Worth watching and rewatching.

1 trillion human cells
10 trillion bacteria cells in us or on us
30,000 genes in a human
30,000 x 100 bacterial genes in us or on us
bacteria protects us and keeps environmental insults out
When bacteria grew to a certain cell quantity level, they turn on their task
The shadowless squid!
Quorum sensing … polling
Inter species communication … all bacteria use the same language
A different type of antibiotic … keeps them from talking to each other and polling
Bacteria, here for billions of years, made the rules for multi-cellular activities

TED Talk with psychologist Jonathan Haidt who has done a lot of study about differences between liberals and conservatives.  It's interesting that the differences between the two groups on five basic value scales tend to be the same all around the world.  The five value scales are:
  • harm/care
  • fairness/reciprocity
  • ingroup loyalty
  • authority/respective
  • purity/sanctity
Haidt's basic point is that we need both views and that it requires moral humility to understand that neither view is "wrong" and together we make a smarter country, a smarter world.
Blog Post: Moral Humility 

Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened -- as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding -- she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.

These are the “we” inside of “me.” Which do you choose?
“I believe that the more time we spend choosing to run the deep inner peace circuitry of our right hemispheres, the more peace we will project into the world, and the more peaceful our planet will be. And, I thought that was an idea worth spreading.

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