Podcast: The Amateur Society – Free Will – 06.05.2019

2019.06.05

Welcome back to The Amateur Society for a conversation about a critical topic in philosophy and life: free will. The idea of the extent of our freedom is a worldview-driven concept that has been pondered for millennia. However, despite its significance it isn’t a part of common inquiry except in unique circumstances. Are we actually free as it seems? How would we know? What would the consequences be of either conclusion? We hope that you enjoy this stimulating discussion. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society! 

WordPress: https://amateursociety.wordpress.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWArNcoTCBRxeoTJWvcc9Q
Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/theamateursociety
iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/the-amateur-society-28550453/
Steemit: https://steemit.com/@amateursociety
Gab: https://gab.ai/AmateurSociety
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ontheobjective

Advertisements

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! 

WordPress: https://amateursociety.wordpress.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWArNcoTCBRxeoTJWvcc9Q
Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/theamateursociety
iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/the-amateur-society-28550453/
Steemit: https://steemit.com/@amateursociety
Gab: https://gab.ai/AmateurSociety
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ontheobjective

Podcast: The Amateur Society – Fire At Notre Dame – 04.15.2019

2019.04.16

Welcome back to The Amateur Society for a discussion about the fire at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. This iconic structure has stood for almost a millennium, and the footage of the roof burning and the spire collapsing was shocking. Given that large portions of the building are still intact, what does this tell us about the critical essence of such a place? In moments like these we should ask additional questions. Why do we immediately perceive Notre Dame as significant? What would different worldviews say about the significance of the structure? How can we be more thoughtful in general instead of only being forced to reflect by dramatic events if at all? Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society! 

WordPress: https://amateursociety.wordpress.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWArNcoTCBRxeoTJWvcc9Q
Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/theamateursociety
iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/the-amateur-society-28550453/
Steemit: https://steemit.com/@amateursociety
Gab: https://gab.ai/AmateurSociety
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ontheobjective

Podcast: The Amateur Society – Getting Our Priorities In Line – 04.10.2019

2019.04.10

Welcome back to The Amateur Society for a discussion about the importance of aligning our priorities. How do we balance the different aspects of decisions that we have to make? How important is having a defined set of priorities? Whether in careers or personal relationships, we all must make an effort to examine what our decisions reveal about our priorities. Incremental improvement is well worth the effort. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society!

WordPress: https://amateursociety.wordpress.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWArNcoTCBRxeoTJWvcc9Q
Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/theamateursociety
iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/the-amateur-society-28550453/
Steemit: https://steemit.com/@amateursociety
Gab: https://gab.ai/AmateurSociety
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ontheobjective

Podcast: On the Objective – Trade In Something Useless For Something Priceless – Steven Menking – 04.07.2019

2019.04.07 OtO

Join us for another Biblical discussion of important spiritual principles! We must absolutely get into the mindset of the importance of the eternal. The infinity of eternity with God is so much more substantial and important than the finite nature of our earthly lives. However, each day it seems we will take time for the pleasures of this life while choosing to take time away from sowing into the eternal kingdom of God. Take five minutes today and begin to trade something useless for something priceless. Building that habit will be one of the most important things that you can ever do. Store up treasures in heaven! The scriptures from this message are found in Proverbs 2 and John 17.

This broadcast was produced in partnership with Prepper Broadcasting Network via a new collaborative effort Reliance: An Exploration of 21st Century Faith

Website: http://prepperbroadcasting.com/reliance-an-exploration-of-21st-century-faith/

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! 

WordPress: https://amateursociety.wordpress.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWArNcoTCBRxeoTJWvcc9Q
Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/theamateursociety
iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/the-amateur-society-28550453/
Steemit: https://steemit.com/@amateursociety
Gab: https://gab.ai/AmateurSociety
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ontheobjective

Podcast: The Amateur Society – Properly Basic Beliefs – 03.04.2019

2019.03.05

Welcome back to The Amateur Society for a discussion about properly basic beliefs. How can we prove that our rational faculties are reliable? What does it even mean to prove something? There are certain aspects of our knowledge that are axiomatic. We have to start somewhere. Those beliefs, when understood correctly, can be described as properly basic beliefs. Join us as we examine some nuances in this pivotal topic in philosophy. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society!

WordPress: https://amateursociety.wordpress.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWArNcoTCBRxeoTJWvcc9Q
Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/theamateursociety
iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/the-amateur-society-28550453/
Steemit: https://steemit.com/@amateursociety
Gab: https://gab.ai/AmateurSociety
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ontheobjective