The Philos-Sophia Vlog | Ad Hoc Hypotheses II: Astrophysics

In the seventh episode of a remarkable series of interview segments — which we rebooted last month following its original premiere in late 2020 — Dr. Wolfgang Smith and Dr. Richard Smith continue their discussion of the scientistic strategy of introducing ad hoc hypotheses to preserve existing theories from adverse findings. This week, they turn their attention to astrophysics, and further flesh out this general tendency to keep pet theories alive in these two domains.


The third, PSIF edition of Dr. Smith’s 1984 classic, Cosmos & Transcendenceis now available, as is our feature documentary chronicling his life and work, The End of Quantum Reality.

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