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Expanding Mind – The Voyager Golden Record – 10.05.17

Futurist, science journalist, and Boing Boing co-editor David Pescovitz discusses space exploration, world music, Carl Sagan the stoner, and his participation in the recent release of the Voyager Golden Record, forty years after the original Voyager probes were launched. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ozmarecords/voyager-golden-record-40th-anniversary-edition Download this episode (right click and save)

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John Horgan – Dear “Skeptics,” Bash Homeopathy and Bigfoot Less, Mammograms and War More

I hate preaching to the converted. If you were Buddhists, I’d bash Buddhism. But you’re skeptics, so I have to bash skepticism. I’m a science journalist. I don’t celebrate science, I criticize it, because science needs critics more than cheerleaders. I point out gaps between scientific hype and reality. That keeps me busy, because, as you know, most peer-reviewed scientific …

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CHRISTY RODGERS – Is the World Living or Dead?

Physicists announced recently that they had discovered gravitational waves, confirming a one hundred year-old prediction of Einstein’s General Relativity theory. As remarkable as the discovery seems, it does little or nothing to resolve a profound quandary in physics that is indicative of a larger dilemma within the whole idea of the “scientific world-view.” First let me say why this matters …