My media week 10/01/10

In this More or Less podcast Tim Harford asks: would targeted passenger profiling improve airport security, can growth go on forever, and what are the true costs of alcohol misuse to the NHS in England?

The Edge has a fascinating piece where over a hundred intellectuals are asked how internet is changing the way they think. Douglas Coupland, Daniel C. Dennett Steven Pinker and Nassim N. Taleb are among those provide contributions, which range from evangelical to the downright sceptical.

After the recent terrorist scares has this satire on the Transportation Security Administration.

This month’s Baggini’s Philosophy Monthly podcast comes from Puebla, Mexico, at the Ciudad de las Ideas festival. The guests are Randy Cohen, writer of The New York Times’s The Ethicist column, libertarian author Jamie Whyte; and “new atheist” Sam Harris.

And finally the Daily Mash has this piece: GOOGLE PHONE TO REPLACE HUMAN SOUL


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