Episode 46 – The Search for E.T. (Podcast)

The lines between science fiction and science fact are beginning to become strangely blurred. Technology is rapidly catching up to the stuff of imagination seen in movies. Could the confirmation of life on another planet be next? That question, and the research into it, have moved more into the mainstream over the years. Have we even invested the correct technology to connect with another civilization? What would happen if we ever did make contact? Nobel laureate, Dr. Charles Townes lays out the effect a first contact could have on humanity, “This is the thing that many people argue that well …

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Episode 40 – Origins of Life (Podcast)

How life on our planet started and where it is going is an uncertainty that continuously plagues scientists. Even as science moves forward, the topic is ripe for exploration and discussion. Divine intervention, the luck of the draw, or a chain of repeatable chemical reactions? What are the forces that established life on Earth? What are the forces that drive it today and where can we expect it to go from here? The topic clearly lends itself to more questions than answers. Nobel Prize winner Christian de Duve attempts to answer these questions, “I don’t think something as complex as …

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Episode 36 – Science and Culture (Podcast)

Where do science and culture meet? The rise in popularity of science fiction has shaped popular culture as of late, but remains a source of controversy in society as a whole. This divide traces back to the days when religion, not necessarily evidence, ruled the day. Still, after all this time, science is treated as an evil by some as opposed to a basis of rational thought. Why? With how far we have come since the days of Galileo and DaVinci, why is science still treated with disdain or indifference by some? Gregory Benford, Professor of Physics at UC Irvine …

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Episode 32 – Consumer Behavior (Podcast)

Humans are irrational beings. Choices differ from person to person, and even from lab experiments to the real world. So, with all that differentiation, how can economists expect to understand how market forces will impact the decisions that individuals make? It turns out that most individuals go about making decisions the same way, but the results of these decisions vary wildly. Nobel laureate Gary Becker attempts to explain how that process works, “To me, maximizing utility simply means the following: that consumers can order all the opportunities they have available to them…possible choices. They can order them so they prefer …

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Episode 31 – High Cost of Bad Science (Podcast)

The vast majority of people agree that we should be doing what we can to help protect the environment, but are we doing it the right way? Regulations may be based in science, but they’re created by bureaucrats with only one singular focus. Whose job is it to look at the impact of these regulations on a larger scale? And is the situation being presented in a way to intentionally scare the public? Dr. Walter Williams would say so, as well as professor of environmental science Dr. Fred Singer, “We have in the federal government, agencies that look at things …

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Episode 28 – David Attenborough (Podcast)

What can nature teach us? It’s a question that mankind has investigated since the beginning of time. We’ve learned so much, but there’s still even more that we don’t know. That’s why people like David Attenborough dedicate their lives to studying the world around us. The lessons that David has learned over the years have filled multiple hours of television programming and even more publications and writings. One particular opinion of his, on the role of zoos in our society, stands out in today’s focus on the ethical treatment of animals. “I think the zoos have two very important functions.  …

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Episode 24 – Science and Religion (Podcast)

Are science and religion incompatible? It’s a conversation that tends to get heated very quickly. Science has answered several of our questions about the universe, but the theological debate keeps returning to one point, the beginning. As you could expect, a balanced discussion on the topic eventually leads to more questions than answers. “How the earth formed, how life arose from the earth, how man evolved. All of that is explainable in a very satisfying way. Does that prove that God does not exist? The trouble with drawing that conclusion is that when you step back to look at the …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Have We Killed 60% of All Animals? (VIDEO)

Humanity has wiped out 60% of all animals since 1970! This comes from The Guardian and other media outlets, as they reported on the World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet Index. But that’s Dead Wrong®. Find out why this news report loses its teeth from Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Do Screens Make Worse Surgeons? (VIDEO)

A senior British surgeon claims that young surgery students spend so much time in front of screens that they are losing practical skills, like sewing and stitching. He got a lot of attention because it combined two of our favorite pastimes, worrying about screens and complaining about the young. But it’s Dead Wrong®. Slice into the truth with Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Will the Robots Kill Us? (VIDEO)

Elon Musk is warning us that artificial intelligence is “more dangerous than nukes”. He says we should watch out for super robots, because they will think of us as rivals, kill us in self-defense, and take over the world. He’s Dead Wrong®. Science fiction fans will have to keep on imagining with Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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