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Posted: 18 April 2008 06:29 PM   [ Ignore ]
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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is really loaded, and can afford to give away free of charge dvds of their annual science lectures to anyone who wishes to fill out an order.  There’s not even a shipping charge, even to international orders.  These are great for high schools and libraries, so I suggest that you guys order x3 of each and donate the extras. 

In terms of quality, the production values are fantastic.  The content may be a little introductory too (hense why they’d be great for high schools).  Below are some of the dvds that they offer:

Evolution: Fossils, Genes and Mousetraps (a lecture by Ken Miller)
Evolution: Constant Changes and Common Threads (four lectures on them mechanisms of evolution, and a discussion on whether evolution and religion are compatible).
The Double Life of RNA
The Science of Fat
AIDS: The Evolution of a Pandemic
Potent Biology: Stem Cells, Cloning and Regeneration
Scanning Life’s Matrix - Genes, Proteins and Small Molecules

Here’s the link to their catalogue. 

You guys should try to spread this link around as much as possible. 

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Posted: 22 April 2008 10:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Thanks for the link. I ordered two of their DVD’s (mostly to show my friends), they look pretty interesting

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Posted: 22 April 2008 12:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Wow.  Thanks a lot.

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Posted: 22 April 2008 04:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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erasmusinfinity - 22 April 2008 12:30 PM

Wow.  Thanks a lot.

Ditto…

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Posted: 22 April 2008 09:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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You guys should try to donate them to libraries and high schools.

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Posted: 22 April 2008 09:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thank you! I’ll watch them. Even though I’ve gone to college, I never took science or math.

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Posted: 23 April 2008 06:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Thanks for the link.  I ordered 2 copies of all 12 DVDs.  Hopefully I can find the time to watch all of them with my 13 year old brother and then I plan to donate them to the local schools.

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Posted: 23 April 2008 07:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Ordered one of each and signed up for their free publication.
Forgive me if this is obvious, but I’m new here - is there a list of links on this site that point to great resources like the Darwin materials (other thread), HHMI, and the like???

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Posted: 23 April 2008 07:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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traveler - 23 April 2008 07:44 AM

Ordered one of each and signed up for their free publication.
Forgive me if this is obvious, but I’m new here - is there a list of links on this site that point to great resources like the Darwin materials (other thread), HHMI, and the like???

There was an old thread I had awhile back HERE. I made it a sticky in this folder.

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Posted: 23 April 2008 08:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Thanks for the quick response, Doug.

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