The Plastic Brain

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It’s long – around 90 minutes – but fascinating from start to finish.

Douglas Adams discussing extinction, biodiversity and man.

Via wildcat2030:

Douglas Adams: Parrots the Universe and Everything

Douglas Adams was the best-selling British author and satirist who created The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In this talk at UCSB recorded shortly before his death, Adams shares hilarious accounts of some of the apparently absurd lifestyles of the world’s creatures, and gleans from them extraordinary perceptions about the future of humanity