Artificial Intelligence: What is It?

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Technology is advancing by leaps and bounds in our time. It is advancing so far, in fact, as to throw into question what it means to be human. We are struggling in our thinking to keep up with the pace at which technology is advancing. Today, the AC crew addresses the question of artificial intelligence and how it connects with …

Bad Robot!: Teaching Machines Ethics

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What was once the stuff of science fiction is becoming more of a reality. As we strive to create a machine in our own image, we – perhaps naturally – seek to teach the machines right from wrong. This is a huge topic with many issues converging. Andy, Steve, and Terry are back with their two cents as they try …

Science & Theology: Friend or Foe?

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Have you heard of Michael Polanyi? He was a top-notch scientist in his day who would have surely won the Nobel Prize. He was even inducted into the Royal Society. This promising scientist suddenly changed his course and jumped head-long into philosophy. Why would a scientist do this? Learn more in this week’s episode of AC Podcast with Andy Steiger, …

A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy is a Gorilla

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Last Saturday (May 28), the Cincinnati Zoo shot to death an endangered gorilla to save a 4-year-old boy. An outrage ensued on social media, with some defending the zoo and others calling for a boycott against Cincinnati Zoo. What do you think should have happened? What about the implications of the worldviews underlying such an outrage? Join Andy and Steve …

Man vs Machine: The Battle over Personhood

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For the next three weeks, the Apologetics Canada team will be taking a break for the Christmas season. In place of our usual broadcast, we will be airing the talks Andy, Steve, and Chris gave at the Thinking Series Course Seminar from December 12, 2015. The overall theme of the seminar was The Humanizing Effect of Christianity. Here is the …

Andy at EPS Apologetics Conference

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Andy and Chris were recently away in Atlanta, GA where the Evangelical Philosophical Society’s apologetics conference was held. Andy, in particular, had the privilege of presenting his talk, Zombie Culture: Addressing Worldviews that Dehumanize Us. This week’s AC Podcast episode features his talk. Download Andy’s handout and follow along as you listen. Outro Music “Nameless: the Hackers Title Screen” by …

Humanizing Policing?, Why is There Evil? (TSOC)

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What happens when humanity is removed from a situation? What happens when humanity is retained or restored? Humanizing has a drastic effect on how we well we perceive good and evil. Hear more on this week’s AC Podcast episode with Andy, Chris, and Steve. The Economist Article Sagas by the Strip from The Economist Reaksa Himm Outro Music “Nameless: the …

Personhood, Self-Aware Robots?

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Andy, Chris, and Steve are all back together again in this week’s episode of the Apologetics Canada Podcast. Are we creating robots that are self-aware? Are they to be considered persons? Where does the Kalam Cosmological Argument take us in our search for the first cause of the universe? In Our Inbox This Week A good friend has sent us …

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Zombie Culture Pt. 2

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If you would like to (pre-)order the 2015 conference DVD, visit our web store here. Click the “DVD” tab. Definitions we used in this week’s episode anthropomorphic: Giving human characteristics to things theomorphic: Giving divine characteristics to things reductionism: Belief that everything can be explained by its constituent parts Zombie Culture: Any worldview that leads to the dehumanization of people …