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Good video links

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SoldierForTruth
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Re: Good video links

#141 Postby SoldierForTruth » November 6th, 2009, 9:25 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Alan C. wrote:Nothing wrong with a bit of self-promotion SFT, Very good videos,
I wouldn't know where to start (making a video for youtube)

Thank you! :D
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Re: Good video links

#142 Postby grammar king » December 13th, 2009, 4:43 pm

40 minute film by Brian Dunning, a basic introduction to critical thinking.

Here Be Dragons.

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Re: Good video links

#143 Postby grammar king » January 3rd, 2010, 4:43 pm

Interview between YouTube atheist Thunderf00t and Richard Dawkins, where they discuss the religion meme and its origins. This is the first part, the other three parts are on the right hand side. If you're not a youtuber and aren't familiar with Thunderf00t, his videos are well worth a look (particularly his epic series, Why do people laugh at creationists,) as is QualiaSoup (his videos are on the right hand side).

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Re: Good video links

#144 Postby Ikiru » January 3rd, 2010, 11:10 pm

Not to toot my own horn, but I put together this video of Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" a couple years ago. I know, its been done a billion :wink: times before. Used Sigur Ros' "Untitled 3" for the soundtrack. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNOM7WOGGUw It was difficult picking out the images for it.

I did another version of "Pale Blue Dot" for the Sagan Appreciation Society here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJE_Ld-UyCk Its picked up a bit of recognition on YouTube and was played at a Green Expo up in NY state (I stuck with the Brian Eno soundtrack for this one) For this one, I put a bit more of environment emphasis in it (it is present in the first version, but not as much).

One of these days I'll get round to combining elements of both into one!

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Re: Good video links

#145 Postby Lifelinking » January 3rd, 2010, 11:25 pm

I like those Josh
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#146 Postby Nick » January 4th, 2010, 12:56 am

Me too. And I wouldn't know how to begin to go about putting it together, either. :shrug:

I've just posted a more jocular video with a similar message in the fun science video thread. Do take a look :D

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#147 Postby grammar king » January 9th, 2010, 4:59 pm

The Golden Crocoduck winner for last year was Ray Comfort. I particularly like 5:47 when Ray goes through his usual spiel and gets to the part where he asks a member of the public if they've ever lied, then asks them what you call someone who tells lies. The member of the public answers quick as a flash "Ray Comfort".

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#148 Postby Ikiru » January 12th, 2010, 11:51 pm

Here's a music video I put together last year of my cover of Joy Division's "Atmosphere" with a series of images by Banksy.

Its partly meant to be a tribute to Ian Curtis and partly an inpirational call to action. Even though Joy Division never did any explicitly "political" songs, it made sense to combine it with Banksy's art, thus adding somewhat a different take on the meaning of the song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhprmy7qerM
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Re: Good video links

#149 Postby grammar king » January 31st, 2010, 12:31 am

New 5-part vid out by Captain Disillusion on TAM7 and how Derren Brown did his lottery prediction. He can be quite annoying (although the vids are excellently made) so if you just want to know how he did it, I'd recommend skipping to the last part.

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Re: Good video links

#150 Postby Ken H » February 15th, 2010, 6:44 pm

Top Ten Creationist Arguments
Rather quick answers, but I thought it was well done.
(7:55)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSxgnu3Hww8
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Re: Good video links

#151 Postby grammar king » March 22nd, 2010, 9:59 pm

Sam Harris on science and morality at TED. Not sure if I agree or not.

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Re: Good video links

#152 Postby Alan C. » June 16th, 2010, 9:03 pm

Michael Shermer on The pattern behind self-deception. Very good 20 minute video from the TED talks, the last couple of minutes are priceless.
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Re: Good video links

#154 Postby Alan C. » August 30th, 2010, 9:43 pm

A good talk by James Randi, (he does homeopathy to death, again) but lots of other good stuff. Parts 2 to 7 are the box's at the bottom of the screen. Enjoy.
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Re: Good video links

#155 Postby Nick » November 8th, 2010, 4:09 pm

Another brilliant outpouring from Christopher Hitchens can be seen here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHzeJ7D3FiI

A person of faith: someone who will believe practically anything on no evidence at all.


Classic!! :laughter:




Btw, is it just me, or does he now look like (the dreadful) Austin Powers......?

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Re: Good video links

#156 Postby Alan C. » November 8th, 2010, 4:46 pm

Saw it this morning Nick, I wish I could find the rest of the debate :cross:
Btw, is it just me, or does he now look like (the dreadful) Austin Powers......?
Show a bit of sympathy for his condition Nick..............But yes you're right :wink:
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Re: Good video links

#157 Postby Nick » November 10th, 2010, 7:43 pm

I have every sympathy for Christopher in his condition. If he reads this I'll apologise if it offends him, but it was said in solidarity with him, not as a put down. Long live The Hitch.

Is it just me, or has he had a new lease of life recently? Try this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA5CXjS0 ... r_embedded

Snork Warning: Do not drink coffe, tea or any other beverage anywhere near 4 minutes 32 seconds....!

You have been warned!

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Re: Good video links

#158 Postby Nick » November 18th, 2010, 3:04 pm

A nice video of Richard Dawkins, answering and pondering scientific questions (very interesting) and reading his hate mail (very funny)

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Re: Good video links

#159 Postby lewist » November 21st, 2010, 10:25 pm

2010 Melbourne Atheist Convention, ten commandments. Share and enjoy!
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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Re: Good video links

#160 Postby Alan C. » December 4th, 2010, 8:36 pm

Sorry I don't seem to be able to do a proper linky, maybe cos it's part of an email :shrug:
It's not often anything inspirational comes out of the US (sorry guys) But this is one such thing.
An 11 year old giving a TED talk on food. (5 minutes)
http://www.ted.com/talks/birke_baehr_wh ... 2010-11-30
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Re: Good video links

#161 Postby Dave B » December 4th, 2010, 9:09 pm

I'll watch that when "I Clavdivs" has finished on the radio, Alan - looks good, 'bout time kids everywhere got a chance to have their say.
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