Biologist Lee Dugatkin discusses his latest book, which is about Kropotkin, 'The Prince of Evolution' on Skeptically Speaking podcast.
Lee Dugatkin has written numerous books on the evolution of co-operation and in his latest book, The Prince of Evolution, surveys the life and work of [url=http://libcom.org/library/peter-kropotkin]Pyotr Alexeyevich
Noam Chomsky interviewed in 1977 by David Cohen on the topic of psychology
QUESTION: Do your views about Man hint at some kind of sympathy with a man like [R. D.] Laing who sees many mystical elements in Man, that are maybe too random to be encompassed by a finite science?
Robert Rieber interviews Noam Chomsky Noam Chomsky on the Psychology of Language & Thought
QUESTION: What role does cognition play in the acquisition and development of language? Do linguistic factors influence general cognitive development?
Noam Chomsky, Lawrence Krauss and Sean Carroll (physicist, not his biologist namesake) comment on the role intellectuals, science and religion.
Science & Theology News asked three leading scientists – Noam Chomsky, Lawrence Krauss and Sean M. Carroll -- to comment on topics in science-and-religion as well as in popular culture. What follows are their answers. (Source: now-defunct Science & Theology News, March 1, 2006. and Chomsky.info)
ON WESTERN INTELLECTUALS
A discussion between linguist Noam Chomsky and biologist and former Black Panther member, Robert Trivers.
[i]In the 1970s, a Harvard class taught by evolutionary biologist Robert Trivers ignited a controversy that would escalate into the "sociobiology wars." His papers provided a Darwinian basis for understanding complex human activities and relationships. Across town at MIT, revolutionary linguist Noam Chomsky had earned a reputation as a leading opponent of the Vietnam War.
Jaime Semprun criticizes the Krisis Group's Manifesto Against Labor for clinging to what he refers to as the "obsolete" idea that the existing productive forces of capitalist big industry can be re-appropriated for the purposes of revolutionary change, when such events as Hiroshima and Chernobyl clearly show that these forces have long since crossed the threshold that stands between "productive forces" and "destructive forces", and claims that the "machinery that has paralyzed" "humanity's vital forces" must be destroyed rather than re-appropriated.
Notes on The Manifesto Against Labor (1) - Jaime Semprun
In this 2002 essay, neurobiologist Steven Rose remembers the life and work of Stephen Jay Gould, particularly his role in the 'radical science movement' Science For The People, his rejection of biological determinism, and his challenges to Darwinian orthodoxy.
Professor Stephen Jay Gould, who has died of cancer aged 60, was an unlikely figure to have been canonised by the US congress, which named him as one of America’s “living legends”. A palaeontologist, he was based for most of his life at the museum of comparative zoology (MCZ) at Harvard.
Address to those who would rather abolish harmful phenomena than manage them - Encyclopedie des Nuisances
An essay proclaiming the pivotal role of "harmful phenomena"--broadly defined to include everything from nuclear meltdowns to the construction of a superhighway--in the resurgence of a movement of "anti-economic and anti-statist emancipation", and warning against reformist "ecologism" as "the principle agent of censorship of the social critique latent in the struggle against harmful phenomena".
Address to Those Who Would Rather Abolish Harmful Phenomena than Manage Them - Encyclopédie des Nuisances