About This Episode
According to co-host astrobiologist Dr. David Grinspoon, “Science thrives on controversy,” and in Part 2 of host Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with Bill Maher, controversy is definitely on the menu. From the value of dissent in scientific progress to the dangers of dishonest science fueled by hidden agendas, the trio address climate change, the death penalty, abortion, assisted suicide, legalization of marijuana, prostitution and whether science can inform morality laws. Believe it or not, Bill Maher actually takes a time out from attacking the Tea Party-led Republican war on science to actually say something nice about Republicans. Don’t worry, though – you’ll get plenty of opportunity to disagree with Bill, whichever side of the fence you’re on!
NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: Real Science with Bill Maher (Part 2).