November 6, 2015 – Faith versus Fact

My guest today is Jerry Coyne, professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago, where he specializes in evolutionary genetics. New York Times bestselling author, his most recent book is Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible, In which he asserts that religion and science are not complementary, but rather compete with each other to understand the realities of our universe, but that only one area—science—has the means to actually discover the truth.

January 3, 2014 – Science & Pseudoscience & Philosophy

Massimo Pigliucci has a Doctorate in Genetics from the University of Ferrara (Italy), a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He has done post-doctoral research in evolutionary ecology at Brown University and is currently Chair of the Philosophy Department at Lehman College and Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His research interests include the philosophy of biology, in particular the Continue reading

August 16, 2013 – Environmentalism & Education

The environmental movement has thus far failed to bring about the changes necessary to preserve our planet. On this program, we talk with the authors of The Failure of Environmental Education [and How We Can Fix It], Charles Saylan and Daniel Blumstein. Chalres Saylan is the Executive Director of the Ocean Conservation Society, and Daniel Blumstein is Professor and Chair in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Continue reading

July 19, 2013 – Evolutionary Biology with Marlene Zuk

On this program we’ll be talking evolutionary biology with Professor Marlene Zuk, from the University of Minnesota. She is a professor of ecology, evolution, and behavior and the author of Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love & Language from the Insect World; and Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live. Her Continue reading

April 26, 2013 – Jared Diamond

This program features a conversation with Jared Diamond, noted author and professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. His books include Guns, Germs & Steel, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, and most recently, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?