Qualia Soup: “It *could* just be coincidence”

Two days ago I posted a link to a terrific radio show on highly unlikely events and the fascinating randomness at work even on the cellular levels of existence.  If you haven’t listened to it and you’re not well-versed in statistics already, I recommend taking the time, it’s really good.

Thinking about that radio clip, I thought this was a good time to post a “Qualia Soup” video for the first time on the blog.  I hope to bring them in as relevant but I recommend you go ahead and find Qualia Soup’s page on youtube and watch them all in the meantime, since they’re each exceptional.

So, for those who want to bone up on their statistical rigorousness in thought and those tempted to accept supernatural explanations of events, here is today’s must-see “Qualia Soup” Camels With Hammers premiere, “It could just be coincidence”:

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.


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