Rationally Speaking is the bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics. Join host Julia Galef and guests as they explore the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely from unlikely, and science from pseudoscience. Any topic is fair game as long as we can bring reason to bear upon it, with both a skeptical eye and a good dose of humor! We agree with the Marquis de Condorcet, who said that in an open society we ought to devote ourselves to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding p ...
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Election season is upon us! Will we end up with the needlessly rapey "Make America Great Again" demagogue? How many people of color will experience some form of genocide? Will the Pox ever end? While we wait to see, we start our coverage with the background from Parable of the Sower, the first book in the series that is recapped at the start of Parable of the Talents. We provide a crash course on Critical Race Theory, which we'll unpack further over the next few episodes alongside the other philosophy. Keep breathing, we'll get through this. Octavia in 2020: https://slate.com/culture/2020/09/octavia-butler-parable-of-the-sower-talents-pandemic.html?fbclid=IwAR2JHmLA1VTr_shzF_PmTF3UALe510V-RBzyT6UxeL5cof1mvR5n4BPUpGI Octavia Tried to Tell Us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyLsqaFjl44&list=PLQ3e5menKWfc05UfwQOvtTG-qPwzOMJBx Editing by Luisa Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals: http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/ Support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/0G Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/0gPhilosophy Join our Facebook discussion group (make sure to answer the questions to join): https://www.facebook.com/groups/985828008244018/ Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org If you have time, please write us a review on iTunes. It really really helps. Please and thank you! Sibling shows: Serious Inquiries Only: https://seriouspod.com/ Opening Arguments: https://openargs.com/ Embrace the Void: https://voidpod.com/ Recent appearances: Aaron was recently on Cog Dis to talk Monster Island. Show some cult love! https://dissonancepod.libsyn.com/episode-547-aaron-rabinowitz-v4c-2019-part-9?tdest_id=124104 CONTENT PREVIEW: Parable of the Talents and Process Philosophy/Theology, Part 2