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“Children are much less speciesist than adults” – Psychological Researcher Matti Wilks – New Sentientist Conversation

Matti is a post-doctoral researcher at Yale University, working with Professor Paul Bloom. She studies moral psychology & moral development – including attitudes to cultivated meat & the “natural”, the moral status of various types of entities & altruism. In these Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”

Glenn Edney

“The Ocean is Alive” – Ocean Ecologist Glenn Edney – New Conversation on Sentientism YouTube and Podcast

Glenn Edney is an Ocean ecologist, underwater naturalist, sailor and professional diver. In these Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?” Sentientism is “evidence, reason & compassion for all sentient beings.”

John Oberg

“If you hand most people a knife they won’t stab a cow!” – John Oberg – New Sentientist Conversation

John is a professional animal advocate & public speaker. You can support his work at https://www.patreon.com/JohnOberg
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In these Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”

Kevin Saldanha

“Vet training reduces empathy for animals” – Vet Kevin Saldanha – New Sentientist Conversation

Kevin is a vet, based in Ontario, Canada. He grew up in East Africa & Goa, India & then moved to Canada. He has held leadership roles, originally in Catholic community organisations &, more recently, Humanist community organisations.
In these Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”

Jeff Sebo

“Change is possible but hard” – Jeff Sebo – Author, Activist, Academic – New Sentientist Conversation

We talk about spanning philosophy disciplines and taking academic thinking into the real world through activism for a multi-species political society. We discuss Jeff’s journey from considering Christian ministry, through reactionary atheism, then to a more generous interpretation of religious thinking. We cover naturalism, sentience, the nature of consciousness and much more!