Green Party politician Rupert Read discusses his view of evidence-based actions in the political and financial sectors; overvaluation of evidence negatively impacted society. He and author Nassim Nicholas Taleb collaborate to create a better system based on precaution.
In areas with high stakes such as the financial market or the environment, Read argues there is a lack of knowledge and the decisions made should not be based on evidence from the past. People shape society rather than the reverse, and human action is unpredictable.
Vikings are reputed to be barbaric. Archaeologist Julian Richards believes that English monks exaggerated violence. They were not present during the invasions and may have had political motivations for embellishment.
Experts believe Pictish treasures were hidden under an ancient Shetland church in anticipation of invasion. Welsh annals report repeated attacks. Llanbedrgoch excavations reveal a Viking defense structure and skeletons showing violent ends.
Irish annals give accounts of repeated Viking invasions. Archaeologists believe underground tunnels were designed for escape; the 825 raid of the Iona Island monastery included the slaughter of monks.
Credits: The Tyranny of Evidence
For additional digital leasing and purchase options contact a media consultant at 800-257-5126 (press option 3) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
From climate change evidence to cancer scare "facts" we're in love with "the evidence." The Speaker Philosopher and Green politician Rupert Read wants to end the affair.
Length: 27 minutes
Copyright date: ©2015
Prices include public performance rights.
Not available to Home Video and Publisher customers.
Only available in USA and Canada.
Anti-Zionism Is the New Anti-Semiti...
Episode 1: Am I My Brother's Keeper...
Episode 2: The Use and Misuse of Me...
Episode 3: Nationalism and World Pe...
Episode 6: Political Correctness
Episode 8: The Intellectual in Our ...
Episode 9: Capital Punishment
Episode 10: The Role of the State
Eric Hoffer: The Crowded Life
132 West 31st Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10001
P: 800.322.8755 F: 800.678.3633
Sign Up for Special Offers!
© Films Media Group. All rights reserved.