Reading Time: < 1 minute This is a fascinating analogy that applies to everything from religion to politics.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Street Epistemology is only bad for your faith if your faith isn’t based on facts.
Reading Time: < 1 minute At the beginning of this conversation with Reid, a “street epistemologist” at Cordial Curiosity, a Southern Baptist named Dominique says he’s fully confident that his faith is correct. On a confidence scale of 1 to 10, he a “10. 10 for sure.”
By the end of the conversation, you can tell that’s no longer the case.
Reading Time: < 1 minute “Street Epistemologist” Anthony Magnabosco’s latest video isn’t about religion, per se, but it shows just how difficult it can be to get through to some people when they’re convinced of their beliefs.
The man he speaks to is opposed to the legalization of marijuana, and Anthony wants an answer to a simple question: If someone could present him with five good reasons for legalizing it, would the man change his mind?
The ensuing, infuriating conversation is similar to one I’m sure many of you dealt with at the dinner table last night.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Anthony Magnabosco is a “street epistemologist” who enjoys chatting with strangers to get to the bottom of how they think. His latest video features a woman named Katie who says at one point that she’s genuinely scared about abandoning her faith. It’s an emotional scene that I’m sure has played out in the minds of many doubters.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Anthony Magnabosco is the “street epistemologist” who asks strangers questions about their thought processes in order to help them understand the folly of faith. He then posts videos of the interactions on YouTube to teach others how to do it (and to help himself reconstruct what went right and wrong). He just posted an introduction to the whole process online, for anyone interested in learning more about it: