ON EXPLORATIONS: Why did we separate from the apes? Can we understand how the brain works? Can we reverse the aging process?

On this episode, in the first half hour, Dr. Michio Kaku speaks with his guest, William Calvin, about the origin of the human race.  William Calvin is author of The Brief History of the Mind.  Why did we separate from the apes?  Where are we going?

During the second half of the hour, Michio Kaku will speak with Dr. Jay Olshansky about the the aging process, not in the context of products to slow our appearance of aging, but rather, the science of aging.  We now know what aging is – sluggish cells.  But does that mean we have to die?  Can genetic engineering save us from that?

Explorations is an hour-long radio program on science, technology, politics, and the environment. Topics covered include black holes, time travel, higher dimensions, string theory, wormholes, search for extra-terrestrial life, dark matter and dark energy, the future of space travel, genetic engineering, the aging process, the future of medicine, the human body shop, artificial intelligence, the future of computers and robots, as well as topics from science fiction.

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