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Did America Misjudge Bernie Sanders? Or Did He Misjudge America? – The New York Times

 

Senator Bernie SandersCredit…Dan Winters for The New York Times

Never Underestimate the Intelligence of Trees – Issue 77: Underworlds – Nautilus

 

Source: Never Underestimate the Intelligence of Trees – Issue 77: Underworlds  – Nautilus

The Intelligence of Plants

SEBASTIÁN MEJÍA, SÉRIE QUASI OASIS, 17, SANTIAGO DU CHILI, 2012 © SEBASTIÁN MEJÍA

What if plants are smarter than we think — a lot smarter?

Intelligence is really the central question in all of this. What, precisely, is it? Must the ability to remember, learn, and decide come from neurons and a “brain,” as we tend to think of it, or should we broaden the definition to include a “mindless mastery,” as Anthony Trewavas, an emeritus professor of biological sciences at the University of Edinburgh, calls it? The crux of the question rests on whether we think we are the center of the universe and that our mechanisms for remembering and learning, are superior. Or, might we be willing to see that there are other, nonneurological modes of thought? Might we be willing to de-center ourselves and view the environment through a nonhuman lens?

 

Source: The Intelligence of Plants

This Was Elizabeth Warren’s Plan All Along | HuffPost

Warren with fellow candidates Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.), left, and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Texas) at the first Democratic Party presidential primary debate.

The policy system she built in her Senate office now fuels her 2020 Democratic presidential bid.

Warren’s approach is unique. If elected president, she won’t be testing out a new policy process in office. She’ll bring one that’s been tried and tested in her offices for nearly a decade.

Source: This Was Elizabeth Warren’s Plan All Along | HuffPost

Film Review: “The Better Angels”

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Braydon Denney in “The Better Angels,” by A. J. Edwards. Credit Amplify

“The Better Angels” Film Review

Miss Representation 8 min. Trailer 8/23/11 on Vimeo

Miss Representation 8 min. Trailer 8/23/11 on Vimeo on Vimeo

via Miss Representation 8 min. Trailer 8/23/11 on Vimeo.

Thank you, Amy King!

Nina Simone’s interview for BBC’s Hard Talk