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Science Saturday | Feb 19, 2011 | Razib Khan & Milford Wolpoff

Science Faction

Programmed for war?

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John Horgan and George Johnson debate whether, from an evolutionary perspective, war is qualitatively different from other types of violence.   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

The GOP Senate’s first move

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Betsy Woodruff and Sahil Kapur predict what will happen if Republicans win the Senate. Plus: A Republican wave?   Play entire video

The DMZ

The GOP targets the center

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis wonder if a Republican-controlled Senate would be influenced by the more moderate positions some GOP candidates are taking on issues like birth control and the minimum wage. Plus: Has Obama stuck to his guns?   Play entire video

Worldwise

As Scotland goes, so goes Quebec?

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On the eve of the Scottish independence referendum, Robert Wright and Alex Massie talk about a “yes” vote’s potential domino effect on secessionist movements around the world. Plus: Will Great Britain break up?   Play entire video

Rational Actors

When journalists take sides

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Kevin Glass and Steve Gutowski debate whether gaming journalists and politics journalists have something in common: an inability to see their own biases. Plus: GamerGate and the feminist critique of video-game culture.   Play entire video

The Mind Report

The evolution of lying

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Humans aren’t the only liars in the animal kingdom. Tom Flower describes the treachery of the fork-tailed drongo.   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

The case against MOOCs

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William Deresiewicz, author of Excellent Sheep, on the downside of massive open online courses. Plus: What’s wrong with elite universities.   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

Do we need ICBMs for deterrence in Europe?

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Robert Farley and Al Mauroni debate whether the U.S. can afford to shed some of its nuclear arsenal, and what message it would send to other countries. Plus:  Nuclear calculus in Ukraine.   Play entire video

The DMZ

Skin in the game

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the 2016 Republican contenders, and Matt outlines the most important trait for winning: getting back up after being knocked down. Plus: The optics of foreign policy.   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

A shocking upset in Illinois?

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On the premiere of Woodruff & Strauss, Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss analyze the Illinois governor’s race. Plus: Sexual harassment on Capitol Hill.   Play entire video