Posted:May 31, 2017
John Horgan, Scientific American, “Is a popular theory of cosmic creation pseudoscience?”
John Horgan’s review of Daniel Dennett’s new book, From Bacteria to Bach and Back, in Scientific American
John Horgan, Scientific American, “David Chalmers thinks the hard problem Is really hard”
John Horgan, Scientific American, “Polymath Stephen Wolfram defends his computational theory of everything”
George Johnson, Undark Magazine, “In the hunt for animal consciousness, we usually find ourselves”
George Johnson, Pacific Standard, “The battle for the great apes: inside the fight for non-human rights”
Science Faction | May 31, 2017 | John Horgan & George Johnson
Nonzero (The Wright Show) Robert Wright and American Prestige hosts Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner discuss Israel-Palestine, Russia-Ukraine, and the Blob’s failures of foresight. The Glenn Show Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss evidence brought to light in a new documentary about the death of George Floyd and the trial of Derek Chauvin. The DMZ Did Nikki Haley get help from Chris Christie in the debate? Did she miss an opportunity to build on her momentum? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ. The Glenn Show Rhetorician and co-founder of Free Black Thought Erec Smith talks about his eye-opening experience as a DEI officer. Nonzero (The Wright Show) Timothy B. Lee, author of the newsletter Understanding AI, and Robert Wright discuss the Sam Altman drama, its causes, and its fallout. The DMZ Does Nikki Haley have a real shot at an upset? Or is the Republican primary effectively over? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ. The Glenn Show Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, Daniel Bessner, and Tyler Austin Harper debate whether Jewish students are right to feel unsafe on campus.
Nonzero (The Wright Show) Dan Hendrycks of the Center for AI Safety and Robert Wright discuss the dangerous Darwinian dynamics of AI development, the prospects for AI safety in a tribalized world, understanding AI “psychologically”, and more.