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Science and Scientism (Robert Wright & John Horgan)


What is scientism, and who is doing it? … Postmodernism and whether science just tells "stories" … John criticizes the "ideological fervor" of evolutionary psychology … The hubris of scientists in the '80s and '90s … Has science reached its fundamental limits in trying to explain consciousness? … John wins his Nobel Prize "long bet" on string theory … The various corrupting influences on scientists … A brief debate on higher purpose …


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 19 October 2019  1h11m