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Recorded:Apr 30    Posted:Jul 25, 2015
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Conversations@Union | Jul 25, 2015 | Robert Wright & Gary Dorrien

Sophia

Did Jesus assert his own divinity?

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Daniel Kaufman and biblical scholar Leslie Baynes consider the question in reference to C. S. Lewis’s famous “Liar, Lunatic, or Lord” argument.

Culturally Determined

Is it ethical to not read the news?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Leah Finnegan, who recently wrote about radically reducing her news consumption.

Sophia

The world is what it is. Or is it?

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Philosophers Dan Kaufman and Crispin Sartwell debate the relationship between human senses and reality.

The Wright Show

Why happiness is fleeting

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Robert Wright speaks with psychologist William von Hippel, author of the new book The Social Leap: The New Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come From, and What Makes Us Happy.

The Wright Show

Are we on the road to civilizational collapse?

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Robert Wright speaks with Luke Kemp of Cambridge University’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.

The Wright Show

Is tribalism natural?

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Robert Wright and psychologist Paul Bloom discuss studies of children and infants that bear on the psychology of tribalism.

The Wright Show

The domestication of the human species

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Primatologist Richard Wrangham, author of the new book The Goodness Paradox, discusses how our ancestors dealt with violent males—and made our species gentler.

The Wright Show

Beauty and the divine

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Robert Wright and theologian John Thatamanil discuss the role of beauty in the “process theology” of Alfred North Whitehead.

The Wright Show

Is three a crowd?

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Robert Wright speaks with evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller about the logic and benefits of polyamorous relationships.

Culturally Determined

Fingernail clippings and other problems with bodily resurrection

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B. D. McClay discusses how early Christian thinkers tried to reckon with the body and the spirit.