How closely have you examined your deeply held beliefs? How confident are you that your beliefs are true? What are the reasons you have that give you your level of confidence in your belief?
In this episode we take a critical look at beliefs. Beliefs of all kinds. Belief in God, karma, the law of attraction, ghosts, spirits - anything. In this episode of Isn't Life Curious? I had the chance to sit down for a conversation with Anthony Magnabosco - a leader in a movement that seeks to critically examine and question deeply held beliefs through repeated non-confrontational questioning known as Street Epistemology. Anthony has spent the past eight years or so engaging strangers in short respectful conversations that challenge the participant to pick a deeply held belief and explain why they believe what they believe is true. In Socratic fashion, Street Epistemology relies on repeated questioning to peel away the "baggage" that is stacked on top of a belief so that the core ideas at the center of the belief can be exposed and examined.
Anthony has had several hundred chats (many of them on camera and uploaded to his YouTube channel) on a variety of claims including Gods, ghosts, karma, law of attraction, and a variety of social and political topics. He is a Founder and the current Executive Director of the new nonprofit organization Street Epistemology International. Anthony has given dozens of talks and workshops on Street Epistemology at conferences and events domestically and internationally in an attempt to spread practice of this method far and wide in hopes that it will help lead to a more reasonable and thoughtful society.
Learn more about Street Epistemology at http://www.streetepistemology.com
In this episode of Isn't Life Curious? we join comedian Rodney Norman to talk about the meaning of life and what exactly he finds so funny about it all. Throughout the conversation we are joined by some of Rodney's friends including Leonard, the World's Worst Motivational Speaker, to unpack some of their most profound insights about what it means to be alive.
Get ready to discover all the answers you have ever sought about life and the universe! It's all packaged up for you in this single hour long conversation - available to you for free! (plus shipping and handling)
You can learn more about Rodney and find tour dates, merch and more at www.rodneynorman.com
Stay curious, and take it easy!
Is life special? Or is it just a happy accident that we are here?
Neil Manson, PhD is a philosopher and professor of philosophy at the University of Mississippi where he specializes in tackling these very questions. An expert on philosophy of science and philosophy of religion, Dr. Manson joins us as we dive down a metaphysical wormhole to explore the ways humans have tried to wrestle with our place in the universe. If there is a multiverse, what does that mean for our traditional concepts of God? If we live in a simulation, then what ethical obligations do I have to you or anyone else?
Take a deep breath and let's have an existential crisis together on this episode of Isn't Life Curious?!
Check out Dr. Manson's books "God and Design" here, and "This is Philosophy of Religion" here.
Enjoy! Stay curious, and take it easy!