Intelligence Squared U.S. Top thinkers debate today's most important issues

Sean Carroll (left) and Steven Novella argue that testimonies about near-death experiences are not evidence of an afterlife. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Jessica Grose, who writes for Slate, Bloomberg Businessweek and Fast Company, says that millennials have been mischaracterized in the media. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Two teams debated the value of online education in an Intelligence Squared U.S. event at Columbia University. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU's National Security Project, argues against the motion, "The president has constitutional power to target and kill U.S. citizens abroad." Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Ben Wizner (left) and Daniel Ellsberg argue in favor of the motion "Edward Snowden Was Justified" in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on Feb. 12. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Dr. Scott Gottlieb and Megan McArdle face off against Jonathan Chait and Dr. Douglas Kamerow over the Affordable Care Act in a debate moderated by John Donvan in January. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared US hide caption

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Dr. Neal Barnard, Gene Baur, Chris Masterjohn and Joel Salatin debate eating meat for Intelligence Squared with moderator John Donvan. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Stewart Baker and Richard Falkenrath face off against David Cole and Michael German in an Intelligence Squared debate moderated by John Donvan on Nov. 20. Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Alan Dershowitz and Sanford Levinson argue in favor of the motion "The Constitutional Right To Bear Arms Has Outlived Its Usefulness" in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on Nov. 14. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Kathleen Newland and Ron Unz argued against the motion "Let Anyone Take A Job Anywhere" in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on Oct. 30. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt (left) and Wall Street Journal editorial board member Stephen Moore argue in favor of the motion "For A Better Future, Live In A Red State" at an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on Oct. 18. Rob Andrew/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Douglas Elliott (left) and Paul Saltzman argue against the motion "Break Up The Big Banks" in an Oxford-style debate on Oct. 16. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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John Kael Weston (right) and Ahmed Rashid argue in favor of the motion, "The U.S. Drone Program Is Fatally Flawed." Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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