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In a world where gut feelings are given more authority than facts, where the average person is permitted to drive 2 tons of steel death, and ‘God did it’ is an acceptable answer to why something happened, your life may just depend on listening to this podcast. The LogicallyCritical podcast is intended to encourage critical thinking in everyday situations without the hassle of checking facts at the library. Rather than quote historical research or bore you with statistics about how many dentists suggest what cigarette to their patients, this will use information that we can all reasonably agree on, and will show by example how to more-fully explore any given issue be it traffic, religion, or how to lure a weasel into a cardboard box. The podcast is no longer being actively produced (10/28/07), but the episodes are still available.

In a world where gut feelings are given more authority than facts, where the average person is permitted to drive 2 tons of steel death, and ‘God did it’ is an acceptable answer to why something happened, your life may just depend on listening to this podcast. The LogicallyCritical podcast is intended to encourage critical thinking in everyday situations without the hassle of checking facts at the library. Rather than quote historical research or bore you with statistics about how many dentists suggest what cigarette to their patients, this will use information that we can all reasonably agree on, and will show by example how to more-fully explore any given issue be it traffic, religion, or how to lure a weasel into a cardboard box. The podcast is no longer being actively produced (10/28/07), but the episodes are still available.
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United States

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In a world where gut feelings are given more authority than facts, where the average person is permitted to drive 2 tons of steel death, and ‘God did it’ is an acceptable answer to why something happened, your life may just depend on listening to this podcast. The LogicallyCritical podcast is intended to encourage critical thinking in everyday situations without the hassle of checking facts at the library. Rather than quote historical research or bore you with statistics about how many dentists suggest what cigarette to their patients, this will use information that we can all reasonably agree on, and will show by example how to more-fully explore any given issue be it traffic, religion, or how to lure a weasel into a cardboard box. The podcast is no longer being actively produced (10/28/07), but the episodes are still available.

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English


Episodes

Farewell

10/28/2007
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Not an episode, but a fond farewell.

Duration:00:02:17

More Wacky Bible Stories

10/16/2007
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You asked for it! More tales of king David, Ezekiel's bony adventure, and the entire book of Revelation!

Duration:00:46:43

Silicon Slaves Clarification

9/18/2007
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Not a real episode, but a clarification of some points due to massive feedback.

Duration:00:12:31

Silicon Slaves

9/9/2007
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An unusually-lengthy meandering about computer issues that the average user should be completely intolerant.

Duration:01:05:32

Ode to a Superhero

7/29/2007
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Ignoring all the fantastical abilities of superheroes, I’d like to point out numerous reasons why we don’t have, or want, masked-people perched atop buildings at night trying to help us.

Duration:00:51:40

Why Atheism?

7/3/2007
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A practical look at why SOME people just can’t get behind the idea that an all-powerful entity created us and is deciding everyone’s fate. And yes, I use atheist and non-believer interchangeably.

Duration:00:59:25

Secretly, Unimaginatively Selfish

5/31/2007
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If the "Law of Attraction" behind "The Secret" is true, how much hope is there for mankind?

Duration:00:39:26

Red-Shifted Audience

5/7/2007
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Now the aliens know where we live.

Duration:00:39:31

CT 102: Logical Fallacies

4/12/2007
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Ad hominem, Straw man, False Correlation, Hasty Generalization. How not to make an argument.

Duration:00:30:22

The Historical Conundrum

3/20/2007
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How sure are you that the historical evidence you've believed in for so long is accurate?

Duration:00:31:08

Wacky Bible Stories

2/18/2007
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A talking donkey, peeping tom, anal afflictions. The bible has it all. This purely-informational episode may enlighten you to some rarely-heard stories of the King James Bible. It's just for fun. Enjoy!

Duration:00:34:27

Experiment CT 101

1/30/2007
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This is an experimental episode. It’s a more-serious attempt at directly discussing steps to critically examine information. Call it Critically Thinking 101. Let me know is this is vaguely helpful.

Duration:00:27:43

Mind Control

1/6/2007
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Are your thoughts really your own? Are you sure?

Duration:00:35:19

About the Host

1/4/2007
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Not a real episode, but by popular demand, a little information on the host of this blather.

Duration:00:06:02

Everyone's Stupid but Me

12/12/2006
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It's easy, and fun, to say someone is stupid when they don't agree with your religious views, but is it really that simple?

Duration:00:36:40

Semi-Immortal

11/21/2006
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What would life be like if we all lived to be 500?

Duration:00:30:56

Vintage Monsters

10/27/2006
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Are we still scared by these ancient creatures?

Duration:00:26:07

Concealed Incompetents

10/15/2006
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In the concept of the [censored]-centric universe, ask yourself how many people around you actually know what the hell they’re doing?

Duration:00:30:29

Home Schooling in the Face of Diversity

9/29/2006
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Home schooling vs. public schooling. Wasn’t it Al Bundy that said, “I know the score! I played home school football!”?

Duration:00:28:22

You Think You're Soooo Special!

9/10/2006
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Almost everyone is a specialist in their field today. Could this specialization come back to haunt us in the event of a world-wide disaster?

Duration:00:49:40