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Recorded:Jan 5    Posted:Jan 19, 2016
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Conversations@Union | Jan 19, 2016 | Robert Wright, Roger Haight & Paul Knitter

The Wright Show

Rescued from the dustbin of history

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A long-lost, never-before-shown 2006 conversation between Robert Wright and “new atheist” Sam Harris.

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.

Sophia

Analytic vs. continental philosophy

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Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Crispin Sartwell discuss the divide between the two schools of philosophical thought.

The Wright Show

Eating meat without killing animals

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Robert Wright speaks with Paul Shapiro, author of Clean Meat, about the future of lab-grown meat.

The Wright Show

Is there a Darwinian explanation for depression?

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Robert Wright speaks with Randolph Nesse, author of the new book Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry.

The Wright Show

You can’t measure human dignity

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Tripp Fuller, host of the Homebrewed Christianity podcast, critiques the worldview of some of the “New Atheists.”

Mind-Body Problems

The world as a conversation

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Nikita Petrov and John Horgan contemplate the nature of reality and the mystery of human communication.

The Wright Show

Are we ready for designer babies?

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Robert Wright speaks with venture capitalist Jason Pontin about the consequences of a new and powerful gene editing technology.

Sophia

What is truth, anyway?

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Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Crispin Sartwell discuss the “true” meaning of truth according to different branches of philosophy.