Friday, 30 March 2018

Podcast: Gun control and ideological tribalism

What does the gun control debate tell us about ideology? Do peoples beliefs cluster into similar groups? If I tell you I'm pro-life, what can you predict about me?

Evolution Explains Why Politics Is So Tribal - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/evolution-explains-why-politics-tribal/

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Friday, 23 March 2018

Podcast: Condiments

The culture of condiments: Why don't we find wasabi in fish and chip shops? What do they tell you about national culture? Why salt and pepper and not cumin and nutmeg? Why is ketchup the king of the sauces? What determines the optimal condiment arrangement?

Image: Wonderlane via Flickr

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Friday, 16 March 2018

Podcast: Animal Music

Why do some animals like music, even though they don't make it? Why do we like music? Does it have a purpose?

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/watch-seal-pups-being-soothed-954976

Image: Howcheng via Wikipedia

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Friday, 9 March 2018

Podcast: Alpha Zero

What does it mean? Is it a big step or a small one? How could we know? Is Artificial Intelligence becoming a massive anticlimax? Is it inevitable that AI will be better than us?

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Friday, 2 March 2018

Podcast: Universality

What is the most universal science? What will be true where ever you go?

Philosophical reductionism: plato.stanford.edu/entries/scientific-reduction

Image: ESO/M. Kornmesser via Wikipedia

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