Moral illusions and whether we ought to fall for them. Additionally: Captain Planet.
Mark Out: To temporarily forget that wrestling is fake because something cool happened. I think I’ve been guilty of marking out for ethical consumerism, ethical eating, recycling, and who knows what else. What do you mark out for?
- For some background on the ethical concerns discussed, check out our episodes with Diana Fleischman and Brian Tomasik. Also, you should probably just watch every episode of Captain Planet as well.
- And if you haven’t seen it by now, definitely check out this great “debate” with Will MacAskill on Intelligence Squared.
- Sam Harris almost always gets a mention on the show these days. What, do you want your own segment, Sam? (Please say yes.) Cited episodes of Waking Up: “Abusing Dolores” (with Paul Bloom) and “What You Need to Know About Climate Change” (with Joseph Romm).
- “The PlayPump: What Went Wrong?”
- Jon Haidt on libertarian psychology
- What was I on about with Craig Venter and Methanococcus? Classic TED talk, coming right up.
- Tribe by Sebastian Junger