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Diane and her guest discuss the evolution of how humans have thought about God – from the Stone Age to the Information Age. A look at the forces changing Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and how science and religion might be reconciled.
- Robert Wright a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, editor-in-chief of Bloggingheads.tv, and author of "The Moral Animal," "Nonzero," and "Three Scientists and Their Gods."
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