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Sowing the Seeds of Fear: The Opposition to GMOs (Part 2) (MP3 download)

Despite an unassailable safety record and its usefulness as a tool of agriculture, the technology of genetic engineering faces incredibly strong opposition. Anti-biotechnology activists and environmentalist groups mow down crops, block a life-saving rice from reaching the Third World and push for mandatory GMO labeling laws. Explore how these groups lead a growing...See More
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The 19th-Century Atomic War (MP3 download)

This talk looks at the scientific and philosophic debate over the atomic theory of matter -- a fascinating chapter in the history of science that illustrates the power of philosophy.
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The Crisis of Principles in Greek Mathematics (MP3 download)

"By the end of the Golden Age of Greece, mathematics had become man's most highly developed science; but recent developments had undermined confidence in the validity of its foundations. Greek mathematics stagnated until two inventions by the brilliant Eudoxus (a new theory of proportions, and the method of exhaustion) resolved the foundations crisis and enabled...See More
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The Incredible, Edible Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) (Part 1) (MP3 download)

From salmon, rice and bananas to corn, papaya and apples, the technology of genetic engineering has been improving the food we eat for over twenty years. Using our understanding of genetics, biologists have made precise and targeted changes to the genomes of plants to protect them from insects and weeds and to solve a myriad of other problems farmers have faced for...See More
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The Life and Achievements of Thomas Edison (MP3 download)

Edison has been called the greatest inventor in history and a prime mover of the "Second Industrial Revolution." He held 1,093 patents, including ones for the phonograph, electric lighting systems, the movie camera and the storage battery. This course examines not only Edison's achievements, but also the virtues that made them possible.
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The Logical Leap: Induction in Physics

Introduction by Leonard Peikoff. Inspired by and expanding on a series of lectures by Leonard Peikoff, David Harriman presents a fascinating answer to the problem of induction - that is, the epistemological question of how we know the truth of inductive generalizations. (Softcover; 272 pages)
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The Measure of All Things (MP3 download)

The first comprehensive (late 19th century) accounts of irrational numbers presented them as a purely formal construct, bearing no particular relationship to objects in the world. On the contrary, Robert Knapp argues, irrational numbers specify quantitative relationships among magnitudes. From this standpoint, Dr. Knapp rehabilitates late 19th-century mathematical...See More
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The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Could everything we know about fossil fuels be wrong? For decades, environmentalists have told us that using fossil fuels is a self-destructive addiction that will destroy our planet. Yet at the same time, by every measure of human well-being, from life expectancy to clean water to climate safety, life has been getting better and better. How can this be? The...See More
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The Philosophic Corruption of Physics (MP3 download)

"Mr. Harriman's understanding of the integration of physics and philosophy is unique and his presentation is clear, logical, well-illustrated and even emotionally powerful ... It is a brilliant case study of the role of philosophy in perverting a science across centuries - and at the same time a revolutionary indication of how to untangle and reconstruct this...See More
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The Philosophy of Romanticism vs. Science (MP3 download)

Mr. Harriman shows that romanticism's impact on German science was widespread and devastating in the early 19th century. (Audio; 113 min., with Q & A)
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The Scientific Revolution (MP3 download)

The scientific revolution of the seventeenth century was a turning point in the history of human thought. The efficacy of the inductive method, based on experiment and mathematics, was dramatically demonstrated in the work of a few great men. In this course, Mr. Harriman focuses primarily on Kepler and Newton. Their discovery processes are examined, and the...See More
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Two, Three, Four and All That (MP3 download)

Number, though ubiquitous, is widely misunderstood. Drawing on Objectivist epistemology, this course sheds new light on the subject by sketching a reduction of the key ideas behind the modern number system and by showing their connection to cognition in general. Recognizing the objectivity of number provides a new framework for resolving historical and modern...See More
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