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Intelligence Squared U.S. brings Oxford-style debating to America-- one motion, one moderator, three panelists for the motion and three against.

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by Jaron Lanier
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As technology rapidly progresses, some proponents of artificial intelligence believe that it will help solve complex social challenges and offer immortality via virtual humans.

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by Robert Reich
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Robert Reich and Mark Zandi debate Glenn Hubbard and Arthur Laffer on the topic: The Rich Are Taxed Enough. Moderated by John Donvan.

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by Neal Barnard
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According to a 2009 poll, around 1% of American adults reported being vegan. In 2011 that number rose to 2.5%--more than double, but still dwarfed by the 48% who reported eating meat, fish or poultry at all of their meals.

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by Robert Winston
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Imagine a world free of genetic diseases, where parents control their offspring's height, eye color and intelligence. The science may be closer than you think.

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by David Wolpe
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In the words of Blaise Pascal, mathematician and Catholic, "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction."

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by Michael Shermer
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For some, modern science debunks many of religion's core beliefs, but for others, questions like "Why are we here?" and "How did it all come about?" can only be answered through a belief in the existence of God.

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by Eben Alexander
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If consciousness is just the workings of neurons and synapses, how do we explain the phenomenon of near-death experience?

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by Paul Butler
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It was 1971 when President Richard Nixon declared a "war on drugs." $2.5 trillion dollars later, drug use is half of what it was 30 years ago, and thousands of offenders are successfully diverted to treatment instead of jail.

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by Robert Fraley
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Genetically modified (GM) foods have been around for decades. Are they safe? How do they impact the environment? Can they improve food security? Is the world better off with or without GM food?

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