#10 – The Primacy of Ideas, with David Deutsch
In this episode of Do Explain, Christofer speaks with David Deutsch about the history of humanity and why neither genetic nor ‘environmental’ determinism explain human choices. They discuss the horrors of prehistoric existence, gender norms, twin studies, the brain/mind-distinction, universality of computation, bias, and other related topics.
David Deutsch is a Visiting Professor of physics at the Centre for Quantum Computation at Oxford University and the author of two books: The Fabric of Reality and The Beginning of Infinity. He works on fundamental issues in physics, particularly the quantum theory of computation and information, and constructor theory.