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The Libertarian: The Moon — 50 Years On

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, July 25, 2019

What can Apollo 11 teach us about what government can (and can’t) do.

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Mathematical Challenges To Darwin’s Theory Of Evolution, With David Berlinski, Stephen Meyer, And David Gelernter

with David Berlinski, Stephen C. Meyer, David H. Gelerntervia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, July 22, 2019

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Based on new evidence and knowledge that functioning proteins are extremely rare, should Darwin’s theory of evolution be dismissed, dissected, developed or replaced with a theory of intelligent design?

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The Fake News Atom Bomb

quoting Herbert Linvia GZERO
Thursday, July 11, 2019

In this month's Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the folks who created the famous "Doomsday Clock" to remind us of the continued risk of nuclear war, cyber expert Herbert Lin makes a startling claim: False information threatens the future of humanity.

In the News

Purdue Adds Panel Featuring National Space Council Members To Apollo 11 Anniversary Celebration

mentioning Admiral James O. Ellis Jr.via Purdue University
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Representatives from the National Space Council Users Advisory Group will participate in a public panel discussion on July 18 as part of Purdue University’s Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration.
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Uncommon Knowledge With David Berlinski On “The Deniable Darwin”

interview with David Berlinskivia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, July 8, 2019

Is Charles Darwin’s theory fundamentally deficient? David Berlinski makes his case, noting that most species enter the evolutionary order fully formed and then depart unchanged. Where there should be evolution, there is stasis. So, was Darwin wrong?

In the News

Will California Voters Be Stem-Cell Suckered Again?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Back in 2004, the university-biotech complex and its camp followers in the media and Hollywood convinced California voters to borrow $3 Billion to establish the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Its purpose was to pay for embryonic stem-cell and human-cloning research over which the federal-government imposed funding restrictions.
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Uncommon Knowledge with David Berlinski on “The Deniable Darwin”

interview with David Berlinskivia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, July 8, 2019

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Is Charles Darwin’s theory fundamentally deficient? David Berlinski makes his case, noting that most species enter the evolutionary order fully formed and then depart unchanged. Where there should be evolution, there is stasis. So, was Darwin wrong?

Analysis and Commentary

China’s Privileging Of “Mr. Science” Over “Mr. Democracy”

by Michael R. Auslinvia Law & Liberty
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

For decades, the voices of dissident Chinese, like human rights lawyer and activist Teng Biao, were occasionally heard and never listened to by the larger world. Some, like Wei Jingsheng, author of the famous “Fifth Modernization” essay during the Democracy Wall movement in 1978, or Wang Dan, student leader of the 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy protests, became minor celebrities in the world of human rights and democracy promotion. Yet even the most prominent among them failed to change in any material way the world’s policies towards China. 

In the News

The Importance Of Having A Sense Of Purpose

quoting William Damonvia Psychology Today
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Having a sense of purpose in life is associated with a lower risk of death, according to a study published on May 24, 2019, in JAMA Network Open. The research, which sampled almost 7,000 people, included a Psychological Well-Being evaluation—a seven-item questionnaire which assessed purpose in life (Alimujiang, et al, 2019). The researchers concluded: “This study’s results indicated that stronger purpose in life was associated with decreased mortality. Purposeful living may have health benefits” (2019, p. 2). It's important to note that the study indicates associations between a sense of purpose and health, but not causation.

Analysis and Commentary

Robert Burton On Being Certain

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 13, 2019

Neurologist and author Robert Burton talks about his book, On Being Certain, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Burton explores our need for certainty and the challenge of being skeptical about what our brain tells us must be true. 

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