If you are looking for some brain-food over the holidays, I recommend watching TED for some inspiring and insightful talks on just about any topic imaginable.
One of TED’s most popular presenters is American astronomer Clifford Stoll. What I enjoyed about Stoll’s presentation aside from his brilliant, agile mind is that he believes in the power of teachers to profoundly influence the lives of students. He recounts his journey of discovery as a student and challenges ‘experts’ to return to classrooms to share their knowledge and passion with a generation of budding scientists, just as he does.
He concludes with an amazing story from his university days, recalling how he stumbled upon this inscription etched on a bell. It’s worth watching his presentation for…
All truth is one.
In this light, may science and religion endeavor together for the steady evolution of Mankind:
From darkness to light,
From narrowness to broadmindedness,
From prejudice to tolerance,
It is the voice of life that calls us
To come and learn.