Forum: Hierarchy 16 Dec 2014
Do we have to have a ‘pecking order’? The principle of top down hierarchy seems extraordinarily resilient in human societies. But why have we come to organize ourselves this way? Bridget Kendall talks to professor Peter Turchin, a biologist trying to...
Forum: Unintended Consequences Tues 9 Dec 2014
Why was a poem accused of causing a war? And can we really control the consequences of our actions? This week we discuss unintended consequences, how a seemingly insignificant event can have life changing outcomes. Joining Bridget Kendall are the poet...
Temperament and personality: what is fixed and what is shaped by experience? And the role of temperament in high performance sport and in tuning musical instruments. Bridget Kendall with psychologist Brian R. Little, sports and business performance...
Forum: Mutations in Nature 25 Nov 2014
How did the leopard get its spots? And why is it that no matter what drugs clever scientists devise to fight diseases like malaria and TB, new resistant strains still emerge? This week we are talking about mutations in nature, the way all living...
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