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The Woman Who Tried To Play God – Genetic Engineering & The Nature Of Everything
Your Immune System: Natural Born Killer – Crash Course Biology #32

Your Immune System: Natural Born Killer – Crash Course Biology #32

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 14, 2020

Sex and not dying. That’s what biology is all about. And while the sex part is, I’ll grant you, a little bit sexier, not dying is also really fantastic… something that I, personally, like to do every single day. I, personally, like to not die in all sorts of ways. Like, I don’t jump out […]

Darwin and Natural Selection: Crash Course History of Science #22

Darwin and Natural Selection: Crash Course History of Science #22

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 11, 2020

If you only remember one name in the entire history of modern biology, it should be… two names. Because the first biologists were a pair of freaky intellectual twins, just like Newton and Leibniz. But with more barnacles and monkeys. Let’s meet Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. [INTRO MUSIC PLAYS] In the early 1800s, […]

Natural Law Theory: Crash Course Philosophy #34

Natural Law Theory: Crash Course Philosophy #34

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 9, 2020

Thomas Aquinas was no dummy. Remember him? The Italian fella? Christian monk? Philosophical superstar of the 13th century? Aquinas thought morality was important for everyone, and that being a good person was a vital part of God’s plan for each of us. But he knew that not everyone had been exposed to the Bible, or […]

Natural Language Processing: Crash Course AI #7

Natural Language Processing: Crash Course AI #7

By Micah Moen 74 Comments January 2, 2020

Thanks to Curiosity Stream for supporting PBS Digital Studios. Hey, I’m Jabril and welcome to Crash Course AI! Language is one of the most impressive things humans do. It’s how I’m transferring knowledge from my brain to yours right this second! Languages come in many shapes and sizes, they can be spoken or written, and […]

Natural Language Processing: Crash Course Computer Science #36

Natural Language Processing: Crash Course Computer Science #36

By Micah Moen 100 Comments December 31, 2019

Hi, I’m Carrie Anne, and welcome to Crash Course Computer Science! Last episode we talked about computer vision – giving computers the ability to see and understand visual information. Today we’re going to talk about how to give computers the ability to understand language. You might argue they’ve always had this capability. Back in Episodes […]

Leonardo DiCaprio & The Nature of Reality: Crash Course Philosophy #4

Leonardo DiCaprio & The Nature of Reality: Crash Course Philosophy #4

By Micah Moen 100 Comments December 23, 2019

Crash Course Philosophy is brought to you by Squarespace. Squarespace: Share your passion with the world. We’ve spent a couple of lessons thinking about how philosophers reason. Now it’s time to do some actual philosophy. And one of the most important hallmarks of philosophical thought is that you should never take things at face value. […]

Crash Course Biology & Ecology Outtakes

Crash Course Biology & Ecology Outtakes

By Micah Moen 100 Comments September 10, 2019

We’ve spent the f… We’ve spent the fa… We’ve sp… We’ve spent th… [blows raspberry] And also because it makes that work about why you invited the fungus to the party, make sense… [laughs] The food web in an ecosystem has a lot to do with… forgot to breathe! Dog vomit, slime mold, and they […]

Gotta Eat! – Crash Course Kids 1.1

Gotta Eat! – Crash Course Kids 1.1

By Micah Moen 99 Comments September 3, 2019

[Intro] We all eat right? But have you ever wondered why we eat? I mean some animals only eat plants, others just eat other animals, and some creatures eat both plants and meat. But the thing is, all animals, including humans, eat. And we don’t just eat because we’re hungry, or bored, or tired, or […]

The Nervous System – CrashCourse Biology #26

The Nervous System – CrashCourse Biology #26

By Micah Moen 100 Comments September 1, 2019

I’m going to be totally honest with you: I don’t really spend a lot of time thinking about my bodily functions. For the most part. Maybe sometimes. But in the next few episodes, I’m going to be talking about all of the organ systems that make our lives possible, even occasionally pleasant! And to start […]