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
The Wright Show Omar Baddar of the Arab American Institute outlines which media outlets do a good job at illuminating the Palestinian perspective.
The DMZ Bill Scher and Matt Lewis make sense of partisan reactions to Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un. MeaningofLife.tv Adam Frank, author of the new book Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth, speculates that climate change may be the “great filter” that stops extraterrestrial civilizations from reaching maturity. Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv The Glenn Show Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss whether John’s upbringing disqualifies him from speaking on blackness in America. The Wright Show Robert Wright speaks with Wajahat Ali, who wrote a controversial Atlantic article on visiting the West Bank, about how the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is framed. MeaningofLife.tv Ross Douthat, author of the new book To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism, speaks to Father William Dailey about the relevance of the Vatican to the lives of most Catholics. Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv
The DMZ Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze Trump’s criminal pardons, including a rumored pardon for disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich.