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The Wright Show | Apr 6, 2017 | Robert Wright & Adam Frank

The Wright Show

Science as a metaphor

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Robert Wright, Michael Shermer, and Deepak Chopra debate Deepak’s views on the nature of reality. Plus: Would the universe exist without our minds?

The Wright Show

Siri says it’s terminal

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Robert Wright and ethicist Wendell Wallach, author of A Dangerous Master, imagine how AI will affect health care. Plus: DIY pandemics.

Sophia

“The only serious philosophical problem”

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Philosophers Massimo Pigliucci and Skye Cleary compare and contrast the Stoic and the existentialist approaches to suicide. Plus: Existentialism vs. Stoicism

Stop the clock

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Howard Axelrod, author of The Point of Vanishing, on how living as a hermit for two years changed his perception of time. Plus: The hermit’s mind.

Sophia

My brain made me do it!

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Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci on why science alone can’t explain behavior. Plus: The errors of Daniel Dennett.

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.

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.