"TEDWeekends" Tagged Content

"TEDWeekends" Tagged Content

What we know about Earth is really only about 30% of it -- the terrestrial part

Beneath the Surface

We look at what is in front of us, and assume that we’ve learned all we need to know about it. So, for example, we live on the land, and therefore, we think that’s where all the interesting things happen. What we ignore — or at least forget — is just how much richness there is below the surface.

What Truly is a “Miracle”?

The Hebrew word for miracle, “nes,” really means a “sign.” It’s not necessarily a voice from the heavens, or even a deviation from the natural order, although those would certainly astound us. Instead, a nes is something that engenders a sense of awe and mystery.