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Conversations with Coleman is home to honest conversations with leading intellectuals on polarised issues in the realm of race, politics and culture in the West.

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Conversations with Coleman is home to honest conversations with leading intellectuals on polarised issues in the realm of race, politics and culture in the West.

    The Myth of Climate Apocalypse with Michael Shellenberger [S2 Ep.18]

    The Myth of Climate Apocalypse with Michael Shellenberger [S2 Ep.18]

    Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.  



    I'm pleased to announce that supporters of the show will be able to interact with me through text messages. If you are considering joining our community, you can sign up at colemanhughes.org/  Today's guest is Michael Shellenberger. Michael is a journalist, author, environmental activist and was dubbed ‘Hero of the Environment’ by Time Magazine. He's the Founder and President of Environmental Progress, a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating poverty and saving the natural environment. He's co-written and written a number of books, including An Ecomodernist Manifesto, and Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All, which is the topic of today's conversation.   



    We talked about the trade-off between reducing global carbon emissions and allowing third world countries to industrialize, how civilization would adjust to rising sea levels, whether climate change would lead to military conflict over scarce resources, the claim that we have to cut carbon emissions in half in the next decade, the importance of nuclear energy, cryptocurrency and its environmental consequences, are humans causing a mass extinction, is banning plastic bags a good policy, and much more. 

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    Straight Talk On Racism with Wilfred Reilly [S2 Ep.17]

    Straight Talk On Racism with Wilfred Reilly [S2 Ep.17]

    Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.  

    My guest today is Wilfred Reilly. Wilfred is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Kentucky State University. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Southern Illinois University and a Law degree from The University of Illinois. He is also the author of the books "Taboo: 10 Facts You Can't Talk About" and "Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left is Selling a Fake Race War"  

    Wilfred and I talked about the undiscussed progress that America has made on racial issues, racial disparities and to what degree they can be attributed to current racism, past racism, or other factors like group cultural differences, public misperceptions surrounding racism and the cops, hate crime hoaxes and why people manufacture them, and much more.  



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    • 1 時間24分
    The Power of Gods [S2 Ep.16]

    The Power of Gods [S2 Ep.16]

    Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman. 

    My guest today is Daniel Schmachtenberger. Daniel is a founding member of The Consilience Project, aimed at improving public sensemaking and dialogue. His writing is focused on ways of improving the health and development of individuals and society, with a focus on catastrophic and existential risk, civilization and institutional decay, collective action problems, social organization theories, and the relevant domains in philosophy and science. 

    Daniel and I spend a lot of time talking about the effect of new technology on our ability to problem solve as a society, the disadvantages of democracy relative to autocracy, how much of our behavior can be attributed to human nature and how much to culture and much more.    

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    • 1 時間37分
    From Darkness to Light [S2 Ep.15]

    From Darkness to Light [S2 Ep.15]

    Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.  

    My guest today is Scott Barry Kaufman. Scott is a cognitive scientist who has taught courses on intelligence, creativity, and well-being at Columbia University, NYU, The University of Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. He is the author of the latest book "Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization" and the host of The Psychology Podcast. In 2015, he was named one of the "50 groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world" by Business Insider. 

    Scott and I talked about his background as a learning disabled child and internet hacker. We also talked about the psychology of victimhood and trauma, dark empaths, mindfulness meditation, spiritual narcissism, psychedelics, free will and its implications for praise and blame, and the benefits of adversity.

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    Giving The Devil His Due [S2 Ep.14]

    Giving The Devil His Due [S2 Ep.14]

    Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.  

    My guest today is Michael Shermer. Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine, the host of the Michael Shermer Show, and a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University where he teaches Skepticism 101. For 18 years he was a monthly columnist for Scientific American. He's the author of New York Times bestsellers, ‘Why People Believe Weird Things’, ‘The Believing Brain', ‘Why Darwin Matters’, ‘The Science of Good and Evil', ‘The Moral Arc’, ‘Heavens on Earth', and ‘Giving The Devil His Due’, which is the subject of today's podcast. 

    Michael and I talked about the declining relevance of Christianity on the political landscape today, threats to free speech, QAnon, conspiracy theories, and why people believe them. We talked about the one conspiracy theory I do believe in and laws that would ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory in schools, and much more.

    • 1 時間7分
    How to Think with Julia Galef [S2 Ep.13]

    How to Think with Julia Galef [S2 Ep.13]

    Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman. 

    My guest today is Julia Galef. Julia Galef is an author and podcaster. She's the Co-founder of the Centre for Applied Rationality and the host of the podcast "Rationally Speaking".  In this episode, we discuss her new book, "The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don't". We talked about the difference between intelligence and open-mindedness, the tension between pursuing the truth dispassionately and belonging to a tribe, the notion of instrumental rationality, the trade-off between building a larger audience and remaining true to one's principles, and whether affiliating with a political party makes it harder to form true beliefs.

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    • 1 時間26分

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