Think Again Podcast ep. 25 – UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS – (feat. neuroscientist Sam Harris)
Smart people. Surprise topics. Deep fun. This week, philosopher and neuroscientist Sam Harris.
“Art gives us an experience of other minds that we don’t get otherwise.
It’s a kind of simulated telepathy."
— Sam Harris
Think Again is a spontaneous, brainy variety show — the world's brightest minds grapple with surprise topics.
What are the limits of tolerance? Can people with fundamentally different world views coexist peacefully? Is faith incompatible with reason? In the wake of the recent Paris attacks, these questions are more pressing than ever.
In this week's episode philosopher and neuroscientist Sam Harris delves deep into all of the above with host Jason Gots, through the lenses of Islamic extremism, the telepathic powers of fiction, and issues of identity if you could be replicated down to the atom.
Sam's latest book, Islam and the Future of Tolerance, is a dialogue with Maajid Nawaz, a former Islamic extremist now working for tolerance within and for the Muslim world.
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