Lessons From the Dover Trial - Part IV
Part 4 from Dr. Ken Miller's "God, Darwin, and Design- Lessons from the Dover Monkey Trial" lecture at U of Texas- Austin. Dr. Miller uses news clippings and humor to explain how recent discoveries of transitional species support the theory of evolution. Inset video of Dr. Miller giving the lecture with his powerpoint presentation in the background.  5:21 min.
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Lessons From the Dover Trial - Part V
Part 5 from Dr. Ken Miller's "God, Darwin, and Design- Lessons from the Dover Monkey Trial" lecture at U of Texas- Austin. Dr. Miller uses news clippings and humor to show the anti-evolution movement. He explains how the comparison of chimpanzee and human genomes supports the theory of evolution. Inset video of Dr. Miller giving the lecture with his powerpoint presentation in the background. 6:00 min.
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Lessons From the Dover Trial - Part VI
Part 6 from Dr. Ken Miller's "God, Darwin, and Design- Lessons from the Dover Monkey Trial" lecture at U of Texas- Austin. Dr. Miller uses news clippings and humor to show the anti-evolution movement. He explains the history of the Intelligent Design textbook "Of Pandas and People" and how it was used to win the Dover trial. He points out the importance of the battle in the state of Texas. Inset video of Dr. Miller giving the lecture with his powerpoint presentation in the background. 9:27 min.
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Lessons From the Dover Trial - Part VII
Part 7 from Dr. Ken Miller's "God, Darwin, and Design- Lessons from the Dover Monkey Trial" lecture at U of Texas- Austin. Dr. Miller uses news clippings and humor to show the anti-evolution movement. He explains how the anti-evolution movement tries to convince people to make it a debate over God vs. Anti-God. Includes a clip from Dr. Miller's interview on the Colbert Report. Inset video of Dr. Miller giving the lecture with his powerpoint presentation in the background. 9:50 min.
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Dennis Hong - My Seven Species of Robot
At TEDxNASA, Dennis Hong introduces seven award-winnning, all-terrain robots -- like the humanoid, soccer-playing DARwIn and the cliff-gripping CLIMBeR -- all built by his team at RoMeLa, Virginia Tech. Watch to the end to hear the five creative secrets to his lab's incredible technical success. Dennis Hong is the founder and director of RoMeLa -- a Virginia Tech robotics lab that has pioneered several breakthroughs in robot design and engineering. Robots are often inspired by nature, incorporat
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21L.448J Darwin and Design (MIT)
In the Origin of Species (1859), Charles Darwin gave us a model for understanding how natural objects and systems can evidence design without positing a designer: how purpose and mechanism can exist without intelligent agency. Texts in this course deal with pre- and post-Darwinian treatment of this topic within literature and speculative thought since the eighteenth century. We will give some attention to the modern study of feedback mechanisms in artificial intelligence. Our reading will be in
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The Fruits of the Genome for Society - February 17, 2010
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: The sequence of the human genome, the primary goal of the Human Genome Project, was achieved just a few years ago. Because our genomes are a string of 3 billion sequences of four chemical letters in the DNA polymer, the ability to obtain genomic sequences depended on revolutionary progress not just in DNA chemistry but also on the equally revolutionary advances in speed, capacity and versatility of digital computers. By far the most prominent result of the determinat
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The Fruits of the Genome for Society PDF - February 17, 2010
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: The sequence of the human genome, the primary goal of the Human Genome Project, was achieved just a few years ago. Because our genomes are a string of 3 billion sequences of four chemical letters in the DNA polymer, the ability to obtain genomic sequences depended on revolutionary progress not just in DNA chemistry but also on the equally revolutionary advances in speed, capacity and versatility of digital computers. By far the most prominent result of the determinat
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Galapagos: Beyond Darwin: Reviewing Darwin's Findings
After Darwin returned to England with his findings from the Galapagos, he learned the magnitude of his findings. This brief three minute video reviews a bit of his findings and how they started evolution.
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Filmmaking Techniques
 A senior-year Darwin High School video production project that demonstrates a variety of camera techniques including shots, angles, framing, movement, focus, white balance, composition, lighting and other experiments, as well as editing effects including animation, blue/green screen, keying, colour adjusting, cloning, slow-motion, image effects, transitions and sound editing.

Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro.
Filmed on a Canon MV800i MiniDV Handycam

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The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution - Richard Dawkins #1 Bestseller Available Now
#1 Bestseller in Britain! #1 Bestseller in Australia! #1 Bestseller in Ireland! #1 Bestseller in Canada! Richard Dawkins gives an introduction to his new book "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution." He explains why this book was necessary, and what readers can expect from this highly-anticipated work. The book is available now in the UK, and will be released in the US on September 22nd! Read the first chapter of "The Greatest Show" at http://richarddawkins.net/thegreatests
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Amy Tan TED talk "Creative Process"
Novelist Amy Tan digs deep into the creative process, looking for hints of how hers evolved.
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Emmanuel Kreike, Princeton University: Beyond Words: Environmental History, Digitization and GIS
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: How the integration of digital tools and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) has the potential to add dramatically to the capacity of the humanities to more fully understand and explain the dynamics of environmental change. More info: http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2008/03/beyond_words_environmental_history_digitization_and_gis.html
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Emmanuel Kreike, Princeton University: Beyond Words: Environmental History, Digitization and GIS PDF
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: How the integration of digital tools and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) has the potential to add dramatically to the capacity of the humanities to more fully understand and explain the dynamics of environmental change. More info: http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2008/03/beyond_words_environmental_history_digitization_and_gis.html
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Misdirection Trailer (Student Film)
A preview for "Misdirection," a CSUN Cinema & Television Arts 2009-2010 Senior Film Project. The cinematographer, Joshua Nitschke, was recently honored for his work on the film. Credits: Key Student Crew from the Senior Film Fall 2009 Class: Written and Directed by Doron Kipper Produced by Crystal Nobregas, David Veneracion, and Sevan Abrahamian 1st Assistant Director: Christopher Gonzaga Director of Photography: Joshua Nitschke Edited by Trevor Baker and Jack Rutkowski Sound by Michael O'Conno
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Canine Cougar Fan is Ready For Apple Cup 2010
PULLMAN, Wash. -- The rows and rows of RVs that arrive in Pullman for Cougar football games bring the usual necessities; food, drinks, and Cougar Pride. But one RV brings something a bit different, a dog that dislikes the "Dawgs". Mark Showalter, a Washington State University alumnus, has brought his appropriately named lab "Butch" to tailgating over the years. What makes Butch even more special is his loathing for anything related to the school of purple and gold. He dislikes the school so
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Supernatural (sharks and dolphins)
This is a documentary about the characteristics of sharks and dolphins. The documentary details how the animals are able to hunt and survive in the ocean. Run time 08:17.
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A Study of Graduate Student Ethics in Leadership Preparation Programs
Kerry Roberts, Pauline Sampson
The ethics and character of a superintendent is important and much research has been done in this area. This study attempted to take the instrument developed by Fenstermaker (1994) and determine […]

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