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http://bloggingheads.tv/programs/science-faction
Description
Science writers John Horgan and George Johnson take up new discoveries and ongoing mysteries, often with a skeptical eye.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-09-18 06:51
last episode published
2017-05-31 23:01
publication frequency
66.59 days
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Number of Episodes
25
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Science & Medicine Natural Sciences Medicine Social Sciences

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Episodes

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31.05.2017

John Horgan & George Johnson

Tough times for objective reality ... Animal personhood ... What if everything’s conscious? ... Daniel Dennett’s idea of consciousness as a "user illusion" ... Is science getting less exciting? ... Big data and neural networks ... Save the date: A nati...
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12.04.2017

John Horgan& Mike Lemonick

The life of a science journalist ... Mike’s new book about Lonni Sue, a woman who lost her memories ... Lonni Sue’s artistic talent: Lost and found ... Do memories make you “you"? ... Using tech to enhance your memory ... Why Mike thinks predictions ab...
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28.05.2016

John Horgan& George Johnson

John's drama with the Skeptic community ... The mind-body problem ... Pseudo-scientific examinations of consciousness ... The computer that beat a Go master ... Questions raised by quantum computing ... Dorian Electra and the Electrodes ...
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21.12.2015

George Johnson& John Horgan

Why TV interviews are weird ... Understanding integrative information theory ... John's critique of the theory ... Does information exist independent of our brains? ... How desire defines biology ... The cult of Bayesianism ...
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8.11.2015

John Horgan & George Johnson

George: Science is based on indisputable facts…sort of ... Why science is limited by our puny brains ... How scientific progress actually happens ... Will our descendants think we’re primitive? ... Why we may never “solve” the brain ... Is science d...
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13.08.2015

John Horgan & George Johnson

Air conditioning inside, apocalyptic weather outside ... Are the dangers of nuclear weapons exaggerated? ... Costs and benefits of the total eradication of nukes ... Is it time for a second look at population control? ... When physicists feared a nucle...
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24.05.2015

John Horgan & George Johnson

A promising new way to fight cancer? ... ...and how cancer fights back ... False positives and disconcerting diagnoses ... Does more money pay for better care? ... Paying for care we don't need ... Why Americans must change their thinking about healthc...
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14.04.2015

John Horgan & George Johnson

A new edition of John's 1996 book, The End of Science ... The big unknowns: the origins of consciousness… ... …and the origins of the universe ... Is a "theory of everything" an impossibility? ... George vs. the "electrosensitives" ... A middle ground ...
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23.03.2015

John Horgan& Neuroskeptic

Neuroskeptic explains why he stays anonymous ... Is science broken? ... How to reform scientific research ... Why neuroimaging likely won't help cure mental illness ... Serotonin, oxytocin, and our limited neurochemical knowledge ... Why you'll never b...
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15.02.2015

George Johnson & John Horgan

How some 1960s hippies saved physics (no, really) ... When pioneering physics was brought to the masses ... The brilliant, clashing scientists at the Santa Fe Institute ... A study on cancer and randomness causes a stir ... What we can never know about...
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27.12.2014 http://s3.amazonaws.com/graphics.nonzero/bhtv-program-images/science-faction.jpg

George Johnson & John Horgan

Pavlov's science—more than just dogs! ... Pavlov and free will ... What would it mean to say we understand consciousness? ... E.O. Wilson's vision of creating a paradise on earth ... John: Climate change probably doesn't lead to war ... Has Obama been...
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14.09.2014 http://s3.amazonaws.com/graphics.nonzero/bhtv-program-images/science-faction.jpg

John Horgan & George Johnson

John wonders why his End of War message isn't getting across ... Are humans biologically programmed for war? ... War begets war (except when it ends war) ... How long until all international relations are like US–Canada? ... Does emphasizing life's con...
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27.07.2014 http://s3.amazonaws.com/graphics.nonzero/bhtv-program-images/science-faction.jpg

John Horgan & George Johnson

Prominent physicists bash philosophy ... Can materialism explain consciousness? ... The problem with Lawrence Krauss's "universe from nothing" ... Why "mathematical mysticism" leaves John cold ... Are mathematical truths discovered or invented? ... Env...
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16.06.2014 http://s3.amazonaws.com/graphics.nonzero/bhtv-program-images/science-faction.jpg

John Horgan & George Johnson

John speaks at a literary festival in England ... Rupert Sheldrake's evolutionary parapsychology ... Did Jesus die for E.T.'s sins? ... Psychic dogs and pigeons ... New ways to explain consciousness ... Does big data mean we don't have to think anymore...
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20.04.2014 http://s3.amazonaws.com/graphics.nonzero/bhtv-program-images/science-faction.jpg

John Horgan & George Johnson

George visits Ukraine ... John accuses Putin-bashers of hypocrisy ... The news from Chernobyl ... Did space-time expand faster than the speed of light? ... John: Cosmic inflation is ironic science ... Lumpy space and cosmic inflation ...
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8.03.2014 http://s3.amazonaws.com/graphics.nonzero/bhtv-program-images/science-faction.jpg

John Horgan & George Johnson

Is science reaching the limit of what humans can grok? ... Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy explains some cancer clusters ... Gorilla Illusion: We're blind to what we’re not looking for ... Maybe we won't boldly go where no man has gone before ... Can Neil d...
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29.01.2014 http://s3.amazonaws.com/graphics.nonzero/bhtv-program-images/science-faction.jpg

John Horgan & George Johnson

Why most scientific research results are wrong ... Is competition making fudged data more likely? ... John: Science is not a triumphal march ... Can academic publishing be reformed? ... Essential (and inessential) skills for young science writers ......
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22.12.2013 http://s3.amazonaws.com/graphics.nonzero/bhtv-program-images/science-faction.jpg

John Horgan & George Johnson

George's new book, "The Cancer Chronicles" ... Are Komen and the NFL over-hyping cancer screenings? ... Holodecks and ancient Hindu temples ... George's war on tumbleweeds ... John reflects on skepticism and enthusiasm in science ... Debunking pseudosc...
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8.09.2013 http://s3.amazonaws.com/graphics.nonzero/bhtv-program-images/science-faction.jpg

John Horgan & Rod Adams

Why Fukushima wasn't so bad ... Are fossil fuel companies gaming the system? ... Rod: Nuclear energy can compete on the free market ... The nuclear boom in Russia and China ... The problem of radioactive waste ... Pro-nuclear environmentalists ...
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9.08.2013 http://s3.amazonaws.com/graphics.nonzero/bhtv-program-images/science-faction.jpg

John Horgan & George Johnson

Back-to-school anxiety and stage fright ... Useful life lessons from psychopaths ... How Jane Austen was like a scientist ... Tao Lin's druggy, revelatory new novel ... Susan Sontag and cancer ... Cancer as a consequence of entropy ...
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30.06.2013 http://s3.amazonaws.com/graphics.nonzero/bhtv-program-images/science-faction.jpg

John Horgan & George Johnson

Cancer in cavemen ... George: Cancer is the price we pay for evolution ... Was $500 billion in cancer research worth it? ... Defending Angelina's double mastectomy ... Using neuroscience to create "enhanced soldiers" ... Why your philosophy degree isn'...
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5.05.2013 http://s3.amazonaws.com/graphics.nonzero/bhtv-program-images/science-faction.jpg

John Horgan & George Johnson

What's the difference between drone strikes and terrorism? ... John: Intentions don't matter when it comes to civilian casualties ... The best science book ever written ... George's letter from Francis Crick ... The BRAIN Initiative and the rise of ret...
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25.03.2013 http://s3.amazonaws.com/graphics.nonzero/bhtv-program-images/science-faction.jpg

John Horgan & George Johnson

George's surprising exploration of cancer clusters ... Was Erin Brockovich wrong? ... Drones—coming soon to an airspace near you! ... Deadly bird-sized drones ... How drones can be used for good ... Is stopping the spread of deadly technology impossibl...
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17.02.2013 http://s3.amazonaws.com/graphics.nonzero/bhtv-program-images/science-faction.jpg

John Horgan & George Johnson

How the bleep do we know anything at all? ... How money corrupts medicine ... Dr. Oz the great and powerful ... NYT Magazine and Slate argue over alternative medicine ... The science of consciousness ... The end of science (or at least the funding for ...
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14.01.2013 http://s3.amazonaws.com/graphics.nonzero/bhtv-program-images/science-faction.jpg

John Horgan & George Johnson

Is recent extreme weather "global weirding"? ... Pondering whether humanity is doomed ... Jared Diamond vs. his critics ... Why is there something rather than nothing? ... Vigilante hackers pursue alleged rapists in Steubenville ... A world where we al...
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