Episode 7 -Critical thinking and professional Gaming

Part one of two.

We do a deep dive into what critical thinking is, why we don’t do it, how to do it more, and how Professional Gamers do it more than most.

That might be a slight exageration but we do have a professional gamer/streamer on with us who gives us some insight into the gamming culture, and how critical thinking impacts the decisions that turn gaming into a multi-million dollar industry. Or possibly how not-thinking critically is a multi-million dollar industry, depending on how you look at it.

We’v evolved from apes into gamers, so why not.

Get the critical thinking scoop on League of Legends, Overwatch, WOW and streaming. How sponsorship and subscriptions make gaming a full time job.

Next week we post the final half, it takes what we learn from the science, the papers showing the studies, and how it relates to gaming.

Thanks for listening.

Feelings are not Facts, and why it doesn’t seem to matter.

Do we need feelings in society, or should we just go with Evidence?

Are we as a society manipulated by our feelings at every level, or does it just feel that way.

How did people vote –Trump supporter thinking or feeling
Prime Day http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.prime.num.html

New York Times breaks the email story for Trump Jr. 

Gwyneth Paltrow Goop Stickers

Water based fuel

King James Bible -Christians thinking or feeling
How to get people to make decisions based on thinking instead feelings
Confirmation Bias

Dunn and Kruger

Michael Shermer

Happiness Hypothesis

Thanks NASA:  Prosthetic limbs

Depression, is it really that bad?

Turns out it is highly likley Depression is closer to you than you realize. It was for us Critical Cacti, so join us for a critical/logical look at the subject.

The team tries to look at depression from a critical thinking perspective, the guys crack open and pour out their hearts in a fantastic display of compassion.
What does science know about depression? Who cares, it’s real and we gotta talk about it.

Tom struggles with it since he was 8, and Dman was around 10. Serious look at the subject without holding back.

Please get help, you probably need to talk to someone, it’s important: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Thanks for listening.

How Homosexuality is good for the human gene pool

Reviewing the arguments that homosexuality is bad from a logical perspective, can it be done?
What science says about homosexuality.
With a special guest, Gary provides us with an LGBTQ perspective, and has a lifetime of stories to tell as a gay man in the US.
Gay swan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexual_behavior_in_animals
https://www.livescience.com/1125-homosexual-animals-closet.html

We believe the podcast shows conclusively that Homosexuality is good for everyone, including future generations. It is as necessary for our survival as language, tool making, and control of fire. We try to posit that without homosexuality none of us would be here. Listen to the podcast to find out why.