Here's a place to discuss science and higher learning, whether it be coursework at MIT, the latest news from CERN, your favorite dialogue of Plato, cutting-edge medical research, the fallacies of Freud, the content of silicates on the Moon, the results from your last Turing test, epic literature, moving art, the fossil record of the Cambrian shield, whether or not P = NP; anything to do with the quest for knowledge!
I'll start with a link to one of my favorite video series on Youtube.
Carl Sagan is, I believe, one of the greatest scientific minds and best authors of all time. Astronomer, cosmologist, and undeniably excellent speaker; his message, while perhaps a bit optimistic about our future, still resounds today and inspires many of us to try to make sense of the world around us.
Reid Gower, the editor of these videos, combines some of Sagan's greatest monologues with stirring and relevant imagery. Beautiful, moving, and still relevant years after Carl's death, these are definitely worth the watch.
The Sagan Series, Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY59wZdCDo0&list=PLF17F07CFC3208E29