The Silent Evolution of an Engineer God’s Email Apnea

by Limbic on May 11, 2010

Just wanted to share some superb podcast episodes I have heard recently.

The Evolution of God – Speaking of Faith

“Robert Wright charts an intellectual path beyond the faith versus reason debate. He takes a relentlessly logical look at the history of religion, exposing its contradictions. Yet Wright also traces something “revelatory” moving through human history. In this public conversation — recorded before a live audience — we explore the story he tells, the import he sees in it for our culture, and where it has personally taken him.”

The Essential Engineer – Tech Nation

“Dr. Moira Gunn talks with Duke University professor, Henry Petroski, about his new book, The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems, where he explores science and engineering and how they must work together to address our world’s most pressing issues. From climate change to cars, natural disasters to renewable energy sources, the scientist may identify problems but it falls to the engineer to solve them.”

In Pursuit of Silence – Tech Nation

“Dr. Moira Gunn visits with author, George Prochnik, to talk about his new book, In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise, where he examines why we began to be so loud as a society, and what it is that gets lost when we can no longer find quiet.”

Ancient Breathing Techniques for Modern Information Workers –  Jon Udell’s Interviews with Innovators

“Linda Stone coined the phrase “continuous partial attention” and has long been concerned about the psychological effects of computers and networked information systems. Now she’s exploring the physiological effects too. In this conversation with Jon Udell, she explains what “email apnea” is, and discusses why and how we should learn to regulate our breathing when we work online.”

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Kieran May 18, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Hey Jonathan,

Thanks for the links – I check the blog regularly and think that the content is great! I continue to recommend it to people


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