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Social constructionism | Society and Culture | MCAT | Khan Academy

Social constructionism | Society and Culture | MCAT | Khan Academy

I’m sure everyone has thought at some time, is this real? But the important question is what makes something real? Most of the time the things we experience in this world are just constructs. We have opinions about everything, and we experience the world through that lens. Social constructionism is a theory that knowledge and many aspects of the world around us are not real in and of themselves. They only exist because we give them reality through social agreement….

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Papua – a cultural and botanical expedition in New Guinea

Papua – a cultural and botanical expedition in New Guinea

Leading our first Redfern expedition across Papua, the Indonesian administered half of the island of New Guinea, was an extraordinary experience. Our expedition took place in November of 2013, during the dry season — which isn’t all that dry just less wet! Some of the participants were of science backgrounds and interested in exploring the unspoiled forests and wildlife of this vast and diverse island. Others joined simply for a voyage of self-discovery, and our travels certainly challenged our expectations….

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Belief in God: Declining faith in modern America | IN 60 SECONDS

Belief in God: Declining faith in modern America | IN 60 SECONDS

A belief in God is among the most common religious beliefs held by Americans. Nine-in-ten Americans report believing in God, or a universal spirit. However, perspectives on God are incredibly varied, and doubts about God’s existence are far more prevalent among the public than typically thought. Thoughts about God vary considerably by religious tradition and three groups really stand out: white evangelical Protestants, black Protestants, and Mormons. In contrast, Jewish Americans are far less certain in their views of God….

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The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained

The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained

Welcome to the United Kingdom (and a Whole Lot More) explained by me, C. G. P. Grey. United Kingdom? England? Great Britain? Are these three the same place? Are they different places? Do British people secretly laugh those who use the terms incorrectly? Who knows the answers to these questions? I do, and I’m going to tell you right now. For the lost — this is the world, this is the European continent, and this is the place we have…

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Beaver Nation is Everywhere

Beaver Nation is Everywhere

Coast to valleys Forests to high desert We are diverse as the landscape around us We are a community of doers Stewards of our resources Driven to explore this world United with our neighbors We charge forward Ready for anything We work hard from dawn till dusk To make this place, our place, BETTER And together we make up a nation.

Sri Lanka Safari – Minneriya National Park & Yala National Park

Sri Lanka Safari – Minneriya National Park & Yala National Park

Hello Sri Lanka… We are going to Safari. And that is our driver. Are you ready guys? Yeahhhh. We are going. Sri Lanka is not only have historical and cultural beauties. It also offers you the opportunity to observe wild life with the richness of natural life. Therefore, although maintenance is costly. They protect wildlife through state legislations. Its possible to observe many mammals, reptiles and endemic bird species in natural parks around the country. Yala National Park is home…

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POP CULTURE: Better Celebrities

POP CULTURE: Better Celebrities

Serious people are used to thinking badly of celebrity culture. They hate how everyone wants to read about where the latest big name has been on holiday, or who they’re dating. They say it’s silly and a sad reflection of modern civilization. Such stern attitudes may sound sensible and noble, but they are in truth deeply irresponsible. The impulse to admire and have heroes is an important part of human nature. Ignoring it or condemning it won’t kill it off;…

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Pia Mancini of Democracy Earth on self sovereign identity

Pia Mancini of Democracy Earth on self sovereign identity

One of the core capabilities from the nation states that is being challenged is their right to give us an identity to tell us that we are someone in the world looking at this map (nation-states) ….we can juxtapose this map (corporations) corporations are challenging the nation-states monopoly on telling us that we are someone they are trying to control our minds and challenging the states by doing it

Zulu Culture and Traditions Documentary

Zulu Culture and Traditions Documentary

Today the discipline and energy that consolidated the Zulu Impis into a formidable force lives on in the structured stylised battle movements of their traditional dance, Ngoma. With vigorous leaps and thrusts the dancers show off their prowess. Kicking is regarded as a show of strength – the higher the kick , the stronger you are. The more energetic the dance the greater the cloud of dust and the more daunting for the enemy. Movements are enhanced by the impressive…

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