Episode 62: El Paso Shooter Manifesto Part 2

In this episode of the Secular Hubcast we break down the El Paso Shooter’s manifesto fact checking its claims and critically examining its structure and conclusion to determine if they are correct. This is an exercise in critical thought and we use our tools of reason, evidence and logic to engage with the El Paso Shooter’s ideas.

 

HOST, EDITOR:  Paul Schilling

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

The views and opinions expressed are those of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Secular Hub.
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Music: A Himitsu – Adventures (unedited, used under Creative Commons License)

Episode 56 – Guns and the 2nd Amendment: Carving a Path Through

Join us for this diverse episode featuring Jesse Gilbertson, Chris Shelton and Melissa Shelton as we walk the rocky path of guns, gun ownership and the Second Amendment. In this episode we talk straight about gun rights, the moral implications of guns and what we think are the best solutions for how to solve our nations gun issues. The conversation takes twists and turns and sometimes even goes in circles as we test out our critical thinking skills. Hopefully, by the end you’ll have a clear understanding of the issues, where you stand on the subject and where we stand. I want to thank Jesse, Chris and Mel for putting up with all my questions and thought experiments as I know they are not everyone’s favorite exercise. I hope that it was all worth going through in order to fully flush out exactly what our values are regarding guns and how we came to our final conclusions. Please come down to the Secular Hub next Sunday at 10am for coffee and community and if want to discuss it further, I’m all ears.

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

The views and opinions expressed are those of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Secular Hub.
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Music: A Himitsu – Adventures (unedited, used under Creative Commons License)

Episode 36 – Thinking About Thinking

We are all thinking all the time.  With some of us it might not always appears so, but our minds are running constantly.  Opinions, beliefs, evidence,  facts; all these elements combine and form in our minds.

Critical thought is a manner of thinking that will lead to greater and more factual understanding of the universe.  It relies on measurements and evidence and avoiding problems in thinking to reveal truths and separate them from falsehoods.

But truth is an ongoing process.  Truth is always tentative.  In this discussion Jesse and Paul get into the complexity of it all to break it down and simplify it.

In this episode we rely pretty heavily on a piece of writing called “A Field Guide to Critical Thinking” by James Lett.  Check it out and let us know what we got wrong in this episode.

Hosts:  Jesse Gilbertson, Paul Schilling

Editor: Jesse Gilbertson

Thanks to Robin for help with announcements

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

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Music: A Himitsu – Adventures (unedited, used under Creative Commons License)