76 – Patreon and Censorship

 

David and Jess sit down with Eneasz and Steven to discuss the controversy of Patreon banning contributors from its platform.

David mentioned the connection between Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein’s many, many accusations of raping young girls and soliciting the opportunity for others to do so. In Trump’s words: “I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”

Pheidi’s link to a video on our AMA thread that sparked our conversation.

We’re now unapologetic shills for Tide.

An article talking about the recent poor-taste joke made by Louis CK.

 

 

Sequence Posts for next time:

Superstimuli and the Collapse of Western Civilization

Useless Medical Disclaimers 

 

Big thanks to David for our intro music! Check out his music and VFX here!

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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75 – Culture Roots of America

We discuss these two SSC posts:

BOOK REVIEW: EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

BOOK REVIEW: ALBION’S SEED

also mentioned:

ALBION’S SEED, GENOTYPED, and the Dark Matter Conservative Universe is mentioned in I Can Tolerate Anything Except The Outgroup

 

Sequence Posts for next time:

The Scales of Justice, the Notebook of Rationality

Blue or Green on Regulation?

 

Big thanks to David for our intro music! Check out his music and VFX here!

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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74 – Adventures in Feedback!

Eneasz, Jess, and Steven go down rabbit hole after rabbit hole while attempting to address some of our feedback backlog. Enjoy!

Rationality from AI to Zombies: The Simple Truth (Audio Version)

Stan Lee Cameo in Spiderman Game

Massimo Pigliucci vs Eliezer Yudkowsky blogging heads debate

Side by side of 60s olympics vs now (links to a bunch of gifs from Google – I couldn’t decide on just one to illustrate the point)

SSC post mentioned regarding diminishing returns from increased inputs

Guilt-Free Chocolate Cookie Recipe!

Next Week’s LessWrong Posts

Policy Debates Should Not Appear One Sided (Audio Link) (Text Link)

Birch’s Law (No Audio Link) (Text Link)

 

Big thanks to David for our intro music! Check out his music and VFX here!

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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73 – Truth and Winning

The conspiracy worries about our post-truth government and looks at the question of why Rationalists aren’t at the top of everything they do.

 

Articles/things discussed in this episode

Link with analysis and discussion of the Jim Acosta incident

Sailor Vulcan’s post on LessWrong

Scott Alexander’s reply in the comments

The Last Rationalist’s take on the question

 

Relevant Links

The wonderful Rationality From AI to Zombies podcast’s episode on The Simple Truth (It turns out Eneasz didn’t actually do it)

 

Sequence Posts for next time:

Politics is the Mind-Killer

Just Lose Hope Already

You Are Not Hiring the Top 1%

 

Big thanks to David for our intro music! Check out his music and VFX here!

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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72 – Productivity Tools, Part 2

Jess returns to finish up the Productivity Tools dicussion.

The Waking Up #MeToo episode

The Very Bad Wizards episode with moral dilemmas porn-ified

The Planet Money Halloween episode

Death Note fan-made alternate ending (the website is pretty bad with popups)

LeBron James tattoo rights. Eneasz may have said Kobe Bryant in the episode. He doesn’t know much about basketball. Y’all are lucky he didn’t say it was Shaq. 😉

The SSC nighttime CO2 post, and follow-up study. Also, melatonin. And here’s a link to an Amazon seller of the right dosage.

Our episode on Nootropics

Eneasz’s novel, What Lies Dreaming

This Episode’s Sequence Posts: I Don’t Know and A Fable of Science and Politics

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts: Politics is the Mind-Killer and Just Lose Hope Already

Handy List o’ Links from Jess!

Big thanks to David for our intro music! Check out his music and VFX here!

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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71 – Researching Qualia with Andrés Gómez Emilsson

Steven can’t read a calender, so accidentally scheduled this to release a day late.

In this episode, we talk with Andrés Gómez Emilsson from the Qualia Research Institute. Buckle up for some dialogue on the intersection between philosophy and science.

Steven was testing a new mic this episode, and thus sounds like he’s phoning it in from a submarine. Sorry for the trouble. He’ll keep searching for a better mic.

Here’s a fun presentation on QRI’s website that Andrés gave that covers some of the stuff we talked about in this episode.

Transcript of that dude taking on the math-illiterate execs at Verizon. Audio version.

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts: I Don’t Know and A Fable of Science and Politics

Big thanks to David for our intro music! Check out his music and VFX here!

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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