Candor & Counter

Candor & Counter

Submit Topics Here: candorandcounter.com/submit Confront ideologies. Face our biases. Examine evidence. Journey with us. Ask questions and let's find some answers. The place where we have difficult conversations. Two part podcast. Week 1 - Candor: We tell all about a randomly selected topic. Explain and reason out our beliefs and understanding. Week 2 - Counter: After a week of study and pouring over the issues, we confront our ideologies and see if we were capable of shifting foundations.

Episodes

September 9, 2022 46 mins

The question of who you are is probably one that has weighed on everyone's shoulders at least once. The journey to find the answer is also more complicated than just looking inward. Often, a lifetime of experience is still not enough to find it.

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What is the tipping point that would cause a revolution? Revolution and all that comes with it can cost so much more than just lives. Our hosts talk about that and more on this episode of Candor and Counter.

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July 29, 2022 89 mins

What cause would you commit to sending hundreds of your fellow humans to fight for? The guys and a special guest converse about the ethics and morality of warfare and all that entails.

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July 15, 2022 64 mins

The guys have a frank and open discussion about their own mental health struggles and the importance of shedding the stigma around it.

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Dramatization of an interview between an AI and a human.

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June 17, 2022 71 mins

Do dreams have any meaning behind them? Maybe there's more to them than we know. Tonight is about what dreams mean to us and our experiences with them.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/284378#what-are-dreams

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.192080

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/learning-while-you-sleep-dream-or-reality

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June 3, 2022 51 mins

What we don't know about the cosmos can fill volumes. Today is about contemplating whether or not extraterrestrial intelligent life exists.

https://www.britannica.com/story/the-fermi-paradox-where-are-all-the-aliens

https://www.britannica.com/science/Drake-equation

https://www.astronomy.com/news/2020/11/the-great-filter-a-possible-solution-to-the-fermi-paradox

https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/search-for-life/are-we-alone/

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May 20, 2022 88 mins

Andrew joins up with C&C to discuss the ethics of cloning humans or human cells. Should humans even contemplate the idea? Should we outlaw it all together?

http://www.precaution.org/lib/cloned_animals.nejm.041230.pdf

https://jme.bmj.com/content/medethics/23/6/353.full.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL8lw4i5qkM&t=293s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKHK2EwJIoI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqStQ6csTCE

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Is our education system a relic of a bygone era? Does it need fixing? We customize everything in todays world from our phones to our worldwide industries. Has our children's education gone without meaningful change?

https://www.publicschoolreview.com/blog/the-15-biggest-failures-of-the-american-public-education-system

https://www.trade-schools.net/articles/issues-in-education

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Public Education (St...

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As Artificial Intelligence grows stronger and stronger everyday, we must contemplate it's place in our world. Does the promise of tomorrow hang in the balance? What is a world dominated by A.I. look like? Can we control it?

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April 8, 2022 46 mins

We are all familiar with the concept of Free Speech but do we understand it's limits? Should there be limits? Are certain ideas so dangerous that we can't let them out? This is the topic for today.

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March 25, 2022 88 mins

Out of the many ways that humankind could cease to exist, which do we think is the most likely?

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Do you you have a right to repair anything you own? Did you know that companies engineer their products to fail? All of this contributes to the problems we consumers face as we dispose of our technology in far away lands.

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Do you you have a right to repair anything you own? Did you know that companies engineer their products to fail? All of this contributes to the problems we consumers face as we dispose of our technology in far away lands.

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What do you think about the philosophy of Objectivism?  Rand described Objectivism as "the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute".

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What do you think about the philosophy of Objectivism?  Rand described Objectivism as "the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute".

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November 19, 2021 39 mins

Can a supernatural power violate the laws of the universe? Is it possible that humans experience something beyond our own world? The guys discuss this and what miracles mean to them.

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November 12, 2021 41 mins

Do miracles really happen? Is the supernatural possible? Is there a guiding hand beyond that stretches beyond the bounds of space and time?

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How old is the earth? What do we believe? Was the earth created by God 6,000 years ago or formed naturally 4.3 billion years ago?

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How old is the earth? What do we believe? Was the earth created by God 6,000 years ago or formed naturally 4.3 billion years ago?

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