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160 – His Dark Materials: Narnia, Fillory, and Coming of Age in the Multiverse, with Stephen Hershey & Kynthia Brunette

t’s time for humankind to grow up — but it might also be more important than ever that we reconnect with our inner children and play like our lives depend on it (because they do). And so, given the in-progress BBC/HBO… Continue Reading →

133 – Brian Swimme on Telling A New Story of Our Universe

This week’s guest is mathematician and cosmologist Brian Swimme, faculty at CIIS’ Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness Program and author of several books, including The Universe is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story (which we discuss in this episode). Brian… Continue Reading →

125 – Stuart Kauffman on Physics, Life, and The Adjacent Possible

This week’s guest is living legend, transdisciplinary scientist-philosopher Stuart Kauffman, whose pioneering work on self-organization and the emergence of order helped launch the field of complex systems science and has brought us to the very edge of understanding the origins… Continue Reading →

Brain Interface: A Vision Shared by Few, Feared by Many, and Destined for All

When I was approached to join Kernel, a startup building brain interfaces (BI), I was hesitant. I knew that the path to commercialize this technology was (and is) fantastically challenging. After nearly a year of working with Kernel as an… Continue Reading →

Existential Risk Threatens Human Immortality

Deadly environmental pollution has become an existential risk that threatens the prospect not just for human immortality, but for the long-term survival of our species and a great many others. Here we will focus on the nuclear waste aspect of… Continue Reading →

The Future is Scientific

“Thus the center of the system of the world is immovable.” – Isaac Newton, Principia Mathematica, (Book 111) (1687) Article originally published as “The Sunset of the Alchemy of Uncertainty” by the World Future Society – wfs.org. Gradually, the medieval… Continue Reading →

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