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EP63 – We can’t be saved [w/ Peter Watts]

If you’re looking for a feel-good conversation, this is not it! But our ginger-beer-fueled discussion with science fiction writer Peter Watts makes some interesting points to think about – even when you don’t agree with them.

What started off with a discussion on space passion crimes, went into many different directions like:

  • what is the most efficient way to cut down on your carbon emissions (spoilers: you’re not gonna like the answer)
  • do rich people worry about the end of civilization as we know it and what’s their plan
  • how can we change personality traits with gut bacteria transplants
  • are we ready for a “Hail Mary” type of plan to save the planet and ourselves – like rewiring our brains

“The avalanche has already started, it is too late for the pebbles to vote.” You’ll only grasp why Peter quoted “Babylon 5” if you give this episode a listen!

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About the guest

Peter Watts is a Canadian science fiction author and former marine-mammal biologist. As a writer, he is known and praised for the brilliant technical and scientific bibliographies he adds to his novels. So far, however, only two of his books have been published in Bulgaria – his collection of short stories under the title Beyond the Rift (2013) and his novel Blindsight (2006).

About the podcast

Ratio Podcast is a program for intellectually curious people. We’re having informal conversations, connected with or inspired by science. Bear in mind, we’re not experts on basically anything – but thankfully most of our guests are.

You can check out more episodes via RSS, in StitcheriTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and SoundCloud. Most episodes are in Bulgarian, but we do interviews with international guests, as well.