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Updated March 2020
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You can find Maarten’s scholarly work here:https://ugent.academia.edu/MaartenBoudryMany of Maarten’s more popular articles are available here:https://sites.google.com/site/maartenboudry/blogHe is the co-editor with Massimo Pigliucci of the 2013 Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem:https://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-Pseu…
 
Saloni’s article on the UK policy is here:https://unherd.com/2020/03/the-scientific-case-against-herd-immunity/Follow Saloni on Twitter @saloniumFurther ReferencesMore on the UK policy: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdfMore resources on the Coron…
 
Nick is the author of five books:Cruel Britannia: Reports on the Sinister and the Preposterous (1999): https://www.amazon.com/Cruel-Britannia-Reports-Sinister-Preposterous/dp/1859842887Pretty Straight Guys (2003): https://www.amazon.com/Pretty-Straight-Guys-Nick-Cohen/dp/0571220045What's Left? How Liberals Lost Their Way (2007):https://www.amazon.c…
 
You can find Colin’s Quillette article, “The New Evolution Deniers” here: https://quillette.com/2018/11/30/the-new-evolution-deniers/And his article with William Malone and Julia Robinson, “No One is Born in the Wrong Body” here: https://quillette.com/2019/09/24/no-one-is-born-in-the-wrong-body/Colin’s article with Emma Hilton, “The Dangerous Denia…
 
David’s book, The Irrational Ape: Why Flawed Logic Puts Us All at Risk, and How Critical Thinking Can Save the World (2019) is available here: https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/The-Irrational-Ape/David-Robert-Grimes/9781471178252Additional ReferencesVisit Letter here: https://letter.wiki/conversations. Looking for a correspondent? DM @Jackso…
 
You can find Aaron’s podcast, Embrace the Void, here: https://voidpod.com/podcasts; and his podcast, Philosophers in Space, co-hosted by Thomas Smith, here:https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/You can find Aaron’s conversations on Letter and write to him here:https://letter.wiki/AaronRabinowitz/conversationsSupport Aaron here (I’m a patron!):https://www…
 
David’s latest book, Ethical Porn for Dicks: A Man’s Guide to Responsible Viewing Pleasure (2016) can be ordered here:https://www.amazon.com/Ethical-Porn-Dicks-Responsible-Pleasure/dp/0996485236/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8David’s The Myth of Sex Addiction (2012) can be found here:https://rowman.com/isbn/9781442213067/the-myth-of-sex-addicti…
 
For a comprehensive guide to Salil’s work, see:http://www.saliltripathi.com/Welcome.htmlSalil’s articles for Mint: https://www.livemint.com/topic/salil-tripathiSalil’s article for Caravan: https://caravanmagazine.in/author/93Salil’s books can be found here: The Colonel Who Would Not Repent: The Bangladesh War and Its Unquiet Legacy (2016):https://w…
 
For Steve’s book, Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life: How Evolutionary Theory Undermines Everything You Thought You Knew (2012) see:https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/darwin-god-and-the-meaning-of-life/A3055F89051D5F4ADE4AFE9473BF0AABFor Steve’s book, The Ape that Understood the Universe: How the Mind and Culture Evolve (2019) see: https://www.c…
 
3:38 What attracted Andy to Diderot?7:09 Diderot’s radical questioning of political and sexual norms: homosexuality; masturbation; incest fantasies20:55 “My thoughts are my sluts”—intellectual libertinage25:44 Diderot’s relationships with women28:00 Diderot as a playwright30:24 Religious sexual fantasies31:00 The Literary Correspondence31:50 Didero…
 
6:38 Defining terms: compatibilism, semi-compatibilism, determinism, libertarianism46:50 Moral responsibility1:02:30 Reasons responsiveness1:20:07 Sociopathy and the amydala1:24:30 The sorites paradox (the paradox of the heap)1:36:15 What does it mean to have control? 1:52:05 Rights forfeiture theory, criminal punishment and free will2:29:30 How di…
 
2:13 General information about Malaysia: history, politics, economics4:36 Demographics and religion8:03 Malaysian independence9:15 The history of Malaysian party politics since independence10:10 The evolution of Malay nationalism and the rise of Islamist politics15:06 Anwar Ibrahim 16:21 Sodomy laws and gay rights in Malaysia17:38 The decriminalisa…
 
Timestamps3:50 Eric argues that people’s feelings about immigration aren’t linked to economic anxiety4:42 Brexit/Trump/populist right support isn’t linked to social class. What does predict this?7:44 Psychological dimensions of conservative attitudes: is it reactionary? Retrograde or just nostalgic?13:21 The Islam factor24:52 Four white majority re…
 
2:07 Evolutionary theory as a comprehensive way of looking at life7:20 Evolutionary theory and English literature11:52 Gene-centric evolutionary theory versus the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis15:50 Looking at learning and management from an evolutionary standpoint: Toyota 17:07 How a knowledge of evolution can influence public policy25:40 An evol…
 
3:20 Roc’s name9:00 Childhood and adolescence28:28 College31:20 Race and social circles35:42 “Conservative” ideals which are actually commonsense ideals37:00 The black community38:50 Compassion and resilience43:05 Privilege48:30 Money, success, winning at the system53:30 Growing up in the analogue world; living in the digital one1:09:47 On speaking…
 
1:27 Defining intersex—how common is it?; different types8:06 Intersex versus trans12:20 What does it mean to be assigned the “wrong” sex at birth?25:03 Is sex a spectrum?30:33 Hermaphrodites32:33 The condition MRKH and Claire’s own experiences being diagnosed38:20 CAIS (complete androgen insensitivity syndrome); past approaches to intersex people …
 
2:42 Dayne and Clyde’s backgrounds and why they decided to found Letter10:50 What is Letter? How does the form nudge us towards more worthwhile forms of exchange.16:16 How to avoid trolls and call-out culture on a platform.27:00 How certain technologies facilitate and encourage certain types of use34:02 The advantage of having a discussion in writt…
 
25:04 Can we derive moral values from reason?27:30 Veganism42:20 The nature of sentience53:20 AI59:50 Humans versus non-humans1:03:50 Cognitive dissonance in everyday life1:08:20 Are the lives of endangered animals worth more? Is there a value to things even when humans can’t experience them?1:17:20 Potential problems with sentientism1:30:02 Humani…
 
4:06 Melissa’s Methodist upbringing in Singapore8:49 Press censorship in Singapore; Singapore society in general14:30 Why Melissa decided to come and study in the US; her studies in genetics (transcriptomics)21:50 Her meeting with Faisal al Mutar24:10 Their secular humanists Facebook page27:55 On the right way to make tea35:00 Melissa’s early work …
 
3:40 Chapo Trap House and the phenomenon of internet trolling8:34 Jordan Peterson38:01 Postmodernism versus analytic philosophy40:10 The difference between the new critical theorists and the classic postmodernists43:56 The implications of this for literary criticism50:19 Baudrillard—Oliver's favourite postmodernist51:33 Why postmodernism isn't neo-…
 
24:11 Should we continue to criticise Islam in the age of Trump or is white nationalism and, in India, Hindutva now a greater threat? 31:13 The close-knit Ahmadi community & the pressures it brings. Sexual segregation. Rules about marriage. Double standards for Ahmadi women.36:31 Homosexuality in Ahmaddiyat38:24 Proselytisation39:48 Raising childre…
 
5:20 How to begin a story with a moment of unexpected change5:58 Evolutionary psychology and storytelling11:46 Status16:38 Anti-heroes24:31 Three routes into story: milieu, what if and argument28:05 The problem with recipes for storytelling30:01 The broken protagonist38:37 Loss of control50:20 What psychology teaches us about stories and vice versa…
 
2:46 Jay’s film Islam and the Future of Tolerance7:03 Why Jay became a documentary filmmaker10:05 Why Jay chose to film Sam Harris & Maajid’s Nawaz’s book, Islam and the Future of Tolerance19:01 Three different mindsets: political, philosophical, psychological28:00 How responsible is a writer for the way in which he or she is interpreted?38:24 Diff…
 
Timestamps:3:45 Armin’s upbringing in Iran 9:05 Armin’s fear of hell and how it drove him to attempt suicide18:29 How seriously do people generally take religion?21:32 Sex and religion23:33 The true costs of religion25:42 Armin loses his faith28:27 Opposition to theocracy in Iran32:03 Iranian ethnonationalists; Zoroastrianism52:33 The MEK56:12 The …
 
4:18 The Evergreen system of education & why it appealed to Benjamin10:45 Benjamin’s introduction to intersectionality and the supposed ubiquity of white male privilege14:35 The confrontation between Nicholas Christakis and the Yale students17:26 Social justice v. mob justice19:56 Student fragility and the empowering of the administration. 22:09 Th…
 
2:24 How Matt became interested in the history of conservative thought4:00 What characterises a classic conservative tradition4:27 Facts do care about your feelings: the conservative tradition and the role of emotion8:46 How living in postmodernity affects conservative thought17:35 Changes in conservative thought resulting from greater globalisatio…
 
4:54 Universals that we express between ourselves6:06 The social suite10:06 Fiction, empathy & social learning14:20 Qualities we share with other animals16:24: Groups, in-group bias, co-operation (at 23:28 Helen interjects to talk about intersectionality)31:37 Would aliens visiting us be friendly?37:15 AI 40:01 Why isn’t Earth a dystopia?43:09 The …
 
3:45 misconceptions about Argentine tango5:30 differences between ballroom, stage and social tango12:51 how Joe discovered tango17:35 the addictive quality of tango18:14 Extract from my book. “My favourite Californian.”22:11 the tango embrace24:00 the experience of the traditional milonga (tango dance night)31:40 how do you reject a request for a d…
 
2:00 Addiction to alcohol, sugar etc. Is there an addictive personality?22:38 The nature of comedy.29:00 Twitter and freedom of speech34:00 (roughly) Dealing with critics45:00 Victimhood culture and the cultivation of vulnerability; trauma and PTSD53:00 Intersectionality55:37 Sex!1:00:00 Men & masculinity1:09 Consent1:16 Hostility towards freelance…
 
You can follow Heather on Twitter @HeatherEHeying. You can find a copy of Heather’s book "Antipode: Seasons with the Extraordinary Wildlife and Culture of Madagascar" here: https://www.amazon.com/Antipode-Seasons-Extraordinary-Wildlife-Madagascar/dp/0312281528.2:15 How and why Heather developed a passion for evolutionary biology9:20 Why Heather cho…
 
2:54 Differences between women and men: socialised or determined? Some hypocrises and contradictions. 12:05 Female intrasexual competition: is it exaggerated?18:14 Debunked evolutionary theories19:21 Systematising v. empathising31:39 How do people feel about female politicians?36:50 Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump47:00 Anti-Semitism versus criticism…
 
1:50 What is Vrij Links?4:00 How does the left differ in the Netherlands from elsewhere in the West?8:00 The difficulties of criticising religion and, in particular, Islam.9:31 Shirin Musa (@ShirinMusa) and her organisation Femmes for Freedom and the dilemmas faced by liberal and secular Muslims and ex-Muslims.13:21 Faith schools17:16 Housing issue…
 
1:31 John’s multiracial, bipartisan family background14:06 John’s work with Better Angels18:57 The experience of taking one of John’s Red–Blue Workshops27:20 A tale of cross-cultural friendship30:22 Political divisions among African-Americans38:40 Reasons for African-American societal disadvantages41:35 People as individuals versus people in groups…
 
5:20 The changes Josh has witnessed since he began working in media6:15 The loss of consensus7:19 Twitter11:28 The modern equivalent of the coffee house or public square14:55 New media and Huffpost Live18:51 Contrarianism versus trollery24:29 The pace of media31:04 Self-censorship and cancel culture32:28 The kind of engagement social media rewards3…
 
7:02 Derren Brown’s book Happy7:50 The positive thinking movement9:18 The concept of the self from the ancient Greeks to Margaret Thatcher22:33 Suicide23:42 Being a Westerner at different points in history from the Medieval monasteries to Silicon Valley25:11 “The Death of a Dreamer”: the story of Austen Heinz36:37 Social perfectionism43:26 Likeabil…
 
2:12 Is the free speech crisis on campus over?4:34 What is deplatforming?11:06 Should there be a right to debate?22:07 Have things really got better over the past year and if so why?25:47 The polarisation of US politics following Trump’s election31:42 Inflammatory speakers, trolling & outrage culture32:27 Victimhood culture55:24 Microaggressions1:0…
 
6:41 The difference between Hinduism and Hindutva12:55 How is ethnonationalist militancy compatible with Hinduism?19:42 Buddhism and violence23:24 The RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh)26:27 What ethnonationalist groups have in common31:04 The caste system54:16 Arranged marriage in India58:04 Hypocrises of Indians living in the US59:17 Violence in t…
 
1:43 The different evolutionary social sciences7:25 Are humans a naturally promiscuous or polyamorous species?11:42 The design of the human penis23:17 Polygamy32:33 The eating habits of hunter-gatherers40:55 Has violence declined since prehistoric times?51:07 Is there anything positive about the human propensity towards violence?56:12 Male control …
 
01:52 The history of secular circumcision, beginning in the Victorian era with the anti-masturbation campaign6:20 Extract from a medical case study on a masturbator.9:10 Shift from concerns about masturbation to concerns about STDs in the 1960s.12:13 Why Brian dislikes the term genital mutilation.19:02 Sensitivity26:00 The Hippocratic oath30:23 Afr…
 
1:52 Why Thomas doesn’t use the term mixed race10:21 Perception that being brown/black is synonymous with oppression15:08 Whiteness16:12 Skin colour inheritance20:35 The importance of representation; links between race and class27:44 Hip hop as performative blackness33:40 “Acting white”34:48 Mixed race identity as an opportunity37:15 The yearning f…
 
2:56 Gita’s work as a trainer preventing workplace sexual harassment4:17 The low proportion of women in Indian workplaces17:54 Gender sensitisation training20:24 The importance of openness33:12 The Me Too movement in America48:10 Me Too in India; the case at SRM University in Tamil Nadu58:31 Consent complications1:05:00 Legal ramifications in India…
 
6:33 Action is character8:29 Impersonate the person you want to be11:51 Confidence is domain specific14:15 Advice for dating situations18:25 Shame as a tool22:48 The power of being inauthentic25:28 Standing up to bullies31:00 Advice for shy guys33:05 The process of becoming more confident and some of the setback you will faceYou can find Amy Alkon'…
 
2:06 What genetics can tell us about ancient and more recent Indian history12:37 Caste and genetics22:14 Hindu ethnonationalists and the out of India theory29:21 How conflicts between different peoples can lead to the development of mythologies40:56 The Indus Valley civilisation and its conflicts with other groups45:39 Barbarians and citizens, trib…
 
2:48 What does it mean to be an “atheist Muslim”?6:42 Different aspects of religion: tradition/ritual/belonging versus ideology and belief11:25 Mild apostasy versus transformative apostasy13:55 New atheism18:37 On not staying in your lane20:06 Raif Badawi22:14 Criticising Islam without anti-Muslim bigotry. 26:14 Twitter28:09 Reformers30:08 More on …
 
In this week's episode I talked to Stephen Knight and Iram Ramzan. We discussed faith schools, secularism in the UK, the House of Lords, grooming gangs, the niqab, circumcision and other topics. You can follow Stephen on Twitter @Gspellchecker and read more of his writings here: https://www.gspellchecker.com/ . Follow Iram on Twitter @Iram_Ramzan. …
 
For a bibliography of Jonathan Haidt's work, visit https://www.amazon.com/Jonathan-Haidt/e/B001H6GAXW . For Greg Lukianoff's work, visit https://www.amazon.com/Greg-Lukianoff/e/B008VFY3M2 . You can find out more about Greg's organisation, FIRE, at https://www.thefire.org/ and about Heterodox Academy at https://heterodoxacademy.org/ .My review of Jo…
 
1:39 From honour culture, through dignity culture, to victimhood culture7:26 When did Bradley and Jason first become aware of the shift in culture9:27 Microaggressions14:30 Standpoint theory and identity politics18:30 How campus culture has changed23:39 The spillover into larger society27:00 Has this brought any positive developments?33:38 Campbell…
 
1:23 How Jesse first became interested in trans issues and how his views have evolved19:00 The N-word24:09 Trans children30:42 Puberty blockers40:16 Non-binary people46:00 How and why Jesse has fallen foul of some trans activists50:01 Jesse’s upcoming book on the replication crisisJesse’s writing for New York Magazine can be found here:http://nymag…
 
Tea for Two: A podcast about politics, culture and society and about how everyone is wrong except us. With Iona Italia, Helen Pluckrose and guests.Episode 2: Sarah HaiderMore on Sarah's organisation, Ex Muslims of North America, can be found here: http://exmuslims.org. You can follow Sarah Haider on Twitter, https://www.twitter.com/SarahTheHaider.Y…
 
Tea for Two: A podcast about politics, culture and society and about how everyone is wrong except us. With Iona Italia, Helen Pluckrose and guests.Episode 1: Introduction to our podcast.0:00. Our backgrounds and how we came to hold our current ideas of secularism & universal liberalism10:27 A summary of my political views—Iona14:00 Why we dislike t…
 
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