Virtually everybody makes quick judgments about others based on insufficient information. But what are the consequences of those judgments in the criminal justice system–police, courts, and prisons? We talk to Barnard College – Columbia University and Santa Fe Institute professor Rajiv Sethi.
Murray Gell-Mann was one of the brightest lights not only in physics but in all of science. A modern-day Renaissance man he had, according to current Santa Fe Institute president David Krakauer said Gell Mann, “a mind both cavernous and extensive — animated by the most intense fire of roguish curiosity that I have ever beheld.”
Neoliberal economics is a flawed theory, according to economists Sam Bowles and Wendy Carlin of the Santa Fe Institute. They offer an alternative theory and practice of a more nuanced–and fair–economics.
Nafees Hamid talks to terrorists and their families in order to understand who’s vulnerable to radicalization and why … and how nations, institutions, and families can intervene.
Are there underlying laws of biological organisms, as there are laws of physics? What fundamental rules govern living things, and how do these rules map onto human-created communities? Geoffrey West walks us through these questions, and their far-reaching implications for long-term sustainability.