Epistemology: 6 – The Black Swan [Podcast ep.]

Available in all podcast formats right here. In this edition of Epistemology with Robert, I discuss Nassim Taleb’s book The Black Swan. I also touch on WWII, The Big Short, whole milk vs skim, global warming, and pictures of fire hydrants. Don’t try to make sense of that. Just listen to the episode.

Chattin’ with N. T. Wright about theories of justice

I chatted with one of my favorite authors tonight, so I rode my high straight into recording a podcast about theories of justice, the Atonement, books by an ex-Evangelical pastor turned atheist, and more! Available in podcast format here. I referenced some Greg Boyd videos about the Atonement — the links are below. They are ...

Robert Interviews An Atheist: Ryan Price

In this first edition of Robert Interviews An Atheist, I have the pleasure of chatting with Ryan Price, a thoughtful skeptic I encountered through comments on my blog posts. We had a substantive, friendly discussion ranging from what we value in the other “side,” free will, consciousness, and we even discussed our thoughts on the ...

Peter Singer vs Andy Bannister on God, Atheism, and Morality

I recently watched the below excellent debate between Peter Singer and Andy Bannister on the question of objective morality, among other things. I was particularly surprised to hear Singer, who is a famous atheist utilitarian moral philosopher, admit that he now believes that objective moral values do exist, possibly as Platonic objects (similar to mathematical ...

Epistemology: 5 – From Engineer To Intuitionist

This will probably be the most important video in my series on epistemology. This is the one where I lay out in depth the core of my own personal epistemology. Also, if you happen to struggle with decision making, this video might help you with that too (or at least gain some clarity on how ...

Epistemology: 4 – Logic Always Wins

A further exploration into the idea that there are no true contradictions. If you’ve ever been frustrated with how religious people tend to embrace the irrational or illogical, you’ll sympathize with this episode. Available in podcast format on Apple Podcasts and other platforms.

Welcome to the RLW podcast!

Welcome to the RLW podcast!
You can find The RLW Show on any major podcasting platform, including Apple Podcasts. Although it’s starting simply as an audio version of my Introduction to Epistemology videos, I have some ideas of where I’m going to take it in the future, not least to host my Robert Interviews an Atheist series I already have been planning. Let ...

The God Delusion: The Roots of Religion and Morality (Chapters 5 & 6) 1

This post is part of a series on The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. The previous post covered Chapters 3 & 4.   In continuing my discussion of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion, we will be moving on to chapters 5 and 6 and talking about the origin of religion in human evolution as well ...

Epistemology: 3 – A baseline epistemology (Part II)

In this video, I continue building out a baseline epistemology (i.e. one we probably can all agree on) by discussing Critical vs Naive Realism and why I think there are no true contradictions.

Epistemology: 2 – A baseline epistemology (Part I)

In this video, I give an outline of the entire series on epistemology as well as start building a baseline epistemology we can (probably) all agree on using concepts such as “I think therefore I am,” Realism, and Occam’s Razor.