Zengineering: A Philosophy of Science, Technology, Art & Engineering
About This Show
Zengineering Podcast is for everyone who loves Science & Technology and also cares deeply about the beauty of Life's Big Questions. We (Adam & Brian) are obsessed with the spot where modern Science, Technology & Engineering meet Philosophy, Art & Spirituality. As proud wearers of lifetime nerd badges, we have found this to be the place where the most interesting questions are both formulated and discussed.
Through Zengineering Podcast we discuss lots of tech, dive deeply into science and engineering, and go on lots of random tangents in a pursuit of how to build mental models of the world that inform and guide our actions in positive ways. We do our best to share this exploration.
Episodes are released every two weeks, with the occasional bonus in between.
Please rate us on iTunes, support us on Patreon, and visit our website at https://zengineeringpodcast.com.
Most Recent Episode
044 - On Experts, Algorithms, and Scientific Thinking
Heyo Zengineers. Welcome back for a ride through the thick cloud of confusion around the modern accessibility of trustworthy information. In this episode we tackle this difficult question by analyzing what an expert really is. Does the word expert create specific imagery in your mind? Do you picture a parent, sibling, or friend? How about a teacher, professor, or professional confidant? Maybe you picture a coach, actor, or president! Whatever you picture when you hear the word “expert,” know that you’re probably thinking about something different than the person down the hall. This is a complex and subtle discussion and everyone will have their own opinions, perceptions, and world views. Expertise is something we all chase throughout our lives, and it’s something we value tremendously in other human beings, but ... what really is it? How do you obtain expertise? Who should you trust and why? What are the implications of applying this label to other humans? This is a difficult and complex subject, and it’s never been more complex or more important than it is in the world right now. Like most of the complex issues faced by our species today, this one is pretty squishy ... it’s pretty relative ... and it really really really depends on who you ask. Well ... if you ask us, you’ll get the answers we present over the next hour, but know that it’s taken months for us to have a civil and orderly conversation on this topic. This has been probably our most difficult episode, but we’re proud of where we found ourselves by the end. Enjoy this episode! And let us know who some of your most trusted experts are in the show notes on our website at https://www.zengineeringpodcast.com. We’re always looking for great new sources of trustworthy and valuable information and perspectives. And, as always, don’t forget to rate and review us on iTunes and support Zengineering on Patreon.
Rated 5 out of
Quite Mind Bending
Great podcast with quite quirky and interesting hosts. Love the paths they take to find the purpose and meaning behind modern tech.
Date published: 2016-11-14