April 24, 2007

American Shaolin

American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China

With Matthew Polly (award winning travel writer for Slate Magazine)

April 18, 2007

Religion, Violence, And America

Jonathan Ebel, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Illinois

John D. Carlson, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Associate Director of the Center for Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University

March 27, 2007

The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God

Guest: David Linden.

At first glance, the human brain would seem to be one of the most beautifully engineered things in nature. In fact, says neuroscientist and Johns Hopkins professor David Linden, the brain is a cobbled-together mess—but this flawed design has led to some features of human experience that help us define life itself. Today on Focus, the author of The Accidental Mind takes us on a grand tour of the brain.

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