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The Power of Responsibility-Peter Singer and Yuval Noah Harari

Watch Yuval Noah Harari and Peter Singer – professor of bioethics, philosopher and author of ‘Animal Liberation’ – discuss human responsibility towards animals, growing poverty within a neoliberal order, and the increasing impact of globalization on the planet. The conversation is moderated by Prof. Liad Mudrik, and was...

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Reconsidering “Zero Emission”

Copied from a LinkedIn post……Author is unknown but I found it worth sharing. Probably the best post ever published on the subject of “zero emissions”. Definitely worth the read! “Batteries do not create electricity – they store electricity produced elsewhere, especially through coal, uranium, natural-powered power plants or...

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The joy of science-Professor Jim Al-Khalili

Hosted by Professor Anya Hurlbert, Professor of Visual Neuroscience Lecture presented in association with Blackwells to mark British Science Week Today’s world is unpredictable and full of contradictions, and navigating its complexities while trying to make the best decisions is far from easy. In his new book, The...

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Reason Revolution-A conversation with Guy P Harrison

Justin sat down with author Guy P. Harrison. They had a great conversation about Guy’s path to skepticism, the pitfalls of our brains, how critical thinking can improve our lives, and his newest book, Think Before You Like: Social Media’s Effect on the Brain and the Tools You...

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Mental Immunity: Infectious Ideas, Mind Parasites, and the Search for a Better Way to Think-Skeptic

Astonishingly irrational ideas are spreading. COVID-19 denial, anti-vaxxers compromising public health, conspiracy thinking hijacking minds and inciting mob violence, toxic partisanship cleaving our nations, the return of Flat Earth theory… What the heck is going on? Why is all this happening, and why now? More important, what can...

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The Joy of Science (Jim Al-Khalili)

The Michael Shermer Show # 261 In this conversation with quantum physicist, New York Times bestselling author, and BBC host Jim Al-Khalili reveals how 8 lessons from the heart of science can help us all get the most out of our lives. Today’s world is unpredictable and full...

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How to live a more rational, scientific life-Jim Al-Khalili

New Scientist met physicist and broadcaster Jim Al-Khalili to discuss the biggest mysteries in fundamental physics, why we should try and understand the mindset of those who believe in conspiracy theories and how to live a more curious “life scientific”.

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Why critical thinking makes you smarter | Bill Nye, Derren Brown & more | Big Think

It’s not always easy to tell the difference between objective truth and what we believe to be true. Separating facts from opinions, according to skeptic Michael Shermer, theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, and others, requires research, self-reflection, and time. Recognizing your own biases and those of others, avoiding echo...