Don’t Be So Meno to Me! (Part 2) – SciPhi: 031

Return of The Meno Carrying on from Don’t Be So Meno To Me, we discuss how Socrates breaks down Meno’s walls with what has become to be known as ‘The Socratic Method’….


The Horror of it All! – SciPhi: 030

The Horror of it All For a change of pace to make your heart race, we shall move to aesthetics and horror without grace. We discuss the rationality of an emotional response to fiction. The base of this stream can be found in Dave’s article How Rational Are You?: A Nightmare on Reason St. We…


Subjectively Wrong

When something is subjective, it is based on personal opinion*. We are saying that there is no real external truth value, just opinions. *The term subjective can mean different things, though they are mostly akin to this definition, and this is how it is being used in the article. Preferences and Standards We can see…


Don’t be so Meno to Me! (Part 1) – SciPhi: 029

Don’t be so Meno! Join us for a discussion about Plato’s Meno… we follow on from last Tuesday’s discussion about discussions: https://youtu.be/18OXYph5EPQ​ Plato not only tries to teach us philosophy but how to do philosophy and dialogue….


Psychology of Rejection – SciPhi: 028

The Psychology of Rejection Humans are a tribal species. It’s in our DNA. We worked together in groups to survive as part of our evolution. We have been guilty of ‘with us or against us’ attitudes for a long time. but how does this affect our beliefs? The outline for tonight’s show can be found…


Do Non-Theists Live as Atheists?

One of the common objections I hear from both theists and atheists about the distinction of the various ontological positions held by non-theists is that they all live as atheists, so they may as well be regarded as one anyway. In fact, when I was writing Etymology vs Use/Definition: Atheism there were some that used…


Etymology vs Use/Definition: Atheism

Etymology is the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history. The etymology of a word is not exactly the same as the use or definition. Consider how a direct translation of a phrase from French to English might not always make sense, but we would…


Discussing Discussions (and Debate Styles) – SciPhi: 027

Why Discuss Discussions? Conversations online frequently become heated, and no ground is given with nothing learned. In this stream, we hope to expand on the dialectic and eristic argument styles….


If Atheism is true… SciPhi: 026

What do you mean ‘If Atheism is True?’ We quite often hear objections from fellow atheists into statements that include ‘If atheism is true’ – on this stream we address why some atheists have an issue with it, and also how this is a valid phrase. It comes down to context and understanding the other…


Critical Thinking and Scepticism – SciPhi: 025

Critical Thinking and Scepticism In this stream, we discuss what makes one a good sceptic as well as discuss pseudo-scepticism, denialism, and cynicism. Are you a good sceptic or are you actually a denialist? Please note, this is not a tutorial in regards to either critical thinking or scepticism, it is a brief overview and…