Posted:Sep 15, 2015
The Wright Show | Sep 15, 2015 | Robert Wright & Matthew Yglesias
Psychologist Annahita Nezami proposes using a cosmic virtual reality app for end-of-life care. Plus: Spiritual effects of space flight.
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.
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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.