Posted:Jul 26, 2014
- Bob Wright’s first book, “Three Scientists and Their Gods”
- George’s 1988 NYT review of the book
- Geoge’s Raw Data column, “Beyond Energy, Matter, Time and Space”
- Sidebar to the column, “Blind as a Bat”
- John’s Q&A with para-biologist Rupert Sheldrake
- John’s Q&A with physicist George Ellis
- Sean Carroll defends philosophy
- Thomas Nagel’s book, “Mind and Cosmos”
- Lawrence Krauss’s book, “A Universe from Nothing”
- Wikipedia on “turtles all the way down”
- Max Tegmark’s new book, “Our Mathematical Universe”
- John on inflation theory
- John’s profile of Andre Weil (PDF)
- John’s book, “The End of War”
- John’s report on the Breakthrough Institute Dialogue
- John’s 2008 diavlog with Michael Shellenberger
- Shellenberger and Nordhaus’s essay, “The Death of Environmentalism”
- “10 Failed Utopian Cities That Influenced the Future,” by Annalee Newitz and Emily Stamm
MeaningofLife.tv | Jul 26, 2014 | John Horgan & George Johnson
The Wright Show
A long-lost, never-before-shown 2006 conversation between Robert Wright and “new atheist” Sam Harris.
Nikita Petrov pitches a premise for a metaphysical system to John Horgan: ideas as living beings that enter this world through humans.
Robert Gressis and Kevin Currie-Knight discuss the success of students who learn outside of a traditional school environment.
Daniel Kaufman and David Ottlinger discuss how backlash against left-wing orthodoxies may have helped Trump get elected in 2016.
Science writer Adam Becker offers a possible explanation of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.
The Wright Show
Robert Wright and Josh Summers discuss the evolutionary utility of cognitive biases.
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.
Science writer George Musser explains one of physics’ strangest concepts to John Horgan.
Daniel Kaufman and Kevin Currie-Knight air their worries about the young intellectual Coleman Hughes’ career path.
John Horgan dives into quantum mechanics and the mind-body problem with science writer Amanda Gefter.