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The Wright Show | Aug 18, 2015 | Robert Wright & Lucy Lawless

The Wright Show

The case for boredom

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Robert Wright and Maria Popova discuss the benefits of “fruitful monotony.” Plus: Do social networks undermine the spirit of friendship?

The prison of belief

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Journalist Tony Ortega talks about the literal and metaphorical bars that keep people in Scientology. Plus: The sci-fi religion.

The Wright Show

Why you may never die

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Philosopher David Wallace on the many-worlds interpretation of quantum physics. Plus: Taking quantum physics personally.

Thinking younger, feeling younger

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Psychologist Ellen Langer explains her research on the physical effects of mindfulness. Plus: How to make your dog love you more.

The Wright Show

Theism and the simulation theory

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Christian transhumanist Micah Redding argues that religion and science sometimes use different languages but talk about the same thing. Plus: Christian transhumanism.