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SPS 1×12 – Can you survive being transported?

2013-06-23 :: jason
Length: 12s

Can you survive being transported? It really depends on the philosophy of mind you embrace and we are going to explore that question on this episode of the Sci Phi Show. Show Notes An overview of the Transporter Technology Quantum Teleportation Teleporting Rubidium atoms Philip Jose Farmers Riverworld Heisenberg compensators Greg Egan Star Trek:TNG, Second [...]…

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SPS 1×12 – Can you survive being transported? – Transcript

2013-06-23

Can you survive being transported? That is the question we are going to look at this time on the Sci Phi Show In the last episode we started to look at some of the questions that are raised when you consider, “What is a mind?”, and i thought it was worth continuing that tonight by [...]…

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Sorry for the continued downtime

2013-06-15

Sorry for the continued down time. Was getting ready to record finally after the move and I just broke my Mic $#&%R#^%& Defintely back next Saturday … finally.…

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Sorry for the downtime

2013-05-26

Hi loyal listeners. I apologize for no show this week and there wont be a show next week either as I am moving house. I had hoped to get the show out but it proved impossible. However I will be back the week after that with “Can you survive being transported?”…

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SPS 1×11 – I, Robot and Can Machines think?

2013-05-18 :: jason
Length: 13s

Can a Robot think? That is the question we will investigate on this episode of the Sci Phi Show. This takes us into the question of “what is a mind?”, which is what the field of the Philosophy of Mind concerns itself with. Show Notes I, Robot Philosophy of Mind overview by Wikipedia Dualism Monism [...]…

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The SciPhi Show is taking a midseason break

2013-04-23 :: jason
Length: 55s

Hi everybody, This happened a week earlier than I expected but the show is going on a short 3 week break in the middle of the season. I will be back soon with an episode looking at the question “Can a Robot think?” using the movie “I, Robot”. Talk to you then. If you would [...]…

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SPS 1×10 – Robert J. Sawyer, Worth Reading – Transcript

2013-04-13

We are going to examine the writings of one of my favorite contemporary Science fiction authors on this “worth reading” episode of the Sci Phi Show I am speaking of Canadian Science Fiction Author, Robert J. Sawyer. I discovered Rob’s writings many years ago before I came to think of things in SciPhi, with a [...]…

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SPS 1×10 – Robert J. Sawyer, Worth Reading

2013-04-13 :: jason
Length: 11s

It is time for another Worth Reading Episode. This time we explore the writings of Canadian Science Fiction author Robert J. Sawyer, a master of Sci Phi writing. Sorry the episode is a day late, there were all sorts of server issues, but thanks to the work of Mario, who designed the website layout, the [...]…

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Episode #10 is on the way

2013-04-12

Sorry, having website issues, which means #10 will be delayed a little. Though you can find it on Youtube and Soundcloud if you are desperate.…

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SPS-1×09 – Starship Troopers & How to fight a war? Part 2

2013-04-05 :: jason
Length: 13s

This time we will continue to explore the nature of warfare, looking at how to wage a war and how to conclude a peace on this episode of the Sci Phi show. We will continue to use Starship Troopers as the backdrop for this. Show Notes War at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Just War [...]…

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SPS-1×09 – Starship Troopers & How to fight a war? Part 2 – Transcript

2013-04-05

We are returning to the world of Starship Troopers to examine the question of how to wage a war, on this episode of the Sci Phi Show This time we are going to consider the question of how a war should be waged and how to settle a peace once a war has been declared. [...]…

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SPS-1×08 – Starship Troopers & When is it ok to go to war? Part 1 – Transcript

2013-03-29

We are going to have look at Starship Troopers and examine the question of when war is justified, on this episode of the Sci Phi Show When it comes to theories about warfare, there are three questions to answer, When, Why and How?, and there are three broad schools of thought on this question, those [...]…

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SPS-1×08 – Starship Troopers & When is it ok to go to war? Part 1

2013-03-29 :: jason
Length: 14s

The 1997 film Starship Troopers provides some interesting insights into questions about when it is legitimate to wage a war and on this episode of the Sci Phi Show we will take a look at different theories that answer these questions. IF you have never seen the Starship Troopers films, the films are fun although [...]…

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SPS-1×07 – The Obselete Man & The limits of the state – Transcript

2013-03-22

We venture to the Twilight zone to determine what are the reasonable limits of the state on the Sci Phi show It is once more into the twilight zone with an interesting tale called The Obselete Man. We learn of a man name Romney Wordsworth, a librarian who finds himself under sentence of death because [...]…

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SPS-1×07 – The Obselete Man & The limits of the state

2013-03-22 :: jason
Length: 12s

On this episode of the Sci Phi Show we look at another Twilight Zone Episode, The Obsolete Man and explore the idea of, “What are the proper limits of government”. This is a topic I find particularly interesting. If you have never seen this episode of the Twilight Zone, you can watch it below. Show [...]…

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SPS-1×06 – Star Wars and how to organise a Government – Transcript

2013-03-14

This time we venture to the star wars universe to consider how to organize a government on the Sci Phi show There are many different ways to organize a government, there are even theories on how to get along without a government at all. Although not all of the ideas are represented in the Star [...]…

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SPS-1×06 – Star Wars and how to organise a Government

2013-03-14 :: jason
Length: 12s

On this episode of the Sci Phi Show we travel to George Lucas’s Star Wars universe to explore the question of how to organize a Government. There are many different sorts of governments found in the Star Wars universe and the ancient pagan philosopher Aristotle had some interesting thoughts on how you go about organizing [...]…

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SPS 1×05 – Robert Heinlein, Worth Reading – Transcript

2013-03-08

I am going to have a look at the author Robert Heinlein and why I think he is worth reading this week on The Sci Phi Show The author Robert Heinlein is regarded as one of the big three science fiction writers, alongside Issac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke and I have enjoyed, even if [...]…

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SPS 1×05 – Robert Heinlein, Worth Reading

2013-03-08 :: jason
Length: 12s

On this episode of the Sci Phi Show I am doing the first in a series of periodic episodes on authors I find interesting. This weeks focus is on the author Robert Heinlein. I am going to look at a number of Heinlein’s writings and the ideas they contain. I hope you find it interesting. [...]…

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SPS 1×04 – The Rip van Winkle Caper and Theories of Value – Transcript

2013-03-01

Tonight we return to the Twilight zone to consider what makes something valuable on the Sci Phi show This time we find ourselves back in the twilight zone looking at a time travel bank robbery story called The Rip Van Winkle Caper. It tells the story of some clever criminals who make off with a [...]…

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SPS 1×04 – The Rip van Winkle Caper and Theories of Value

2013-03-01 :: jason
Length: 10s

On this episode of the Sci Phi Show we return to the Twilight Zone to explore theories of value. If you haven’t seen the Twilight Zone episode “The Rip van Winkle Caper” you can get The Twilight Zone from Amazon. If you have never seen the episode then enjoy it here. Show Notes Theories of [...]…

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SPS 1×03 – Shaun of the Dead & Personal Identity – Transcript

2013-02-22

We are going change tack tonight and use the movie Shaun of the Dead to examine the question, “What are you?” on the Sci phi show In the 2004 film, Shaun of the Dead we have a comedic take on the zombie apocalypse that also raises some interesting questions of personal identity and what we [...]…

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SPS 1×03 – Shaun of the Dead & Personal Identity

2013-02-22 :: jason
Length: 10s

This weeks Sci Phi Show changes tack as we use the 2007 film Shaun of the Dead to ask questions about personal identity. What makes you “you” and what would have to change to destroy that? Show Notes A good place to start is with the SEP’s discussion of Personal Identity The IEP also has [...]…

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SPS 1×02 – Nightmare at 20,000 feet & Epistemology – Transcript

2013-02-15

This week We are going,to,travel back to,the twilight zone as we seek to explore the question of knowledge and belief on the Sci  phi show As we venture into the twilight zone we find a story called nightmare at 20,000 feet. We meet a young married couple boarding a flight, the husband, Robert Wilson, a [...]…

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SPS 1×02 – Nightmare at 20,000 feet & Epistemology

2013-02-15 :: jason
Length: 10s

On this episode of the Sci Phi Show we return to the Twilight Zone to explore the field of Epistemology. If you haven’t seen the Twilight Zone episode “Nightmare at 20,000 feet” you can get The Twilight Zone from Amazon. I couldn’t fine the full episode but there is a two minute Twilight Zone version [...]…

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SPS 1×01 – A Nice Place to Visit & The Good Life – Transcript

2013-02-08

Tonight we travel into the twilight zone as we seek to examine the ancient question of what makes a good life on The Sci Phi show As we travel to the Twilight Zone, we stop at a story called “A nice place to visit”. We meet a small time thief named Rocky Valentine who is [...]…

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SPS 1×01 – A Nice Place to Visit & The Good Life

2013-02-08 :: jason
Length: 9s

On this episode of the Sci Phi Show we venture into the Twilight Zone to discuss the question of “What makes the good life?”. If you haven’t seen the episode “A Nice Place to Visit” you can get The Twilight Zone from Amazon or you can watch the episode here Show Notes Eudimonea an overview [...]…

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SPS 0×01 The Introduction

2013-02-07 :: jason
Length: 2s

Welcome to the introductory episode for the new look Sci Phi Show. This episode will provide you with an overview of the show. If you would like to contact me or have any feedback for the show please use one of the following sciphishow@gmail.com Sci Phi Show on Facebook Sci Phi Show on Twitter Leave [...]…

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Welcome to The Sci Phi Show

2013-01-31 :: Mario Lopez
Length: 55s

Here is the new theme for the Sci Phi Show.  I hope you like it.…

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Sorry for no updates !

2009-08-04

Hi everybody, apologies for a lack of updates for a while. I’ve had both computers I could use for editing and producing episodes die on me. I’m doing my taxes tonight and if all goes according to plan I should have a tax return in the near future which is partially ear marked to replace [...]…

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19 – Catch!

2009-06-18 :: Jason Rennie

This weeks installment of Sci Phi Journal is a story called Catch! by MArk Brandon Allen and is read by Mike Huberty of the band Sunspot. Please send feedback to editor@sciphijournal.com or post in the comments section or on the forum. Catch! is available in a number of formats, so choose the one that works best for [...]…

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Sorry for no new Episode

2009-05-27

Unfortunately things have been hectic again and money a little tight, so i’ve not been able to get any more fiction out. However, definitely a show next week, maybe more than one if I can get my act together. Also, on an unrelated note, what do people think of the city of Pittsburgh ? My [...]…

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18 – High Ground

2009-05-13 :: Jason Rennie

This weeks installment of Sci Phi Journal is a story called High Ground by Jaine Fenn and is read by Kim Fortuna Please send feedback to editor@sciphijournal.com or post in the comments section or on the forum. High Ground is available in a number of formats, so choose the one that works best for you. They [...]…

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17 – Lights Out

2009-05-01 :: Jason Rennie

This weeks installment of Sci Phi Journal is a story called Lights Out by Thomas Canfield and is read by Daniel Lewis of AreYouJustWatching.com and theRamenNoodle.com Please send feedback to editor@sciphijournal.com or post in the comments section or on the forum. Lights Out is available in a number of formats, so choose the one that works best [...]…

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16 – As the God’s Themselves

2009-04-23 :: Jason Rennie

This weeks installment of Sci Phi Journal is an article called As the God’s Themselves by J. Daniel Sawyer and it is read by the author Please send feedback to editor@sciphijournal.com or post in the comments section or on the forum. As the God’s Themselves is available in a number of formats, so choose the one that [...]…

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15 – Fast Forward

2009-04-01 :: Jason Rennie

This weeks installment of Sci Phi Journal is a story called Fast Forward by Richard S. Levine, and it is read by Kim Fortuner Please send feedback to editor@sciphijournal.com or post in the comments section or on the forum. Fast Forward is available in a number of formats, so choose the one that works best for you. [...]…

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I’m on another podcast :)

2009-03-25

I forgot to mention that I made an appearance on the Technology Knights Round Table podcast. You can find it here. I am a guest on show #7. The Tech Knights Roundtable is a group of technology enthusiasts that do a podcast as well as provided other bits and pieces of news. Pretty interesting [...]…

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Sadly, no show this week.

2009-03-25

Sorry everybody, there has been a delay with editing the show and no episode will go out this week. I’ll see what I can do about getting something out over the weekend. Sorry for the delay, i’ve been swamped and exhausted. …

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14 – Relearning Touch

2009-03-18 :: Jason Rennie

This weeks installment of Sci Phi Journal is a story called Relearning Touch by up and coming author Melvin Cartegena, and it is read by podiobooks author Arlene Radasky. Please send feedback to editor@sciphijournal.com or post in the comments section or on the forum. Relearning Touch is available in a number of formats, so choose the one [...]…

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