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8 March 2021

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The Copernican revolution in philosophy

Robert Wright and David Ottlinger discuss Kant’s understanding of the relationship between the mind and the world. Play entire video

Solving the mystery of dark matter

Robert Wright talks with Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek, author of the new book Fundamentals, about the axion, a hypothesized particle that could explain why much of the universe’s mass seems to be missing.

Are schools necessary?

Robert Gressis and Kevin Currie-Knight discuss the success of students who learn outside of a traditional school environment.

Defending the many-worlds hypothesis

Science writer Adam Becker offers a possible explanation of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.

Why does confirmation bias feel so good?

Robert Wright and Josh Summers discuss the evolutionary utility of cognitive biases.

Sex, death, and science

Nikita Petrov talks to John Horgan about his new book, Pay Attention: Sex, Death, and Science, which contextualizes big philosophical questions within the everyday thoughts of a science writer.

Quantum spookiness explained!

Science writer George Musser explains one of physics’ strangest concepts to John Horgan.

A new interpretation of quantum mechanics

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

Psychopolitica

The far left, the far right, and the far out

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Nikita Petrov pitches a premise for a metaphysical system to John Horgan: ideas as living beings that enter this world through humans.

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The death of public discourse and the rise of Trump

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Daniel Kaufman and David Ottlinger discuss how backlash against left-wing orthodoxies may have helped Trump get elected in 2016.

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How young is too young for movement conservatism?

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