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Success, Failure, & The Common Good:Sam Harris in a Conversation with Michael Sandel

They discuss: -the dark side of the concept of merit -the pernicious myth of the self-made man -the moral significance of luck -the backlash against “elites” and expertise -how we value human excellence -the connection between wealth and value creation -the ethics of the tax code -higher education...

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Where is Happiness?:Sam Harris in A Conversation with Arthur C. Brooks

Sam Harris speaks with Arthur C. Brooks about what it takes to build a good life. They discuss the power of social comparison, the intelligence taboo, political dignity and ethical hierarchy, the Dalai Lama, the nature of love, fluid and crystallized intelligences, the strange case of Linus Pauling,...

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Tech, Humanity, Democracy & Ukraine-Yuval Noah Harari & Serhiow can we design technology that advances humanity while also protecting it? And what can we learn from the war in Ukraine? Watch historian Serhii Plokhy, director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University, and Yuval Noah Harari, macro-historian and bestselling author – in a conversation moderated by Alex Amouyel. (Filmed for MIT Solve on 13 April 2022.)

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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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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...