Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Aug 31

Happy Birthday:

• Maria Grace

Today’s Quote:

“All progress depends upon the unreasonable person.”

— George Bernard

Today’s Most Important Stories, Information & Links:

Costs Of Adapting To Climate Change Double-To-Triple UN Estimates (TreeHugger)
NHNE on Climate Change (news feed, primers, videos, authoritative websites, skeptic-watch websites, blogs, reports)

Find My iPhone Tracks Down 3 Robbers (Mashable)
Why Gen-Y Johnny Can’t Read Nonverbal Cues (WSJ)

Today’s Recommended Book:

Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children’s Memories of Previous Lives by Dr. Jim Tucker

New Additions To Website:

• TED: Hans Rosling: Let My Dataset Change Your Mindset (video)

Today’s Video: Savant Daniel Tammet

This is the story of Daniel Tammet. A twenty-something with extraordinary mental abilities, Daniel is one of the world’s few savants. He can do calculations to 100 decimal places in his head, and learn a language in a week. This 2005 documentary follows Daniel as he travels to America to meet the scientists who are convinced he may hold the key to unlocking similar abilities in everyone. He also meets the world’s most famous savant, the man who inspired Dustin Hoffman’s character in the Oscar winning film ‘Rain Man’.

For more stories like this, check out NHNE’s Extraordinary Human Capabilities Resource Page.

1 comment

  1. What a fantastic site!
    And thank you for the birthday wishes :)

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