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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 you have any questions, want us to go into more detail about something, corrections, critique etc. feel free to leave us a message either…


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…


What’s in the Box?? – SciPhi: 024

No Really, What’s in the Box? Dave recently released an article called ‘What’s in the Box?: A Three-Pound Rabbit‘ We discuss a common argument about evidence and a typical claim that something is ‘not evidence’ unless conclusive. ‘Imagine that someone presents us with a box. That box weighs three pounds. The person presenting us with…


Feedback on: Morality and Misconceptions – SciPhi: 023

What’s this feedback stream about? Having streamed ‘Morality and Misconceptions’ Found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhLwA…​ We have collated the feedback we have received so far. Some were minor tweaks about the ordering of the slides, which we have amended for the final PDF/Slideshow available here: Morality-Misconceptions-CardsDownload Whilst others were questions and critique – some from very long…


Superhero & Super Vilain Morality – SciPhi: 022

To break up all the serious streams we thought we would have a bit of fun and tie two topics we love together, morality & superheroes. With a few guests, we discuss the morality of superheroes and villains, their powers and actions and cover off topics like: Vigilantes / Vigilante justice Being saved without consentThanos…


Philosophy of Science #1 SciPhi: 021

In this stream, we return to the realms of science, philosophy of science that is. We will be discussing the idea of scientific revolutions as discussed by Thomas Kuhn. We were also joined for the first time by Kevin Laprise. If you have any questions, want us to go into more detail about something, corrections,…


‘What if you’re wrong?’ – Pascal’s wager – SciPhi: 020

Pascal’s wager is a Commonly quoted argument from the 17th Century Philosopher, Theologian and Mathematician, Blaise Pascal, but is there more than folks realise? Tonight we get under the skin of this argument and explore various thoughts and rebuttals. Pascals Wager Pascals wager is an argument often used by theists but one of the key…


Russell’s Teapot and World – SciPhi: 019

Russell’s Teapot and World (aka 5 min Hypothesis) Tonight we continue our thought experiments by looking at Russell’s teapot and world. Russell’s World/The 5 Minute Hypothesis (Analysis of Mind, 1921) ‘There is no logical impossibility in the hypothesis that the world sprang into being five minutes ago, exactly as it then was, with a population…


Broken Wheels – Thought Experiments – SciPhi: 014

Thought Experiments Tonight we discuss thought experiments, how they might be answered through different moral theories, and how context might change folks’ answers. We will start with the Trolley Problem, and if we run out of time will cover the rest in a future episode, such as the experience machine or doctor problem. Trolley Problem…