Tag: myths

The 6 Myths Of Creativity When you read this remember that these are the Myths. Article based on a research project based on 12,000 daily journal entries of 238 people working on creative projects in companies. No Picassos here, apparently, but still interesting information. Photo courtesy of Ian Schneider via Unsplash. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

September 11 The New Pearl Harbor (FULL) This one’s full all right, all 4 hours, 53 minutes, 41 seconds of it. And the credits aren’t very long. This documentary goes into detailed analysis of the 9-11 tragedy. Watch it and you’ll know why the first word in analysis is “anal.” It’s hard to imagine any […]

Hans Rosling: Stats That Reshape Your World-View Professor Rosling opens this TEDtalk showing test results of the brightest Swedish college students and Swedish professors in the area of global child mortality. The professors did better than the students, but only on a par with chimpanzees. Rosling is not lacking in the humor department. Nor is […]

Overpopulation is a Myth: Q&A with Misconception Filmmaker Jessica Yu Misconception, the new documentary by the Academy Award-winning filmmaker was included in the Tribeca 2014 Film Festival. The movie draws on the work of Swedish medical doctor/academic/statistician/public speaker Hans Rosling. Rosling challenges the belief that the world is overpopulated. In this 10-minute interview Ms. Yu […]

Misconception Documentary Trailer A two-minute trailer for the Tribeca 2014 Film Festival documentary, Misconception, addressing the fallacy of global overpopulation. More over at indiewire. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

If you think Atlantis is cool, then you might be interested in the lost island of Hy-Brasil, located somewhere west of Ireland. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Is time travel possible? This odd compilation of still and motion photography, from all over the world (and times) might contain proof of time travel, or not. Be aware, though, that at least one of these stories is known to be an urban legend. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

When, decades ago, I first heard about the Devas, I thought the people who dreamed them up must have been crazy, stupid, drugged, impractical, or all four. It wasn’t only the Devas. It was the nature deities and the elementals as well, gnomes, undines, sylphs, and salamanders (apparently not the salamanders from biology class but […]

“ … I believe that the time between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. is one where the veil between this world and the next is the thinnest. Often during this time of the day, I hear the sound of my name uttered by an unseen presence.” From the documentary, Life in a Day. The movie […]

In Martin Scorcese’s 2005 documentary about Bob Dylan, No Direction Home, Dylan was asked how he went from being a folksinger performing other musicians’ songs to becoming a powerful creative force nearly overnight. Dylan narrowed his eyes and with a faint smile suggested that maybe he’d gone down to the crossroads. Maybe he did. The […]