Very Bad Wizards

Episode 51: Zombies, Trolleys, and Galileo's Balls

August 11th, 2014

Episode Audio

Dave and Tamler talk about the value and purposes of thought experiments in philosophy and science. Does the trolley problem tell us more about moral psychology than how people make judgments in
trolley problems? Can an imagined scenario about two balls refute an almost two thousand year old theory of falling objects?  When young virgin Dave learned all the physical facts about sex, did he learn
anything new when it finally happened?  All this and more in Part One of our two part episode on this topic.


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