Wednesday, May 4, 2011 | Categories: Episodes
Canadians hit the Parliamentary reset button this week ... choosing a vastly different group of people to form the next Parliament. Even so... some might argue - it's all just tinkering around the edges compared to what we could do if we thought bigger... much bigger.
What if we decided to learn from the successes and missteps of thousands of years of civilization... trashed the dysfunctional parts, wiped the slate clean and started a smarter civilization from the ground up.
Robin Dunbar is the director of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at Oxford University. His latest book is How Many Friends Does One Person Need? We reached him at his home in Oxford, England.
Lena Hansen is a Principal with the Electricity Practice at the energy think tank, the Rocky Mountain Institute. We reached Lena Hansen at her office in Boulder, Colorado.
And Miriam Diamond is a professor of environmental science at the University of Toronto.
Other segments from today's show: