Viral: The Origin of Covid-19 — Matt Ridley & Yaron Brook

Ingenuism — We believe that the basic source of innovation is human ingenuity—the process of using creative thinking to solve productive challenges. But to benefit from ingenuity, we need to understand the conditions that allow it to function, generate new ideas, and solve challenging problems.

Today’s episode we discuss the origins of the Covid-19 virus. What are the implications of the Lab Leak Theory? What is the probability the virus came directly from Nature? What are the implications for progress, human wellbeing? Does Gain Of Function make sense?

Yaron discusses this and much more with Matt Ridley, co-author with Alina Chan of Viral: The Search For the Origins of Covid-19. Matt is an award winning science writer. His books have been shortlisted for six literary awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (for Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters). He has been a scientist, a journalist, and a national newspaper columnist, and is the chairman of the International Centre for Life, in Newcastle, England. Matt Ridley is also a visiting professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York.

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