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49 – Spirituality via Drugs

Make me one with everything.

We went a little off-format for this one.

Peter Singer – All Animals Are Equal (pdf)

Scott Alexander tries to do a study, but it’s unethical…

Eliezer Yudkowsky on Joy In The Merely Real

Richard Dawkins – The Greatest Show on Earth

William The Conqueror (Sexyback parody)

Rick Strassman – DMT: The Spirit Molecule

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48 – Cryonics 2 – Lacuna Matata (with Robert McIntyre)

We speak with Robert McIntyre, winner of the Small Animal Brain Preservation Prize, about recent advances in brain preservation.

A pretty good introduction to connectomics is this TED Talk by Sebastian Seung

Robert recommends some papers on recent advances in scanning and simulation of brain tissue — 1, 2, 3, 4 — and also the Whole Brain Emulation Roadmap

Robert’s paper on Aldehyde-Stabilized Cryopreservation, as well as a more straight-forward introduction.

Robert’s blog where he talks shares ideas and talks about his work

The Alcor Case we talked about

 

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47 – Post Scarcity

If this episode sounds a little sub-par, it’s because Steven edited it since Kyle was on vacation. Let his reputation remain intact!

Check out Naveen Mishra on twitter! @urstrulymishra

 

Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark

Stanford’s Legal Design Lab

Legalese: an open-source project to draft legal documents the way programmers develop software!

Quantifying Decentralization

 

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46 – Social Media and Outrage Culture

The Only Way to Win is Not to Play

Major source used by Eneasz – Our Mind Can Be Hijacked

Meditations on Moloch

A recent Molochian short story Eneasz likes – Three Bodies at Mitanni

The Two Income Trap

Age of Em

Superstitious Mice

The Capt America/National Anthem Meme – spread by Russians?

Tristan Harris on Sam Harris’s podcast, and his article Steven referenced

Facebook Purity – use it, it’s good

TheZvi’s post Against Facebook. (It’s long, but you can skip the “break down of the 30 items” section in the middle, that’s really just there for documentation)

The Toxoplasma of Rage

Grover Norquist

Alonzo Fyfe on the moral duty to Secure One’s Beliefs and Moral Negligence

Ken Ham vs Bill Nye

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45 – Cryptocurrencies

A quick primer, and what do they have to do with EA?

Bitcoin mining takes off in Venezuela due to hyperinflation of the local currency and nearly-free electricity.

China is starting to shut down legal BitCoin use.

What makes Ethereum special?

Ethereum already using as much electricity as a small country.

Rhys Lindmark on Twitter and Patreon

Harry Potter – is it super pro-capitalist/consumerist?

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44 – Burning Man

Eneasz talks about his first Burning Man experience

Sorry this is late. Please accept a 167 minute episode as apology?

And 9/26 is Petrov Day!

The 10 Principles of Burning Man, at the official Burning Man Organization site

Eneasz’s series of posts on Burning Man – (01, 2, 3, 4, 5 (some repetition from what’s in the podcast)

There’s a couple minutes of extra talk about the Burning Man Suicide that is available on Patreon. It’s free for anyone who wants to hear it, but we didn’t include it in the main episode, and don’t have it available on our main RSS feed, so that no one accidentally listens to it.

Does criticizing rationalists make you rationalist-adjacent? Ozy and the SSC subreddit gesture in the direction of “yeah, pretty much”. 🙂

We couldn’t contact Thomas in time to get his source, and will update this once we can, but it’s possible he was referring to the CDC’s fact sheet stating “CDC projects that approximately one in six MSM overall are at risk of being diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime if current diagnoses rates persist”

Thomas’s game design company – Sixpence Games

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