50th Anniversary of Nixon’s War on Cancer w/ Azra Raza
December 21, 2021, is the 50th anniversary of President Richard Nixon declaring that cancer was going to be ended by 1976. Many media outlets are celebrating progress when, in fact, the progress isn’t all that impressive. Azra Raza, Columbia university oncologist, speaks candidly about her entry into the cancer field at age 24, the years that have passed, and incredibly promising research that has now commenced from the 60,000 tissue samples that she has collected from her patients across 30 years of practice. Here she describes her quest to catch the first cancer cell red-handed as it is forming.
The Threshold: Leading in the Age of AI - Interview with Nick Chatrat
For many years, we humans have bench-marked ourselves against machines without even realizing it. Many scientists believe that humans really are just machines. Nick Chatrath sharply disagrees and says that the age of AI is going to demand that humans be more human than ever before. He insists that we've never needed a bridge between science and the humanities more than we need it right now. This extends to all aspects of leadership and organization, from startup companies to institutions and governments. Nick Chatrath's book The Threshold: Leading in the Age of AI
From Rebellious Teenager to Young Adult: Intelligent Design Grows Up
Paul Nelson of the Discovery Institute blogged about my interview with Joana Xavier lamenting that we did not fully endorse intelligent design. This created a perfect opportunity for us to sit down and talk with Paul in person and discuss our agreements and differences. Here we explore the gray zone between “life is a miracle” and “no miracles allowed” and we ask the question: How can a design paradigm enhance medicine and science research? Joana Xavier is a researcher at University College London and is a staff member with Evolution 2.0.Paul's blog post on Evolution News & Science Today. Perry's Evolution 2.0 interview with Joana.Joana’s website.
Nancy’s Cancer: We spent $2M and tried EVERYTHING
Joe Riggio’s wife, Nancy, was given a maximum of 10 years to live in her cancer diagnosis. She lived for 17 years, most of them in a very active adventurous lifestyle. They spent $2M and pursued every alternative treatment imaginable. Here Dr. Joseph Riggio accounts in detail the journey with fascinating glimpses of many treatments that did prove effective. Our conversation closes with concluding thoughts about patient responsibility and the business of cancer.https://www.josephriggio.com/