23 August 2014
Democracy in America
The Glenn Show
The Good Fight
The Mind Report
The Posner Show
The Wright Show
The Good Fight (round 1)
Pros & Conn
The Week in Blog
Big Questions involving philosophy, science, spirituality and religion
May 3, 2009 — Julian Barbour & Craig Callender
What does each passing second have in common with the next?
Extracting time from snapshots of the universe
Would you notice if the whole world suddenly doubled in size?
Puzzles in our experience of the past and the future
Time as a “well-founded illusion”
A clue from geology about the nature of time
Apr 26, 2009 — Razib Khan & Jake Young
Why heritability is not what you think it is
How much influence do parents really have on their children?
Women of ill repute as products of their environment
What brain damage might reveal about moral thinking
Neuroeconomics: behind the hype
Are all scientists mildly insane?
Apr 19, 2009 — Robert Wright & Joan Roughgarden
Joan vs. Richard Dawkins’s “selfish gene” metaphor
Can evolution explain human nature?
Mating: not all it’s cracked up to be
Why can you love someone else’s offspring?
Why aren’t males and females the same size?
A sacred calling to evolutionary science
Apr 12, 2009 — Joshua Knobe & Jesse Bering
How religious belief looks to a cognitive scientist
Are we hardwired to expect an afterlife?
Unbelievers’ puzzling concern for their dead parents
Why everything seems to happen for a reason
Do children look for symbolic meaning in everyday events?
Josh and Jesse trade ideas about the evolution of religion