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Today's theme of all three of these talks below: The truth about today's rate of violence, and finding ways to deal with conflict without violence:
Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given Iraq and Darfur, we are living in the most peaceful time in our species' existence.
In the Maasai community, cattle are all-important but despite open killing of lions, lion attacks were growing more frequent. In this short, inspiring talk, the young inventor shares the solar-powered solution he designed to safely scare the lions away.
Even with a long history of tribal wars, long before the present conflicts, one artist discovers that his "enemy" is really a loving friend.