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How can we mend a broken world? How should we seek justice? What is the good life? The Veritas Forum helps students and faculty ask life's hardest questions. Many of the world's leading universities were founded to answer the big "why" questions. Our mission is to help them confront these questions anew. Learn more at veritas.org

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How can we mend a broken world? How should we seek justice? What is the good life? The Veritas Forum helps students and faculty ask life's hardest questions. Many of the world's leading universities were founded to answer the big "why" questions. Our mission is to help them confront these questions anew. Learn more at veritas.org

    Faith Is Not a Sideshow: Why You - and the U - Need To Get Religion | Ross Douthat

    Faith Is Not a Sideshow: Why You - and the U - Need To Get Religion | Ross Douthat

    In this episode, New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat makes the case for faith and religion in academia. By sharing his own story and religious upbringing, Ross shows the link to deeper, intellectual thinking that his faith tradition and exploration afforded him.

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    • 45 min
    Can Science Explain Everything? | Ard Louis & Pascal Wallisch

    Can Science Explain Everything? | Ard Louis & Pascal Wallisch

    Theoretical Physicist, Ard Louis of Oxford University and Neuroscientist, Pascal Wallisch of New York University explore whether our reality is all simply an invention of the brain and within that, pondering if we can know what is objectively true. From the NYU Veritas Forum: Is There Truth Beyond Your Brain? • Please like, share, subscribe to and review this podcast!

    • 33 min
    Gene Editing and the Future of Personhood | William Hurlbut & George Church

    Gene Editing and the Future of Personhood | William Hurlbut & George Church

    George Church, Harvard Medical School and Bill Hurlbut, Stanford University Medical Center discuss the risks and opportunities of gene editing at a special event hosted by The Veritas Forum and moderated by Ross Andersen, a senior editor at The Atlantic.

    The Veritas Forum: Gene Editing and the Future of Personhood

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    • 49 min
    Designing Your Life Worth Living | Dave Evans & Bill Burnett

    Designing Your Life Worth Living | Dave Evans & Bill Burnett

    Bill Burnett and Dave Evans teach the most popular class at Stanford. The course, entitled “Designing Your Life,” aims to reframe the way students think about the question, “How do I live a meaningful life?” Burnett, an atheist, and Evans, a Christian, both believe the key to a joyful and fulfilling life starts with thinking like a designer.

    As we kick off this new year, enjoy this throwback episode featuring Dave Evans and Bill Burnett as they discuss their methods for living a life worth living.

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    • 47 min
    Good God? | N.T. Wright

    Good God? | N.T. Wright

    How do we reconcile a good God and a world filled with suffering? N.T. Wright takes to the stage at Duke University to discuss this tension.

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    [Note that we will not be publishing a podcast on December 26th but will resume on January 2nd]

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Our Culture of Distrust | John Inazu & Jonathan Haidt

    Our Culture of Distrust | John Inazu & Jonathan Haidt

    We live in a time when polarization and distrust are hindering us from relationship and moving forward together. How do we bridge these left/right & religious/secular divides?
    Jonathan Haidt, NYU Professor of Moral Psychology, Author of Coddling of the American Mind & John Inazu, Washington University Professor of Law & Religion, Author of Confident Pluralism, take to the stage at NYU. Moderated by Christine Emba - The Washington Post

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    • 1 hr 10 min

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