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The Sacred #13: Tom Chivers

The Sacred #13: Tom Chivers

The Sacred is a podcast about the things we cherish and hold dear to us. In episode 13, we speak to Tom Chivers, a writer who specialises in the intersection of science, philosophy and politics.

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In the 13th episode of The Sacred, Elizabeth Oldfield speaks to Tom Chivers, a writer who specialises in the intersection of science, philosophy and politics. He was a former staff writer at BuzzFeed UK and an assistant comment editor at the Telegraph. He is currently writing a book about Artifical Intelligence.

Tom talks with Elizabeth about atheism, the value of truth and verification. He also talks about attaining truth through scientific methods, taking principles from both classical philosophy and computer science to interrogate the hard questions. Finally, he talks about the UK’s media environment, and how best to handle an altercation on Twitter.

The episode also features Nick Spencer, who talks about his upcoming conversation with Stephen Pinker, and his review of the philosopher John Gray’s work on atheism.

The Sacred is produced by Hussein Kesvani and No Country Media.

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Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth is Theos’ Director. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, and the World Service, writing in The Financial Times and delivering Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

Posted 14 May 2018

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