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 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
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.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
thatnerdfromouterspace:

I plan to join in his conquest!

thatnerdfromouterspace:

I plan to join in his conquest!

Monday, July 14, 2014

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Saturday, July 12, 2014
theend-of-allthings:

South Park reference omg

theend-of-allthings:

South Park reference omg

Friday, July 11, 2014

Rethinking Civilization: Crash Course World History 201

In which John Green returns to teaching World History! This week, we’ll be talking about the idea of civilization, some of the traditional hallmarks of so-called civilization, and why some people would choose to live outside the civilization model. It turns out, not everyone who lives outside of what we traditionally think of as a “civilized” social order is necessarily a barbarian! To defuse any tension you may be feeling, I’ll just tell you now, the Mongols are back. You’ll learn about Zomia, swidden agriculture, and even a little about anarchy!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Crash Course Literature Outtakes

In which John Green sings the Crash Course intro song, is interrupted by quite possibly the loudest truck in all existence, and attempts to pronounce the most difficult word in the history of words - which is apparently “misanthropy.”

If you need to be drunk to do something, you should maybe not do the thing. Words of wisdom from John Green on a Crash Course World History episode. (via the-perks-of-being-a-fangirl20)