Date: September 22, 2018
“With all of the black-and-white moralizing in our world today, we decided to bring back an old show about the little bit of bad that’s in all of us…and the little bit of really, really bad that’s in some of us.
Cruelty, violence, badness… in this episode we begin with a chilling statistic: 91% of men, and 84% of women, have fantasized about killing someone. We take a look at one particular fantasy lurking behind these numbers, and wonder what this shadow world might tell us about ourselves and our neighbors. Then, we reconsider what Stanley Milgram’s famous experiment really revealed about human nature (it’s both better and worse than we thought). Next, we meet a man who scrambles our notions of good and evil: chemist Fritz Haber, who won a Nobel Prize in 1918…around the same time officials in the US were calling him a war criminal. And we end with the story of a man who chased one of the most prolific serial killers in US history, then got a chance to ask him the question that had haunted him for years: why?”
Date: September 20, 2018
“Truth is a label we assign to propositions. If we can’t agree on what rules to apply when making that assignment, then there is no point in arguing over anything. My rules follow a rigorous system of pragmatic empirical rationalism. If your rules follow anything significantly different, then your entire sense of epistemology is irrelevant and worthless to me.
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