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  • The Logic of Regret

    Regret is a feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over something that's happened or been done… especially a loss or missed opportunity. Seems normal enough -- so what’s the puzzle?

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  • Bioethics – Myths and Realities

    Developments in genetics – in particular the mapping of the human genome – are tremendously exciting. For example, if we can correctly identify the disease carrying genes, we may be able to eradicate cancer. But new knowledge gives us new abilities. And new abilities give us new ethical dilemmas.

    October 11, 2015 | 10 comments | Read More »
  • Dance as a Way of Knowing

    The title of this week’s show might sound a little mysterious. How can dance, of all things, be a way of knowing? Most things we know, we know either through perception or through thinking and reasoning. But on the surface of things, it doesn’t look like dance is either a form of perception or a form of thinking.

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  • The Technology of Immortality

    Immortality usually brings Heaven to mind. But, as far as I've been told, the only technology involved is doing what God wants you to do, and then dying. So has Apple or Microsoft come up with a better way of getting to Heaven?

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  • What is a Culture of Victimhood?

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