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The Problem of Other Minds – SciPhi

What is the Problem of Other Minds? We take a brief introductory look at solipsism and the problem of other minds, covering some of the popular arguments. You can also follow allong using this handy PDF The Problem of Other Minds – The Video This was originally a LIVE YouTube stream, so, if you prefer watching to listening, you can check it out here:…


Philosophy in The Atheist Community – SciPhi

Philosophy in the Atheist Community We experience a number of bad takes on philosophy and philosophical concepts/arguments from our fellow atheists and we thought it would be good to do a stream to discuss these and the reasons why. We will be having a general chat about the disdain many atheists have for Philosophy and going through 10 “big ticket” items that we notice patterns of seemingly canned responses about. In case you are not aware, Dave, Phillip and Myself…


New Atheism and New Atheists w/ Ozymandias Ramses II – SciPhi

We had a discussion of new atheism and new atheists with Ozymandias Ramses II, both from the conception of the term and what it was meant to describe to how it now often used as an insult to a particular group of atheists who demonstrate a number of negative behaviours. This is one of our early video streams converted in to a podcast, so it is definitely rough around the edges but the ocnversation is still well work listening to….


Why the hell are we Atheists?! (Part 1: Introduction) -SciPhi: 036

Introduction: Dave and Joe’s Atheism In Part 1 Dave and Joe introduce the series and will discuss different types of atheist. We will also cover different kinds of responses towards questions of a deity existing and some of our poorer arguments, as well as our experience of becoming atheists. Unfortuanately, due to a technical glitch, we lost the second half of the stream, so there is only the first 30 minutes….


It’s Only Natural with Opie – SciPhi: 035

It’s Only Natural! It’s been a while since we had a guest (except for my birthday stream) so it was fantastic to have one of our long term viewers join us and teach us something new. We discuss; what naturalism is, types of naturalism, methodological vs ontological naturalism and the issues with them both. The conversation also evolved through audience participation into areas such as free will and determinism….


It’s a Load of CAC (Reviewing the ‘Official Definition of Atheism’) – SciPhi: 034

Is there an ‘Official Definition’ of atheism? Atheism is polysemous, so anyone telling you they have the ONLY definition of atheism or those other definitions of atheism are WRONG is completely off the mark. With how language works, any definition of atheism, or any word for that matter, is perfectly valid. There are terms that are contextually correct, and there are more useful ways to define terms. There are some definitions that allow us to accurately infer ontological positions, and…


Free Will – SciPhi

Free Will is often thought of as one of the “Black Hole” Conversations, and I understand why. When discussing free will we see folks really focused on the libertarian/non-causal free will, even within this stream where we start to talk about different types of free will we can see all of us inadvertently shift back. For an in-depth look at my position on free will before this stream, please check: Free Will & Determinism The conversation, and subsequent conversations on…


You Won’t Believe This! (Article Reading) – SciPhi: 033

What Won’t We Believe? With the success of our ‘article reading’ style posts, we thought we would do another. We are going to be discussing Davidian(Joe)’s latest article ‘You won’t believe this… ‘ whilst Joe does the article reading. The article is about belief and logic​. It speaks about how both beliefs and propositions​ are binary and uses the medium of both binary and a football field to describe how we ought to answer a proposition​. Post about Beliefs…


What Are We About? – SciPhi

Hello and welcome to the Fresh Air: SciPhi Show – I am sorry to disappoint you but this isn’t a full show but just a little thing I am putting together to explain what we are about. The SciPhi Show is hosted by Dave (TrolleyDave) and Joe (Davidian) of answers-in-reason.com – an atheist site searching for truth, promoting reason and rational discussion. Our main focus is discussing a number of philosophical and scientific topics in 1-2 hour streams, mostly giving…


Can Beauty be Objective? – SciPhi: 032

What? Beauty Objective? But isn’t it in the eye of the beholder? We all understand beauty is in the eye of the beholder, which by definition is subjective, but can there be such a thing as an objective standard of beauty? We Cover Off What we mean by Subjective and Objective The Definition of Beauty Standards of Beauty Beauty in Nature…