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216 – On Dying (And Cryonics)

Rachel Zuber joins us to talk about hospice work, dying in America, and why she’s less optimistic about cryonics now.

LINKS
All the Living and the Dead
Caitlin Doughty on YouTube
CI cryonics case reports
Places of Death in the US
Prev Episodes – Cryonics pt 1 and pt 2 w Robert McIntyre, and Cryo with Rudi Hoffman
Bentham’s Bulldog on the Best Argument and also Miracles??
Skeptoid #247 on The “Miracle” of Calanda

0:00:17 – Dying and Cryonics
1:40:33 – Guild of the Rose Update
1:44:19 – Bentham’s Bulldog’s Terrible Best Argument For God
2:03:45 – Listener Feedback
2:08:25 – Less Wrong Posts
2:26:43 – Thank the Patron


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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast

LessWrong Sequence Posts Discussed in this Episode:

Hand vs. Fingers

Angry Atoms

Next Sequence Posts:

Heat vs. Motion

Brain Breakthrough! It’s Made of Neurons!

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Bayes Blast 31 – Blowing Hot Air (Free Version)

Brandon comes back to explain how wind works. Steven and Brandon are not the two you want if you want to quickly get to the point so this went on for a good while. It’s an awesome conversation and Patrons and Substack supporters will have access to the whole thing.

 

https://earth.nullschool.net/

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215 – Rationalism and Religion, with Brandon Hendrickson

Brandon Hendrickson takes over the podcast! He interrogates Eneasz about his past, and this crazy rationalist religion idea, and introduces a vast knowledge base of secular religion development.

LINKS
Brandon’s substack, The Lost Tools of Learning
Simple square visualization to understand Bayes Theorem
SA – Yes We Have Noticed The Skulls
That’s Modalism, Patrick!
Bentham’s Bulldog substack
The Peace of Westphalia and the War on Christmas
SA – A Theory of Religion
Brandon’s googledoc with the outline of how to follow-up Christianity
Bart Campolo’s website/podcast
The Rise of Christianity (Amazon)
The Rise of Mormonism (Amazon)
Building the Benedict Option (Amazon)
SA – The Lottery of Fascinations
AskWho Casts AI
Prev Episodes with Brandon, on his ACX-Winning Book Review of The Educated Mind – 200 & 201

0:04:05 – Can Rationlists Be Theists?
0:16:13 – Eneasz’s Mysterious Jehovah’s Witness Past
0:49:48 – Why Does Eneasz Want A Rationalist Religion?
1:12:02 – The Rise of Christianity
1:36:21 – VibeCamp Debrief
1:41:57 – Guild of the Rose Update
1:43:41 – Listener Feedback
1:50:52 – Less Wrong Posts
2:17:13 – Thank the Patron


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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast

LessWrong Sequence Posts Discussed in this Episode:

To Spread Science, Keep It Secret

Initiation Ceremony

Next Sequence Posts:

Hand vs. Fingers

Angry Atoms

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214 – Is Death Good? Simone and Malcolm Collins return!

The Collinses are back to address follow-up questions, like why is death good? Does population density reduce fertility? Is demographic collapse still a problem? Are child support laws bad? A great discussion is had by all.

LINKS
Based Camp
Three World’s Collide, novella by Eliezer Yudkowsky
YIMBYism in California is doing very well!
AskWho Casts AI audio of the reddit post re an accidental student protest
Luck Is Other People’s Work by Eneasz

0:00:17 – Malcolm & Simone on Death + More
1:01:03 – Feedback
1:06:20 – Guild of the Rose Update
1:07:44 – Less Wrong Posts
1:42:12 – Thank the Patron


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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast

LessWrong Sequence Posts Discussed in this Episode:

Is Humanism A Religion-Substitute?

Scarcity

Next Sequence Posts:

To Spread Science, Keep It Secret

Initiation Ceremony

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213 – Are Transformer Models Aligned By Default?

Our species has begun to scrute the inscrutable shoggoth! With Matt Freeman 🙂

LINKS
Anthropic’s latest AI Safety research paper, on interpretability
Anthropic is hiring
Episode 93 of The Mind Killer
Talkin’ Fallout
VibeCamp

0:00:17 – A Layman’s AI Refresher
0:21:06 – Aligned By Default
0:50:56 – Highlights from Anthropic’s Latest Interpretability Paper
1:26:47 – Guild of the Rose Update
1:29:40 – Going to VibeCamp
1:37:05 – Feedback
1:43:58 – Less Wrong Posts
1:57:30 – Thank the Patron


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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast

LessWrong Sequence Posts Discussed in this Episode:

If You Demand Magic, Magic Won’t Help

The Beauty of Settled Science

Next Sequence Posts:

Is Humanism A Religion-Substitute?

Scarcity

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212 – Feedback Extravaganza

A bit of a change of pace this episode. Eneasz and Steven catch up on some feedback we’ve had piling up for the last several weeks. Always feel free to call us out on any bullshit we say or if you have anything you want to add to our discussions. Chat with us and a ton of awesome people on our Discord server, comment on the episode here, email us at BayesianConspiracyPodcast@gmail.com, or use our now-mostly-inactive subreddit!

LINKS
Claude 3
Tumblr post from one participant of Aella’s birthday party
Twitter thread from the badass virgin attendee we mentioned

0:00:17 – Feedback
0:56:24 – Guild of the Rose Update
0:58:42 – Less Wrong Posts
1:39:29 – Thank the Patron


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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast

LessWrong Sequence Posts Discussed in this Episode:

Joy in Discovery

Bind Yourself to Reality

Next Sequence Posts:

If You Demand Magic, Magic Won’t Help

The Beauty of Settled Science

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