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One-Minute Animated Primers on Major Theories of Religion
One-Minute Animated Primers on Major Theories of Religion

From Karl Marx to Richard Dawkins in 60 seconds.

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Anaïs Nin on the Meaning of Life & the Dangers of the Internet (1946)
Anaïs Nin on the Meaning of Life & the Dangers of the Internet (1946)

“We believe we are in touch with a greater amount of people… This is the illusion which might cheat us of being in touch deeply with the one breathing next to us.”

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Anaïs Nin on Why Understanding the Individual is the Key to Understanding Mass Movements
Anaïs Nin on Why Understanding the Individual is the Key to Understanding Mass Movements

“Every individual is representative of the whole, a symptom, and should be intimately understood.”

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How the Invention of Walls Gave Rise to Eavesdropping
How the Invention of Walls Gave Rise to Eavesdropping

A brief history of personal opacity and public space.

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Steven Johnson on the “Peer Progressive” Movement and What the Internet Wants
Steven Johnson on the “Peer Progressive” Movement and What the Internet Wants

“When you give people more control over the flow of information and decision making in their communities, their social health improves — incrementally, in fits and starts, but also inexorably.”

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The Wisdom of Crowds
The Wisdom of Crowds

“Under the right circumstances, groups are remarkably intelligent, and are often smarter than the smartest people in them.”

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