The Biology of Good and Evil (with Robert Sapolsky)

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The Biology of Good and Evil (with Robert Sapolsky)

Post by Guest on Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:35 pm

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Robert Sapolsky about his work with baboons, the opposition between reason and emotion, doubt, the evolution of the brain, the civilizing role of the frontal cortex, the illusion of free will, justice and vengeance, brain-machine interface, religion, drugs, and other topics.

Robert Sapolsky is a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation genius grant. He is the author of A Primate’s Memoir, The Trouble with Testosterone, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, and Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNLOJ-3rL60

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