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Series: Fresh AiR

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. Want to Watch us Live? You can watch us live on: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Answers-in-reasonTwitch: http://twitch.tv/u/davidiantwitchyballsTwitter: https://twitter.com/answersinreason…


‘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…


Morality and Misconceptions – SciPhi: 018 [Video]

Morality and Misconceptions Morality is a complex topic often discussed on the internet. There are a number of misconceptions surrounding it and as such, I created some “cards” for quick reference based on a number of learnings from a variety of sources and moral theories. W e will be leaning on a number of things…


p-Zombieland – Thought Experiments #3 – SciPhi: 017

Tonight Dave and Joe discuss the p-Zombies and Zimboes. Chalmers’ argument 1) It is concevable that there are zombies2) If it is conceivable that there are zombies, it is metaphysically possible that there are zombies.3) If it is metaphysically possible that there are zombies, then consciousness is non-physical.4) Consciousness is non-physical. What is a p-Zombie…


Mary’s Room – Thought Experiments #2 – SciPhi: 016

Dave and Joe continue their walk through thought experiments, and tonight they discuss Mary’s Room. Below are Dave’s notes from the night, which might be a nice accompaniment to read whilst the stream is on. Frank Jackson (1982) ‘Epiphenomenal Qualia’ The Mary’s Room thought experiment ‘Mary is a brilliant scientist who is, for whatever reason,…


In Response to Trinity Radio’s ’10 Questions for Atheists’ – SciPhi: 015

Tonight we respond to Trinity Radio’s “10 Questions for Atheists” found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1SDYPaUNiY&feature=youtu.be Personally, I find these questions to be better than the average ‘Questions for atheists’ you seem from theists. They seemed open and honest rather than the gotcha style questions and were a pleasure to answer. Dave and I have both answered some…


Knowledge and Certainty – Fresh AiR – S03:E02:C02 (VIDEO)

Knowledge and Certainty Tonight’s chapter continues from the last on ‘Propositional Logic and Beliefs‘ but can be taken as its own entity. Like our last chapter this is also available as a AUDIO podcast, and we have a PDF with all the information provided in said video. Knowledge-and-CertaintyDownload So what’s included in tonight’s show? Theories…


Knowledge and Certainty – Fresh AiR – S03:E02:C02 (AUDIO)

Knowledge and Certainty Tonight’s chapter continues from the last on ‘Propositional Logic and Beliefs‘ but can be taken as its own entity. Like our last chapter this is also available as a VIDEO, but for the listener we have a PDF with all the information provided in said video. Knowledge-and-CertaintyDownload So what’s included in tonight’s…