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Season 1, Surely, You Must Be Joking Dr. Fleming?, Episode 4: Rational Judgement

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In this episode of Surely, You Must Be Joking Dr. Fleming?, we pose the question to Dr. Fleming: “Are people incapable of rational judgement?” Interwoven in the discussion are the protests in Portland, Kathy Griffin, “settled science,” the left/right paradigm, the alt right, along with appearances, via quotes, of course, by E.E. Cummings and Max Beerhbohm. Original Air Date: June 16, 2017 Show Run Time: 47 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner This Podcast is available for Silver subscribers and higher.   Surely, You Must Be Joking Dr. Fleming?℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright...

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Season 1, Surely, You Must Be Joking Dr. Fleming?, Episode 3: The New Age

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In this episode of Surely, You Must Be Joking Dr. Fleming?, we deal with the issue of the New Age not just as a silly sideshow, but as a dangerous trap. Dr. Fleming starts by discussing the Renaissance and its two-pronged movement, the more questionable of which set up an alliance between science and magic that perseveres today in things like Gaia and the new global warming religion. Dr. Fleming also shares thoughts on Giordano Bruno, the phrase “Renaissance Man,” and Pico della Mirandola. Enjoy! Original Air Date: May 23, 2017 Show Run Time: 54 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming...

Representative Democracy? Nonsense! Season 1, Surely, You Must Be Joking Dr. Fleming?, Episode 2

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In this episode of Surely, You Must Be Joking Dr. Fleming?, we discuss representative democracy: is there such a thing, is it even possible, and what are Dr. Fleming’s proposals for dealing with it. Original Air Date: May 15, 2017 Show Run Time: 46 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner This Podcast is available for Silver subscribers and higher.   Surely, You Must Be Joking Dr. Fleming?℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright 2017. All Rights are Reserved.

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Season 1, Surely, You Must Be Joking Dr. Fleming?, Episode 1: Slavery

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In the first episode of this new series Dr. Fleming takes on the issue of slavery. Is it a “moral issue?” How do we look at slavery both historically and within the context of “slavery” that most Americans think about, which is to say what existed prior to 1860? Is there a value to paternalism, to hierarchy, to obedience? What did St. Paul say? What about modern day wage slavery? Dr. Fleming discusses all this and more to help you possibly have a more productive conversation with friends should you dare to broach this topic sometime. Original Air Date: February...