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The Wright Show | Feb 22, 2017 | Robert Wright & Micah Redding

Futurists from the past

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Professor George Young on Russian Cosmists, who dreamed of space colonization and genetic engineering back in the 19th century.

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.

Sophia

Proofs for God

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Daniel Kaufman and Megan Fritts debate the contemporary relevance of philosophy of religion.

Sophia

Philosophy’s “dirty insider game”

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Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Robert Gressis discuss whether the fame of prominent philosophers is justified by the quality of their work.

Mind-Body Problems

Science that scientists don’t understand

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John Horgan and science writer/physicist Michael Brooks explore the blurry line between science and pseudoscience.

Sophia

Christopher Hitchens, sci-fi private eye

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Daniel Kaufman and Milton Lawson discuss Hitchens’ influence on Milton’s comic book, Thompson Heller: Detective Interstellar.

Sophia

Are the big questions good questions?

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Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Joshua Rasmussen debate whether an all-encompassing epistemology is attainable.

The Wright Show

How did life get so complex?

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Robert Wright and Massimo Pigliucci discuss the evolution of intelligence and biological complexity.