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Rationally Speaking is the official podcast of New York City Skeptics. Join hosts Massimo Pigliucci and Julia Galef as they explore the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely and unlikely, science and pseudoscience.

Rationally Speaking is produced by Benny Pollak and recorded in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village.

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Current Episodes

Saturday
Nov092013

RS96 - Sally Satel and Scott Lilienfeld on the Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience 

Release date: November 10, 2013

Scott O. Lilienfeld

Sally Satel

It seems like a week can't go by without a news story about how neuroscience has discovered the neurological basis of love, morality, addiction, you name it. Yet how much explanatory power does neuroscience really have -- and are we putting too much trust in its findings? On this episode of Rationally Speaking, Massimo and Julia explore these questions with psychiatrist Sally Satel and professor of psychology Scott O. Lilienfeld, the authors of "Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience."

Scott's pick: "The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us"

Sally's pick: "Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious"

Saturday
Oct262013

RS95 - Gerard O'Brien On the Computational Theory of Mind

Release date: October 27, 2013

Gerard O'BrienIs the mind a kind of computer? This episode of Rationally Speaking features philosopher Gerard O'Brien from the University of Adelaide, who specializes in the philosophy of mind. Gerard, Julia, and Massimo discuss the computational theory of mind and what it implies about consciousness, intelligence, and the possibility of uploading people onto computers.

Gerard's pick: "Alan Turing: The Enigma The Centenary Edition"

 

Thursday
Oct102013

RS94 - Maarten Boudry on Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem

Release date: October 13, 2013

Maarten BoudryWhat's the difference between science and pseudocience -- and is it even possible to draw a clean line separating them? In this episode of Rationally Speaking, Massimo and Julia interview philosopher Maarten Boudry from Ghent University. Tune in to hear them discuss Massimo and Maarten's new book, "Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem"... and stick around to learn how Maarten pranked theologians.

Maarten's pick: "Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking"

 

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