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MeaningofLife.tv | Aug 25, 2015 | Michael Price & Greg M. Epstein

The Wright Show

The gospel of Crossfit

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Mark Oppenheimer, who recently stepped down as “Beliefs” columnist for the New York Times, on the line between secular and religious practice.

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.

Sophia

Are schools necessary?

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

Sophia

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.

Mind-Body Problems

Defending the many-worlds hypothesis

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

The Wright Show

Why does confirmation bias feel so good?

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

Psychopolitica

Sex, death, and science

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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.

Mind-Body Problems

Quantum spookiness explained!

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

Sophia

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.

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.