May 2007

Science, Censorship and Subsidy

Our topic today is science and censorship.  The case of smallpox provides an interesting case-study.

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Sixty-Seconds -- Really?

Recently, we had a couple of Program Directors -- the gate keepers of the public radio airwaves -- listen to some episodes of Philosophy Talk and tell us what they liked and didn't like. We won't bore you with the details, but just to give you a feel for what we're up against with these folks, we thought we'd share a few comments they made about Ian Shoales, the sixty-second philosopher. One PD says the following: If he was the 60 Second Philosopher, his segment was 2:20. That in and of itself is a problem.  

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