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Parrots – Look Who’s Talking

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Blue-and-yellow Macaw eating a walnut held by a foot

Parrots are birds of the roughly 372 species in 86 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes, found in most tropical and subtropical regions. The order is subdivided into three superfamilies: the Psittacoidea (‘true’ parrots), the Cacatuoidea (cockatoos) and the Strigopoidea (New Zealand parrots).Parrots have a generally pantropical distribution with several species inhabiting temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere as well. The greatest diversity of parrots is found in South America and Australasia.

Jumping genes capture deep relationships between parrots and songbirds…

Figure 1 | Evolution of vocal learning in birds. [velociraptorise]

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Grow Your Own Drugs- BBC Christmas Special

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Less pills and more herbs might be a good idea!

Fuck supplements

Nature is still smarter than we are. The world — and our physiology — is still more complex than we like to think.

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Stupidity BBC Documentary – “Full Movie”

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This documentary about stupidity tells us the history of the word “moron”, the difference between stupid, moron, smart, intelligent, genius and questions the regular practice of classifying peoples intelligence through standardized IQ tests. Of course also Mr. Bush is examined in this report. A well educated guy who, nevertheless, acts in a completely dumb way — or at least wants us to believe so.
Albert Einstein said:
“Only two things are infinite the universe and stupidity.
and I am not sure about the former.”


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NatureTech

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Broadcast (2006) Magic of Motion : Most animals, and even a few plants, move. They swim, walk, run or fly in a wide range of ways, and in this programme we look at how designers of planes, cars and robots have found inspiration in nature. But biomimetics is not just about copying nature, it’s about understanding the principles behind nature’s success and applying those in new and surprising ways. So exploring the world of cars and planes also gives us some startling new insights into nature as well. In this programme we find out why sharks can swim so fast, how flies and geckos can climb smooth glass and how vultures can help the next generation of airliners. We also meet robot cockroaches that might look like something from science fiction, but might be the fore-runners of the latest all terrain vehicles.
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BBC Documentary – Stupidity “Full Movie”

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This documentary about stupidity tells us the history of the word “moron”, the difference between stupid, moron, smart, intelligent, genius and questions the regular practice of classifying peoples intelligence through standardized IQ tests. Of course also Mr. Bush is examined in this report. A well educated guy who, nevertheless, acts in a completely dumb way — or at least wants us to believe so.

Albert Einstein said:
“Only two things are infinite the universe and stupidity.
and I am not sure about the former.”


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The Day We Learned to Think – Generation We!

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Understanding of humans’ earliest past often comes from studying fossils. They tell us much of what we know about the people who lived before us. There is one thing fossils cannot tell us; at what point did we stop living day-to-day and start to think symbolically, to represent ideas about our environment and how we could change it? At a dig in South Africa the discovery of a small piece of ochre pigment, 70,000 years old, has raised some very interesting questions. Anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens) emerged in Africa roughly 100,000 years ago. We know from fossil evidence that Homo sapiens replaced other hominids around them and moved out of Africa into Asia and the Middle East, reaching Europe 40,000 years ago. Prof Richard Klein believes art is a landmark in human evolution. Unquestionable art that’s widespread and common suggests you’re dealing with people just like us. No other animals, after all, are able to define a painting as anything other than a collection of colours and shapes. This ability is unique to humans. Other scientists agree. They believe art defines humans as behaviourally modern, and its beginning must coincide with the ability to speak and use language. If someone has the imagination to devise a shared way to describe their environment using art then it seems inconceivable that they could not possess language and speech. The search for the moment our ancestors became behaviourally just like us is also the hunt for the first evidence of art.

Generation WE: The Movement Begins…

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CLIMATE CHANGE

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BBC WORLD – CLIMATE CHANGE in Wengen

Climate Change & Global Warming Song

False or true?

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Global Warming Song and Video

Please spread the message before it’s too late!

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REM – Kunterbunte Geschichten (1/16)

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Nachdem die kunterbunten REM-Bilder gestern bei Pix-Mix gezeigt wurden, ist dies der erste von insgesamt 16 Beiträgen mit REM-Bildern, die von Dieter Telfser überarbeitet wurden. Zu jedem Bild wird auch ein Gedicht von Stefan Meichtry publiziert. Falls jemand Interesse an diesen Bildern für eine Austellung hat, kann er mich kontakieren. Der Erlös des Verkaufs dieser Bilder wird vollumfänglich an www.newTree.org gespendet.

Vielen Dank für Ihr Interesse!

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I like buddha!

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In our hyperlinked world, we can know anything, anytime. And this mass enlightenment, says Buddhist scholar Bob Thurman, is our first step toward Buddha nature.

About Robert Thurman

The first American to be ordained a Tibetan Monk by the Dalai Lama, Robert A.F. Thurman is a scholar, author and tireless proponent of peace. Full bio and more links…

 

 

 

BBC – The Life of Buddha (49min)

Siddhartha Gautama, der spätere Buddha, wurde etwa 560 v. Chr. in Lumbini, nahe der Stadt Kapilavastu (im heutigen Nepal) geboren und starb im Alter von 80 Jahren. Er entstammte dem Adelsgeschlecht der Sakyer (daher die Bezeichnung Buddha Sakyamuni) und verbrachte eine unbeschwerte Jugend im materiellen Überfluss, heiratete mit 16 Jahren und hatte einen Sohn.

Mit 29 Jahren verläßt er die Palastanlage seiner Familie und begegnet dabei zum ersten Mal einem Greis, einem Schwerkranken und einem Toten. Nun weiß er, dass Alter, Krankheit und Tod unausweichlich mit dem menschlichen Leben verbunden sind. Die ihm bislang selbstverständlichen Vergnügungen verlieren ihren Reiz und er beschließt, von jetzt an die Grundlage für nicht vergängliches, dauerhaftes Glück zu suchen.

Nach sechs Jahren voll vergeblicher Versuche, dies zu erreichen – ob durch Askese oder die Auseinandersetzung mit den besten Philosophien seiner Zeit -, setzt er sich in der Nähe des heutigen Bodh-Gaya unter einem Feigenbaum nieder und verspricht, nicht wieder aufzustehen, bevor er sein Ziel erreicht hat. Schließlich erkennt er in tiefer Meditation das Wesen des Geistes und wird damit erleuchtet, also ein Buddha, ein “vollkommen Erwachter”.

Von nun an lehrt er 45 Jahre lang, gründet einen Mönchs- und einen Nonnenorden und gewinnt viele Laienanhänger. Er stirbt mit 80 Jahren und empfielt kurz vor dem Tod seinen Anhängern, seiner Lehre nicht blind zu folgen, sondern alles anhand der eigenen Erfahrung zu überprüfen.

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Where Science and Buddhism Meet:

Emptiness, Interconnectivity and the Nature of Reality

Thank you for taking the time to watch this! If you enjoy this blog-post and think it would be of some benefit or interest to others please share it! I have nothing but a pure altruistic intention behind this, I’ve made it to share what I have found to be a profound convergence of two way seemingly opposite ways of perceiving and understanding reality. Lots of love!!

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What? Angkor Wat!

Angkor Wat a BBC Documentary

Angkor Wat is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia, built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation — first Hindu, dedicated to the god Vishnu, then Buddhist. It is the world’s largest religious building.[1] The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmerarchitecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country’s prime attraction for visitors.

90% of its population is of Khmer origin and speaks the Khmer language, the country’s official language. The remainder include Chinese, Vietnamese, Cham and Khmer Loeu.[60]

The Khmer language is a member of the Mon-Khmer subfamily of the Austroasiatic language group. French, once the language of government in Indochina, is still spoken by many older Cambodians. French is also the language of instruction in some schools and universities that are funded by the government of France. Cambodian French, a remnant of the country’s colonial past, is a dialect found in Cambodia and is sometimes used in government.

 

 

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