Video Friday: Max Tegmark — Humanism in a Cosmic Perspective

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Max Tegmark’s keynote speech from the 2014 AHA Conference 2014

I found Max’s presentation here to be inspirational and optimistic. It’s vast far future vision that presents a science based alternative to the notion that humans are unimportant in the scheme of the universe.

We humans have again and again underestimated not only the size of the cosmos—a planet, a solar system, a galaxy, a universe, maybe a hierarchy of parallel universes—but we’ve also repeatedly underestimated the power of the human mind to understand our cosmos. 

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See also http://thehumanist.com/features/interviews/cosmic-quest-an-interview-with-physicist-max-tegmark and  http://thehumanist.com/features/interviews/cosmic-quest-an-interview-with-physicist-max-tegmark-2