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Recorded:Jun 10    Posted:Jun 12, 2008
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Bloggingheads.tv | Jun 12, 2008 | Eric Alterman & Julia Kamin

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What would John Stuart Mill think?

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Daniel Kaufman and David Ottlinger discuss the relevance of the 19th-century philosopher’s ideas to the current debate on political correctness.

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Why no word from space aliens?

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Robert Wright offers an unsettling answer in this Sixty-Second Sermon.

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The DMZ

Ringmaster Trump

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Bill Scher argues that people should oppose the president-elect by ignoring the whole spectacle. Plus: Buzzfeed’s Trump dump.

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Deep Blue

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Tech entrepreneur James Currier explains why he started Blue, a new spiritual community.

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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 Glenn Show

Bias or behavior?

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

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Your reality, scaled up

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

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The cosmic war wants you!

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

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