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Dudes Doing Science

KMO and Ad Attack Jim talk about astronomy, the Fermi Paradox, scientism, scientificity, technocracy and whether technocrats or generalists should be the ultimate authority when making policy.


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KMO talks with Irv Mills about the pitfalls of managing by metrics before getting into a rousing discussion about the significance of the Consumer Price Index and finally a long and meandering rant about stuff.

C-Realm Radio 050

Prof. Richard D. Wolff

KMO welcomes Professor Richard D. Wolff, the host of Economic Update to C-Realm Radio to discuss the state of the US economy and the possibility of a transition to a post-capitalist social arrangement. Professor Wolff leaves predicting the future to carnival fortune tellers, but while we can't know exactly when and how our social system will change, we can see why the current modus is untenable and perhaps glean some insight as to how to adapt ourselves and our social relations in advance of the change.

309: Empathy Is the Invisible Hand

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KMO welcomes Eric Boyd back to the program to discuss possibilities for kicking the energy can down the road with cold fusion. Friend of the C-Realm,  Joe S. joins the conversation to represent the viewpoint that free  energy could be bad news, as it would allow humans to continue the  project of constructing global dominance hierarchies and despoiling the  biosphere. KMO plays a clip of Jeremy Rifkin talking about the ideas in  his book The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis.  Rifkin claims that advancing communications technology has allowed  humans to expand the sphere of beings with whom they identify and for  whom they feel empathy. With more time and energy at our disposal, might  humans come to extend our empathic concern to include the entire  biosphere? The conversation concludes with a discussion of the potential  impact of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.  Music by Alexandre Tannous and Simon G. Powell.

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