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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...


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...


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...


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...


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”.


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...


Socratic Method

Explore the technique known as the Socratic Method, which uses questions to examine a person’s values, principles, and beliefs. — Socrates, one of the founding fathers of Western philosophical thought, was on trial. Many believed he was an enemy of the state, accusing the philosopher of corrupting the...


Defending the Global Order: A Conversation with Yuval Noah Harari(sam Harris)

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yuval Noah Harari about the wider implications of Russia’s war of conquest in Ukraine. They discuss different forms of war, Putin’s miscalculation regarding the internal divisions of America and the EU, the problem of misinformation, international norms of...


MasterClass Live with Neil de Grasse Tyson

In his MasterClass, Neil deGrasse Tyson teaches you how to discover and communicate objective truths in clear, exciting, and engaging ways. Learn to think, measure, and weigh information like a scientist; detect flaws in your own reasoning and navigate cognitive bias; and gauge the credibility of information and...