It’s called “November 29th, the Annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People: Its Background and Enduring Importance” Steve Wolvin will moderate this Access Hour program and I will make the presentation. David Williams will first discuss the inauguration of this Day of Solidarity at the United Nations in 1977 and give a summary […]
Tonight, the Perpetual Notion Machine digs into our archive of shows to rebroadcast an edited version that originally aired on January 17, 2008. Our guest was John Hawks, anthropologist and evolutionist at UW-Madison. With his research into various genetic sequences of the human genome and at times, the use of some convenient mummified DNA, he […]
In tonight’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine, we learn about the nature of Darwin’s theory of evolution, you know, the biological processes of natural selection to improve a species survival. But our guest, David Sloan Wilson, expands that theory more broadly to everything associated with the words “human,” “culture,” and “policy,” to what he […]
On this episode, we continue our deep-dive to learn more about unlikely scientists and their complicated lives as they design the biomolecular underpinnings of the world of tomorrow. At some point, every fledgling scientist woke up in the morning, looked in the mirror and thought to themselves, “challenge accepted”. In case you had any preconceptions […]
A few weeks ago we featured a discussion between PNM Producer Jake Walters and Caltech theoretical physicist Sean Carroll. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the opportunity to air its entirety. Tonight, we’ll get the chance to do just that as we dive deep into the reasoning behind scientific knowledge and humanity’s ultimate place in the universe.
Let’s say you’re at an interview for your dream job. The salary, the benefits, the work – which is, of course, something science related – is all perfect. The hiring manager initiates with the age-old, “So, tell me about yourself.” Nervous and searching your mind for the perfect answer you say, “Oh me? I’m an […]