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Episode 6: Expertise


Who should you listen to? Now, more than ever before, we have access to advice from a range of self-proclaimed experts. Anyone with a webcam and an Internet connection can dole out advice. But how do we tell if someone is trustworthy? In this episode, I test some so-called experts based on the requirements from Nyaya philosophers. Let’s see who makes the cut…

Sources and Links

Quotes from Caraka’s Compendium are from

Domink Wujastyk’s The Roots of Ayurveda and the Caraka Samhita Online

Quotes from the Nyayasutra are from

The Nyaya-sutra: Selections with Early Commentaries translated by Matthew Dasti and Stephen Phillips

Clips of Dr. Phil and Dr. Fauci are from

The Laura Ingraham Show on Fox News (, an interview with Dr. Phil ( ), and an interview with Dr. Fauci (

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