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Robert Sapolsky: Are humans just another primate?

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    cfabbro
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    I was hoping you would redo this submission, since I was in the middle of watching it and writing my comment when you deleted the old one. ;) Robert Sapolsky is a great speaker, and his old TED...

    I was hoping you would redo this submission, since I was in the middle of watching it and writing my comment when you deleted the old one. ;)


    Robert Sapolsky is a great speaker, and his old TED talk on a similar subject is fantastic (and rather funny):
    The uniqueness of humans

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      CALICO
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      Sorry about that! Thought ~science was a much more appropriate group, counter to my initial submission under ~humanities; got a little caught up in the more philosophical implications vice the...

      Sorry about that! Thought ~science was a much more appropriate group, counter to my initial submission under ~humanities; got a little caught up in the more philosophical implications vice the more hard-scienced approach of the lecture.

      I came across him for the first time today, thought this lecture was absolutely brilliant. He has a great presentation style and way of communicating information. I'll definitely be checking out some more of his talks.

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        cfabbro
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        There is actually a bunch of his other lectures available on various Stanford channels as well. Definitely recommend checking them out if you like his stuff. p.s. I dunno if you saw it the other...

        There is actually a bunch of his other lectures available on various Stanford channels as well. Definitely recommend checking them out if you like his stuff.

        p.s. I dunno if you saw it the other day when it was submitted to ~humanities but if you like Robert Sapolsky, another gloriously bearded lecturer that is worth checking out is Irving Finkel. He is an Assyriologist and Cuneiform expert, not a biologist but they have a remarkably similar sense of humour, so you might get a kick out of him.

        p.p.s. This lecture was great (and also really funny), thanks for sharing it. :)

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        1. CALICO
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          I haven't watched it yet, but I did see the post and added the video to my playlist. I anticipate getting around to it before the end of today, and I'm very interested in what he has to say.

          I haven't watched it yet, but I did see the post and added the video to my playlist. I anticipate getting around to it before the end of today, and I'm very interested in what he has to say.

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