Ask Me Anything #10

February 16, 2018

Questions Answered

In his book "God is Not Great", Christopher Hitchens wrote very critically of meditation. Did you ever try to convince him that he was wrong? 

00:01:34February 16, 2018

What is the ethical response to homeless people asking for money?

00:04:55February 16, 2018

What is your view of prostitution and pornography? Should they be legal?

00:08:21February 16, 2018

What podcasts do you personally listen to?

00:14:00February 16, 2018

You seem to neglect economics. Have you considered having more economists on your show?

00:15:57February 16, 2018

What is your process of developing your opinion on a new subject?

00:16:48February 16, 2018

What are your thoughts on the ethics of universal health care and a social safety net?

00:19:42February 16, 2018

How should we challenge our own beliefs in an ongoing way?

00:22:47February 16, 2018

How can the concept of “metaphorical truth” be reconciled with science?

00:27:32February 16, 2018

What are your thoughts on the ethics of suicide?

00:35:28February 16, 2018

You seem to be very good at emotional self-regulation, but is it possible to take this too far?

00:37:54February 16, 2018

You have said that moderate religion provides cover for religious extremism, could the same be said about your criticism of Islam, that it provides cover for bigotry against Muslims as people?

00:40:44February 16, 2018

How do you speak so eloquently?

00:43:45February 16, 2018

What is your view on living a solitary life?

00:46:58February 16, 2018

How would you compare the ethics of adoption versus having one’s own biological children?

00:49:20February 16, 2018

As a neuroscientist and father, what are your rules for your kids’ screen time?

00:53:06February 16, 2018