My guest appearance on the Popperian Podcast

On this episode of the Popperian Podcast (isn’t that a nice alliteration?), Jed Lea-Henry and I talk about how to distinguish between science and pseudoscience (aka the demarcation problem), Karl Popper’s famous solution, my own ‘naturalization’ of pseudoscience, the question of scientism and limits of science, the epistmology of conspiracy theories, and when it is rational to believe falsehoods. Wow, we talked for almost two hours!
Thanks a lot to Jed for inviting me, and for being so extremely well-prepared (he basically read almost all of my papers, even my unpublished manuscript about pseudoscience that is coming out soon). I had loads of fun!

Here’s the episode on YouTube and a bunch of other platforms.

The Popperian Podcast #34 – Elliott Sober and Mehmet Elgin – ‘Karl Popper’s Changing Assessment of Evolutionary Theory’ The Popperian Podcast

This episode of the Popperian Podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Elliott Sober and Mehmet Elgin. They speak about Karl Popper’s analysis of evolutionary theory, how it changed over time, what he saw in the theory which made it less than scientific, and what he got wrong. Elliott Sober is Hans Reichenbach Professor and William F. Vilas Research Professor emeritus, Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin—Madison. Mehmet Elgin is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Muğla – Turkey. *** Popper’s Shifting Appraisal of Evolutionary Theory (PDF) Popper’s Shifting Appraisal of Evolutionary Theory (researchgate.net)   The Popperian Podcast is non-profit. I am not looking to make a profit or earn a salary, and never will. But if you are interested in helping to cover the ongoing costs of the podcast – hosting fees, storage fees, recording fees, etc.: approximately $100 per month (keep an eye on the total donations and don’t contribute anything that takes us substantially over that amount) – please do so at the links below. Thank you for the help! Support via Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry Support via PayPal – https://www.paypal.me/jrleahenry Website – The Popperian Podcast — Jed Lea-Henry Libsyn – The Popperian Podcast (libsyn.com) Youtube – The Popperian Podcast – YouTube Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry RSS – https://popperian-podcast.libsyn.com/rss *** Underlying artwork by Arturo Espinosa
  1. The Popperian Podcast #34 – Elliott Sober and Mehmet Elgin – ‘Karl Popper’s Changing Assessment of Evolutionary Theory’
  2. The Popperian Podcast #33 – Flavio Del Santo – ‘Karl Popper and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics’
  3. The Popperian Podcast #32 – Seamus O’Mahony – ‘Freud and Psychoanalysis – The Story of Science, Pseudoscience and Sex’
  4. The Popperian Podcast #31 – Dmytro Sepetyi – ‘The Popper-Bartley Debate’
  5. The Popperian Podcast #30 – Jamie Shaw– ‘Paul Feyerabend, Anything Goes’


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtHlNHQdoPo