Breaking Bad Science

Episode 69 - Social Reform

October 03, 2021 Daniel Episode 69
Breaking Bad Science
Episode 69 - Social Reform
Show Notes

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Though often misquoted, and attributed to Edmund Burke, it was George Santayana who once said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." It was Winston Churchill who modified the statement claiming, "Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it." Though this isn't a history podcast, there are certainly lessons we can learn from the past lives of humans, and just a couple of weeks ago Cassie requested we tackle one in particular. That is how and why social reform happens. Why it works or doesn't. We may not be historians, but we have at least a basal understanding of psychology and it turns out there's more to that than we would have thought. Join hosts Shanti and Danny as we discuss what social reform is and the human psychology around why it doesn’t always work and why that maybe isn’t such a bad thing.  


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