In this episode I briefly introduce the famous “Problem of Induction” and give two simple examples of how we can use the purely deductive “Reduction to Absurdity” technique to arrive at 100% logical certainty concerning not only mathematical truths, but even fundamental principles of physical science.Continue reading “CVS Meta – 2019-01-05 – Solving induction by reduction deduction”
I met Steve McRae on YouTube when I was looking for videos with Graham Oppy. Steve considers himself an agnostic, but he does not consider himself an atheist. We discuss science, philosophy, and religion. It was a lot of fun.Continue reading “Catholic vs. Other – 2018-12-22 – Steve McRae”
A recent guest, “Philo Theism”, recommended that I interview Graham Oppy, so I reached out by email. I was delighted that he was willing to be my guest. We discussed his worldview and locked horns over the issue of free-will. It was a fun chat.Continue reading “Catholic vs. Atheist – 2018-12-19 – Graham Oppy”
I met “Philo Theism” when he commented on my Atheist Experience episode (Catholic vs. Atheist – 2017-05-28 – Matt Dillahunty.) He is a bright young man and he has recently discovered the depth and wisdom of the “ancients” of western philosophy. I really enjoyed our chat.
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Dr. Fleming is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Western Sydney University, Australia. He describes himself as “Catholic among the secular, and secular among Catholics”. I spent most of our time picking his brain about philosophy. Good times.
I met Shaun through his younger brother Dylan Maxwell, whom I interviewed in 2016. Shaun is an affable family man. He earned both his Masters degree and his Ph.D in Philosophy, with an emphasis on the nature of consciousness. He is currently writing a book on the Freedom of the Will.
I met Mitch on Facebook where I was drawn to his sharp and abrasive communication style. He was raised in a secular Jewish home, and considers himself agnostic. I like to think of Mitch as a cute kitten with sharp little claws.
I met Zvi Leve through Facebook. He is a secular Jew. His interests relate to trying to understand how people interact with their built environment and the role of technology in shaping behaviour. For fun he likes arguing with libertarians. I enjoyed our lively chat.
I met Judah through friends at a BBQ in the park this summer. He was raised Jewish, but never believed in God. He studied philosophy and creative writing and is a devoted father of twins. I enjoyed getting to know him a little better.
Diabolically Informative put out a video on his YouTube channel defending some aspects of Morgue’s Hyperianism, which has some Pythagorean roots. He is the first idealist I have interviewed, but not the last, I hope. I enjoyed hearing his perspective.