26 min

Meaning vs Atheism: can science fiction bridge the gap‪?‬ Science Fiction

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Science fiction is a strange beast. A exploration of the hard edged future of science and technology, fused with the transcendent hunger for imagination and self-transformation. Can science fiction be a bridge between the two "non-overlapping magisteria" of Science and Religion?

This episode of the Science Fiction podcast is a crossover with my series commenting on the "Intellectual MMA" of YouTube philosophy. The Four Horsemen of Atheism - Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett VS The Four Horsemen of Meaning - Jordan Peterson, Jonathan Pageau, John Vervaeke and Bishop Barron. Who is who? And who won?

00:00 Science fiction bridges religion and science
01:04 What happens when Science meets Fiction?
02:21 The era of Intellectual MMA
03:43 Horsemen of Meaning vs Horsemen of Atheism
05:09 The rise of the YouTube intellectual
07:19 Which Horseman is which?
12:01 The Meaning Crisis
14:58 The problem of Self-Deception
20:52 So...who won?
22:12 We need a participatory philosophy
24:59 Religious dogma? BAD! Religious debate? GREAT!

Science fiction is a strange beast. A exploration of the hard edged future of science and technology, fused with the transcendent hunger for imagination and self-transformation. Can science fiction be a bridge between the two "non-overlapping magisteria" of Science and Religion?

This episode of the Science Fiction podcast is a crossover with my series commenting on the "Intellectual MMA" of YouTube philosophy. The Four Horsemen of Atheism - Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett VS The Four Horsemen of Meaning - Jordan Peterson, Jonathan Pageau, John Vervaeke and Bishop Barron. Who is who? And who won?

00:00 Science fiction bridges religion and science
01:04 What happens when Science meets Fiction?
02:21 The era of Intellectual MMA
03:43 Horsemen of Meaning vs Horsemen of Atheism
05:09 The rise of the YouTube intellectual
07:19 Which Horseman is which?
12:01 The Meaning Crisis
14:58 The problem of Self-Deception
20:52 So...who won?
22:12 We need a participatory philosophy
24:59 Religious dogma? BAD! Religious debate? GREAT!

26 min