David Brin – Uplifting Existence

December 17, 2012

It’s rare that I can say about a guest that, I read his books when I was a kid.

But David Brin is just such a guest. He’s the celebrated science fiction author of the Uplift novels, The Postman, and many other books—most recently, Existence. I read the Uplift books when I was tearing through sci-fi as a teenager.

But on top of that, Brin is also a trained scientist and public policy commentator. And in his commentary, as in his novels, he’s concerned with the same themes that motivate this show: How can we protect science from the forces that want to do it in? And, can people really be rational?

So, we’re excited to have him on the show.

Links Mentioned in this Episode

Disputation Arenas: Harnessing Conflict and Competitiveness for Society's Benefit by David Brin