Question 1: [2:15] – “After being told by a woman that she couldn't get pregnant, she got pregnant. To make matters worse, she is 35, we have only known each other for a month, she went on progesterone, and she is deciding to keep the pregnancy going despite not being in a committed relationship. Needless to say, I am concerned with the child's well-being once it is born if she raises the child as a single parent. I would like to speak to Stefan to get his perspective on what I should do...should I bite the bullet for the child's sake and embark on a relationship with a woman I don't really know, who lied and manipulated her way to a pregnancy? Or should I break off the possibility of a relationship out of respect for myself and submit to being single parents to a child and hope for the best with regards to the child's well-being?”
Question 2: [1:25:07] – “It has been a while since I have heard Stef talk about school and education, but when he has its been quite interesting and influential. How is he currently facilitating the education of his daughter, what have they tried, what worked/didn’t work, etc. I have a 26-month-old son who I would like to home educate, and since I am met with stonewalling and naysayers at almost every turn, including from my wife, I would like to discuss his experiences and bounce some thoughts and ideas around. Or in the seemingly unlikely event that he has chosen to send his daughter to public schools, what drove him to that decision?”
Question 3: [2:09:31] – “At Ohio State University on Monday November 28th, 2016 at 9:21am, a gas alarm forced an evacuation of a campus building while firefighters investigated the issue. Thirty minutes later, a man drove over the curb and plowed his vehicle into the crowd of students. The suspect, later identified as Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan, then exited his vehicle and began stabbing other Ohio State students with a butcher knife until he was shot dead by Police Officer Alan Horujko.”
Question 4: [2:50:36] – “When looking at the free will vs. determinism argument, in your last podcast you were implying that because it is nearly impossible to predict things on the microscopic level, that the same thing can be said about macroscopic predictions. Throughout history, when looking at systems of people, one gets the sense that some outcomes are inevitable. And although the series of events that led to, let’s say Nigel Farage leading a Brexit campaign may be unknowable, I do think that the systems that evolved over time were primed for a man of his character to step forward and fill that role, and thus accomplish the same macroscopic event. Do you think that when viewed from the macroscopic perspective of how systems of people interact, that there just might be some outcomes that ARE inevitable?"
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