10pm - 2am PT
First Half: Political commentator and economist John Lott discusses his latest work detailing how intelligence has now become a liability for judicial nominees. Smarter judges, feared by their political opposition, are more frequently failing their confirmation proceedings resulting in reduced quality and intelligence of the judiciary, he argues.
2nd Half: Theoretical archaeo-astronomer Walter Cruttenden will address how ancient ideas about our solar system being tied to another star may have significant influence over the rise and fall of civilizations. He'll explain how recent astronomical discoveries point to a new understanding of our solar system that is more in line with ancient thinking.