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by PeterDF
Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: Religion & Philosophy
Topic: New series of podcasts
Replies: 16
Views: 17471
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Re: New series of podcasts

Finally, we have reached the last episode of my new “Not 42” series of podcasts. In this episode, I will return to the question of God, and I will try to show why theism is incredibly dangerous. Another question discussed is whether our species might be “terminally ill with the genetic disease of pa...
by PeterDF
Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:54 am
Forum: Religion & Philosophy
Topic: New series of podcasts
Replies: 16
Views: 17471
Gender:
Great Britain

Re: New series of podcasts

Is patriotism a good thing? Could it be that Vladimir Putin is really a soft, soppy, old sentimentalist? In the penultimate episode of the “Not 42”, series of podcasts, “Putin, Patriotism and Peacocks”, we will find out. In this episode I’m going to explore what I’ve called human “deep nature” and w...
by PeterDF
Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:51 am
Forum: Religion & Philosophy
Topic: New series of podcasts
Replies: 16
Views: 17471
Gender:
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Re: New series of podcasts

Interesting topics, I may indulge. Do you use the word Supervenience in the podcast on consciousness? And epistemology in the podcast on Truth? I'll return if something catches my ear, thanks for the content. Thanks, Interbane, I would certainly welcome any comments you would want to make. I don't ...
by PeterDF
Wed Nov 16, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: Current Events & History
Topic: Midterm thoughts
Replies: 17
Views: 12567
Gender:
Great Britain

Re: Midterm thoughts

From here across the pond, the results of particular states don't get much coverage beyond the fact that they went red, or blue. Interesting to see how strong the Democratic fightback seems to be. For me the election denial and especially the Capitol riots should be the end of Trump, in the minds of...
by PeterDF
Wed Nov 16, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Winston Churchill Quotes
Replies: 5
Views: 8281
Gender:
Great Britain

Re: Winston Churchill Quotes

Here's a humorous one: One evening, Churchill is supposed to have encountered the politician, Bessie Braddock. She is supposed to have said: "Sir, you are drunk!" To which Churchill is supposed to have replied: "Yes, Madam, and you are ugly, but in the morning, I will be sober!" ...
by PeterDF
Wed Nov 16, 2022 7:07 am
Forum: Religion & Philosophy
Topic: New series of podcasts
Replies: 16
Views: 17471
Gender:
Great Britain

Re: New series of podcasts

This is where the podcasts get controversial… and spicy. Here’s a scary thought: Do we have a genetically imposed “Deep Nature” that makes us think, believe and act in certain ways? Do we think the way we do because we are animals, and our kind of animal was programmed to think like this? What about...
by PeterDF
Sun Oct 30, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Religion & Philosophy
Topic: New series of podcasts
Replies: 16
Views: 17471
Gender:
Great Britain

Re: New series of podcasts

This is where the podcasts get controversial… and spicy. Here’s a scary thought: Do we have a genetically imposed “Deep Nature” that makes us think, believe and act in certain ways? Do we think the way we do because we are animals, and our kind of animal was programmed to think like this? What about...
by PeterDF
Sat Oct 15, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: Religion & Philosophy
Topic: New series of podcasts
Replies: 16
Views: 17471
Gender:
Great Britain

Re: New series of podcasts

What is Consciousness?
How does it relate to the physical structure of our brains?
Can science explain - will it ever explain - consciousness?
The next episode in my series of podcasts: “The Consciousness Problem” is live now:
https://www.buzzsprout.com/2001904/11261685
by PeterDF
Sat Oct 15, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: Religion & Philosophy
Topic: New series of podcasts
Replies: 16
Views: 17471
Gender:
Great Britain

Re: New series of podcasts

Could this creature be Nova? This animal, metaspriggina, lived in the mid-Cambrian. So it could be, but maybe a bit late for Nova. The fossil evidence from before that time is not so good: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Metaspriggina_NT_small.jpg#/media/File:Metaspriggina_NT_small.jpg I di...
by PeterDF
Sun Oct 09, 2022 6:09 am
Forum: Religion & Philosophy
Topic: New series of podcasts
Replies: 16
Views: 17471
Gender:
Great Britain

Re: New series of podcasts

Here's the next episode: You’ll want to listen to this one! Where did meaning come from in the universe? Why am I claiming that the little creature I’ve called Nova, was far and away the most important animal ever to have lived? Could she really have fundamentally changed our world, and perhaps even...

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