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16 January 2017

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Deep Blue

Tech entrepreneur James Currier explains why he started Blue, a new spiritual community.
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Bias or behavior?

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter consider two narratives about the causes of racial inequality. Plus: Can the Chicago attack perpetrators claim victim status?

Your reality, scaled up

Marc Perkel makes the case for a cosmic perspective in this Sixty-Second Sermon.

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The cosmic war wants you!

Robert Wright and sociologist Mark Juergensmeyer consider the appeal of ISIS’s apocalyptic vision.

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Buzzfeed’s Trump dump

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis on the dangers of a media environment that rewards scandalous leaks.

The impotence of elite outrage

Robert Wright and Mark Schmitt on the limited backlash from Trump’s position on Russia. Plus: Can Trump become Mr. Popularity?

Debating DACA

Glenn Loury and Harold Pollack consider how to fairly apply immigration law. Plus: Should Obama have rejected Black Lives Matter?

Sweaters of the world, unite!

In this Sixty-Second Sermon, thermovangelist Jack Tsonis explains why the world needs more sauna.

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The reversible universe

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Transhumanist Giulio Prisco, founder of the Turing Church, on the physics that would make it possible to retrieve information from the past. Plus: Become a god for God.

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The meaning of evil

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In this talk delivered at Fort Washington Collegiate Church, Robert Wright offers a modern interpretation of an ancient religious idea.

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The “L” word

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When should you call someone a liar? A Sixty-Second Sermon by Robert Wright.

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Seeing invisible people

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In this Sixty-Second Sermon Robert Wright extols the virtues of inverting your perspective.

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The Wright Show

The fast and the furious

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Robert Wright and Will Wilkinson on how rapid social change helped foster the angry populism of Trump.

The DMZ

What comes after Obamacare?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider the future of healthcare. Plus: The tweet that cowed Congress?