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Recorded:Apr 25    Posted:May 14, 2019
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Culturally Determined | May 14, 2019 | Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Leah Finnegan

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.

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.