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Chasing Reality

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Sahanika Ratnayake's Aeon article on the problem of mindfulness struck me as a fascinating read. Join us as we chat about mindfulness, psychotherapy, the self, Buddhism, and all sorts! 
Professor David Egan studied both analytic and continental philosophy,  with interests in aesthetics, ethics, the history of philosophy, and, increasingly, Buddhist philosophy. This diverse range of interests is unified by an interest in how we
Professor Michael Ruse is a British-born philosopher of science who specialises in the philosophy of biology and works on the relationship between science and religion, the creation–evolution controversy, and the demarcation problem within scie
In this episode, renowned science writer David Quammen will be taking us on a whistle-stop tour of the history of molecular biology, some of the key players, as well as three very central questions: 1. Is the tree of life...a tree? 2. What is a
Have you ever wondered, 'what is the empirical evidence for non-brain based consciousness, and its effects on the world?' If so, you are in for a treat, as I chat with Brenda Dunne about her elaborate experience in the front line of consciousne
I have been waiting for a long time to come across a book like this - The Source & Significance of Coincidences. As you read it, you'll notice that Sharon Rawlette Hewitt has left no stone uncovered in her research into coincidences. I feel lik
I was recently counting my blessings when Denis Noble, author of 'Dance to the Tune of Life: Biological Relativity,' agreed for me to interview him, because I am very interested in his perspective on physiology. To my surprise, he put me in tou
Professor Garland (Gar) Allen is a highly distinguished historian of biology; indeed he was there for the inception of the very field itself within the mid-20th Century! I'm particularly interested in the different ways of approaching the idea
Professor Michael Ruse is a British-born philosopher of science who specialises in the philosophy of biology and works on the relationship between science and religion, the creation–evolution controversy, and the demarcation problem within scie
To a biologist, Professor Denis Noble will need no introduction. His books - The Music of Life: Biology beyond the Genome (2006) and Dance to the Tune of Life: Biological Relativity (2016) - affected me considerably. His poetic writing style ju
Akhandadhi das is a Bhagavata Vedanta philosopher and theologian, who speaks on BBC Thought of the Day, and has a particular interest in consciousness and 'qualia.' As neuroscience becomes more able to read the brain, I ask Akhandadhi das what
A fascinating conversation with Bob Ulanowicz, author of the book 'A Third Window: Natural Life Beyond Newton and Darwin,' into the realms of process ecology and an alternate way of understanding living systems.
Find out about my journey as a scientist and spiritual practitioner, and how I’m trying to bring it all together. 
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