Podcast: The Amateur Society – Chaos Theory – 09.16.2019

2019.09.17

Welcome back to The Amateur Society for another stimulating conversation! This week we are examining an interesting branch of math and physics, chaos theory. In certain dynamic, complex systems small changes to initial conditions can lead to vastly different outcomes. This understanding has significant implications even at a personal, philosophical, and worldview level. Please be encouraged that the small decisions we make do make a difference. Let’s be more thoughtful about everything. 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

2019.04.30 AS

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

2019.04.22

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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