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The YouTube algorithm as an Expression of Power – SciPhi 008 [Video]

There are several different ‘dimensions’ of power. When most people consider ‘power’ they think of the idea of some individual or group having the ability to create obedience in another individual or group. Power can, in a sense, be considered as a ‘relationship between and among groups and/or individuals’. While there are many different arguments…


BLM – Part 1 – w/ Artificial Agent – SciPhi 006 [Video]

Artificial Agent, aka Martijn, from answers-in-reason.com, discusses Black Lives matter in what is going to be at least a 2 parter. Tonight we discuss what racism is and start to get into systemic racism. AA & Black Lives Matter While I had preferred to jump right into the BLM platform, it makes more sense to…


Scepticism and Self Reflection – Fresh AiR – S03:E01

Scepticism and Self Reflection Tonight we discuss scepticism and how Cartesian scepticism can be applied introspectively. We speak about meme culture and commonly held opinions that might not stand up to scrutiny, but are often ingrained in to various communities. Further Reading Descartes, Scepticism, and YouDenialism and PseudoscepticismFresh AiR – S01:E04 – ScepticismIs it rational…


Philosophy for Children with Lil’ Philosophers creator and host Josh Perry – SciPhi 005 [Video]

Tonight we try to be a little more PG as we are dedicating this episode to discussing Philosophy for Kids, and we have a very special guest for you. we had the pleasure of interviewing the host of Lil’ Philosophers. He’s someone I met on twitter around a year or so ago, when I had…


Fresh AiR – Season 2 – Ethics and Morality

Wow, what a season that was. We’ve discussed personhood, morality, moral theories, Nietzsche’s critique of morality, free will, a conversation about objective vs subjective morality, ethics in politics, etc. The Fresh AiR Crew Hosts / Co-hosts Davidian/Joe Joe has continued to ask a number of questions that have left the guys wondering if he really…


The Self – SciPhi 004 [Video]

Tonight’s show was about ‘The Self’ and what makes us, us. We discussed a number of thought experiments and answered questions from the audience. We also played out some music but even though Dave and I could hear it, I am not sure it came through to everyone else. Even still, here are links to…


The Morality of Forced/Rejecting Vaccinations.

I’ve written a few articles about vaccinations from the scientific point of view but felt it was time to turn my attention to the morality of the topic; both from the angle of if it is a moral obligation to be vaccinated, and the morality of forcing vaccinations on people. What do we mean by…


Season Summary – Fresh AiR – S02:E06

What a great season we have had. We’ve discussed personhood, morality, moral theories, Nietzsche’s critique of morality, free will, a conversation about objective vs subjective morality, ethics in politics, etc. Season 2Season 1 Personhood Personhood was the characteristics that make us a person, and what that applied to. Aspects of Personhood Life – intrinsic valuePhysical…


Something’s gotta give

Trump. No, this isn’t a Trump article, nor am I going to spend too much time ‘bashing’ him. Rather, he is our starting point for today. You see, some people still think he’s a unique character. An aberration. I disagree. I think he’s more of a symptom of the times. Of our political dialogue. And…


Prescriptivism and Normativity – SciPhi 001 [Video]

A new show from Dave and Joe (TolleyDave and Davidian) launched for testing. The SciPhi broadcast hopes to bring you lots of quick snappy chats about a variety of topics. The intention is to discuss philosophical concepts or current science of import either whilst having a mix or playing a game. You can find us…