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
Sep 27, 2009 — Simon Critchley & David Shields
Simon’s year of nihilistic stupor in Los Angeles
Living in the present between anxiety and regret
Is obsession with death a guy thing?
Quotation and immortality
How to talk about David Lynch
Is every joke an “epigraph on the death of feeling”?
Sep 13, 2009 — Peter Woit & Craig Callender
How string theory came to dominate physics…
…and acquired its share of enemies
Have we ever had a theory quite like string theory?
Does string theory explain why apples fall from trees?
Can the Anthropic Principle be non-trivial without being absurd?
Math, physics, and beauty
Sep 6, 2009 — Greg Laden & David Dobbs
David’s book “Reef Madness”
Louis Agassiz: one of Darwin’s great 19th-century foes
Charles Darwin, geologist
Alexander Agassiz’s epic battle with Darwin over coral reefs
How the US Navy vindicated Darwin
Darwin’s legendary nose for what matters