Thursday, July 31, 2014

War & Human Nature: Crash Course World History 204

In which John Green teaches you about war! Specifically, John talks about whether humanity is naturally war like, hard-wired to kill, or if perhaps war is a cultural construct. John will talk about the Hobbes versus Rousseau debate, the effects that war has on human social orders, and the effects that war has on individuals. So is war human nature? Watch and find out what we have to say about it.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
whatjanesays:

And then I crafted while watching Crash Course Chemistry.

whatjanesays:

And then I crafted while watching Crash Course Chemistry.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

thought-cafe:

Crash Course World History 2, #3: Disease. http://youtu.be/1PLBmUVYYeg

Monday, July 28, 2014

Brains Vs. Bias: Crash Course Psychology #24

In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank takes a look at WAIS and WISC intelligence tests and how bias can really skew both results and the usefulness of those results. 

artkeptsimple:

The Crash Course intro poster has been revamped! Download and print off here!

artkeptsimple:

The Crash Course intro poster has been revamped! Download and print off here!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
taropiechronicles:

My boyfriend and I enjoy playing Civilization while watching John Green’s lectures on civilizations.

taropiechronicles:

My boyfriend and I enjoy playing Civilization while watching John Green’s lectures on civilizations.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014

Controversy of Intelligence: Crash Course Psychology #23

So, how many different kinds of intelligence are there? And what is the G-Factor? Eugenics? Have you ever taken an IQ Test? All of these things play into the fascinating and sometimes icky history of Intelligence Testing. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank talks us through some of the important aspects of that history… as well as Nazis. Hey, I said some of it was icky.

thought-cafe:

Crash Course World History 2 #2: Money & Debt. http://youtu.be/94BtOtGVqLw

How many game references did y’all spot in this one?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Money & Debt: Crash Course World History 202

In which John Green teaches about filthy, filthy lucre. Money. And Debt. So, what is money? And what is it for? And why do we use money? And why does it all disappear so quickly after payday? John will look into 75% of these questions, and if he doesn’t come up with answers, we’ll get into some interesting ideas along the way, at least. This week we’ll investigate whether money displaces barter, then leads to war, slavery, and what we think of as civilized social orders. We’ll also see what old Adam Smith thinks of big money, no whammies, this week on Crash Course.