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Vine Deloria discusses his book "The Metaphysics of Modern Existence", religion, ethics, Native Americans, Native American culture, and Native American history. Includes a previous interview with Vine Deloria at O'Hare Airport.
Interviewing Timothy Leary.
Part 1 of this recording is Mitch Kraus interviewing Studs Terkel on his thoughts of self-indulgence, stereotypes, generational challenges, and historical events.
Jonathan Miller reminisces about his childhood in Regent Park, London and offers his opinion on philosophy and the changing English class structure with the loss of the Indian empire. His remake of "Alice in Wonderland" for BBC 1 is reviewed and he states he is most interested in the human imagination.
Oliver Sacks sits down with Studs Terkel to discuss aspects of "other clinical tales" from his book "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales". Sacks discusses the important role played by the visual arts, music, drawing and math in the lives of people suffering from autism, Parkinson's disease, and mental challenges. He also discusses the repercussions and loss of unique abilities to make patients more socially acceptable.
Studs discusses dreams, consciousness and computers with psychologist, computer scientist, and author Dr. Christopher Evans. Topics of conversation include the need for humans to dream, contemporary research on sleep and rest, and computer technology. Dr. Evans draws analogies between the behavior of the sleeping and dreaming human brain and the functions of modern computers.
Richard Lewis discusses nuclear energy, the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, pollution, and his book "Nuclear Power Rebellion".
Discussing the controversy over teaching evolution in public schools, correcting popular misinterpretations of Darwin's theories, and defining Social Darwinism with author and geneticist Richard Lewontin.
Interviewing author and scientist Buckminster Fuller.
A sprawling conversation with R. Buckminster Fuller including his great aunt Margaret Fuller, future communication, the nature of work, human nature, and physics.
Professors Adolph Baker, Jurgen Hinze, Richard Lewenton and Father William Wallace discuss science and why the younger generation is not choosing to enter the science field. The four professors debate on how to change the world an whether science is the answer to that problem. Discussions about the future of mankind also occur.
Professors Adolph Baker, Jurgen Hinze, Richard Lewenton, and Father William Wallace discuss science and politics. The four professors explore question such as whether scientists be involved in political decisions. World War II and Vietnam War are used as examples by the scientists. An earlier interview with scientists Edward Teller and Albert Szent-Gyorgy is played.
Leo Stodolsky and film director Gerald Temaner discuss college students' activity — or lack thereof — and their magazine, New University Thought.