Big Picture Science – Are You Sure You’re Sure?: Mario Livio / Brilliant Blunders

July 26, 2015

Are You Sure You’re Sure? – Mario Livio click to listen(TRT 10:24) Part 4 of Skeptic Check: Are You Sure You’re Sure?, featuring Mario Livio, astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute and author of “Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein- Colossal Mistakes By Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe.”

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Big Picture Science – Are You Sure You’re Sure?: Brendan Nyhan / Uncertain Science

July 26, 2015

Are You Sure You’re Sure? – Brendan Nyhan click to listen(trt 8:31) Part 3 of Skeptic Check: Are You Sure You’re Sure?, featuring Brendan Nyhan, political scientist at Dartmouth College, expressing concern over the flaws in how scientific research is published.

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Big Picture Science – Are You Sure You’re Sure?: David Dunning / Confident Idiots

July 26, 2015

Are You Sure You’re Sure? – David Dunning click to listen(TRT 9:38) Part 1 of Skeptic Check: Are You Sure You’re Sure?, featuring David Dunning, psychologist at Cornell University, discussing how the less we know, the more we think we know.

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Big Picture Science – Are You Sure You’re Sure?: Robert Burton / Scientific (un)Certainty

July 26, 2015

Are You Sure You’re Sure? – Robert Burton click to listen (trt 8:32) Part 2 of Skeptic Check: Are You Sure You’re Sure?, featuring Robert Burton, neurologist and author of “On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You’re Not,” and “A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind: What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us […]

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Big Picture Science – Moral’s Law: Our Moral Future

July 19, 2015

Moral’s Law – Our Moral Future click to listen (trt 1:38) Part 2 of Moral’s Law, featuring a peak into the future of human morality.

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Big Picture Science – Moral’s Law: Micheal Shermer / Moral Arc

July 19, 2015

Moral’s Law – Micheal Shermer click to listen (trt 11:03) Part 1 of Moral’s Law, featuring Micheal Shermer, publisher of Skeptic Magazine and author of The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom.

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Big Picture Science – Moral’s Law

July 19, 2015

Big Picture Science – Moral’s Law “If it bleeds, it leads” is the tried and true tenet of news. Indeed, headlines are often no more than a long list of moral atrocities. Yet one man argues that we’re living in the most civilized era in history. And he credits this to scientific thought and reason. […]

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Big Picture Science – Moral’s Law: David DeSteno / Emotional Morality

July 19, 2015

Moral’s Law – David DeSteno click to listen (trt 14:25) Part 3 of Moral’s Law, featuring David DeSteno, psychologist at Northeastern University and author of The Truth About Trust.

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Big Picture Science – Moral’s Law: Colin Allen / Moral Machines

July 19, 2015

Moral’s Law – Colin Allen click to listen (trt 13:49) Part 4 of Moral’s Law, featuring Colin Allen, historian and philosopher of science and cognitive science at Indiana University and Co-author of Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong.

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David Brin on sending messages into space

July 17, 2015

We recently participated in a California Academy of Sciences NightLife event. The theme for the night was “how-to” and we discussed how to talk to aliens. Part of our presentation included a video that science fiction author David Brin put together, outlining his reasons against sending messages into space (aka active SETI, aka METI). His […]

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