NATURE/NURTURE/NEITHER (feat. Mark Epstein) - Think Again Podcast, ep. 10

Will nanobots someday deposit Shakespeare directly into our brains? In this week's episode of Big Think's Think Again podcastwe're joined Buddhist-influenced psychiatrist and author Mark Epstein


   

Will nanobots someday deposit Shakespeare directly into our brains? If we paid politicians tons of money would they do a better job? Does epigenetics solve the nature/nurture debate? 

In this week's episode of Big Think's Think Again podcast, host Jason Gots is joined by Mark Epstein, Buddhist-influenced psychiatrist and author of Thoughts Without a Thinker and The Trauma of Everyday Life. Interview clips from Stephen Dubner, Kayt Sukel, and Nicholas Negroponte launch a probing discussion of education, free will, and a contemporary twist in the "nature/nurture" debate. 

Listen to THINK AGAIN, EPISODE 10 – NATURE/NURTURE/NEITHER (feat. Mark Epstein) 


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