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Why does the world exist? An epic poem by Jim Holt at TED2014

Why does the world exist? An epic poem by Jim Holt at TED2014

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Philosopher and writer Jim Holt skips right past the dumb quibbling questions and right to the heart of the great existential mystery: Why something, instead of nothing? Why does the universe exist? And why are we in it? The super-ultimate why question. The greatest thinkers have obsessed over the question of existence: Wittgenstein said it’s []

Why?: The speakers in session 7 of TED2014

Why?: The speakers in session 7 of TED2014

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Humans, ever-meaning-making creatures, will never cease to wonder: Why are things the way they are? Why do I think the way I do? And what does it all mean? Welcome to Session 7 of TED2014, in which speakers will ask big questions about how we — and the world — work. Here are the speakers []