12 episodes

The humble pursuit of Enlightenment by a primate.

"Strong Opinions, Weakly Held" is the ethos of this show; free speech, reflection and reason are supported in here.

Change My Mind Alex Buxeda

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The humble pursuit of Enlightenment by a primate.

"Strong Opinions, Weakly Held" is the ethos of this show; free speech, reflection and reason are supported in here.

    Shakespeare was just a PEN NAME W/ Robert Boog

    Shakespeare was just a PEN NAME W/ Robert Boog

    Robert Boog, is the author of 7 books among which ''Shakey's Madness: Does a Mental Disorder Reveal the "Real" William Shakespeare?'' is located, he bravely posits the thesis that Shakespeare was only a pen name to avoid backlash from contemporary royalty, backed by rigorous evidence gathered by the aforementioned author.

    Boog started considering the story of Shakespeare as flawed by a diverse set of mutually exclusive facts that are held as true in the mainstream knowledge of the story relating to the worldwide-known author, he did a profound research in the last 2 years, pointing out to a specific person (Edward de Vere) as the most probable author of the works, backed by a richness of facts that makes the alternative story told by Boog as truly plausible and potentially Changing Your Mind.

    Check ''Shakey's Madness'' , Robert´s latest book available on Amazon for more in depth evidence: Shakey's Madness

    • 57 min
    The Moral case for Capitalism W/ Germinal G.Van

    The Moral case for Capitalism W/ Germinal G.Van

    Germinal G. Van is an author, economist, political scientist, and scholar. He is a member of the National Association of Business Economics and the Economic History Association. His works mainly focus on Public Choice Theory, Economic History, Econometrics, Statistics, and Mathematical Economics. He has written more than a dozen books in Economic History, Political Economy, Development Economics, Business Economics, and Macroeconomics. He has also written several columns for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and the Mises Institute. Moreover, he published several scientific papers, notably in professional academic journals such as the Journal of Economics and Econometrics.

    In ‘‘The Moral Case for Capitalism’’ we discuss how capitalism is not only moral, but the only moral option, all the alternatives being bad economic philosophies, lead to human perishment. Although it must be noted that neither of us is anarcho-capitalist in the Rothbardian sense, both of us support the intervention of the government in the economy and think of it as a necessary evil due to what we consider inherent inefficiencies of the market, or failures of these as in free riders, the incapacity of a decentralized system to articulate a proper response to external centralized threats or the inability of the market to internalize costs and benefits in certain areas, leading to overproduction of negative outcomes and underproduction of positive outcomes.

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    The Redistribution of Wealth YouTube video by Germinal (12minutes) 2019

    Why is the Redistribution of Wealth doomed to Fail? YouTube video by Germinal (33 minutes) 2022

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    What is the best way to learn a Language? W/ Phil Lanbrook

    What is the best way to learn a Language? W/ Phil Lanbrook

    I am accompanied by Phil Ladbrook on this occasion, he is a professional English teacher with experience in marketing, he has resided in the Basque Country for 20 years.

    We discuss:

    The process of skill acquisition, how engagement is vital for it, what hinders and what helps the process backed by prolonged experience in english teaching from the part of Landbrook
    Demographic expectations modifying the pondering of relevance of East Vs West or Chinese Vs English
    How technological improvement will make many professions outdated leading to job loss 
    The cultural differences between Hispanic and Anglo Saxon countries.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Existence of Karma, Moral Nihilism and Dogmatism

    The Existence of Karma, Moral Nihilism and Dogmatism

    Does karma exist?

    Is Moral Nihilism true?

    Is dogmatism always something bad?

    Alex Buxeda and Emilio discuss in this episode the existence of karma, the surprising rigor of moral nihilism, what it leads to, its inlivableness and dogma as the antidote to the perpetual skepticism, itself an antidote to moral nihilism.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Repentance, is it rational? W/ Dr. Brad Seeman

    Repentance, is it rational? W/ Dr. Brad Seeman

    Brad Seeman is a PhD in philosophy and an associate professor at Taylor university. Seeman’s own areas of research include metaethical questions about the ways in which God grounds moral obligations, difficulties facing Materialists who seek to ground objective moral obligations in a world without God, and how Christians can respond to the tough questions people ask Christians about their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. He also has a lively interest in contemporary continental philosophy and the ways in which architectural theory and philosophy interact. 

    In this conversation I discuss with Seeman whether repentance has a rational basis or not, and in which cases, exposing my point of view relating to its misadaptation to the current environment and the usefulness of it as a feedback-giving system. A lot of nuances where discussed due to the sometimes incompatible religiosity from him and the hard skepticism from mine.

    This episode is rich in quotations to christian and philosophical writings and thinkers and references to ancient philosophers, which in many cases have been able to come to deep truths of human nature while lacking modern technologies and the current living standards.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    What is Failure? W/ Patric Schiess

    What is Failure? W/ Patric Schiess

    In this episode I am accompanied by Patric Schiess in order to discuss the meaning of failure and how this is a relative perception of the accomplishment of one's ambitions which are highly influenced by our social environment and to what we (as a social animal) perceive will contribute status to our inner out of phase ancestral 24h-status-counter, making us feel realized due to evolutionary reasons explained in the episode.

    Other peripheral topics like the moral capacity to complain, the progressive process of realizing your own ignorance, how doing what is statistically proven to be beneficial(eating healthily, doing sport, studying…) is what we should do when we do not know the specifics of what would be optimal for us, how to improve habits through the building of discipline via progressive exposure to uncomfortable situations or modifying our environment to promote beneficial habits and discourage the bad ones are also contained in the conversation.

    Check Patric's podcast The Life Experience

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    • 2 hr 15 min

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