Podcast: The Amateur Society – Poincaré Recurrence, Cosmology, And Worldviews – 11.12.2018

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Welcome back to The Amateur Society for another conversation about cosmology. The group explores the standard model of the universe, describes the worldview implications of an absolute beginning to space-time, and discusses the interesting concept of Poincaré recurrence. These conversations are always a favorite because they exist at the intersection of worldview, science, math, and philosophy. They are fertile ground for interesting reflection and inquiry. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society!

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Podcast: The Amateur Society – Stephen Hawking, Science, And Philosophy – 03.19.2018

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The death of Stephen Hawking brings to an end the latest epoch of physics and cosmology. While there will be extensive continuity, we must understand that our understanding of physics and the universe is – when properly performed – expanding and developing. What will future generations highlight about this particular period in which the triumph of science over philosophy was espoused? What is the proper approach to understanding the interaction between science and philosophy? How do we evaluate hypotheses when we don’t have the empirical tools to recreate their conditions? Why haven’t we been able to formulate a grand unified theory? How does worldview inevitably intrude on these discussions? The group addresses these questions and more on the latest installment of The Amateur Society! To join in these discussions please send a contact request to amateursociety on Skype and hop on our calls at 8:00pm Eastern every Monday.

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Podcast: The Amateur Society – What Is The Meaning Of Life? – 02.19.2018

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Tonight we will ask a perennial question: what is the meaning of life? While in some ways this has become a cliche, our answer to this one question will be directly or indirectly responsible for a significant portion of our worldviews and lives. We cannot afford to let this question go unexamined. In this discussion we will lay the groundwork necessary to begin understanding what an answer would look like and what it would imply about the everyday decisions that we make.

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The Amateur Society: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

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Amateurs,

Our regular open call will take place tonight, Monday 02/19, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at amateursociety@gmail.com. These weekly meetings can be found on Spreaker, YouTube, and on iTunes via the Podcast app.

Tonight we will ask a perennial question: what is the meaning of life? While in some ways this has become a cliche, our answer to this one question will be directly or indirectly responsible for a significant portion of our worldviews and lives. We cannot afford to let this question go unexamined. In this discussion we will lay the groundwork necessary to begin understanding what an answer would look like and what it would imply about the everyday decisions that we make.

Join us for another engaging and informative conversation tonight at 8:00pm!

God bless,

Steven

Podcast: The Amateur Society – Information Theory And Digital Physics – 06.20.2017

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Following up on our series of technological discussions, tonight we will zoom all the way out to talk about what the digital age is potentially revealing about the structure of the universe. We have discussed digital physics in previous conversations, but now is an excellent time to revisit these ideas. Once we get this backdrop in place we will then come back in for a closer look at blockchain technologies and the cryptocurrency space.

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The Amateur Society: Information Theory And Digital Physics

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Amateurs,

Our regular open call will take place tonight, Tuesday 6/20, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at amateursociety@gmail.com. These weekly meetings can be found on Spreaker, YouTube, and on iTunes via the Podcast app.

Following up on our series of technological discussions, tonight we will zoom all the way out to talk about what the digital age is potentially revealing about the structure of the universe. We have discussed digital physics in previous conversations, but now is an excellent time to revisit these ideas. Once we get this backdrop in place we will then come back in for a closer look at blockchain technologies and the cryptocurrency space.

Join us for another engaging and informative conversation tonight at 8:00pm!

God bless,

Steven

The Amateur Society: Revising Reality From Fundamental Cosmology To The Presidential Election

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Amateurs,

Our regular open call will take place tonight, Monday 10/24, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at amateursociety@gmail.com.

If it seems like the unorthodox and the unbelievable are becoming daily occurrences in the political realm, then surely we can at least know that our fundamental understanding of physics and the universe is solid and constant… Right? It turns out that new research is calling into question the standard model conclusion that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate, a strange result that astronomers and physicists have attributed to ‘dark energy’ – a mysterious quantity that we can’t describe or explain except by saying that the expansion of the universe is accelerating and something must be causing it so we have to give whatever it is a name. Current science across many disciplines is not as dogmatic as it would appear. Contrary to popular belief, the science itself is never settled.

Marginal evidence for cosmic acceleration from Type 1a supernovae

Tonight we’re going to open with this scientific discussion before continuing into what this implies from philosophical and worldview perspectives. From there we will transition into the ever-shifting reality of the Presidential election and discuss the mechanism through which perception determines reality. Who is more enthusiastic? Who is likely to win? What will the ultimate outcome be? Even though we don’t know for sure it isn’t going to stop us from analyzing the possibilities.

Bring your questions to our open forum and join us for another lively meeting of The Amateur Society. We look forward to having you with us. Stay safe and God bless!

-Steven