Tag: SCIENCE

How religion turned American politics into a bizarre anti-science spectacle | Big Think Top 10 2018

In 2008, the big Republican presidential candidates were asked: “How many of you believe in Darwinian biological evolution?” Two-thirds or three-quarters said, “I do.” In 2012, the same question was asked, same group of people—Republican presidential candidates—and it was already down to a third. In 2016, the 17 main candidates for the Republican nomination were asked: “Do you believe in...

Speaking of Psychology – How to Cope with Political Discussions & Keep it Civil this Holiday Season

Welcome to Speaking of Psychology, a podcast from the American Psychological Association. I’m your host, Kaitlin Luna. I’m joined by two guests — we have Dr. Lynn Bufka, associate executive director for research and policy at APA and an APA fellow and we have Dr. Jeanne Safer, an APA fellow who has been in private practice for over 40 years....

Check out our Online Meetings! • You’re Invited to Join the Conversation with our New Online Group

How’s it going everyone? I’m Nick and you are listening to the Fresh Perspective Podcast. I am pleased to announce that the first internet-based Free Thought Forum has been created! It is now in operation, meeting 100% online each week, giving freethinkers from around the world the chance to participate. The best part is that all of you listening right...

Could AI ever replace government? | BBC Ideas

Here’s a thought experiment… could artificial intelligence govern us? Populism and disinformation are on the rise, and politics across the world seems to be dominated by emotions and strongman personalities. Leaders often seem to be more interested in short-term political gains, then the long-term needs of their electorate. But could machines do a better job? Imagine a world where decisions...

Hey Bill Nye, ‘Can Science Eradicate Religion and Myth from Politics?’ #TuesdaysWithBill

Hey Bill. This is Aditya Bakshi. I’m a mechanical engineer graduate from India. My question to you is why are so many people attracted to pseudoscience and what can we as a society do to stop pseudoscience if it has the support of religious fundamentalists and hyper nationalist? For example, the recently concluded Indian Science Congress was criticized heavily for...