Did you know that Robert Wright (TED2006), author of The Moral Animal and Nonzero, hosts an interview program called Meaning of Life TV on Slate? Me neither. But I wasn’t surprised to see the guest list filled with TED favorites (Dan Dennett, Freeman Dyson, Edward Wilson…), exploring the territory where physics meets philosophy: Do indidividual atoms make choices? Does the mystery of consciousness suggest some higher purpose to the universe? Note: Wright also asks Steven Pinker the burning question. Maybe Malcolm Gladwell’s next?
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At TED2006, Robert Wright proposed that humans are still evolving, culturally and morally — progress that picks up where genetic evolution left off. But some scientists now say we’re still evolving genetically as well. Though conventional wisdom says humans have remained essentially unchanged for 100,000 years or more, new evidence points to a faster-paced evolution […]
If you could sit down and interview your mom, what would you ask her? Would you ask about your childhood? Her childhood? Would you re-tell old funny stories? Try to dig up some of her secrets? As an adult, the idea of interviewing your mom can seem pretty scary. Kids, on the other hand, are […]