Ep. #878: Pat Flynn on Science vs. Scientism
That’s because in it, Pat Flynn and I discuss the concept of scientism, “the Science” with a capital “S,” as well as epistemological questions like “how do we know what we know?”
Pat is a repeat guest not only because I enjoy our conversations, but I’ve gotten great feedback from listeners who like hearing about these deeper, philosophical topics we wade through. Plus, I believe the answers to these “big” questions like the ones we discuss in these philosophical tangent episodes (or at least the act of thinking about them) can help us live a better life.
In case you’re not familiar with Pat, not only is he a fitness expert who is known for his kettlebell prowess, but he’s also a podcaster, philosopher, and author.
In our discussion, we talk about . . .
- Science with a capital “S” and how we know what we “know”
- When and why to be skeptical of “the science”
- What scientism is and what science can and can’t tell us
- The concept of a “bully consensus”
- How we can use this information to make better choices
- And a lot more . . .
So, if you want to learn what scientism is, why science isn’t always the answer to all questions, and how we really know what we know, listen to this podcast!
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6:58 – Is the science behind the vaccine safe? Is what we think we know real?
26:45 – Why should I be skeptical about science?
30:53- How can we “know things” through science?
36:24 – Do you have examples of scientific research that has proved certainty or truth?
41:40 – What is the human relationship with science?
1:04:48 – Should we be skeptical of science or trust science?
1:23:33 – How can this information help us to make better choices in our lives?
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