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The Podcast of Unnecessary Abstraction(s)

The Podcast of Unnecessary Abstraction(s)

An ascending rampage up the tower of abstraction(s). Obfuscation, paradox, and irony are the hallmarks of this pedantic exploration of intellectual pretension.

Ep 10: The Episode of Unnecessary Intrusions

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This episode doubles as a going away party, and a chance for a rival group of partiers to launch a mutiny and a podcast of their own. Will the whole thing capsize before reaching a meaningful resolution? Tune in to find out!

Read our detailed shownotes here.

  • You can’t prove a negative, but can you argue from silence?
  • David's twitter conversation
  • Tabula rasa
  • Crack babies and crack addicts
  • Greek theater, with its Greek choruses and all those deus ex machinas
  • In Nashville, everything’s a music venue
  • Bathroom walls, music, education, ancient relics
  • The CoC’s favorite fallacy: the argument from silence.
    • Some people argue for the argument from silence 1 2
    • And here’s someone arguing that rejecting the argument from silence is engaging in an argument from silence of your own 3
    • And here’s someone who blames the argument from silence on God himself 4
  • Henry Cavil & the Episode of Unnecessary Intrusions
  • There are known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns - Donald Rumsfeld
  • Dick Cheney doesn't have a heart
  • Is this podcast supposed to be funny?
  • Recorded voice, actual voice, internal voice
  • Seizure sneezes or Caesar Schneezes?
  • If there's anything we don't do on this show, it's name drop
  • Science attempts to falsify, not prove positives
  • Prank phone calls
  • Spin-off podcasts
    • The Necessary Distractions podcast
    • Unnecessary Intrusions
    • Necessary Extrusions
  • Cross pollination
  • No screaming
  • Art is about seeing
  • Experiments with a hand in a box. Phantom Hands. Phantom toes. Curing phantom hands.
  • Justin Timberlake puts some things in a box
  • The blog of unnecessary phallic symbols. Medical and medicinal phallic references.
  • Prosthetic sixth toe. Five finger shoes.
  • Foley
  • The coming shownote singularity
  • Transcription, transubstantiation, transfusion
  • Keep it publishable
  • The penultimate pendragon
  • A large thistle on the verge of exploding
Ep 10: The Episode of Unnecessary Intrusions
The Podcast of Unnecessary Abstraction(s)
Micah Redding & Ryan Hogan
2014-02-12
12:47:25