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Recorded:Dec 12    Posted:Jan 4, 2021
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Sophia | Jan 4, 2021 | Daniel Kaufman & Kevin Currie-Knight

The Wright Show

The existential stakes of enlightenment

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Robert Wright and Josh Summers discuss how mindfulness can help humankind overcome potentially disastrous cognitive biases.

James Lindsay climbs aboard the Trump train

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David Ottlinger and journalist Cathy Young discuss the controversial anti-woke crusader’s support for Donald Trump.

The Wright Show

Crime and Punishment and Determinism

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Robert Wright and journalist Oliver Burkeman ask whether a commitment to determinism would require us to rethink our approach to criminal justice.

The Wright Show

What do we want from science?

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Robert Wright and John Horgan discuss whether quantum computing can help us understand how quantum mechanics actually works.

The Wright Show

Looking at pornography (for insights into human evolution)

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Robert Wright and anthropologist Agustín Fuentes debate whether studying porn viewing habits helps us understand the evolution of human sexuality.

Mind-Body Problems

Is free will incompatible with the laws of physics?

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John Horgan and physicist Sabine Hossenfelder debate whether a belief in free will requires us to deny some of the fundamental laws of physics.

The Wright Show

Ten tools for embracing your finitude

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Robert Wright and Oliver Burkeman, author of the new book Four Thousand Weeks, discuss some workable time management techniques.

The Wright Show

The “apologist” smear

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Robert Wright and Josh Summers discuss the stigmatization of people who try to understand the behavior of adversaries.

The Wright Show

Dissecting Darwin

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Robert Wright and anthropologist Agustín Fuentes, author of a controversial article on The Descent of Man, try to unpack Darwin’s attitudes on race and genocide.

Mind-Body Problems

Is “information” the key to quantum mechanics?

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John Horgan and science writer Philip Ball discuss the roles of consciousness and calculation in quantum mechanics.