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Latest Episodes

Soho Skeptics - The Fascists Strike Back

Greek journalist Yiannis Baboulias talks about the resurgence of fascism in Europe.

-1 s2013 OCT 31
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Soho Skeptics - The Fascists Strike Back

The Roberts Lecture 2013 – Baroness Onora O’Neill on Why Science needs Ethics: why science cannot and should not aspire to be value free

In the 10th Anniversary Year of the Science Council Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve gave the lecture on the topic of "Why Science needs Ethics: why science cannot and should not aspire to be value free" on Tuesday 8th October. The lecture explored how decisions are made in science and what influences them, an important issue for all scientists and science users, and an especially relevant question for the professional practice of science.

-1 s2013 OCT 9
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The Roberts Lecture 2013 – Baroness Onora O’Neill on Why Science needs Ethics: why science cannot and should not aspire to be value free

Soho Skeptics - The Battle Over Gender

The battle is about an idea: Gender. What is it? Is it socially constructed? Is it an innate male or female self that exists separately from one’s biological sex? Most importantly, who will get to define it? Also, are trans* activists biological essentialists? Or is it the radical feminists who are the biological essentialists? What the hell is biological essentialism anyway? And finally, can we just agree that we all hate Richard Littlejohn and get on with getting on? Soho Skeptics attempted to find some common ground in a night of personal stories, discussion and comedy.

-1 s2013 SEP 25
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Soho Skeptics - The Battle Over Gender

BHA Conference 2013 - Christopher Priest

Magic as metaphor; metaphor as the reality ingredient of literature; a rational approach to the fantastic. Presented by the award winning author of The Prestige, which was later adapted into a successful Hollywood movie directed by Christopher Nolan, Priest will explore another way of seeing – exploring magic as a metaphor in literature and lifting the veil on taking a rational approach with the fantastic.

-1 s2013 JUL 14
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BHA Conference 2013 - Christopher Priest

BHA Conference 2013 - Sue Blackmore

I did not come to this conference of my own free will because free will is an illusion. Plenty of evidence from neuroscience suggests that there is no persisting ‘me’ who could exert this mysterious power. Libet’s experiments on the timing of voluntary actions throw free will into doubt; the neuroscience of volition reveals the brain areas responsible for decision-making and self-control; and research by Wegner shows how the feeling of being responsible for an action depends on post-hoc attributions based on sequence, similarity and timing. So if our intuitions are not to be trusted, how should we live our lives? Many people reject the traditional idea of free will but still say they must live ‘as if’ they have free will. Otherwise, they claim, society would disintegrate and all hell break loose. I disagree and will discuss ways of living a moral and happy life without believing in free will.

-1 s2013 JUL 14
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BHA Conference 2013 - Sue Blackmore

BHA Conference 2013 - Marek Kukula

Our tiny blue planet is the only place we know where life can exist – a precious oasis in the vast desert of space. But throughout Earth’s history everything from exploding stars to impacts with giant asteroids have all left their mark on our planet – with profound consequences for its cargo of plants and animals. Public Astronomer Dr Marek Kukula explores how the world around us has been shaped by events in space, and how life on Earth has adapted to survive them.

-1 s2013 JUL 14
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BHA Conference 2013 - Marek Kukula

BHA Conference 2013 - Melinda Gebbie

Having used art in many areas of politics – from Processed World, the magazine for Angry Secretaries, to anti-nuclear vehicles such as the 1985 film When the Wind Blows, Melida Gebbie’s work has always had the message that if an artist is doing their job properly they are meant to be the social, political, and universal barometer of their times. Currently working with Alan Moore on Angel Passage, a tribute to William Blake Gebbie will focus on the art and life of William Blake, exploring his vision and aspirations.

-1 s2013 JUL 14
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BHA Conference 2013 - Melinda Gebbie

BHA Conference 2013 - Jim Al-Khalili

With ongoing discussions between neuroscientists and philosophers on the existence, or not, of free will, and with so many people in the so-called ‘enlightened’ West still believing that their fate is somehow linked to the movements of the stars and planets, what does modern physics have to say on the matter of determinism and chance? Indeed, is our future preordained? This lecture will be a whistle-stop tour of Einsteinian relativity, quantum indeterminacy and whether, according to our current understanding of the nature of time, the future is knowable.

-1 s2013 JUL 14
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BHA Conference 2013 - Jim Al-Khalili

Cory Doctorow - Full Interview

Full version of Liz's interview with the amazing Cory Doctorow.

-1 s2013 MAY 24
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Cory Doctorow - Full Interview

Frans de Waal - Full Interview

Full version of Tessa Kendall's interview with primatologist Frans de Waal.

-1 s2013 APR 29
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Frans de Waal - Full Interview

Latest Episodes

Soho Skeptics - The Fascists Strike Back

Greek journalist Yiannis Baboulias talks about the resurgence of fascism in Europe.

-1 s2013 OCT 31
Comments
Soho Skeptics - The Fascists Strike Back

The Roberts Lecture 2013 – Baroness Onora O’Neill on Why Science needs Ethics: why science cannot and should not aspire to be value free

In the 10th Anniversary Year of the Science Council Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve gave the lecture on the topic of "Why Science needs Ethics: why science cannot and should not aspire to be value free" on Tuesday 8th October. The lecture explored how decisions are made in science and what influences them, an important issue for all scientists and science users, and an especially relevant question for the professional practice of science.

-1 s2013 OCT 9
Comments
The Roberts Lecture 2013 – Baroness Onora O’Neill on Why Science needs Ethics: why science cannot and should not aspire to be value free

Soho Skeptics - The Battle Over Gender

The battle is about an idea: Gender. What is it? Is it socially constructed? Is it an innate male or female self that exists separately from one’s biological sex? Most importantly, who will get to define it? Also, are trans* activists biological essentialists? Or is it the radical feminists who are the biological essentialists? What the hell is biological essentialism anyway? And finally, can we just agree that we all hate Richard Littlejohn and get on with getting on? Soho Skeptics attempted to find some common ground in a night of personal stories, discussion and comedy.

-1 s2013 SEP 25
Comments
Soho Skeptics - The Battle Over Gender

BHA Conference 2013 - Christopher Priest

Magic as metaphor; metaphor as the reality ingredient of literature; a rational approach to the fantastic. Presented by the award winning author of The Prestige, which was later adapted into a successful Hollywood movie directed by Christopher Nolan, Priest will explore another way of seeing – exploring magic as a metaphor in literature and lifting the veil on taking a rational approach with the fantastic.

-1 s2013 JUL 14
Comments
BHA Conference 2013 - Christopher Priest

BHA Conference 2013 - Sue Blackmore

I did not come to this conference of my own free will because free will is an illusion. Plenty of evidence from neuroscience suggests that there is no persisting ‘me’ who could exert this mysterious power. Libet’s experiments on the timing of voluntary actions throw free will into doubt; the neuroscience of volition reveals the brain areas responsible for decision-making and self-control; and research by Wegner shows how the feeling of being responsible for an action depends on post-hoc attributions based on sequence, similarity and timing. So if our intuitions are not to be trusted, how should we live our lives? Many people reject the traditional idea of free will but still say they must live ‘as if’ they have free will. Otherwise, they claim, society would disintegrate and all hell break loose. I disagree and will discuss ways of living a moral and happy life without believing in free will.

-1 s2013 JUL 14
Comments
BHA Conference 2013 - Sue Blackmore

BHA Conference 2013 - Marek Kukula

Our tiny blue planet is the only place we know where life can exist – a precious oasis in the vast desert of space. But throughout Earth’s history everything from exploding stars to impacts with giant asteroids have all left their mark on our planet – with profound consequences for its cargo of plants and animals. Public Astronomer Dr Marek Kukula explores how the world around us has been shaped by events in space, and how life on Earth has adapted to survive them.

-1 s2013 JUL 14
Comments
BHA Conference 2013 - Marek Kukula

BHA Conference 2013 - Melinda Gebbie

Having used art in many areas of politics – from Processed World, the magazine for Angry Secretaries, to anti-nuclear vehicles such as the 1985 film When the Wind Blows, Melida Gebbie’s work has always had the message that if an artist is doing their job properly they are meant to be the social, political, and universal barometer of their times. Currently working with Alan Moore on Angel Passage, a tribute to William Blake Gebbie will focus on the art and life of William Blake, exploring his vision and aspirations.

-1 s2013 JUL 14
Comments
BHA Conference 2013 - Melinda Gebbie

BHA Conference 2013 - Jim Al-Khalili

With ongoing discussions between neuroscientists and philosophers on the existence, or not, of free will, and with so many people in the so-called ‘enlightened’ West still believing that their fate is somehow linked to the movements of the stars and planets, what does modern physics have to say on the matter of determinism and chance? Indeed, is our future preordained? This lecture will be a whistle-stop tour of Einsteinian relativity, quantum indeterminacy and whether, according to our current understanding of the nature of time, the future is knowable.

-1 s2013 JUL 14
Comments
BHA Conference 2013 - Jim Al-Khalili

Cory Doctorow - Full Interview

Full version of Liz's interview with the amazing Cory Doctorow.

-1 s2013 MAY 24
Comments
Cory Doctorow - Full Interview

Frans de Waal - Full Interview

Full version of Tessa Kendall's interview with primatologist Frans de Waal.

-1 s2013 APR 29
Comments
Frans de Waal - Full Interview
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