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Professor of creative writing at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Marjorie Sandor, talked about her latest work compiling stories from the deeply unsettling to the possibly supernatural and why we love tales that delve into our increasingly unstable sense of self, home, and planet. In the first hour, bestselling author Juan Enriquez discussed how man is in a different phase of evolution and the future of life on the planet is now in our hands.

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Richard Dooling

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Biography:

Richard Dooling received his B.A. from St. Louis University in 1976, and in 1979 began working as a respiratory therapist in intensive care units.After traveling for over a year in Europe and Africa, he went back to law school at St. Louis University, where he was editor in chief of the Saint Louis University Law Journal.He is the author of several novels that include Critical Care, White Man's Grave, Brain Storm, and Bet Your Life. Richard also wrote Blue Streak: Swearing, Free Speech, and Sexual Harassment, a collection of essays on the first amendment and the politics of swearing. In addition Richard co-wrote and helped produce Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital for ABC.

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Ghost Story Themes & Origins

Appearing during the middle two hours, researcher of supernatural folklore, Brian Haughton discussed his work discovering the origins of the most popular ghost and paranormal stories. He explained that his research revealed that tales of hauntings are remarkable similar, regardless of location or culture, "I was looking at ghost stories from across the world and the same types kept coming... More »

Host: George Noory

The Ascension of AI

Writer Richard Dooling discussed his research on the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the prospect of computers becoming as intelligent or more intelligent than humans.With Moore's Law pointing towards the doubling of computer chip capacity every 18 months, the computational abilities of the human brain could be reached by a computer as early as 2015, he suggested. The Turing test could... More »

Host: George Noory
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