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What's missing in many discussions on politics, ethics, religion and society, mostly focussed on South Africa.

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What's missing in many discussions on politics, ethics, religion and society, mostly focussed on South Africa.

    Coronavirus diaries #1

    Coronavirus diaries #1

    Greg and Jacques talk on day 5 of South Africa’s coronavirus lockdown, about how they are coping with it, and about how they think the nation might.







    Musical interludes, and the intro and outro music, are edits of Soixante-8 by Obsibilo (under Creative Commons license 3.0).

    • 28 min
    Artificial Intelligence #2

    Artificial Intelligence #2

    Our second episode about AI focuses on the risks of [not] allowing AI to drive our cars and fly our planes, and whether Skynet intends to turn you into a paperclip.







    P.S. This might be the last episode for a while, given the Coronavirus lockdown. Sorry!







    Musical interludes, and the intro and outro music, are edits of Soixante-8 by Obsibilo (under Creative Commons license 3.0).

    • 24 min
    Artificial Intelligence #1

    Artificial Intelligence #1

    The first part of a [4 part?] series, in which Greg and Jacques talk about how Artificial Intelligence is either going to end up killing you, or saving you, or maybe neither of those things. Anyway – it’s certainly going to make a difference to you.







    Musical interludes, and the intro and outro music, are edits of Soixante-8 by Obsibilo (under Creative Commons license 3.0).

    • 34 min
    Beloftebos, religious privilege and homophobia

    Beloftebos, religious privilege and homophobia

    This week, we discuss Beloftebos, a wedding venue that has [at least] twice received criticism for not welcoming gay marriages at their venue. More generally, should such discrimination ever be tolerated, and why do religious communities feel entitled to special privileges to discriminate?







    Musical interludes, and the intro and outro music, are edits of Soixante-8 by Obsibilo (under Creative Commons license 3.0).







    Links:







    The Beloftebos media statement







    Pierre de Vos on Beloftebos







    SA Human Right Commission not trusted by the complainants

    • 36 min
    Gender dysphoria and transsexuality

    Gender dysphoria and transsexuality

    While it’s obviously true that many humans struggle with being in a body they are not comfortable with, there are also risks in starting [irreversible] treatment on people who are not yet capable of fully-informed decisions, such as when using puberty-delaying hormone treatment on children. This week, your hosts go there.







    Musical interludes, and the intro and outro music, are edits of Soixante-8 by Obsibilo (under Creative Commons license 3.0).







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    Gender-affirming psychological support in South Africa.







    Sweden’s rising gender dysphoria diagnoses.







    Measure to prevent transgender kids from receiving treatment fails in South Dakota.







    Children are not miniature adults – on the complications of early treatment, and informed consent in the case of children and teens.

    • 24 min
    Bloomberg, democracy, and buying elections

    Bloomberg, democracy, and buying elections

    This week, your hosts discuss Facebook, privacy, de Klerk and whether apartheid was a crime against humanity, as well as Michael Bloomberg, doctored videos and the buying of elections.







    Musical interludes, and the intro and outro music, are edits of Soixante-8 by Obsibilo (under Creative Commons license 3.0).







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    * Mike Bloomberg tweeted a doctored debate video. Is it political spin or disinformation?* Should campaign finance reform aim to level the playing field? (Academic paywall)

    • 32 min

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