Podcast: The Amateur Society – The Bed Of Procrustes – Matters Ontological – 03.13.2020

03.13.2020 AS

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 Bed Of Procrustes Part 1 – 02.04.2020

02.04.2020 AS

Welcome back to The Amateur Society for a new direction after an extended absence! Fatherhood is fantastic, and it has led me to think about how we should structure our approach here at The Amateur Society. In our first series of 2020 we will model an ongoing philosophical inquiry to demonstrate that everyone can develop the skills necessary to ask meaningful, challenging questions and to dig in. We begin with a handful of aphorisms from Nassim Taleb’s The Bed of Procrustes. This will be our approach for the next several sessions, and we hope you enjoy the free-ranging exploration of many critical ideas. 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 – Willful Ignorance – 10.29.2019

2019.10.30

Welcome back to The Amateur Society for another stimulating conversation! This discussion focuses on ignorance and why we often make a willful choice to avoid exploring certain territory. The picture isn’t so clear, and there are many instances where we could say that ignorance is, in fact, preferable to knowledge. We hope you enjoy this dynamic look into the questions that matter and the definitions that structure our approach to ignorance. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society!

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Podcast: The Amateur Society – Don’t Discard Wisdom – 10.21.2019

2019.10.22

Welcome back to The Amateur Society for another stimulating conversation! This discussion focuses on wisdom, what it is, and why it is important. It may seem obvious that wisdom is good and worthwhile to pursue, but our culture has shifted in several ways that have in many instances led to a prioritization of education and intelligence over wisdom. We unpack these different definitions and make an appeal that all of us must pursue wisdom wholeheartedly in this generation. We hope you will share this broadcast with someone who needs to hear it. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society!

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Podcast: SER 192 – Jim Simpson – The Red-Green Axis: The Planned Strategy For The Destruction of America

2019.07.05 SER

There is a deliberate and largely ignored war being waged in America today. It is unnoticed by a vast number of American citizens who live their lives going to work, taking care of their families, and enjoying the fruit of their labors.

Fortunately, there are a rising number of Americans who do see what is being done to America by the Federal and State governments, aided by tax-exempt foundations and so-called VOLAGS (Voluntary Agencies).

What am I speaking of? I am speaking of the deliberate destruction of American culture, traditions, and adherence to the rule of law through immigration resettlement policies advocated by the United Nations and supported by Marxists.

My guest in this episode of SER is award-winning investigative journalist Jim Simpson.

Jim’s website: http://www.crisisnow.net/

Jim’s books: https://www.amazon.com/James-Simpson/e/B00I5W3VVA/

Center for Security Policy: https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/

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

2019.06.18 tAS

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: SER 188 – Alex Newman – Rescuing America’s Children

2019.05.24

In this episode of SER I welcome Alex Newman to discuss what Christians must do immediately if they have children in the government schools.

Alex has a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Flordia with an emphasis on economics and international relations, as well as an A.A. in foreign languages from Miami-Dade College. He is the co-author of the book Crimes of the Educators and currently serves as a foreign correspondent for the New American magazine and Advanced Economics teacher at Freedom Project Academy.

Freedom Project Academy: https://fpeusa.org/

Podcast: The Amateur Society – The SAT Adversity Score – 05.20.2019

2019.05.20 AS

Welcome back to The Amateur Society for another discussion about the new ‘Adversity Score’ that is going to be reported to colleges and universities as an accompaniment to students’ SAT scores. We answer specific questions about what the score will contain, how it will be implemented, and why it is being incorporated into college admissions. The themes touched on by this conversation strike at the heart of culturally and politically pressing topics like equality, affirmative action, and the role of higher education. We must think critically and examine these matters rather than dive into our own ideological pools following every published headline. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society! 

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Podcast: SER 187 – Steve Carr & Dr. Rich Petras

2019.05.20

This is a special episode of Dr. Mike Live for SER listeners. I am joined by Steve Carr in the first thirty minutes. We talk about debt and financial freedom. Check out www.sharedabundance.net for information on Steve’s new venture which he hopes will encourage people to take charge of their income future.

In the second half-hour, Dr. Rich Petras joins me to discuss what people can do to improve their health. Kathy and I are excited to roll-out our new effort. Please visit www.abcgotit.com/mika68 and click on “Learn More” for information about how you can join us and improve your own health.

If you have any questions about Shared Abundance please call Steve Carr at 847-809-6305. When you do tell Steve you heard him on Dr. Mike Live or Soaring Eagle Radio.

If you have questions about LifeVantage please call Dr. Rich Petras at 304-534-5490. Please tell him you heard him on Dr, Mike Live Live or Soaring Eagle Radio.

“Together We Can!”