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Recorded:Sep 25    Posted:Sep 27, 2009
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Worldwise | Sep 27, 2009 | Heather Hurlburt & Daniel Drezner

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Could your brain be swapped with a silicon replica?

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Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci consider what makes the brain unique.

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Washington Monthly

Biden 2016?

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Ed Kilgore and Martin Longman assess reports that the vice president is considering entering the race to honor his late son’s wish.

Drezburt

Causes and consequences of Chinese stock craziness

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Daniel Drezner explains what’s happening with the volatile Chinese stock market. Plus: Can AIPAC sink the Iran nuclear deal?

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The God of natural selection

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Karl Giberson, author of a new book on the biblical Adam, discusses Christian attempts to integrate evolution into theology.

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Who benefits from a teachers union?

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Micah Uetricht and Rachel Cohen discuss balancing educational innovation with teachers’ job security. Plus: Charter school teachers who want a union.

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Why should we punish people who do bad things?

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Robert Wright and Paul Bloom ponder whether our intuition leads us to penalize wrongdoers for the wrong reasons. Plus: The demonization instinct.

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The DMZ

How Rand Paul lost the courage of his convictions

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider Paul’s sputtering presidential prospects. Plus: Why Donald Trump is no Herman Cain.

Tapping into evangelical anger

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Sarah Posner and Anthea Butler discuss Donald Trump’s surprising appeal to the religious right. Plus: Donald Trump and the end(?) of the religious right.

Washington Monthly

Debating the federal loan guarantee system

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Paul Glastris, Ed Kilgore, and Mike Grunwald consider the Export-Import Bank and other ways the government lends money. Plus: Race and transit.

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Yoga’s weird sort of non-attachment

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Michele Goldberg, author of the new book The Goddess Pose, discusses the teachings of Indra Devi, who helped bring yoga to the West. Plus: Is yoga more than just exercise?

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