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The Enlightenment: Crash Course European History #18

The Enlightenment: Crash Course European History #18

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So far, we’ve seen a ton of political change and continuing warfare in the midst of the seventeenth century’s little ice age, and history often focuses on these types of political and military stories, but there were also other changes occurring: shifts in how …

A brief history of chess – Alex Gendler

A brief history of chess – Alex Gendler

The attacking infantry advances steadily, their elephants already having broken the defensive line. The king tries to retreat, but enemy cavalry flanks him from the rear. Escape is impossible. But this isn’t a real war– nor is it just a game. Over the roughly one-and-a-half millennia of its existence, chess has been known as a …

Who Invented the Meter?

Who Invented the Meter?

This is a meter. But it’s not THE meter. The meter isn’t a physical object, locked away in a secret vault somewhere. The meter is a math problem. Take the distance light travels in one second and cut it into this many chunks, that’s how we define a meter. But why that number? Why not …

How to Deal with Relationships? | Sadhguru

How to Deal with Relationships? | Sadhguru

Sadhguru: But he must be punished? (Laughter) Either by you or somebody he must be punished. (Laughter and Applause) What kind of punishment do you normally give to people? (Laughter) Already enough of punishment has been given, isn’t it? Already it’s been given – the ugliness, the nastiness, the silent treatment everything has happened, so …

Enlightened Monarchs: Crash Course European History #19

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So last week we discussed the Enlightenment philosophers who challenged the idea that kings and nobles were qualified to be elites simply because of the families into which they were born into. But still, monarchs were also interested in Enlightenment ideals, and also understood …