Podcast: The Amateur Society – The Bed Of Procrustes – The Sacred And The Profane – 03.26.2020

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Welcome back to The Amateur Society for another set of aphorisms from The Bed of Procrustes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Our goal in this series is to demonstrate that philosophy is neither boring nor unapproachable. Everyone must engage with our own thoughts and dig deeper to discover things about ourselves, our relationships, and the world around us. Join us as Steven goes through important topics in practical philosophy and demonstrates how any amateur can begin to access more challenging materials. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society!

The Bed Of Procrustes: https://www.amazon.com/Bed-Procrustes-Philosophical-Practical-Aphorisms/dp/0812982401
Taleb’s Incerto: https://www.amazon.com/Incerto-Deluxe-Randomness-Procrustes-Antifragile/dp/198481981X

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Podcast: The Amateur Society – The Power Of Anchoring – 06.24.2019

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Welcome back to The Amateur Society for another conversation about decision theory! In this episode, the group examines the psychological bias of anchoring and how it impacts our ability to make decisions. We often discuss how worldview ultimately informs our decisions, but along the way there are all sorts of cognitive biases that have a tendency to trip us up. While it is never going to be possible to extricate ourselves entirely from all of these biases, having a better understanding of them does provide some defense. Most importantly, this knowledge challenges us to think more seriously about our decision making and our worldviews. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society! 

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Podcast: The Amateur Society – Assumptions Of The Scientific Method – 06.17.2019

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Welcome back to The Amateur Society for another conversation about the philosophy of science! This conversation examines the definition of the scientific method and the assumptions that are made in its application. In our society many consider science as the primary or even the only way of accessing meaningful truth. In reality, there are important limitations on the scientific method that have a significant impact on our worldviews. Unfortunately, this isn’t an area that gets covered in the standard course of education, but with a bit of determined critical thinking we can all strengthen our perspectives on this critical subject. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society! 

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Podcast: The Amateur Society – Socratic Thought Experiments – 06.10.2019

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Welcome back to The Amateur Society for a conversation about an important component of practical philosophy: thought experiments. While sitting down and running through systematic metaphysics and other complex topics is not going to be feasible for everyday amateurs like us, we can still garner a lot of insight out of performing thought experiments. Why did a decision get made or why did a situation play out the way it did? Asking these questions about ourselves and others allows us to gain insight into more general principles that we can use to better understand our own worldviews and the world around us. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society! 

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Podcast: The Amateur Society – The Fascinating World Of Engineering – 04.29.2019

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Welcome back to The Amateur Society for a discussion of the field of engineering! I didn’t study to become an engineer, but recently I’ve discovered a handful of great YouTube channels that have kindled an amateur interest in the subject. Many fascinating questions and experiments are being answered and performed in an accessible manner, and it’s well worth the time to check out these resources. The most important takeaways for me are the importance of practical problem solving and how it can lead to powerful innovation. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society!

Great YouTube Channels

Smarter Every Day: https://www.youtube.com/user/destinws2
Practical Engineering: https://www.youtube.com/user/gradyhil…
The Backyard Scientist: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBacky…
The Action Lab: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1VL…
3Blue1Brown: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYO_…

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Podcast: The Amateur Society – Probability Is Hard – 04.22.2019

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Welcome back to The Amateur Society for a discussion of probability and how we handle the uncertainty of future events by hedging our bets. Have you ever said that something was possible, likely, or almost certain? Are their actual probabilities associated with those statements, or are we just guessing? It’s a genuine challenge to unpack even relatively simple probabilities, so we have to use our instincts honed by experience in complex situations. Algorithms can perform better than humans at assessing probability, but everything tends to break down when rare events are considered. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society! 

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Podcast: The Amateur Society – Reflecting On 100 Episodes! – 07.30.2018

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Welcome back to The Amateur Society for a brief celebration of our 100th episode and a conversation about the mission of The Amateur Society. Our goal is to foster critical thinking, sharpen cognitive capacity, and expand creative problem solving to equip everyone to live meaningful, examined lives. The group reviews some of the many topics that we have covered on this journey and looks ahead to the future of the platform. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society!

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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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Podcast: Renaissance, Revival, Or Ruin – Chris Baucom – 02.08.2017

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Join Steven as he sits down with Chris Baucom, the co-host of Remnant Radio Network, to discuss solar cycles, impeachment, and everything in between. Remnant Radio Network airs on the Global Star Radio Network on Fridays and is also available here On the Objective. Chris is a digital marketing expert and the founder of Home Grown Prepper. His work has been featured on many excellent outlets including Survival Blog.

http://remnantradionetwork.com/
https://homegrownprepper.com/

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