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The Wright Show | May 27, 2016 | Robert Wright & Bernard Beitman

The Wright Show

Reality is not what you think it is

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According to cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman’s theory of consciousness, the perceived world bears little resemblance to the real world.

The Wright Show

Erasing war memories

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Robert Wright and philosopher Matthew Liao raise ethical questions about using biotech to make better soldiers. Plus: Get cat vision, save the planet.

Sophia

The errors of Daniel Dennett

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Massimo Pigliucci critiques the philosopher’s views on consciousness.

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.