Mar 8, 2021
We often throw around terms like “rational skepticism” or “empirical evidence” without knowing the specific definitions of what they mean beyond a general sense of them indicating some aspect of scientific thought or inquiry. What is rationalism? What is empiricism? How do we actually evaluate the evidence to make conclusions when viewed from the perspective of each? In this episode, the whole MASS crew chats on Iron Culture to discuss how we form a rational theory based on logical reasoning, and evaluate actual empirical evidence to come to conclusions. How do you evaluate the strength of a rational argument? How do you use empirical evidence and rational thought in a complementary way to answer questions? Tune in to this episode and strengthen your critical thinking skills so you aren’t simply a victim to the blowing winds of #science on social media.