#330 How This Plague Ends (and What It Tells Us About Human Nature) | Nicholas Christakis
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We all remember that fateful week, almost exactly a year ago, when it all seemed to sink in for so many of us-- when Tom Hanks got sick, the NBA suspended games, and the (now former) President addressed the nation in primetime. The big question now is: when and how will this plague end?
My guest today has a clear vision for how things are likely to play out from from here. His name is Dr. Nicholas Christakis. He’s a physician, sociologist, and director of the Human Nature Lab at Yale University. He’s written a number of books, but there are two that we will discuss in this episode. His latest is called Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live. The other book we’re going to talk about is on a related subject. It’s called Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society. In it, Christakis argues that human beings are fundamentally good. In fact, as you will hear, it is our goodness that the virus exploits.
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Where to find Nicholas Christakis online:
Human Nature Lab at Yale University
- Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live
- Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society
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