Welcome to my Youtube thought videos. My channel provides thought provoking videos covering topics such as politics, science, religion and ethics. I feel it is important to explore these topics because social media is driving many individuals to more extreme positions. The desire of one group wanting to radically redefine social norms, coupled to an opposing group wanting things to remain frozen in some mythical utopian past, is resulting in a contamination of the political process, whereby important existential issues like global heating and gross wealth inequality are not properly addressed because too much political capital is expended on ethical topics that traditionally did not overly dominate the political landscape. The aim of my videos is to encourage political engagement whilst also challenging the more extreme political and social positions that seem to have become so commonplace in the 21st century. If you enjoy these videos, please do think about subscribing to my Youtube Bensonium Thought Videos channel using the red youtube button below.
|Date Published||Youtube Video||Key Words|
|7 August 2021||The Philosophy of Science Part 8: Differential Calculus
This video is part of our continuing series looking at the philosophical framework and intellectual tools that power the scientific method. One of the most important and powerful tools, which is foundational to the scientific method, is mathematics. We began...
|22 July 2021||Global Heating & why our covid-19 response demonstrates we are not going to be able to correct it.
This thought video I’m afraid is a little dark so if you don’t want to face the bad news of global warming I suggest you don’t watch this one. In the video I explain why I think we are in...
|Atheism, Global Warming, Science, Theism|
|1 July 2021||Science Part 7: The Special Theory of Relativity
This video is part of a series that examines the underlying philosophical framework that underpins the scientific method. Part of that framework is the idea that the tool of mathematics accurately describes the operations of our universe. Perhaps one of...
|Philosophy, Relativity, Science|
|20 June 2021||Covid-19 Vaccination: why it is a good thing!
This video is a defence of the Covid-19 vaccines and a critique of the anti vaccination movement. It also examines some of the claims made against the vaccines by Dr Mike Yeadon who, for reasons only known to himself, has...
|Biology, Immunology, Vaccinations|
|8 June 2021||The Philosophy of Science Part VI: Mathematics, Pythagoras and irrational numbers.
This video is part of a continuing series exploring the underlying philosophy that governs the modern scientific method. My videos develop the idea that science is built on the following foundations which I summarise using single words all beginning with...
|Mathematics, Philosophy, Science|
|29 May 2021||The Philosophy of Science Part V: Mathematics Continued
This video is part of a continuing series exploring the underlying philosophy that governs the modern scientific method. In previous videos I have used the term the Metaphysics of Physics for more poetic effect. In first four videos we explored...
|Mathematics, Philosophy, Science|
|17 May 2021||Christianity, The Republican Party and the Prisoner’s Dilemma
In this video I consider the current upheaval that the US Republican party is currently experiencing due to Trump’s continued hold over the party post his 2020 election defeat. As part of the analysis I consider a famous game theory...
|Christainity, Politics, Science|
|14 May 2021||The Metaphysics of Physics Part IV: Calculation
In this video we begin our journey into the final tool that underpins the scientific method and that is mathematics. Our ultimate aim over the next few videos is to prove the famous Einsteinian equation Energy=mc2. In order to do...
|Mathematics, Philosophy, Science|
|29 April 2021||The Metaphysics of Physic Part III: Compaction
In my first two videos I presented the four presuppositions that underpin the scientific method. These axioms all started with the letter “C” and were: Coherence Co-existence Correspondence Conservation This week we move to our first actual tool of science...
|22 April 2021||The Metaphysics of Physics, Part II
This is the second video in my series on the philosophical presuppositions or axioms that underpin the scientific method. The four presuppositions (all starting with the letter “C”) are: 0. Coherence 1. Co-existence 2. Correspondence 3. Conservation In this video...
|15 April 2021||The Metaphysics of Physics Part I
This is the first of a video series examining the underlying philosophical assumptions or presuppositions that underpin the scientific method. In this video I begin by examine two such principles which I have given a single word term for. These...
|7 April 2021||In Science we trust?
In this video I explore the question of whether the scientific method has its limits in terms of the addressing the challenges we currently face. The correct answer to this question is particularly critical in relation to the most pressing...
|Climate Change, Science|
|1 April 2021||Could Atheism, like the theism of the middle ages, be hampering scientific progress?
Given it is Good Friday tomorrow, I thought I would do my first thought video on God and Science. In this video I explain why the principle of Occam’s razor is so important to the scientific method and yet the...
|God, Occam's razor, Science|
|25 March 2021||What’s causing Twenty-first Century Cultural Wars?
In this video I explore the cause of what many commentators have commonly referred to as the 21st century culture wars. In general, we are now living in a time where political thinking has become extremely polarised around a very...
|Abortion, Ethics, Politics|
|17 March 2021||Voter Apathy
This week’s video considers in more detail the problem of voter apathy and how it is damaging to Western democracies. I also explore the possible causes of voter apathy including the commonly held view that all politicians are equally bad...
|11 March 2021||Who are the Real Enemies of the People?
This video explores how certain sections of the modern media spread such falsehood, hate and bile that it could be argued they are an enemy of the people in the sense that their overall effect on the population as a...
|2 March 2021||The importance of Non Distortive Vote Tallying (NDVT) for the Health of Modern Democracies
In this video, I consider why it is important for democracy that a voting system truly reflects the majority vote. Systems such as the US Electoral College and the UK’s “First Past the Post” system are dangerously antiquated and need...
|Politics, Voting Systems|
|14 August 2020||God and Science
This page takes you to three lectures critiquing the idea that science strongly supports atheism. The final lecture also examines the Christian claim that God's invisible qualities are clearly seen in his creation.
|God, Science, Theism|