Thanks for the heads up. I believe Ken Burns’ stuff is available to watch on the PBS website for “free,” since PBS is public. Last time I checked his documentary on country music was up there and I started watching. By the way, that’s one I should have included in the original post. I have a feeling a lot of people would like his country music documentary.Burns has a new series, "The Gene",I've recorded two episodes so far.
Awesome. I love sports documentaries for some reason. Even though I’m a huge hockey fan I like watching documentaries about other sports. I’m about to look it up to see where I can watch it.The new 30 for 30 The Last Dance, by ESPN about Michael Jordans Bulls is a 10 part series. Episodes 1 and 2 have been released so far.
One of my absolute favorites...Thanks for the heads up. I believe Ken Burns’ stuff is available to watch on the PBS website for “free,” since PBS is public. Last time I checked his documentary on country music was up there and I started watching. By the way, that’s one I should have included in the original post. I have a feeling a lot of people would like his country music documentary.
Awesome. I love sports documentaries for some reason. Even though I’m a huge hockey fan I like watching documentaries about other sports. I’m about to look it up to see where I can watch it.
Also interesting, as research such as Milgram's would NEVER be approved by the IRB in today's world.I recently learned of this 2015 movie based on Stanley Milgram's 1960's experiments at Yale studying human obedience to "authority". I immediately purchased the DVD...I'm so glad they made a film about this.
As a movie, I'd rate it 4 out of 5. Good performances and well written.
For its subject matter I give it 5 out of 5. Now more than ever before we vividly see what Milgram's experiments reveal about human nature, being acted out in the world around us on a mass scale.
Some great quotes from the movie:
Stanley Milgram: I believe we are puppets with perception, with awareness. Sometimes we can see the strings. And perhaps our awareness is the first step in our liberation.www.imdb.com
Well, there is increasing volume of evidence that the 1963 Milgram Experiment was a hoax. It appears that it was more of an art performance piece-having little to offer in the way of an insight into the human mind.Also interesting, as research such as Milgram's would NEVER be approved by the IRB in today's world.
Well, the experiments have been duplicated more than once, and it rings true to me anyway based simply upon decades of observing human nature...and as I said previously, never so painfully obvious in our society as what we're witnessing these days.Well, there is increasing volume of evidence that the 1963 Milgram Experiment was a hoax. It appears that it was more of an art performance piece-having little to offer in the way of an insight into the human mind.
And more as a piece of social engineering. As every high school age American was required study it as a sad fact about human psychology.
A high percentage of the participants later said that they knew that the cries of pain were faked. Others stated that they refused to go on with the project. That the "doctors" would not allow them to leave off. And further, that their negative responses were not recorded in the data. To quote the article: ” Milgram’s studies were famous because their implications were also devastating: If the N@zis were just following orders, then he had proved that anyone at all could be a N@zi". The trouble is that it's just not true. It's a classic case of the researcher matching his results to his own preconceived notions. " Milgram, who was born in New York City in 1933 to Jewish immigrant parents, came to view his studies as a validation of Hannah Arendt’s ideas(about German cruelties)".
"...in the introduction of his 1963 paper, he invoked the N@zis within the first few paragraphs: “Obedience, as a determinant of behavior, is of particular relevance to our time,” he wrote. “Gas chambers were built, death camps were guarded; daily quotas of corpses were produced … These inhumane policies may have originated in the mind of a single person, but they could only be carried out on a massive scale if a very large number of persons obeyed orders.”
In the 1960s, Stanley Milgram's electric-shock studies showed that people will obey even the most abhorrent of orders. But recently, researchers have begun to question his conclusions—and offer some of their own.www.theatlantic.com
Recent studies the Stanford Prison Experiment have suffered a similar fate under scrutiny.
So yes. those experiments couldn't be conducted today.One of the most famous–and controversial– psychology studies ever conducted is a fraud, a scientist claims in a new report. Not only was the Stanford Prison Experiment a sham, but it’s …nypost.com
It seems that our high school teachers and historians may have misled us (again).
And they’re doing it to us again...I believe every American should be forced to watch this movie.
The name is Inside Job. Narrated b y Matt Damon.
It is an in depth look at what really happened during the 2008 financial crises where regular American tax payers were forced to pay for billion dollar bonuses to bank execs who pretty much tanked the world and watched as regular Anerican lost their savings,houses, cars, pensionI
I will warn you that you will be so pissed off after this you will want some pay back.
As fragile and corrupt that are system was, it is even in worse shape today. They describe what the derivatives market is. They will explain it still exists An investror named Bill Ackman just bought 27 million in credit default swaps a couple of weeks ago betting against the markets. He made 2.7 Billion a couple of weeks and the company that allegedly back that bet was AIG, who we ad to bail out last time for 85 Billion
They think there is a few trillion out there is Credit Default Swaps.
The criminal fraud that was shown on tv for everyone to see resulted in none of the worst offenders did not go to jail . You are not going to believe your ears or believe your eyes. It is so obvious to me that those types of people have a completely different set of rules than we do. It is going to make you made, I will bet on that but it is so important to see and understand so they cannot do it to us again.
I would love to read your comments. I recorded it on the channel HDTV. NOt sure who has it but even if you have to rent it I really think you need to see it at least once.