Video Group Humanist Community meeting for 5 Mar 2020, 7 PM
Because of the Corona Virus “Shelter in Place” situation, we are holding our meeting online via Zoom. If you wish to join us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request the link.
We have also shifted to showing various videos on a variety of topics of interest to Humanists and Progressives. We select topics to watch and specific videos over times, instead of viewing videos from “The Teaching Company”
=== Current Videos ======
This week we are watching videos discussing “Modern Monetary Theory” (MMT) and related topics such as “Universal Basic Income” that is based upon it. This describes how a (Government like the US) that uses a “fiat currency” can print money, and distribute it without regard to creating a debt that must be repaid.
This flies in the face of current economic theory and enhances some of the concepts put forth in some progressive circles as to how to help citizens better cope with a changing world.
The Corona Virus situation has created almost 4 Trillion dollars of debt to keep the economy afloat. It serves as a test for this theory.
Again, if you wish to join us, please send an email to email@example.com and request the link.
Ended Feb 2020 – “Effective Communication Skills, Course No. 9331
Professor Dalton Kehoe, Ph.D., York University
Ended in October 2019 – “The Great Ideas of Philosophy” presented by Daniel N. Robinson.
Ended Sept 2018 “A Brief History of the World” presented by Prof. Peter Stearns
Ended May 2018 “Optimizing Brain Fitness” presented by Professor Richard Restak, M.D.
Ended April 2018 “The Great Ideas of Psychology” with Daniel N. Robinson, Ph.D., , Georgetown University
Ended Sept 2017 “Earth’s Changing Climate”, by Professor Richard Wolfson, Ph.D., Middlebury College.
June 2017 “Great Philosophical Debates: Free Will and Determinism”, Professor Shaun Nichols, Ph.D., University of Arizona
March 2017 “Foundations of Economic Prosperity” by Daniel W. Drezner, Ph.D., Tufts University
Jan 2017 “Effective Communication Skills” by Professor Dalton Kehoe, Ph.D.
Oct 2016 “Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History” by John R. Hale, Ph.D., University of Louisville
2016 May “Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond”, Professor Scott P. Stevens, Ph.D., James Madison University
2015 November “The Higgs Boson and Beyond”, Professor Sean Carroll, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology DVD
|Timespan||Series title||Lecturer or host||Medium|
|2016 Feb / 2015 Dec||Robotics||Professor John Long, Ph.D. University of Oklahoma||DVD|
|2015 Aug / Sept||The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History||University of Oklahoma, Washington University in St. Louis||DVD|
|2013 Jul – Oct 31||The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins||Anne Curzan||36 DVD|
|2013 Jun – 2013 Jul||Mr. Lincoln: Life of Abraham Lincoln||Allen C. Guelzo||12 DVD|
|2013 Feb – 2013 Jun||The World of Byzantium||Kenneth W. Harl||24 DVD|
|2012 Dec – 2013 Jan||Tocqueville and the American Experiment||William R Cook||24 DVD|
|2012 July – 2012 Nov||Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations||Brian M. Fagan||36 DVD|
|2012 APR – 2012 July||Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage||John McWhorter||12 DVD|
|2012 Mar – 2012 Apr||Experiencing Hubble: Great Images of the Universe||David M Meyer||12 DVD|
|2012 Feb – 2012 Mar||Thinking like an Economist: Rational Decision Making||Randall Bartlett||12 DVD|
|2011 Oct – 2012 Jan||Argumentation||David Zarefsky||24 DVD|
|2011 Aug – 2011 Oct||Great Thinkers, Great Theorems||William Dunham||24 DVD|
|2011 May – 2011 Aug||No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life||Robert Solomon||24 DVD|
|2011 Feb – 2011 May||The Will to Power: The Philosophy of Frederich Nietzsche||Robert Solomon & Kathleen Higgins||24 DVD|
|2010 Dec – 2011 Feb||Origins of Life||Robert M Hazen||24 DVD|
|2010 Sep – 2010 Nov||Buddhism||Malcolm David Eckel||24 DVD|
|2010 Apr – 2010 Aug||Mathematics, Philosophy, and the “Real World”||Judith V Grabiner||36 DVD|
|2010 Mar – 2010 Apr||Science and Religion||Lawrence M Principe||12 DVD|
|2010 Feb – 2010 Mar||Consciousness and its Implications||Daniel N Robinson||12 DVD|
|2009 Oct – 2010 Jan||Understanding Genetics: DNA,Genes, and their Real-World Apps||David Sadava||24 DVD|
|2009 Jun – 2009 Oct||The History of the Supreme Court||Peter Irons||36 DVD|
|2009 Apr – 2009 Jun||Understanding the Fundamentals of Music||Robert Greenberg||16 DVD, 45 min|
|2008 Nov – 2009 May||Understanding Linguistics: The Science of Language||John McWhorter||36 DVD|
|2008 May – 2008 Nov||The Great Ideas of Philosophy||Daniel N Robinson||50 tape|
|2008 Jan – 2008 May||Psychology of Human Behavior||David W Martin||36 DVD|
|2007 Sep – 2008 Jan||Great Scientific Ideas that Changed the World||Steven L Goldman||36 DVD|
|2007 August (3 wks)||A Brief History of Disbelief||Jonathan Miller||3 tape|
|2007 May – 2007 Aug||Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions||Robert C Solomon||24 DVD|
|2007 Jan – 2007 May||The Story of Human Language||John McWhorter||36 DVD|
|2006 Sep – 2006 Nov||Science Wars: What Scientists Know and How They Know It||Steven L Goldman||24 DVD|