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21 January 2017

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Mindful killers and thieves

Robert Wright and Buddhist scholar Dale Wright discuss how meditation can be used to do bad things more skillfully. Play entire video

Inside the minds of terrorists

Sociologist Mark Juergensmeyer on the link between religion and attacks like the Oklahoma City bombing. Plus: The cosmic war wants you!

What would John Stuart Mill think?

Daniel Kaufman and David Ottlinger discuss the relevance of the 19th-century philosopher’s ideas to the current debate on political correctness.

Deep Blue

Tech entrepreneur James Currier explains why he started Blue, a new spiritual community.

The reversible universe

Transhumanist Giulio Prisco, founder of the Turing Church, on the physics that would make it possible to retrieve information from the past. Plus: Become a god for God.

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The meaning of evil

In this talk delivered at Fort Washington Collegiate Church, Robert Wright offers a modern interpretation of an ancient religious idea.

The “L” word

When should you call someone a liar? A Sixty-Second Sermon by Robert Wright.

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Against empathy

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Paul Bloom delivers a Sixty-Second Sermon based on his new book.

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Why no word from space aliens?

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Robert Wright offers an unsettling answer in this Sixty-Second Sermon.

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Your reality, scaled up

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Marc Perkel makes the case for a cosmic perspective in this Sixty-Second Sermon.