Science & Technology
Where did we come from? What’s waiting for us in the universe? How did life come to be, and where is it heading? How does all of this relate to the progression of technology and science including the social and physical sciences? Take a journey with experts throughout the science and technology field on many different subjects to discuss all aspects of these diverse studies from computer science to psychology and sociology.
To hear thoughts on a range of topics recorded by The Idea Channel (an initiative of Free To Choose Network) click the links below.
 
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Professor Shivaji Sondhi and Dr. Philip W. Anderson, 1977 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics. Taped at Princeton University.
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Richard Posner, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals, Larry Lessig, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, and Tom Smith, Director General of the Social Survey at the...
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Robert Ebel, International Government Finance Economist, Milton Friedman, 1976 Nobel laureate in Economics, and Tom Hazlett, Editor-in-Chief of The Wesleyan Review discuss the pitfalls and triumphs of...
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Dr. Walter Williams, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics and 1986 Nobel Economist Dr. James Buchanan assert that the present U.S. form of government bears little resemblance to the...
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Professors Sidney Hook and Tibor Machan explore the controversial life and ideology of Karl Marx, giving particular attention to Marx's ideas on work.
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William Garvey, President of Mercyhurst College; Paul Zolbrod, Fredrick F. Seely Prof. of English at Allegheny College; and James Adovasio, Director of the Anthropology and Archaeology Department at...
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Leo Rosten, Author, and Friedrich von Hayek, PhD Economics. Hour one of a lively and occasionally controversial three-part interview of noted economist Friedrich von Hayek by Leo Rosten, in a...
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Alain Enthoven, PhD Economics and Milton Friedman, PhD Economics. What can be done to control health care costs? What is the origin of employer paid health benefits? Can market forces solve the...
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Dr. Walter Williams, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University and Dr. Fred Singer, President of The Science & Environmental Policy Project suggest that communism...
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Dr. Timothy Tully, Senior Staff Investigator at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Dr. Eric Kandel, Senior Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and 2000 Nobel Prize winner in...
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Rita Ricardo-Campbell, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Kevin Hopkins, Senior Domestic Policy Aide during the Reagan Administration, examine the Clinton Administration's proposed health...
28:41
David Attenborough answers questions from his many admirers. He explains his famous encounter with the gorillas, his life long interest in nature, science and protecting the environment, and how his...
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The Honorable Robert Bork and Douglas H. Ginsburg discuss changes in the judicial system since Bork’s tenure, including the use of economics, judicial imperialism, and the differences between...
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Legendary broadcaster Hugh Downs talks with Robert Jastrow, director of the Mt. Wilson Institute. Jastrow is a globally renowned astronomer associated with the cutting edge of investigation into...
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Michael Rose, Professor of Biology, UC Irvine, and Gregory Benford, Professor of Physics, UC Irvine, contrast scientists with students of the humanities. They find the latter sadly lacking in...
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Dr. Charles Townes, 1964 Nobel Prize winner in Physics; Dr. Bernard Sadoulet, Prof. of Physics, Dir. of the Center for Particle Physics, UC Berkeley; and Dr. Mark Davis, Prof. of Physics and...
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1974 Nobel Prize winner Christian de Duve (Physiology - Medicine) and broadcaster Hugh Downs discuss views on the evolution of life...past, present, and future.
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Inventor of the Ames Test and Chairman of Biochemistry at Berkeley, Professor Ames is concerned with the exaggeration of the danger of chemical residues in the environment. Peanut butter sandwiches...
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Charles Murray, former Peace Corps volunteer and social scientist and author of "Losing Ground" and "The Pursuit of Happiness," is appalled by the effects of welfare programs. He explains how...
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David Horowitz (BA Columbia-1959; MA UC Berkeley-1961) is an author/editor. In this discussion with co-editor Peter Collier, Horowitz now describes himself as a conservative. He challenges his past...
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Ed Crane, formerly a financial analyst and leading advocate of classical liberal ideas, is interviewed while President of the CATO Institute. Crane discusses the systemic nature of government growth...
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James Buchanan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, and 1986 Nobel Laureate, discusses political and constitutional rules within which politicians operate. He analyzes incentives faced...
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Richard A. Kunin, Past President of the Orthomolecular Medical Society and Gladys Block, Professor of Public Health Nutrition & Epidemiology at UC Berkeley join Linus Pauling, 1954 Nobel Laureate in...