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Counterpoint™ is a shared on-line journal covering current news and opinion analysis​; specifically, developments relating to law​¹​ , philosophy, politics, and other social sciences. Materials are for informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current legal developments. Contact a lawyer licensed in your jurisdiction for advice on a specific legal issue.

Counterpoint™ is a shared on-line journal covering current news and opinion analysis​; specifically, developments relating to law​¹​ , philosophy, politics, and other social sciences. Materials are for informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current legal developments. Contact a lawyer licensed in your jurisdiction for advice on a specific legal issue.
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Counterpoint™ is a shared on-line journal covering current news and opinion analysis​; specifically, developments relating to law​¹​ , philosophy, politics, and other social sciences. Materials are for informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current legal developments. Contact a lawyer licensed in your jurisdiction for advice on a specific legal issue.

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Episodes

Episode 14: What is News?

6/14/2017
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In a world of talking heads, fake news, and up-to-the-second updates, we are left preoccupied, pondering the very underpinnings behind the concept of news itself. When did the news begin? Has it always been this way? What is “real news” supposed to look like, anyway? Music: bensound.com

Duration:00:05:10

Episode 13: The Five Pillars Of Religious Reform

4/25/2017
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The Five Pillars of Religious Reform is a rudimentary examination of the key influences inherent in individual and collective spiritual transformation. For those in search of a modest blueprint for measured change, and left questioning why and how certain holy precepts across various faiths have evolved over time, Borup offers a relaxed reference guide. Throughout this book, Borup makes reference to various historical shifts in belief and presents newfound insight into the root causes for...

Duration:00:02:26

Episode 12: Understanding the Fermi Paradox and "Strong" Artificial Intelligence

3/28/2017
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This month I speak with my brother, Josh Borup, about the rise of Artificial Intelligence. Are the fears surrounding these hypothetical robots of the future overblown? What does the Fermi Paradox have to do with the concept of "Strong A.I."? Listen in as we ponder the future of science, technology, and humanity as we know it. Music by bensound.com.

Duration:00:28:26

Episode 11: Mastering the Art of Civil Debate

2/19/2017
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​Five steps to becoming better orators, more respected advisors, and knowing when and under what circumstances our opinions should come to bear on a conversation. Music: www.bensound.com

Duration:00:12:44

Episode 10: Pessimism And The Nature Of Good Advice

1/16/2017
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What does it mean to be a good lawyer? Must one be a pessimistic person to be able to foresee, and prepare for, the worst case scenario? Listen in this month as we dig through the archive and explore pessimism and the nature of legal advice. Music: bensound.com

Duration:00:08:35

Episode 9: Finding a Local Identity

12/22/2016
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There's a reason we travel. We want to see new things and have unique experiences. We want a real change. Something entirely different. Out of the norm. ​But how often is that actually the case? Are things really all that different anymore? Are our travel itineraries truly as exotic and original as we think they are? As they once were? ​ If not, why? Music: www.bensound.com

Duration:00:04:11

Episode 8: Unpacking the "Lesser of Two Evils" Principle

11/9/2016
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​Imagine an election in which both front-runners are, say, less than ideal. While such circumstance may sound incomprehensible, just try and pretend you are faced with a decision wherein neither candidate constitutes a choice you would independently endorse on your own. ​What should you do? music: www.bensound.com

Duration:00:07:24

Episode 7: Zen And The Art Of Getting Tattoos

10/15/2016
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​What is the point of getting a tattoo? Why go through it? And how exactly do those with tattoos, especially those with several, large pieces of art, endure the perpetual anguish and torture of getting one? music: http://www.bensound.com

Duration:00:05:59

Episode 6: Racism, Political Correctness, and Good Judgment

9/10/2016
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At what point does our freedom to speak go too far? Is it not ironic that we are now offended by being told we may be offending others by what we say? Join us as we discuss political correctness, race, and good judgment. Music: http://www.bensound.com

Duration:00:04:22

Episode 5: The Role Of Reason In Science

8/13/2016
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Is the scientific method the best means to achieve absolute certainty about the world we live in? How do we know for sure whether specific scientific claims about reality are, in fact, true? This month, we contemplate the notion of “truth” as it relates to scientific fact and call into question whether the principles of logic, rationality, and reason that accompany the scientific method are a reliable means to attain truth. In short, we examine the science behind why some disagree with...

Duration:00:09:21

Episode 4: How the Illusion of Choice Inhibits Compromise

7/17/2016
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Is free will an illusion? Are we hard-wired to make the choices we do? If our thoughts and actions are, in a sense, predetermined, how does this impact our view towards those with which we disagree? Music: www.bensound.com

Duration:00:17:28

Episode 3: A Cold-Blooded Killer?

6/29/2016
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Imagination is a powerful tool. Particularly, it is our ability to believe in past or future events, and rationalize in the absence of hard evidence, that has undoubtedly driven humankind to accomplish great feats. But at what point do our perverted notions of possibility collide with the immovable force of probability? For the full article, visit: http://www.jeffreyborup.com/blog/truth-beyond-a-reasonable-doubt Music: www.bensound.com

Duration:00:04:05

Episode 2: Why are we Conscious?

6/27/2016
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Why are we as humans conscious and sentient beings, rather than not? For the full article, visit: http://www.jeffreyborup.com/blog/why-are-we-conscious Music: www.bensound.com

Duration:00:18:44

Episode 1: Robots in the Workplace

6/26/2016
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Robots in the Workplace: Are Humans Beings the Next Excluded or Underrepresented Class? For the full article, visit: http://www.jeffreyborup.com/blog/robots-in-the-workplace-are-humans-beings-the-next-excluded-or-underrepresented-class Music: http://www.bensound.com

Duration:00:03:53