Ask Me Anything #15

November 30, 2018

Questions Answered

If you had to rewrite The Moral Landscape, would you change or expand on anything?

00:00:18November 30, 2018

If you designed a school for kids, what would be in the curriculum?

00:12:31November 30, 2018

Do you think white men really have too much power?

00:16:35November 30, 2018

What is your relationship to money? How important is it to your happiness?

00:25:24November 30, 2018

Political scientist Robert Pape claims that the root cause of suicidal terrorism is military occupation, do you contest his theory?

00:40:38November 30, 2018

What did you think of the debate between David Frum and Steve Bannon on populism?

00:47:49November 30, 2018

Which news sources do you trust and why?

00:49:23November 30, 2018

The spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is far scarier than AI, will talk about this on your podcast?

00:52:23November 30, 2018

Have you ever struggled with procrastination? Can mindfulness help with it?

00:53:43November 30, 2018

Is it possible to understand that the ego is an illusion without experiencing it as such?

00:56:59November 30, 2018

How does an intensely voluntary action feel once the illusion of the self has vanished?

01:05:59November 30, 2018

Can you explain the connection between religiosity and the denial of climate change?

01:12:34November 30, 2018

In the last few minutes of your conversation with Brian Greene, it seemed that one of your core beliefs about free will was shaken. Can you discuss this?

01:16:37November 30, 2018

Isn't your framework of the "moral landscape" just another form of moral relativism?

01:19:13November 30, 2018

When we focus our attention on consciousness, who is it that is paying attention?

01:23:15November 30, 2018

If you needed to join Alcoholics Anonymous, how would you rationalize a belief in "a higher power"?

01:25:49November 30, 2018

In your podcast with Rebecca Traister, you spoke about #MeToo exclusively in terms of its effects on the lives of rich and powerful men. But it has much greater implications for ordinary people. Please discuss this.

01:27:42November 30, 2018

Please elaborate on what you mean when you say "look of the one who is looking" or "look for your head" in your guided meditations.

01:30:39November 30, 2018

Is morality limited to human beings? For instance, can chimps behave immorally?

01:38:07November 30, 2018

What are your thoughts about lucid dreaming? Does it make sense to acquire this skill?

01:39:36November 30, 2018

A Dutch man wants to legally change his age from 69 to 49. Please discuss this in relation to transgenderism.

01:42:06November 30, 2018