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18 January 2021

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Quantum spookiness explained!

Science writer George Musser explains one of physics' strangest concepts to John Horgan. Play entire video

How young is too young for movement conservatism?

Daniel Kaufman and Kevin Currie-Knight air their worries about the young intellectual Coleman Hughes’ career path.

Proofs for God

Daniel Kaufman and Megan Fritts debate the contemporary relevance of philosophy of religion.

Science that scientists don’t understand

John Horgan and science writer/physicist Michael Brooks explore the blurry line between science and pseudoscience.

Christopher Hitchens, sci-fi private eye

Daniel Kaufman and Milton Lawson discuss Hitchens’ influence on Milton’s comic book, Thompson Heller: Detective Interstellar.

Are the big questions good questions?

Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Joshua Rasmussen debate whether an all-encompassing epistemology is attainable.

How did life get so complex?

Robert Wright and Massimo Pigliucci discuss the evolution of intelligence and biological complexity.

Is it wrong to not vote?

Daniel Kaufman speaks with Kevin Currie-Knight, who chose not to vote in the recent election.

Mind-Body Problems

A new interpretation of quantum mechanics

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John Horgan dives into quantum mechanics and the mind-body problem with science writer Amanda Gefter.

Sophia

Philosophy’s “dirty insider game”

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Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Robert Gressis discuss whether the fame of prominent philosophers is justified by the quality of their work.