Seriously impressive fourteen-year-old Rachel Parent debates Monsanto investor Kevin O'Leary about genetically modified foods.
Parent, who is the founder of the anti-GMO organization Kids Right To Know
, takes on O'Leary (best known for playing the antagonist in shows like Shark Tank
) in an unexpectedly solid debate, countering him point-by-point and cutting him off when he attempts, in his typical Mr. Wonderful way
, to condescend to her.
CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER: The thing that strikes me about your friend's building -- if I understood you correctly -- is that somehow in some intentional way it is not harmonious. That is, Moneo intentionally wants to produce an effect of disharmony. Maybe even of incongruity.
PETER EISENMAN: That is correct.
CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER: I find that incomprehensible. I find it very irresponsible. I find it nutty. I feel sorry for the man. I also feel incredibly angry because he is fucking up the world.
— old, but still relevant — between architects Christopher Alexander (whose new book The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth
depicts the struggle between his worldview and Eisenman's at length) and Peter Eisenman (who here
discusses his frustrations with liberals and the avant-garde).
"If you want to marry a show, I'll marry you." Jimmy McMillan, of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party
, steals the show at an NY gubernatorial debate.