Inferring

Summary

The climate is changing due to human activity. Scientists today are arguing for this crucial claim, warning us that it has dire consequences. But how can we know that the past has an effect on the present? How can we draw connections between unseen things and what we observe? In this episode, we’ll see how Nyaya philosophers could help science communicators like Bill Nye in their mission to demonstrate the reality of climate change. And we’ll see if climate change deniers have a snowball’s chance in Oklahoma of refuting it.

Clips:

Bill Nye on climate change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UEhUFLuD7A

Bill Nye on Rachel Maddow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sm05Mcah0i8

Jim Inhofe in the US Senate:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E0a_60PMR8

Sound Effects

https://freesound.org/people/Aurelon/sounds/476655/

https://freesound.org/people/mike_stranks/sounds/341605/

Music:

Brittle Rille by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3460-brittle-rille

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Sources:

Matthew Dasti and Stephen Phillips, The Nyaya-sutra: Selections with Early Commentaries, Hackett Publishing, 2017. https://www.hackettpublishing.com/new-forthcoming/the-nyaya-sutra

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