TheESP – Ep. #213 – Double feature – Lithuanian Skeptics plus Parlia.com

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This week we have no less than two separate interviews, both of which we’ve been looking forward to for some time.

First, we talk to Šarūnas Bačiliūnas, the founder of the rather new “Lithuanian Skeptic Youth” Organisation. Started from scratch in 2018 they organize events, workshops international exchanges and educate both the public and even teachers on critical thinking. Impressively they have already had the Lithuanian health minister as speaker on one of their skeptics in the pub and on top of that they are also doing charity work and are setting up a play about Polish-Lithuanian 17th century atheist Kazimieras Leščinskas (aka Kazimierz Łyszczyński), perhaps the first enlightenment man in Europe.

In our second interview we catch up again with Turi Munthe, founder of Parlia, “the Encyclopedia of Opinion”. Formerly known as Parli (see episode #154), Parlia is a wiki-type of database and website which aims to cover all existing opinions and all arguments for and against those opinions. During the Brexit debate, Turi came to the realization that the actual number of pros and cons to a position is surprisingly few and it is quite possible to map all of them in a structured way. The website is fully in place and all that is needed now is to increase the number of contributors and moderators to form a large enough community to create and maintain the content.

Enjoy!

Segments:
Intro; Greetings; Interview with Šarūnas Bačiliūnas; Interview with Turi Munthe; Farewell; Outro; Out-takes

Events Calendar: https://theesp.eu/events_in_europe

0:00:34 INTRO

0:00:55 GREETINGS

0:02:45 INTERVIEW – LITHUANIAN SKEPTIC YOUTH with SARUNAS BASCILIUNAS 

0:28:18 INTERVIEW – PARLIA with TURI MUNTHE

0:52:22 FAREWELL

0:52:33 OUTRO

0:53:48 OUT-TAKES