Sunday, June 19, 2016, 4:00pm
We often say that something like winning the lottery is a miracle, when we really mean that it has a low, but actual, probability of occurring to us. But in 1748, philosopher David Hume argued against the existence of true miracles — events which could only be explained by defying the...
Sunday, June 12, 2016, 4:00pm
Is race a real scientific designation, or a social construct — or both? And what has current genetic research shown us about the biological status of race? Professor Pilar Ossorio explains the interaction between ethics, genetics, biology, and race theory.
Sunday, June 5, 2016, 4:00pm
During World War II, the Office of Strategic Services trained academic archaeologists to be boots on the ground spies, drawing on these scholars' personal contacts and deep knowledge of local languages and terrain. What was the initial inspiration for this scheme, and how did those...
Sunday, May 29, 2016, 4:00pm
Is the U.S. losing its grip as a global power? Alfred McCoy, editor of "Endless Empire," will compare America today with the decline of the Spanish and British empires.