Gaffigan, Sarah Silverman, David Grinspoon, Eugene Mirman

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  • Chomsky & Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue

    44:51

    Join intellectual giant Noam Chomsky and noted physicist and public intellectual Lawrence Krauss for an intimate evening of conversation at the Origins Project Dialogue. Science, Mind, and Politics is a candid and unscripted conversation on contemporary issues on the nature of humanity, the power of science and the mind, and global social justice.

    Part 01 -

    Filmed on Sunday, March 22, 2015

    Get the most recent updates from the Origins Project by following us on Facebook /ASUOriginsProject and Twitter @asuORIGINS. Contact [email protected] with questions.

    Video by Black Chalk Productions.

  • Alda & Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue

    35:56

    Join stage and screen legend Alan Alda and Lawrence Krauss for an intimate evening of conversation for the inaugural Origins Project Dialogue. Science and Art: Long Lost Lovers is a candid and unscripted conversation on the importance of scientific literacy and the role of science and creativity in our society. A thought-provoking and interesting night in the beautifully restored Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix.

    Part 01 -

    Filmed on Thursday, January 15, 2015

    Get the most recent updates from the Origins Project by following us on Facebook /ASUOriginsProject and Twitter @asuORIGINS. Contact [email protected] with questions.

    Video by Black Chalk Productions.

  • Best of Neil deGrasse Tyson Amazing Arguments And Clever Comebacks Part 1

    22:54

    Best of Neil deGrasse Tyson Amazing Arguments And Clever Comebacks Part 1. This video is a compilation of best moments of Neil deGrasse Tyson's amazing arguments and clever comebacks.

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  • The Big Bang - Lawrence Krauss and Michio Kaku

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    Professor Lawrence Krauss and Professor Michio Kaku explain the physics behind the events in the first second of The Big Bang, events which range from the first fractions of a second after creation: The Plank Era; The field symmetry breaking; formation of elementary particles; Matter-antimatter annihilation (explained by Dr. Tara Shears); Formation of atoms and the last scattering of photons which make up the Cosmic Microwave Background (Explained by Dr. David N. Spergel) to the billions of years of stellar evolution: the formation of stars and Galaxies which developed the visible universe as seen today.

    Using High Energy Particle Accelerators and Observational and Theoretical Astrophysics, scientists are able to recreate the first few fractions of a second after the Big Bang, to the point of symmetry breaking, and in conjunction by using space and earth-based observatories observe the remnants of the Big Bang itself using powerful analysis of the CMB by the WMAP and Planck Spacecraft combined with the modelling of the large scale structure of the universe as done by The Sloan Digital Sky Survey..

    The Initial Conditions of the Universe are still a mystery and debate has gone on recently to whether or not there were even any initial conditions at all, maybe the universe can form from no initial conditions in standard space-time and that the very fabric of space, curled up in perhaps infinite dimensions creates an infinite set of paths for scalar fields to branch off of and interfere to create the flow of energy from the initial big bang.

    Such a theory is predicted by M-Theory, which gives the Multiverse picture of curved Space-Time in 11 Dimensions which, through quantum mechanics, create many scalar fields that couple at different strengths in each universe creating a different set of physical laws in each universe.
    Not all universes could be suitable for life, each universe seems to have the Planck Constant encoded into it, as it is the Uncertainty Principle and the Sum over Histories that lead to the Multiverse picture in the first place, however the coupling strengths of gravity and electromagnetism are completely arbitrary in this view.

    In some of these Universes, Electromagnetism could be very strongly coupled in certain schemes meaning that basic chemistry would not arise in some universes. In other Universes the Strong Nuclear force may be too weak to give sufficient binding energy to atomic nuclei, making fusion impossible. In other Universes, Gravity may be coupled far more strongly, creating a Universe of Galaxy Cluster-sized black holes. Other Universes still may be composed of nothing but vacuum energy.

    Hence we must be living in a Universe suitable for life as we are here observing it, that is the nature of The Anthropic Principle which is used to answer the question, why is the universe the way it is? However, the true meaning of the answer comes from Theoretical Physics and M-Theory: The Universe need not be suitable for life, our one just happens to be.

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    Our Future In Space: Lawrence Krauss, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye

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    Our Future In Space: Lawrence Krauss, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Pamela Gay

  • Alda & Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue

    51:44

    Join stage and screen legend Alan Alda and Lawrence Krauss for an intimate evening of conversation for the inaugural Origins Project Dialogue. Science and Art: Long Lost Lovers is a candid and unscripted conversation on the importance of scientific literacy and the role of science and creativity in our society. A thought-provoking and interesting night in the beautifully restored Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix.

    Part 02 -

    Filmed on Thursday, January 15, 2015

    Get the most recent updates from the Origins Project by following us on Facebook /ASUOriginsProject and Twitter @asuORIGINS. Contact [email protected] with questions.

    Video by Black Chalk Productions.

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    Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell

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    The Universe in a Nutshell: The Physics of Everything
    Michio Kaku, Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at CUNY

    What if we could find one single equation that explains every force in the universe? Dr. Michio Kaku explores how physicists may shrink the science of the Big Bang into an equation as small as Einstein's e=mc^2. Thanks to advances in string theory, physics may allow us to escape the heat death of the universe, explore the multiverse, and unlock the secrets of existence. While firing up our imaginations about the future, Kaku also presents a succinct history of physics and makes a compelling case for why physics is the key to pretty much everything.

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    Directed / Produced by Jonathan Fowler, Kathleen Russell, and Elizabeth Rodd

  • Richard Dawkins Answers Students and Teachers Lynchburg VA

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    Very interesting video with exchanges. Richard Dawkins answers questions and schools students from Liberty University. Check out nightmaresofjesus.com

  • String Theory - Lawrence Krauss and Brian Greene

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    Professors Lawrence Krauss and Brian Greene discuss Brian Greene's introduction into the field of String Theory and the educational reasons to how he came to study and popularise the subject with physics in general.

    Theoretical Physics requires tailor made mathematics to describe the mechanism of reality as probed and observed by Experimental and Observational Physicists.

    Modern physicists stand on the shoulders of previous giants in science who, through the marriage of theory and experiment, discovered how nature works and how nature can be used in technology.

    Gravity was discovered and explained by Isaac Newton through his invention of classical mechanics and fundamental calculus.
    James Clerk Maxwell formulated Faraday's, Gauss' and Ampere's Laws into his theory of Electromagnetism.
    Einstein used the evidence from the Michelson-Morley Experiment and his own thought experiments on simultaneity as his central axioms in Special Relativity.
    Einstein then developed the famous mass-energy equivalence and concept of space-time, essential concepts for high energy physics.
    Einstein extended Relativity to General Relativity, describing accelerating bodies and used the relationship between energy and space-time to describe curvature in the form of his field equations, discovering the true nature of the gravitational field which had troubled Newton and his predecessors for centuries.
    Theodore Kaluza extended General Relativity with the concept of Maxwell's Theory of electromagnetism and, along with Oscar Klein, developed the Kaluza-Klein Theory, a theory which describes electromagnetism as a gauge theory where the gauge symmetry is the symmetry of circular compact dimensions.

    This all lead to the development of modern string theory, which views the Standard Model, the guidebook of elementary physics, as gauge groups existing on a flat spacetime; with the elementary particles as strings on a flat world sheet, vibrating with different couplings and flavours forming the different particles.
    The higher dimensions are in a curved spacetime in this theory, containing particles beyond the Standard Model as being higher resonances of the strings, contained on a different world sheet, or brane.

    The Standard Model is an extended patchwork of mathematics that describes 3 of the 4 fundamental forces.
    The work of Richard Feynman, who developed the path integral formalism for quantum mechanics used this to develop Quantum Electrodynamics, QED.
    QED was the first theory to describe relativistic quantum mechanics and the beginning of the Standard Model's framework.
    Soon, the Weak Interaction was developed using quantum field theory, however the theory was too chaotic to make predictions as the coupling constants were impossible to determine at low energies; unlike QED the Weak Interaction is Non-Abelian and uses vector Bosons to commute. Predictions can be made from the dynamics only if you combine the theory with QED itself, which leads to symmetry breaking which is mediated by massless bosons. The mass for these bosons has to come from an outside field, the famous Higgs field which operates via The Higgs Boson.
    The work of Murray Gell-Mann produced Quantum Chromodynamics, QCD a theory describing the strong nuclear force that holds protons and neutrons (nucleons) together and describes how the fundamental particles inside them, the quarks and gluons, interact with each other in high energy interactions.
    Feynman's path integral method can also be used to extend Kaluza-Kelin theory to Yang-Mills theory to describe how Quantum Chromodynamics, QCD, works in the low energy regime, as running of the coupling constants for this theory becomes chaotic, like the weak interaction, at even low energies.

    The question that remains: is there symmetry breaking of these gauge theories at a universal level, where all coupling constants are the same and if so why do they trend towards infinity? Is their some mass gap that must be included to achieve this? Where does gravity fit into the Standard Model? How can we renormalise the Standard Model itself? And with what?
    A lot of these questions have to be answered by the extensions of the Kaluza Klein model into the different interpretations of String Theory, which are all equivalent to M-Theory, which attempts to unify a lot of the different string theories to from a Unified Field Theory.

    Want to learn more about string theory and higher dimensional physics? Check out Lisa Randall's Lecture Series:

  • The Great Debate: PARALLEL REALITIES

    38:52

    Link to Part 1:

    Origins Project is pleased to present a top-notch discussion of the nature of the universe, the possibilities of a multiverse, and exciting discoveries in fundamental physics. Join Nobel Laureates Frank Wilczek, David Gross, and Brian Schmidt, as well as esteemed scientists Wendy Freedman, Maria Spiropulu, and Lawrence Krauss for an out-of-this-world conversation.

    We live in one universe. Is it unique? Is it required? How can we find out? These issues touch on the forefront of particles physics and cosmology, from the Large Hadron Collider to the edges of the visible Universe. This panel will bring together the leading scientists and thinkers working at both these frontiers to discuss how we can probe the fundamental fabric of reality.

    Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 7:00pm

    Video by Black Chalk Productions.

  • The Great Debate: ORIGINS OF THE FUTURE

    56:36

    Celebrate five years of Wonder with the Origins Project at our Great Debate: Transcending Our Origins: Violence, Humanity, and the Future.

    The evening was moderated by Lawrence Krauss.

    Our full 5 year retrospective introductory video here -

    The first panel, The Origins of Violence, features Steven Pinker, Richard Wrangham, Erica Chenoweth, Adrian Raine, John Mueller and Sarah Mathew discussing the development of violence from the brain to world war, followed by a Q&A.;

    Part 01 -

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    The second panel, the Origins of the Future: From Medicine and Synthetic Biology to Machine Intelligence, featuresRichard Dawkins, Craig Venter, Kim Stanley Robinson, Esther Dyson, Eric Horvitz, George Poste and Randolph Nesse discussing the origins of the future, followed by Q&A.;

    Part 01 -

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    Get the most recent updates from the Origins Project by following us on Facebook /ASUOriginsProject and Twitter @asuORIGINS. Contact [email protected] with questions.

    Video by Black Chalk Productions.

  • SOMETHING FROM NOTHING ? OFFICIAL Richard Dawkins & Lawrence Krauss HD 02-04-12

    2:23

    Join critically-acclaimed author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and world-renowned theoretical physicist and author Lawrence Krauss as they discuss biology, cosmology, religion, and a host of other topics.

    The authors will also discuss their new books. Dawkins recently published The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True, an exploration of the magic of discovery embodied in the practice of science. Written for all age groups, the book moves forward from historical examples of supernatural explanations of natural phenomena to focus on the actual science behind how the world works.

    Krauss's latest book, A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather than Nothing, explains the scientific advances that provide insight into how the universe formed. Krauss tackles the age-old assumption that something cannot arise from nothing by arguing that not only can something arise from nothing, but something will always arise from nothing.

    Founded in 2008, the ASU Origins Project is a university-wide transdisciplinary initiative aimed at facilitating cutting edge research and inquiry about origins questions, enhancing public science literacy, and improving science education. Since its inception, the Origins Project has brought the world's leading scientists, including Nobel Prize winners, to Tempe to explore origins questions. The Origins Project has hosted workshops and public events that have focused on questions as fundamental as the origin of the universe, how life began, the origins of human uniqueness, and the origins of morality.

  • The Origins Project: 5 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE

    6:45

    Celebrate five years of Wonder with the Origins Project at our Great Debate: Transcending Our Origins: Violence, Humanity, and the Future.

    The evening was moderated by Lawrence Krauss.

    Our full 5 year retrospective introductory video here -

    The first panel, The Origins of Violence, features Steven Pinker, Richard Wrangham, Erica Chenoweth, Adrian Raine, John Mueller and Sarah Mathew discussing the development of violence from the brain to world war, followed by a Q&A.;

    Part 01 -

    Part 02 -

    The second panel, the Origins of the Future: From Medicine and Synthetic Biology to Machine Intelligence, featuresRichard Dawkins, Craig Venter, Kim Stanley Robinson, Esther Dyson, Eric Horvitz, George Poste and Randolph Nesse discussing the origins of the future, followed by Q&A.;

    Part 01 -

    Part 02 -

    Get the most recent updates from the Origins Project by following us on Facebook /ASUOriginsProject and Twitter @asuORIGINS. Contact [email protected] with questions.

    Video by Black Chalk Productions.

  • Lawrence Krauss - Hidden Realities: The Greatest Story Ever Told.. So Far

    1:49:58

    The Conway Memorial Lecture 2016. Lawrence Krauss. Chaired by A. C. Grayling.

    The book is released on the 21st March 2017 and can be pre-ordered here:

    “I loved the fight scenes and the sex scenes were excellent.” (Eric Idle)

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  • The Great Debate: DECEPTION - A Night Of Magic And Illumination

    1:37:48

    Link to Q&A; - Part 2/2:

    Why is deception such an essential part of the human condition? What evolutionary purpose does it fulfill? How can we recognize it on an individual level, and overcome it on a societal level in a modern democracy?

    7pm Saturday, October 20, 2012 - ASU Gammage Auditorium

    Join an exciting panel of scientists and public intellectuals including influential evolutionary biologist Robert Trivers, notable social psychologist Carol Tavris, accomplished neurobiologists and laboratory directors at Barrow Neurological Institute Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, acclaimed magicians Jamy Ian Swiss and Joshua Jay, and Origins Project director and moderator Lawrence Krauss as they discuss the biological, behavioral, and political boundaries of this controversial issue.
    The evening will kick off with an exciting magic show from world renowned magicians Joshua Jay and Jamy Ian Swiss. There will be a book signing immediately following the event. For the latest updates on the event and more information from our panelists follow us on Twitter @asuOrigins. You can also follow Stephen Macknik @SleightsofMind, Jamy Ian Swiss @JamyIanSwiss, Joshua Jay @JoshuaJayMagic, and Lawrence Krauss @LKrauss1.

  • The Great Debate: EXTINCTIONS

    1:24:20

    Part 02 -

    Some say that we are in the midst of the 6th great extinction on Earth? Is this true? Join us as we explore the nature of extinction, from biology, and the great past extinctions, to culture, language, technology and the future of both our species and the Earth's biosphere, and ask whether, and to what extent extinction required for progress, and what we can do to preserve existing biodiversity on our planet.

    Extinctions: Tragedy to Opportunity featuring the sequencer of the neanderthal genome Svante Paabo, planetary scientist Lindy Elkins-Tanton, best-selling author Diane Ackerman, ASU president Michael Crow, AMNH curator and athropologist Ian Tattersall, Neil Gershenfeld, Director of the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT, and moderator and Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss.

    Filmed on Saturday, February 7, 2015

    Get the most recent updates from the Origins Project by following us on Facebook /ASUOriginsProject and Twitter @asuORIGINS. Contact [email protected] with questions.

    Video by Black Chalk Productions.

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