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6 December 2016

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Bringing virtues back

Massimo Pigliucci on why an ancient ethical system makes sense in modern times.
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What is your biggest fear for the future of humanity?

Fourth in a series of video mashups in which some people you know, and some people you don’t know, are put on the spot.

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How being differently-abled taught me about radical love

In this Sixty-Second Sermon, Isabel Mareş asks white Americans to reconsider how they see the world.

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Combating Trump-induced angst

Rabbi and meditation teacher Jay Michaelson offers some guidance.

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A clash of civilizations?

Matthew Duss and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross consider whether opposing Islam will define Trump’s foreign policy. Plus: Could Trump get Syria right?

Does flying a Confederate flag equal hate speech?

Glenn Loury and Joshua Cohen consider the line between unpopular opinions and bigotry. Plus: When is deportation justified?

Religion: Good or evil?

Robert Wright and evolutionary scientist Gad Saad debate whether religions actually cause acts done in their name. Plus: Does your car make you look shorter?

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Do you have a motto you live by?

Third in a series of video mashups in which some people you know, and some people you don’t know, are put on the spot.

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What was your happiest moment of the past week?

Second in a series of video mashups in which some people you know, and some people you don’t know, are put on the spot.

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The DMZ

Trump’s PR win and policy mistake

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis on what the jobs deal with Carrier means for the president-elect and for the country. Plus: Is Trump falling for the wrong people?

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Resurrecting the mammoth

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Journalist Brendan Foht and geneticist George Church on the possible benefits of de-extinction.

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Trump and tribalism

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Introducing a new MeaningofLife.tv feature: Sixty-Second Sermons.

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Working in Freud’s shadow

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Journalist Oliver Burkeman and psychologist Jonathan Shedler on how the first psychotherapist’s ideas still haunt the field. Plus: Can thoughts change emotions?

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The Fool’s journey

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Robert Place, author of several decks of Tarot cards, explains how the cards depict a path to enlightenment.

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Rational Actors

No free pass for Trump

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Ben Howe cautions Republicans against putting party above principles. Plus: What happens to #neverTrump now?