The Pseudoscientists Episode 76 — Global civilisation collapse, stereo-smelling moles, sex over stories, and space vs. the ocean
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Jack, Rachael and Tom step into the offices of the Foundation for Young Australians and talk about the stereo-noses of moles, how genes can travel faster than stories (or how sex is better than talking), and how screwed we’re all going to be in the event of a global collapse of civilisation. Jargonauts gets off balance with “homeostasis”, and we make the choice between exploring space or the ocean, with your help. Next week’s question: “Would you rather wipe out every other human on Earth (besides yourself), or wipe out the near-total majority of the biodiversity of the planet?”
Plus, The Matrix, Richard III under a carpark, and bird-talk.
- “Can a collapse of global civilisation be avoided?” - Proceedings of the Royal Society B
- “Evidence Moles Can Smell in Stereo” - Science Daily
- “Genes mix faster than stories” - Nature News
- James Fodor’s The Science of Everything podcast
- Fate of the World: Tipping Point, available on Windows and Mac
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