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Redefining Reality - Lecture 6 Big Bang Cosmology
Video lectures from The Teaching Company, followed by discussion. No subject is bigger than reality itself and nothing is more challenging to understand, since what counts as reality has been undergoing continual revision for centuries. The quest to pin down what's real is both philosophical and scientific. Redefining Reality, presented by award-winning Professor of Philosophy Steven Gimbel, shows that separating the real from the illusory is an exhilarating intellectual adventure. 1. Metaphysics and the Nature of Science 2. Defining Reality 3. Mathematics in Crisis 4. Special Relativity 5. General Relativity 6. Big Bang Cosmology 7. The Reality of Atoms 8. Quantum Mechanics 9. Quantum Field Theory 10. Chaos Theory 11. Dark Matter and Dark Energy 12. Grand Unified Theories 13. Quantum Consciousness 14. Defining Reality in the Life Sciences 15. Genes and Identity 16. The Birth of Psychology 17. Jung and the Behaviorists 18. The Rediscovery of the Mind 19. The Caring Brain 20. Brain and Self 21. Evolutionary Psychology 22. The Birth of Sociology 23. Competition and Cooperation 24. Race and Reality 25. Social Progress 26. The Reality of Money 27. The Origin of Life 28. Exoplanets and Extraterrestrial Life 29. Technology and Death 30. Cloning and Identity 31. Genetic Engineering 32. Medically Enhanced Humans 33. Transhumans: Making Living Gods 34. Artificial Intelligence 35. The Internet and Virtual Reality 36. Data Analytics

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5493 Brodie Ln South of 290 on the East side of Brodie, at the light for Earnest Robles Way · Austin / Sunset Valley, TX


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The Austin Philosophy Discussion Group (APDG) offers many opportunities for discussions of philosophy and philosophical issues. No advance preparation or knowledge is required, unless stated in the meeting description. All our meetings are free of charge.

Click on "Meetups" just under the picture, above, to see details about upcoming meetups. The types of meetups that we have are:

- Weekly Lecture/Discussion groups, which offer free DVD lectures and discussions covering a wide range of philosophical topics.

- Special Events and Lectures covering topics of interest to our membership.

We are always open to new ideas, so come and share your thoughts at one of our meetings.

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Our web site also features lively discussions, within a culture that values civil discourse.

Here's what civil discourse is: Conversation intended to enhance understanding. It employs language of dispassionate objectivity. Civil discourse requires mutual respect of the participants. It neither diminishes the other's moral worth, nor questions their good judgment; it avoids hostility and direct antagonism. It requires an appreciation for the other participants' experiences.

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