SETI on How We Search for Aliens (w/ Seth Shostak), Facts Don’t Win Arguments, Self-Control, and The Red Baron

In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes:

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. It’s one of Cody’s favorite books and it’s free with your Audible trial. Plus, if you make a purchase using this link, then Curiosity gets a share of the sale!

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