Episode 102 – Diverse Isolation Stories Could Bring Us Together

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jsd95-dd618f Paul and Bill discussed autism—a subject that arose in Paul’s discussion with Pat Flynn in his own podcast. John Ratey, popular psychologist, talks about how our sensory apparatus affects how we function in everyday life. Paul’s comments on the subject of autism connect candidly with recollections from his early life. Hilaire Belloc, a legendary … Continue reading Episode 102 – Diverse Isolation Stories Could Bring Us Together

Episode 101 – Skepticism in a Diseased World

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8npi5-dc0147 Part 2 of a three part conversation between Paul and Bill, where the main themes are skepticism, Catholic education, the mysterious absence of the Spanish Flu from our historical consciousness, and the philosophical conundrums of materialism, transgenderism, and scientism. Image by Miroslava Chrienova from Pixabay

Episode 100 – Hemispheres Playing God

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-r7df2-da7b26 In this episode we begin with an unscheduled excursion into the realm of the neurobiology of the two hemispheres of the brain and the psychology of reparenting (with nods to our past conversations with Darcia Narvaez, and about codependency and Twelve Step work). We discuss whether the correct half of our brains is really … Continue reading Episode 100 – Hemispheres Playing God

Episode 099 – Science and the Franciscan Spirit

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ziape-d8fb56 In this episode, Bill presents excerpts from an interview with fellow Secular Franciscan Tim Short, director of formation for the Indiana Region. They discuss, among other things, St. Francis' attitude toward creation and how it relates to the larger picture of the medieval Christian intellectual world and the birth of modern science. See more … Continue reading Episode 099 – Science and the Franciscan Spirit

Episode 098 – Uncertainty Principles, Principled Uncertainty, and Science in Times of Catastrophe

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-65uqn-d77d99 In this episode, Bill and Paul discuss the coronavirus, economics and risk, and the L'Aquila earthquake trial. Paul and Bill continued a discussion that began in the previous episode. They allowed the sense of gravitas they felt in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic to push them along a path through many uncertainties—where it’s … Continue reading Episode 098 – Uncertainty Principles, Principled Uncertainty, and Science in Times of Catastrophe