'We Are All Connected' by Symphony of Science

"We Are All Connected" was made from sampling Carl Sagan's Cosmos, The History Channel's Universe series, Richard Feynman's 1983 interviews, Neil deGrasse Tyson's cosmic sermon, and Bill Nye's Eyes of Nye Series, plus added visuals from The Elegant Universe (NOVA), Stephen Hawking's Universe, Cosmos, the Powers of 10, and more. It is a tribute to great minds of science, intended to spread scientific knowledge and philosophy through the medium of music. 

via  http://www.symphonyofscience.com

Obama Signs NDAA Bill

It is now 2012... it's time to turn off your TV and turn on your mind as your future depends on it!

~Sir Thoughtleak

by Jonathan Moorman

Obama

After a long battle over one section of the latest National Defense Authorization Act, President Obama signed the bill into law on New Years Eve - but with a signing statement. The statement, which can be read in full here, clarifies why Obama signed the bill and how the controversial provisions on indefinite detention will be treated. Although Obama says in the statement that he does not agree with the entire bill, passing it is necessary to maintain the operation of our military. He also added that the indefinite detention provision (section 1021) just codifies how our military currently operates rather than changing anything, and that "my Administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens."

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Thank You!

We would like to thank all of you critical thinking Thoughtleakers who have supported us in 2011. We greatly appreciate it and we look forward to exploring more with you in 2012

As you may have noticed we have been on a brief holiday hiatus however we will be back full steam ahead at the top of the year. 

In the mean time continue to think critically, always ask questions and remember that everything starts with a THOUGHT!

~Sir Thoughtleak

Relentless Learning: A New Definition of Business Success for the 21st Century

by Daniel Honan via BigThink

Aron CramerCEO of Business for Social Responsibility, has a powerful new definition for business success in the 21st century. He describes it as a "kaleidoscopic measure of business success." Cramer says " the imperative for companies to think about sustainability as a core element of their business strategy has never been more important." Is your business a creative engine of change? 

Beyond Einstein

by Stephon Alexander Professor of Physics, Haverford College; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Penn State University

Alexander discusses how scientists have improved upon Einstein's famous formulation and explains his current research goals.