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Is Science in a Legitimacy Crisis? | Peter Boghossian

13 Sep 2023 • 82 min • EN
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Today, I sat down with someone who I respect greatly – Peter Boghossian. Peter is a former Portland State University professor, renowned philosopher, and best-selling author. His primary research areas are critical thinking and moral reasoning.  He actually resigned from his position at Portland State University because he felt that ideology had taken over the institution and that he did not have enough freedom as a scholar to continue his work. So, there’s no one better to talk to about the current legitimacy crisis in science and the moral obligations of scientists when it comes to communicating science to the public. We also dive deep into religion, the origin of the universe, and quantum computing.  Tune in!  Key Takeaways:  Do we have to agree on everything? (00:00) Can there be an infinite regress? (03:20) Why do we need a unified field theory? (13:12) On Eric Weinstein’s theory (23:43) Joe Rogan vs. Peter Hotez: Should scientists debate publicly? (37:53) Legitimacy crisis and death of expertise (56:38) Quantum computing and the multiverse (1:06:41) Laws against Holocaust deniers (1:12:43) Outro (1:18:48) — Additional resources:  ➡️ Check out Peter Boghossian: 🔔 YouTube:  💻 Website:  🥗 Thanks, HelloFresh! Go to and use code 50impossible for 50% off plus 15% off the next 2 months. 📝 With a MasterClass annual membership, you can take one-on-one classes from the world’s best for $10 a month with your annual membership, get unlimited access to every class — and even better, right now, as an Into The Impossible listener, you can get 15% off when you go to 🧑‍💻 Visit to post your job for free! ➡️ Follow me on your fav platforms: ✖️ Twitter:  🔔 YouTube:  📝 Join my mailing list:  ✍️ Check out my blog:  🎙️ Follow my podcast:  — Into the Impossible with Brian Keating is a podcast dedicated to all those who want to explore the universe within and beyond the known. Make sure to follow so you never miss an episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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