#10 Books and Ideas: An American Living in France Books and Ideas #10: An American Living in France

This is a conversation with writer Kirk Mcelhearn (http://www.mcelhearn.com), a native New Yorker, who has lived in France for over 20 years. We talk about  the challenges of learning a second language, and what it is like to live in France after 9/11. McElhearn is able to bring some interesting historical perspective to current events.

 For show notes and transcripts go to http://booksandideas.com. Send comments and suggestions to gincampbell at mac dot com. (Yes! I know there is echo in the second half, but I couldn't hear it while I was recording!)
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#9-Books and Ideas: Challenging Nature with Lee M Silver Books and Ideas #9: Dr. Ginger Campbell interviews molecular biologist and author Lee M Silver about his book, "Challenging Nature: The Clash of Science and Spirituality at the New Frontiers of Life." We discuss how biotechnology challenges deeply held positions on both the left and the right. We also discuss the importance of distinguishing scientific arguments from pseudoscience. For more information go to http://booksandideas.com
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#8-Books and Ideas: Palestine by Jimmy Carter Books and Ideas #8: Palestine by Jimmy Carter. President Jimmy Carter's book Palestine: Peace not Apartheid has raised the ire of many pro-Israel Americans. Why? Because he dares to point out the blight of the Palestinians. In this podcast, I discuss what I learned from this book and why I think Americans should read this book for themselves.

For relevant links and to leave comments go to http://booksandideas.com.
Send me email at gincampbell at mac dot com.
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#7-Books and Ideas: Interviw with author Matthew Cobb Interview with Matthew Cobb who wrote Generation, which was discussed in #6. Cobb discusses how he became interested in the Dutch Golden Age and the pioneers who discovered the egg and the sperm, even though it was almost 200 years before the discovery of genetics helped solve the mystery of human reproduction. We also discuss how the history of of science reveals the role of human nature in the scientific endeavor. Show Notes are posted at http://booksandideas.com. Send comments and suggestions to gincampbell at mac dot com.

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#6 Generation by Matthew Cobb Matthew Cobb's book Generation (2006) is the basis of today's look at how 17th century thinkers began to explore how human reproduction happens. Rigorous experimentation represents an important step in the development of the modern scientific method.

Detailed show notes transcripts are available at http://booksandideas.com. Send comments to gincampbell at mac dot com.
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#5 How are Science and Philosphy related? I explore the common heritage of science and philosophy.

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#4 The Best and Worst Audiobooks I read in 2006. Shownotes for this episode are at http://booksandideas.com
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This is the first half of a two-part discussion of my favorite audiobooks of 2006.

For more information go to the Books and Ideas website.

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#2-Books and Ideas: The Trouble with Physics The Trouble with Physics by Lee Smolin. Show Notes and transcripts can be found at booksandideas.com.

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#1-Books and Ideas: Science vs. Pseudo-science For show notes and transcripots go to the Books and Ideas website at http://booksandideas.com
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