Richard Dawkins: The universe is queerer than we can suppose

Darwinist Richard Dawkins shares his view, why the universe is queerer than we can even think of, in a well written speech at TED.

Found at Ovablastic.

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Kimmie Weeks: At Humanity Unites Brilliance

Activist Kimmy Weeks from Liberia gave a motivational speech at Humanity Unites Brilliance (HUB). Unfortunately, this isn’t the entire speech but I couldn’t find any other recording of it.

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Jacqueline Novogratz: Tackling poverty with “patient capital”

Jacqueline Novogratz tells her stories at TED how she could improve live in Africa with a businesslike approach.

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Iqbal Quadir: How Technology Is Empowering the Poor

In his talk, which was part of a LongNow Foundaton seminar, Iqbal Quadir describes his long-term observations and why he thinks that technology and not aid will empower the people in poor countries.

In his talk he claims that women manage money better. There’s another site that supports that idea and is recommended by the Blog Action day site: the GirlEffect.

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Paul Collier: 4 ways to improve the lives of the “bottom billion”

And again a talk at TED in my Blog Action Day Week:

Paul Collier proposes a simple idea to help poorer countries develop by comparing the help for those countries in Africa to post-war Europe.

Please take a look at the right side of the post. Kiva is a micro-lending organization recommended by the Blog Action Day site. It helps people in poor countries to get a small business running by organizing a small loan from people in richer countries. If you want to learn more about Kiva, please visit their site.

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