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Jan 13, 2014 — Sarah Posner & Katie Engelhart
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On The Posner Show, Sarah talks with Katie about the successes and challenges of the Sunday Assembly, the “atheist megachurch.” How did the Sunday Assembly spread from East London to forty cities around the world? What caused a split between the Sunday Assembly and a group in New York, which complained about prohibitions on talking about atheism? They discuss why atheist church is appealing—or not—to atheists. Katie says when you create a new church, schisms are inevitable. What is the role of charismatic leaders in keeping churches afloat? Finally: What does the future hold for atheist churches?
Nov 17, 2012 — Laurie Santos & Dan Ariely
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On The Mind Report, Laurie interviews Dan Ariely about his recent book, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. They explore the psychology of cheating and lying in competitive cycling, at Harvard, and in business. Dan explains how non-human animals are more rational than we are, and Laurie asks whether the media has contributed to people cheating more lately. Dan reveals how his research on dishonesty has affected his personal life. In closing, Dan offers some tactics to fight the eroding trust that threatens society.
Nov 10, 2012 — Joshua Knobe & David G. Rand
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Joshua talks to Dave about his research on whether people are innately selfish or cooperative. It seems intuitive that thoughtful people would be kinder—but is this so? What’s the psychology behind being nice or mean to a stranger? Joshua and Dave analyze whether cooperation is part of human nature or mediated by culture. Could Americans teach cynical Romanians to be more cooperative? Finally, they consider the true source of our values.
Aug 5, 2003 — Robert Wright & Robert Pollack
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Being good without God Faith and reason Religion as pathology The problem of evil   Robert Pollack is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Columbia University.
Aug 5, 2003 — Robert Wright & John Haught
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Direction in evolution
Limits of science
Pantheism
Religion in a global age
Taoism
The perennial philosophy
What is God?
John Haught is Landegger Distinguished Professor of Theology at Georgetown University.
Aug 5, 2003 — Robert Wright & Owen Gingerich
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Evolution of religion
Faith and reason
Limits of science
Other dimensions
Pantheism
Purpose in the universe
Religion in a global age
The anthropic principle
What is God?
Owen Gingerich is a senior astronomer emeritus at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Research Professor of Astronomy and of the History of Science at Harvard University.
Aug 5, 2003 — Robert Wright & Ursula Goodenough
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Being good without God Consciousness Direction in evolution Gratitude Religion in a global age The problem of evil   Ursula Goodenough is a professor of biology at Washington University.
Aug 5, 2003 — Robert Wright & Keith Ward
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Evolution of religion Limits of science Quantum weirdness Religion in a global age Self-transcendence The Godhead The problem of evil   Keith Ward is Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University.
Aug 5, 2003 — Robert Wright & Francis Fukuyama
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Being good without God Consciousness Direction in history Limits of science Purpose in history Religion in a global age   Francis Fukuyama is the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of Political Economy at the School of Advanced International Studies.

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