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Is the evolution of intelligent life inevitable, or a biological accident? We explore the question “What does evolution want?”
Renowned British paleontologist Simon Conway Morris believes human-like intelligence was the inevitable outcome of the appearance of life on earth.
Historian and philosopher of science Robert Richards tells Steve Paulson that Charles Darwin himself believed evolution marches inevitably toward greater complexity.
Ruth Padel is an acclaimed British poet and a direct descendent of Charles Darwin. She’s now written “Darwin: A Life in Poems,” having grown up hearing stories about her famous ancestor.
John Haught is a Roman Catholic theologian at Georgetown University, and the author of “God After Darwin” and “God and the New Atheism.”
Paleo-anthropologist John Hawks talks about how we continue to evolve--changes that can be seen in the bones of modern humans.
America definitely have a lust for low prices. But this discount culture comes with a high cost.
Rob Walker writes the weekly column "Consumed," for the New York Times Magazine...
Essayist Chuck Klosterman talks with Steve Paulson about TV's "Mad Men."
Ellen Ruppel Shell talks with Anne Strainchamps about the effects of our obsession with low prices.
Joel Waldfogel talks with Jim Fleming about what's really wrong with all those cringe-inducing neckties and fruitcakes nobody eats.
David Dalton and his sister were assistants on Warhol's early Pop Art paintings when they were in their teens...