1 hr 16 min

#338 - Robert Wright - Psychology, Aliens & Averting The Apocalypse Modern Wisdom

    • Society & Culture

Robert Wright is President of the Nonzero Foundation, an author and Visiting Professor of Science and Religion at Union Theological Seminary in New York.
Bob's book The Moral Animal has changed my thinking more than pretty much any other over the last few years, so naturally I wanted to bring him on to discuss whether aliens are real and how we can avoid existential risks.
For real though, expect to learn the role that evolutionary psychology plays in mindfulness practice, why Bob thinks that aliens are probably enlightened, how global coordination can be improved by everyone meditating, whether we're doomed for civilisational collapse and much more...
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Robert Wright is President of the Nonzero Foundation, an author and Visiting Professor of Science and Religion at Union Theological Seminary in New York.
Bob's book The Moral Animal has changed my thinking more than pretty much any other over the last few years, so naturally I wanted to bring him on to discuss whether aliens are real and how we can avoid existential risks.
For real though, expect to learn the role that evolutionary psychology plays in mindfulness practice, why Bob thinks that aliens are probably enlightened, how global coordination can be improved by everyone meditating, whether we're doomed for civilisational collapse and much more...
Sponsors:
Get a Free Sample Pack of all LMNT Flavours at https://www.drinklmnt.com/modernwisdom (discount automatically applied)
Get 83% discount & 3 months free from Surfshark VPN at https://surfshark.deals/MODERNWISDOM (use code MODERNWISDOM)
Extra Stuff:
Follow Robert on Substack - https://nonzero.substack.com/
Follow Robert on Twitter - https://twitter.com/robertwrighter 
Buy The Moral Animal - https://amzn.to/2Sco8Vd 
Get my free Ultimate Life Hacks List to 10x your daily productivity → https://chriswillx.com/lifehacks/
To support me on Patreon (thank you): https://www.patreon.com/modernwisdom
-
Get in touch. Join the discussion with me and other like minded listeners in the episode comments on the MW YouTube Channel or message me...
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chriswillx
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/chriswillx
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ModernWisdomPodcast
Email: https://www.chriswillx.com/contact

1 hr 16 min

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