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 – Evolution, Science, And Worldview – 04.01.2019

2019.04.01

Welcome back to The Amateur Society for a discussion about the scientific method, recent acknowledgements of weaknesses in the neo-Darwinian synthesis, and the connection between science and worldview. This kind of conversation is extremely important, as we all have a responsibility to go at least one step deeper beyond the textbook presentations of leading theories. Such descriptions are usually extremely brief and contain definitive statements. In reality, there are always more questions than answers. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society! 

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Podcast: The Amateur Society – What Is The Definition Of Life? – 02.04.2019

2019.02.05

Welcome back to The Amateur Society for an important conversation about the definition of life. Whether we look at the biological or the existential definitions, there is intense disagreement about key questions surrounding life that as a society we seem incapable of discussion in a productive way. Each one of us must ask these critical questions as part of an investigation of our own worldviews in order to properly undertake the necessary national conversation that is long overdue. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society! 

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Podcast: The Amateur Society – Our Conversations In 2018 – 12.10.2018

12.11.2018

Welcome back to The Amateur Society for a look back on the discussions we have had over the course of the year. It’s been a dynamic and even chaotic year in the world, and we have touched upon major themes across many areas of life including politics, economics, technology, and science. Most of all we have continued to emphasize the importance of worldview, decision making, and being more thoughtful in general. In the summer and full we had extended series on states of being and negotiation respectively. We look forward to another year of motivating, valuable conversations in 2019. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society! 

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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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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