Episode Show Notes:
- Self-Control Isn't Always Good for You
- The Red Baron Was a Real Person Who Absolutely Tore It Up in Battle
- Motivated Reasoning Is Why You Can't Win an Argument Using Facts
- Inside Pseudoscience And Conspiracy Theories [Podcast]
Plus, hear how and why we search for aliens using current methods, straight from special guest Seth Shostak. Seth Shostak is the Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, and the Director of the Institute’s Center for SETI Research. More from Seth Shostak:
To learn more about motivated reasoning and how we think, read "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion" by Jonathan Haidt.
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