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The Softer Side of Dawkins

A lovely video from the British Humanists emphasizing the positive values of humanism. Authors and philosophers speak, in addition to (of course) scientists like Dr. Dawkins, who manages to get through his part without calling anyone in *particular* an idiot.

A bit of science triumphalism here and I still believe there are worrying limitations to making reason (at least, as most people conceptualize reason) the keystone of humanism, but they do a fine job at expressing the uplifting, inspiring aspects of this worldview.

via @warrenellis on Twitter

Fault Lines – CyberWar

— FAULT LINES from Al Jazeera is like if Joe Strummer was the news director of FRONTLINE.

— I am simultaneously exhilarated and worried by the producer’s willingness to put words into his interviewee’s mouths.

— The question of whether “war” is an appropriate metaphor for protection of online assets is vastly important. And the military-cyber-industrial complex is, no doubt, enjoying a golden age. Is anyone asking about CyberPeace? Maybe CodePink needs a crew of hackers (HOT).

— The Redbeard segment alone makes this worth watching. For a second I freaked out because I thought it was RedBIRD from Off The Hook. But no.