20 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
Aug 23, 2009 — Anthony Aguirre & Clifford Johnson
The recent evolution of theoretical cosmology
Eternal inflation and the possibility of a beginningless universe
Can string theory explain why our world looks four-dimensional?
The Anthropic Principle: How unlikely is our universe?
Remembering string theorists’ early optimism
In search of alternatives to inflation and to string theory
Aug 16, 2009 — Eliezer Yudkowsky & Scott Aaronson
When will we build the first superintelligence?
Why quantum computing isn’t a recipe for robot apocalypse
How to guilt-trip a machine
The evolutionary psychology of artificial intelligence
Eliezer contends many-worlds is obviously correct
Scott contends many-worlds is ridiculous (but might still be true)
Aug 9, 2009 — Ben Bradley & Roy Sorensen
Did Farrah Fawcett become even worse off after she died?
Reasons to care about Grandpa’s will
Can 4-dimensionalism soothe the fear of death?
How can an early death be bad if a late birth isn’t?
Our weird intuitions about James Dean’s life
Would it be irrational to pass up a chance at immortality?
Aug 2, 2009 — Michael McCullough & Dacher Keltner
What was Obama’s beer summit supposed to accomplish?
The biological origins of getting even
Has our thirst for revenge outlived its usefulness?
How to make modern criminal justice more satisfying
Buddha, Darwin, and compassion
What’s next for the evolutionary science of human nature?