FUTURE CRIME/PERSONAL YODA/BONUS TRACK (feat. "Reply All" hosts PJ & Alex) - Think Again Podcast, ep. 13
Is weaponized DNA something we should be worrying about? Can we escape our own irrationality? Does the future look like Mad Max? This week on Big Think's podcast, we're joined by the astounding Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt, from Reply All, and the astonishing Matt Farley writes us a theme song in under an hour.
Can we escape our own irrationality? Is weaponized DNA something we should be worrying about? Does the future look like Mad Max?
This week on Big Think's podcast, we're joined by the astounding Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt, creators and hosts of Reply All, (one of our very favorite podcasts, EVER) and the astonishing Matt Farley writes us a theme song in under an hour.
Interview clips from futurist Steven Kotler, psychologist Dan Ariely, and actor/activist George Takei get us talking (and laughing) about all kinds of unexpected things, and result in the aforementioned song.
Listen to THINK AGAIN, EPISODE 13 – FUTURE CRIME/PERSONAL YODA/BONUS TRACK (feat. "Reply All" hosts PJ & Alex)
Jonathan Zimmerman explains why teachers should invite, not censor, tough classroom debates.
- During times of war or national crisis in the U.S., school boards and officials are much more wary about allowing teachers and kids to say what they think.
- If our teachers avoid controversial questions in the classroom, kids won't get the experience they need to know how to engage with difficult questions and with criticism.
- Jonathan Zimmerman argues that controversial issues should be taught in schools as they naturally arise. Otherwise kids will learn from TV news what politics looks like – which is more often a rant than a healthy debate.
Controversial map names CEOs of 100 companies producing 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.
- Just 100 companies produce 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gases.
- This map lists their names and locations, and their CEOs.
- The climate crisis may be too complex for these 100 people to solve, but naming and shaming them is a good start.
It marks another milestone in SpaceX's long-standing effort to make spaceflight cheaper.
- SpaceX launched Falcon Heavy into space early Tuesday morning.
- A part of its nosecone – known as a fairing – descended back to Earth using special parachutes.
- A net-outfitted boat in the Atlantic Ocean successfully caught the reusable fairing, likely saving the company millions of dollars.
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