Ep. 44: On Bullshirt


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By Atief Heermance, Robert de Neufville, Scott Eastman, Atief Heermance, Robert de Neufville, and Scott Eastman. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Episode 44 of the NonProphets podcast, in which Atief, Robert, and Scott discuss a research paper on bullshit, including what bullshit is and who is susceptible to it (the paper itself may be found here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/285206383_On_the_reception_and_detection_of_pseudo-profound_bullshit), practical takeaways (18:03), Scott's real-world example of ontological confusion (28:36), why people like conspiracy theories (30:55), and white privilege, as well as privilege in general (32:15). They close with a discussion about improving critical thinking, and how some of that improvement seems to simply be a matter of people wanting to do it better (37:45). As always, you may reach us at nonprophetspod.wordpress.com, or nonprophetspod@gmail.com. (recorded 10/19/2017).

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