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August 18, 2010

 

Chicken pecking

Jokes Can Help Explain Evolution

Learn how philosopher of science Daniel Dennett uses jokes to illustrate how evolution works.

August 17, 2010

 

IMPROV Comedy Club

Where Do Jokes Come From And How Do They Evolve?

Jokes go through so many changes but who invents them?

May 24, 2004

 

Pick a Word, Any Word

People who think about language talk about how the sounds of words bear no relation to objects in the world. Learn about new finds on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Moving Thumb

This shows that our brains aren’t just open windows through which the world pours. They are always interpreting the information they receive. In this case, your brain knew your eyes were moving, and it interpreted the change in visual images as coming from inside your head.

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