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language as a window into human nature

For a change, here's a link to a great talk on language by Steven Pinker

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Wednesday 5 August Science, Technology and the Future of Humanity We are now arriving at a critical time when we need to make important decisions on what kind of future we want, for ourselves and the future generations.

See more talks like this in: science / society / society / humanity

Tuesday 11 August Emblems of Resilience: Nurses, ‘Spanish Influenza’ and lessons for Covid-19 (virtual event) This event explores the image of nurses during the early-twentieth-century and the toll this mask of resilience took upon the human being behind it.

See more talks like this in: society / women / 19thcentury

Thursday 20 August The Hidden Origins of Rome The aim of this talk is to show that the greatness that was Rome rested in many ways on esoteric and sacred-magical foundations.

See more talks like this in: science / history / ancientrome / rome

Thursday 17 September Drunkenness and Misbehaviour? A Reappraisal of Nursing before Nightingale (online talk) Nursing did not begin with Florence Nightingale. But what was it like in the days before Nightingale nursing?

See more talks like this in: society / women


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