In last week’s episode, Demons in Suburbia, we looked at the tragic story of Michael Taylor and in the process touched on the notion of free-will.
The degree to which any of us can be truly held accountable for our actions is a complex and controversial subject.
For one man in particular, this idea became an obsession for which he would ultimately give his life.
Featuring the life of maverick academic George R. Price
Research, writing, music and production by Richard MacLean Smith.
Some interesting links:
(See transcript for full list of sources)
1. Brown, A (1996), Altruistic equations that killed a good man, The Independent, http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/altruistic-equations-that-killed-a-good-man-1358399.html
2. The Price Equation Wikipedia entry, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_equation
3. Joliffe, T. (2015), The Homeless Scientist Who Tried to Prove Selflessness Doesn’t Exist, Vice, http://motherboard.vice.com/read/george-price-altruism