Saturday, July 25, 2009

Podcast - Hunting Humbug 101: Episode 31 - Change your mind?

Are you a closed-minded naysayer? Probably not - but there’s a reasonable chance you might be accused of being one if you identify yourself as a skeptic. “Prove” you’re open-minded by coming up with a list major changes of position you have made in the past. That way when someone says you’re closed-minded - you’ll be able to respond with specific examples of things you’ve changed your mind about. That’ll learn ‘em one.

In this podcast we (Jef, my old mate Ben, and me) discuss things we’ve changed our minds about and why. We also discuss some of thinking strategies behind these decisions - specifically Occam’s razor, Hume’s razor and Playing the devil’s advocate.

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