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War Of The Worldviews: Science Vs. Spirituality

War Of The Worldviews: Science Vs. Spirituality 
Deepak Chopra ad Leonard MlodinowHow did the universe emerge? Is God an illusion? Our outlook on the cosmos, evolution, and divinity hinges on our worldview, whether we embrace a scientific or spiritual explanation. On today’s show, two of our generation’s great thinkers debate the fundamental questions that define the human experience. One is an articulate advocate for spirituality, the other a prominent physicist. Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow (above left) join us to discuss the contentious—but respectful—clash of worldviews that grew alongside their friendship. They are the coauthors of the new book War Of The Worldviews: Science Vs. Spirituality.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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