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Aug 31, 2019

Dennis Prager -Is College Worth It? The Scientific Method Corrupted, Giving Up Darwin and The Multiverse is religion, not science.

 

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Dennis Prager talks to Charlie Kirk, founder and president of Turning Point USA. He presents the newest PragerU video “Is College Worth It?”

 

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Is College Worth It?

https://youtu.be/HIyMXNeT16o

PragerU

Published on Aug 26, 2019

Is college a good investment? It’s getting harder and harder to make that case -- for students and their parents. Today students often graduate weighed down by debt and free of practical wisdom. Before starting down the path to college, some sober, common sense reflection is more necessary than ever. Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA provides some much needed tutoring.

Script: Hey—I’ve got a great investment idea for you: You give me $100,000 and four years of your life, and I give you... hmm… pretty much… nothing. No, I’m not the devil. I’m Mr. College. And I’m here to help you finance this wonderful opportunity. I have a whole package of government loans and impressive-sounding scholarships to make it all possible. Of course, you’ll have to pay interest on the loans, which will double the cost over time…but that’s a problem for “future you” and need not concern us now. Do we have a deal? Of course, we do! You want to succeed in life, don’t you? How can you do that without a college degree? But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time. Are you a movie fan? We’ve got a degree for that. How about criminal justice? Be like one of the cool people on the TV detective shows. And, we offer a whole selection of minority and gender studies programs. Learn why you’re a victim and deserve to be angry all the time. What are you waiting for? Sign on the dotted line. Classes begin in the fall. Don’t miss orientation—especially if you’re male. You don’t want to be parading your toxic masculinity around the campus. Definitely not cool… Sound crazy? I don’t know why it should. Millions of college students make that deal every year, usually with their parents’ encouragement and financial support. Now, don’t get me wrong—I have nothing against going to college. I sincerely believe it can be a worthwhile pursuit under the right circumstances. If you want to be a doctor or an architect, for example, it’s obviously a necessity. But look through the typical college syllabus and it’s clear that most of the majors, not to mention classes, are a waste of time—and money. So why do responsible adults, who only want the best for their children and are usually cautious with their hard-earned money, squander it on such a bad investment? Worse, why would they send their son or daughter to a school to learn to reject the values they—the parents—hold dear? On what planet does that make sense? It doesn’t. It’s an old paradigm, and we need to break it. Before it breaks us. How do we do that? Here are two solutions that would go a long way to solving the problem. One: Ask yourself if you really need to go to college. Most of us go to college because it’s simply expected that we do so. Our parents expect it. Our friends expect it. Plus, it sounds like fun—a rite of passage; an escape from Mom and Dad and all their rules. But none of that actually has anything to do with getting an education or earning a living after you leave college. Maybe you’re not the academic type. What’s wrong with that? Nothing. According to a Georgetown University study, there are 30 million jobs paying over $55,000 a year that don’t require a college degree. Learn a skill like welding or plumbing or a dozen other trades and you’ll never be looking for a job. The jobs will be looking for you. We’re talking $50 an hour or more. Six figure income after five years and no debt. Consider the military. You learn essential skills and, again, no debt. Or go into sales. You don’t need a sociology degree for that. If you are going to college, then have a goal and a plan to achieve it. Your college journey will cost you and/or your parents a boatload of money. What are you going to get in return? Choose your courses with a practical mindset. Stay away from the silly stuff. And if you don’t really know why you’re going to college, consider answer… For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/video/is-coll...

 

Dennis Prager- The scientific method

The scientific method — reproducible results — has been the basis of modern science. No longer. Global warming and Darwinism are two examples.

 

Article Mentioned-

GIVING UP DARWIN

By: David Gelernter

https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/giving-up-darwin/

 

 

What's a Greater Leap of Faith: God or the Multiverse?

PragerU

Published on Apr 23, 2018

What's a greater leap of faith: God or the Multiverse? What's the multiverse? Brian Keating, Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego, explains in this video.

Script: How did we get here? I mean, literally. Not just you and me, but the whole shebang. How is any kind of life possible? The universe is a hostile place—solar flares, cosmic rays, asteroids flying about. The odds against our existence are truly astronomical. Take it from me—I’m an astrophysicist. My job is to look out into space, at stars and galaxies, trying to answer these basic how-did-the-universe-come-to-be questions. Well, those who have a religious faith have an answer: God. The earth’s distance from the sun, the size of the atom, and a thousand other things large and small that allow us to live and to breathe and to think all seem perfectly tuned for our existence. To many, this design suggests a designer. But from a purely scientific point of view, the faithful have a big problem: They can offer no indisputable proof for this belief. Because of the lack of hard evidence, it’s probably not surprising that over 70% of the members of the National Academy of Sciences declare themselves to be atheists. But they have a big problem, too. Absent a creator, how do they account for the existence of the universe, of planet earth, of human consciousness? How do they account for the existence of …anything? Well, turns out they have an answer. And it’s become all the rage in scientific circles. It’s called the “multiverse,” and according to many scientists, our universe isn’t the whole ball game; far from it. These scientists argue that there are an awful lot of universes out there—not just one or two, but an infinite number. Let me explain: 13.8 billion years ago, there was a Big Bang—from something unimaginably small (we don’t know exactly what), the universe exploded into existence. How did it happen? Why did it happen? Doesn’t matter. ‘Cause it happened. Immediately after the Big Bang, the universe underwent a rapid expansion. Think of a gush of bubbles exploding from a seriously shaken soda can just after it’s popped open. Cosmologists call this the Theory of Inflation. As the universe inflates and expands—the bubble universes grow and separate to become their own distinct entities, each with their own unique properties. In other words, new universes are spawned—and not just a handful…an infinite number of them. Some of these universes would be too cold for life, and some too hot. But, with an infinite number, surely one is bound to get it just right. In short, you and I are just an accident that, given enough universes, was inevitable. But, wait—there’s more. Because there are so many universes, it’s very likely, according to the multiverse scenario, that everything that could possibly happen does happen in one universe or another. That girlfriend who broke up with you? You’re married to her in another universe. Does this sound a bit far-fetched? A little science-fictiony? For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/whats-...

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Why the multiverse is religion, not science.

https://youtu.be/-dSua_PUyfM

Sabine Hossenfelder

Published on Jul 9, 2019

In this video I explain why the multiverse hypothesis is logically equivalent to the hypothesis that god exists, and therefore is not scientific. I also address the common objections that physicists raise to this. First, they will claim that I am saying the multiverse does not exist. But this is not so. I am saying that making statements about the existence of that part of the multiverse which is not our own universe is not scientific. Second, they will claim that the multiverse is a simple explanation. This is just wrong. Postulating the existence of the multiverse does not explain anything. The simplest assumption is none, ie not say anything about whether the multiverse exists. Third, they will argue that the existence of the multiverse it is a prediction of their theories. That is also wrong. Theories do not predict whether something exists or not. We deduce that something exists if it is useful to describe observations. This is not the case for the multiverse. Fouth, they'll argue that then I should also not talk about the inside of black holes. In my video I explain why black holes are a different case. Fifth, they will claim that some multiverse ideas make testable predictions. This is right. These ideas are unscientific for a different reason that we will talk about in more detail some other time. In brief, falsifiability is not enough to make a hypothesis scientific.

 

Dennis Prager- Friedman’s World

Dennis Prager talks to George Friedman, founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures. He has just published a new report, The Geopolitics of Donald Trump. Issues raised include: Venezuela, Brazil, G7, China and Iran.

 

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