The British Humanist Association‘s annual Voltaire Lecture, this year delivered by psychologist and public intellectual Steven Pinker. The event was chaired by the Association’s new President, Jim Al-Khalili.
A blockbuster show as we speak to Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden (HE WENT TO THE MOON!), along with psychologist Steven Pinker and new BHA President Jim Al-Khalili. The Chief Asteroid Miner at Planetary Resources explains… how to mine asteroids, and we also take a look at some crazy goings on both in Germany and closer to home.
Apollo Astronaut Al Worden Interview (2:53) by Carl Hutchinson Steven Pinker Interview (13:21) by Liz Lutgendorff Jim Al-Khalili Interview (23:43) by James O’Malley Asteroid Mining (28:12) by Kash Farooq (ft Chris Lewicki) German Quackery (41:34) by Sven Rudloff Creationists Schools in the UK (48:26) by Jonny Scaramanga
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Holy Redundant (2:50) by James O’Malley (ft Andrew Copson) Sanal Edamaruku on Catholic Miracles (8:03) by Salim Fadhley The Voltaire Lecture (20:01) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Robin Ince) Droughts and Rain (29:20) by Duncan Geere Elected Mayors (33:31) by Cory Hazlehurst London’s Candidates (41:13) by Adam Jacobs Liverpool’s Candidates (50:43) by Tom Williamson Science Tales (57:01) by Lisa Chalkley (ft Darryl Cunningham) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brain Two
A special podcast of the British Humanist Association’s 2011 Voltaire Lecture – this year presented by Natalie Haynes on the topic of ‘What the Romans & Greeks did for us’. It was introduced by Polly Toynbee.