The human sciences, going back to Darwin, have accumulated evidence that our most hard-wired emotions are not greed and selfishness, but gratitude, awe and compassion. In this conversation, Dacher Keltner, author of Born to Be Good, talks with Bill Resnick about why we are not fundamentally evil but quite the opposite. You can catch a brief video of Keltner explaining his views here.
How has industrial farming produced the conditions for new diseases like the current outbreak swine flu? Rob Wallace writes the blog Farming Pathogens, and in this conversation with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken, he explains how cities of pigs and cities of poultry create breeding grounds for new pathogens.
Is human nature good or evil? Can you move beyond your past if you were raised on a commune? Does industrial livestock farming of pigs and poultry lead to new diseases? These are the questions raised on this program, hosted by the Old Mole's Denise Morris.
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