What I like about TED

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    Steven Strogatz: How things in nature tend to sync up


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    Mathematician Steven Strogatz shows how flocks of creatures (like birds, fireflies and fish) manage to synchronize and act as a unit -- when no one's giving orders. The powerful tendency extends into the realm of objects, too.

    About Steven Strogatz

    In his work in applied mathematics, Steven Strogatz studies the way math and biology intersect
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    "keep in mind that although it looks as if ahh, each individual is acting to cooperate what's really going on is a kind of selfish Darwinian behavior..." -strogatz

    "even though it looks like they are thinking as a group, they are not."
     
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    Talking to yourself again!!
     
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    why not? I still have an audience. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Merely by happenstance and a possibility there could be something worthwhile reading in the thread.
     
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    I like the TED series of lectures a lot.

    The organization itself is rather arrogant, but I love their lectures.
     
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    interesting stuff , thanks
     
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    arrogant? why not? in a world full of what passes for intelligent conversation....

    come on, lighten up. you're about as arrogant a prick as I've ever come across (subtle) and it is what makes you charming. :eusa_whistle:
     

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