Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal

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 Sep 7, 2021
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Exploring theoretical physics, consciousness, free will, and God. If you'd like to support this podcast, then visit the Patreon (https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal). Thank you for your charitable and kind hearted support. My name is Curt Jaimungal, a Torontonian filmmaker making a documentary on the above topics (as for what shape the final settled project will take, I'm unsure). During the exploratory phase, there will be a plethora of interviews / conversations with intellectuals placed on this channel -- approximately un-edited.

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Abhay Ashtekar on Gödel Universes, Buddha's Poison Arrow, Time Travel, and Loop Quantum Cosmology
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/03ReIvXKrrU Sponsor: Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch LINKS MENTIONED: - Physics and Consciousness Contest: https://youtu.be/V93GQaDtv8w - Dialect's video on Newton's Bucket: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz3mOlUOGoY - Brian Roberts (physicist and philosopher): https://personal.lse.ac.uk/robert49/ - The Monk and the Philosopher: https://amzn.to/3Bva2mf - More on the Gödel Universe: https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/15/1/013063 TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:00:00 Inner World (conscious experience) vs. Outer World (physics) 00:05:35 Buddha's Parable of the Poison Arrow 00:11:05 Philosophy and Physics should be merged 00:13:33 No one wants to say that the Buddha was wrong 00:19:30 Scientifically studying "enlightenment" 00:23:29 When to stop taking psychedelics ("when you get the call, hang up!") 00:25:17 What is Loop Quantum Gravity? 00:36:39 Wheeler DeWitt equation 00:44:48 Self Dual and Anti Self Dual 00:48:16 Hodge Dual and the Metric 00:52:06 Linearized Gravity 00:55:32 Quantum Gravity 01:03:22 Einstein vs. Schrödinger (the behind the scenes scuffle) 01:09:24 Technical details of quantizing geometry 01:13:41 What is Yang Mills theory? 01:20:52 Tetrads and Vierbeins 01:24:26 Roger Penrose's approach to quantum gravity (Twistor Theory) 01:26:44 Einstein's "Hole argument" 01:40:48 Mach's Principle 01:49:04 Singularities and Black Holes 02:12:18 Quantum Bounce (the "Ashtekar Bounce") 02:23:07 Pure and Mixed Quantum Mechanical States 02:26:38 Black Holes and Event Horizons 02:42:09 ADM Decomposition 02:43:55 The Gödel Universe, Time Travel, and Closed Timelike Curves 02:52:38 Salvatore Pais asks about the Superforce 02:56:13 The universe before the Big Bang 03:01:44 String Theory vs. Loop Quantum Gravity 03:17:31 Ed Witten disses Loop Quantum Gravity and Ashtekar responds 03:21:14 Duality between String theory and LQG? 03:25:20 The Philosopher and the Monk * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2022
Physics and Consciousness Contest ($1k to winners) #PaCE1
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/V93GQaDtv8w Announcing a contest for physics and / or consciousness. - Form for Submission to #PaCE1: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeit4V6YysFikPgffM34f-6QxF_bSYYHcHIGe88bLQ9SMqz-g/viewform - Rules for #PaCE1: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hQkonnhai_kHsgYFjqVPb-NfbpOEhLvvdGZT45SLIg8 - Discord for friendly inquiries and collaboration: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs Sponsor: Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch LINKS MENTIONED: - Grant Sanderson's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/3blue1brown - Summer of Math Exposition Contest #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZuYICAEN9Y - The results from 3Blue1Brown’s epochal contest (SoME#1): https://www.3blue1brown.com/blog/some1-results - Form for Submission to #PaCE1: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeit4V6YysFikPgffM34f-6QxF_bSYYHcHIGe88bLQ9SMqz-g/viewform - Rules for #PaCE1: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hQkonnhai_kHsgYFjqVPb-NfbpOEhLvvdGZT45SLIg8 - Discord: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs - Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheoriesOfEverything/ - Story of Loop Quantum Gravity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9jYH5VIF9E - Richard Borcherd’s Leech Lattice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycpmMnO3-Uk - Donald Hoffman (“Nothing You See Is Real”): https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UWHYThrfRYU - Dirac’s Belt Loop Trick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACZC_XEyg9U - Why You Can't Solve Quintic Equations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCU9tZ2VkWc - Physics Videos by Eugene Khutoryansky: https://www.youtube.com/user/EugeneKhutoryansky - Quantum Sense: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjZeJQVSkkydgZmSUucB9kA - A Swift Introduction to Geometric Algebra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60z_hpEAtD8 TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Announcing #PaCE1 00:00:00 The Point? 00:02:54 Tips 00:03:09 Physics Examples 00:04:13 Consciousness Examples 00:06:20 The Rules 00:07:12 Video Styles 00:08:24 Criteria For Winning 00:11:43 Miscellaneous Channels 00:09:25 Specific YouTube Examples * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2022
40 Underrated Math / Physics / Consciousness Channels You Need to Know About
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/eouxDJMlPuM Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch PHYSICS: - Tobias Osborne: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpHjg_Qmzxm3xaAWRrwQPCA - Professor M Does Science: https://www.youtube.com/c/ProfessorMdoesScience - Unzicker’s Real Physics: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMachian - Quantum Sense: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjZeJQVSkkydgZmSUucB9kA - ZAP Physics: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGTW2EYuaDEthocEP30xQtg - Stephen E. Robbins: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkj-ob9OuaMhRIDqfvnBxoQ CONSCIOUSNESS: - Demystifying Science: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDemystifySciPodcast - Somi Arian: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheSomiArianShow - Mind Body Solution: https://www.youtube.com/c/MindBodySolution - The Meaning Code: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheMeaningCode - Reason With Science: https://www.youtube.com/c/ReasonwithScience - Asking Anything: https://www.youtube.com/c/AskingAnything - Theory of Every0ne with Tyler Goldstein: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmWVgMFZCib-hrtgCA55nBg - Mathematical Consciousness: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Eq7alQ9gJgAVhVS3IcvQw MATHEMATICS: - CHALK: https://www.youtube.com/c/CHALKboard - Dietterich Labs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd02pSRrecAVFOPjB-bfv-Q - Cryoscience: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgNdoiZtAdzBuy6oV-kKjsQ - Graduate Physics: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1jsSfjt8MPRqK254HV1i9Q - Kyle Broder: https://www.youtube.com/c/KyleBroder - Rooney: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvYCMicLA7TZNfYhOaSCOsw - Sudgylacmoe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEo_JfTH_9FK-7k9-mAWJkQ - Zeta Math: https://www.youtube.com/c/zetamath - Manifolds in Maryland: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUXEyPwb-ERzCagDIiP_VBA PSYCHOLOGY: - Gregg Henriques’ Unified Theory of Knowledge: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTb1ZHu5hUms3QcrM9XMzMg - Charlotte Fraza: https://www.youtube.com/c/CharlotteFraza - The Bigger Picture Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX81SBW84luNoIaYqehkYhA - Anagoge Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/AnagogePodcast UFOs: - Need To Know (with Ross and Zabel): https://www.youtube.com/c/BryceZabel - Alien Girl: https://www.youtube.com/c/Aliengirl111 - That UFO Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThatUFOPodcast - Cristina Gomez: https://www.youtube.com/c/ParadigmShifts - Red Panda Koala: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvSbzThCfsiETLp3eOdVkNw - GUFON: https://www.youtube.com/c/GUFONRadioStream - Thomas Fessler: https://www.youtube.com/c/thomasfessler - Truthseekers: https://www.youtube.com/c/Truthseekershow MISC.: - Nicole van der Hoeven: https://www.youtube.com/c/NicolevanderHoeven - Joe Glines Automator: https://www.youtube.com/c/JoeGlines-Automator - Joe’s tutorial for Curt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2u9_6oEdw8 - Sigma Documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/user/SigmaDocumentaries - Thin Reaper: https://www.youtube.com/c/thinreaper OTHER LINKS MENTIONED: - Crash Course on Physics by Curt: https://youtu.be/e8kyvdPP8os TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Contest Pre-announcement #PaCE1 00:00:53 Introduction 00:01:32 Criteria 00:02:21 Physics Channels 00:04:42 Consciousness Channels 00:06:41 Mathematics Channels 00:10:09 Psychology Channels 00:11:04 UFO Channels 00:12:36 Miscellaneous Channels * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2022
[Auxiliary] Gen Zed interviews Curt Jaimungal on the Simulation Hypothesis, Consciousness, and UFOs
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Gen Zed podcast; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbNFrynC573bQnjaefYYZg Patreon for Curt: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Coleman Hughes interviews Curt on Consciousness, UFOs, and the Philosophy of Probability
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Coleman sat down to interview Curt Jaimungal on "what is death?" and one of the deepest philosophical conundrums; the reference class problem.  Sponsor: Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch LINKS MENTIONED: - Coleman Hughes' channel / podcast: https://www.youtube.com/ColemanHughesOfficial - Garry Nolan: https://youtu.be/g3bk1UXjKLI - Salvatore Pais: https://youtu.be/5E6QyAhTB3o TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:20 Everything is quantum mechanical 00:04:24 Podcasts have replaced universities 00:06:49 What is going on with UFOs? 00:11:06 The skeptic strawmans by saying ""unidentified" therefore "aliens"" 00:15:27 Are the sightings just "contagion"?  00:21:44 Consciousness role in fundamental reality 00:24:51 The "hard problem" of consciousness 00:29:29 Consciousness' inherently mysterious quality 00:35:05 Life isn't what needs explaining. Death does. 00:49:24 Identity and the Self 00:55:53 The Reference Class problem 00:59:22 Will the Sun rise tomorrow? Issues in the philosophy of probability 01:04:05 Outtro with Coleman * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2022
Eric Weinstein Λ Mick West on UAPs, Evidence, Skepticism, and Stigma [Theolocution]
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Eric and Mick discuss UFOs and the evidence behind them. Sponsor: Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch LINKS MENTIONED: - Mick's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/MickWest - Crash Course on Physics by Curt: https://youtu.be/e8kyvdPP8os - The Portal (Eric's podcast): https://www.youtube.com/EricWeinsteinPhD - The Tales From the Rabbit Hole (Mick's podcast): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-rabbit-hole/id1462120258 - Need to Know (Ross Coulthart's podcast with Zabel): https://www.youtube.com/BryceZabel and https://needtoknow.today/ TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:12 What does Mick respect about Eric? 00:04:20 What does Eric respect about Mick? 00:05:24 What does Curt respect about each 00:06:55 Skeptic vs. Debunker (Mick... which are you?) 00:09:32 Salutary role of skepticism and Eric's thoughts on Mick 00:14:53 The "woo" that's concomitant with UFO research 00:19:00 UFO research isn't a "hobby" 00:23:34 Mick's "agenda" (or non-agenda) 00:25:19 There's no convincing data on UFOs available to the public 00:30:58 The "superposition" argument: Exotic explanations that Mick entertains 00:35:03 Where is the evidence? 00:36:28 Outlying data points matter 00:40:07 Some debunkers stifle the UFO community, but not all debunkers 00:43:34 What's the disagreement between Eric and Mick 00:45:50 Mick has changed his mind about UFOs 00:50:38 CE5 and invitations to Skin Walker (would Mick / Eric go?) 00:53:26 Cattle mutilation? Remote viewing? 01:06:14 Classifying different UFO craft 01:07:31 Why are there so many sober UFO witnesses? 01:09:22 Brandon Fugal's story 01:16:46 UFOs as "technology" vs. "new physics" 01:23:37 The secret history of anti-gravity research with Lefschetz and DeWitt 01:30:58 What terrene explanations are left? 01:41:26 Eric's "sighting" in 1988... 01:44:57 The Skin Walker TV show doesn't help the stigma 01:46:30 Does Brandon have any high quality data points he's not releasing? 01:47:45 Opinions on Bob Lazar 01:48:52 The opprobrium because of stigma is too much. Most can't handle it. 01:51:45 Clearing the air: the Twitter squabble between Eric and Mick 01:54:11 The opprobrium thrown at people who have first hand accounts (continued) 01:58:46 Defending claims made without physical evidence 02:03:05 Some conspiracies are real 02:07:56 Rectifying the ridicule in ufology (from both sides) 02:21:41 What does Eric think should happen, to precipitate disclosure? 02:24:48 What does Mick think should happen, to precipitate disclosure? 02:27:21 Eric asks Curt: "What do you want to see happen?" 02:33:32 Is it so improbable we're visited? If it was us, we would visit other species. * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2022
Michael Levin Λ Karl Friston Λ Chris Fields on The Meta Hard Problem, Consciousness, and Babbling
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/J6eJ44Jq_pw Sponsor: Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch LINKS MENTIONED: Curt's AMA #:3 https://youtu.be/SX9q2D6b5bc Karl Friston #2: https://youtu.be/SWtFU1Lit3M Karl Friston #1: https://youtu.be/2v7LBABwZKA Michael Levin: https://youtu.be/Z0TNfysTazc TIMESTAMPS: 0:00:00 Introduction 00:03:20 Michael Levin answers: "What do you respect about Chris / Karl?" 00:04:45 Chris Fields answers: "What do you respect about Michael / Karl?" 00:05:45 Karl Friston answers: "What do you respect about Chris / Michael?" 00:07:46 Self organization / Autopoiesis / Why does life form? 00:12:11 How does cognition emerge from smaller parts? 00:14:18 Why do we see "things" independent from one another? Why in space / time? 00:18:40 Relationship between cognition and consciousness 00:22:03 The Meta Hard Problem 00:30:37 Why is complexity associated with "awareness"? 00:35:56 Is society one large brain, with each person acting as a neuron? 00:44:17 Duality between: Did you act on the world? Or did the world act on you? 00:51:32 Babbling, and becoming a "self" 01:11:22 "300 milliseconds" is a special unit of time for consciousness 01:15:49 Quantum Babbling 01:21:49 The difference between "randomness" and "quantum randomness" 01:30:03 The difference between "external" and "internal" are both real and illusory 01:33:41 Studying consciousness / the self and the concomitant existential dread 01:48:19 Michael Levin: "Something important goes all the way down" 01:51:12 Science starts with faith * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2022
Curt Jaimungal on Consciousness, Greer, Learning Physics, Podcast Preparation, and ROEs
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/SX9q2D6b5bc Sponsor: Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch LINKS MENTIONED: - Karl Friston: https://youtu.be/SWtFU1Lit3M - A H Almaas: https://youtu.be/6JlKf1QAvXA - Diana Pasulka: https://youtu.be/E5MuTHUbMUs - Generation Zed interviews Curt: https://youtu.be/IjZlb2bGrgE - Crash Course on Physics: https://youtu.be/e8kyvdPP8os - Jordan Peterson interviews Curt: https://youtu.be/LbZ9OxrLTVM - Carlo Rovelli: https://youtu.be/r_fUPbBNmBw - Request for Greer to come on TOE: annakramer [at] siriusdisclosure.com - The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli: https://amzn.to/3ISZYo7 - The Master and His Emissary by Iain McGilchrist: https://amzn.to/325VKso - Gödel Escher Bach: https://amzn.to/3nipKbT - Raymond Smullyan (Curt reads): https://youtu.be/P-jh6tRh3Jw - April Fools (Ranking Each TOE): https://youtu.be/QOV1pcSOoZ4 - April Fools (Announcements): https://youtu.be/a5hp-7sGo0A - Rupert Spira: https://youtu.be/ocP6JSyicY0 - Curt's first AMA: https://youtu.be/DlxQwwmT9Ks - Curt's second AMA: https://youtu.be/0sYUevp41N4 TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Curt's Myers Brigg Personality Type / Psychedelics / Mass Hallucination 00:02:37 Meditation / How To Learn Physics? / Rigor of the TOE Podcast / Stages of Learning 00:11:33 Prepping for the Podcast / Nootropics / Fasting / Gauge Theory 00:19:20 Wolfram and Pais "Blackholes" / Curt Writing a Book? / Judgemental Hidebounding Words 00:25:38 How Has TOE Changed You? / Purpose of Life and Jungian Integration  00:28:32 What is Time? / Pros and Cons of TOE / Sleep Deprivation 00:33:55 What Microphone Do You Use? / What Do You Use to Write? 00:35:26 How Quick Can You Study a "TOE"? / Violently Shaken Beliefs / What Keeps You Going? 00:40:13 How Many Hours Worked Per Day / What Matters Most? / The Past Is Not Fixed 00:48:37 The "Present" Is No Trifling Matter / The TOE Podcast Is Leading Somewhere 00:52:43 Paranormal Experiences / SAFIRE Project / Peterson Λ Kastrup 00:55:11 Upcoming Guests / CE5 / Lazar Coming Up? / The Eclectic Mix of TOE 01:01:44 What is a "Theolocution" / India? Trinidad? 01:08:33 Burger King vs. KFC / What Question Would You Ask Yourself? / Extra Dimensions 01:11:10 What Has Lue Elizondo Seen? / Curt on the Spectrum? / Constructor Theory 01:18:38 Dark Night of the Soul / Steven Greer / UFOs and Religion 01:24:10 Favorite Books / Ego Death / "Open Mindedness" Is Not Always A Virtue 01:30:23 Being Too Hard On Yourself / Self Love / "Language" Is The Problem? 01:39:36 Curt's Furrowed Brows / Verbal IQ / Guitar / Research 01:41:45 Difficulty In Leaving One's Mind / "New" Religion / Time Crystals 01:43:34 What is a "ROE" / Diana Pasulka / Boris' Photoshoot @galacpic 01:51:33 Remaining "True" To TOE / Eric Davis / New Subjects on TOE Channel? 01:58:43 Evidence of UFOs? / E8 / Spacetime Not Fundamental / Enthymemes 02:04:25 TOE on the Road (Live Shows) / How Would Academics React To UFOs Being Real? 02:07:06 Something Interesting You Learned Recently? / Never Lie / Attacking The Trunk 02:16:03 If You Could Have ONE Question Answered, What Would It Be? / Frank Yang 02:18:15 Langan Λ Weinstein / Panic Attacks? / Salvatore Pais Part 2 02:25:19 What Were You Like In High School? / Depression / Mission In Life * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2022
Lilian Dindo on Mindfulness, Acceptance, Coping with Obsessive Thoughts, and ACT Therapy
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/L_hI7JNsbt0 Lilian Dindo is a Professor of Medicine at Baylor College, and we talk about ACT therapy. Sponsor: Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch LILIAN'S LINKS: -http://actfindyourpath.com -https://www.bcm.edu/people-search/lilian-dindo-20557 -https://www.bcm.edu/research/faculty-labs/act-on-health-lab -http://contextualscience.org LINKS MENTIONED: -Karl Friston episode: https://youtu.be/SWtFU1Lit3M -A H Almaas episode: https://youtu.be/6JlKf1QAvXA -Curt's Crash Course on Theoretical Physics: https://youtu.be/e8kyvdPP8os TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:04:05 What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) therapy? 00:08:12 Suffering is a part of life 00:11:06 ACT is not just for therapy, but for general illness and rejection 00:14:24 Lilian's feeling anxiety in this interview *right now*, but ACT is helping 00:15:57 Dealing with panic attacks 00:18:22 "Anxiety" and "excitement" are physiologically indistinguishable 00:20:00 Implementing ACT (specific example) 00:26:15 Stop avoiding. The mind works by addition (not subtraction)! 00:30:00 Choosing courage vs. "mustering" courage 00:30:51 Coping vs. mollifying 00:33:45 Goal oriented vs. Value oriented 00:36:06 How to uncover your own values? 00:42:14 Do values imply a "should"? (specific example) 00:47:45 What separates those for whom therapy works for, from those who it doesn't? 00:54:57 Suicidal ideation / psychosis (there's hope with ACT) 00:57:14 Enhancing learning math / physics 00:59:50 Acceptance vs Acknowledgement 01:01:40 Physical vs Psychology (mind and body connection) 01:05:53 A visual example you can employ to abate anxiety 01:10:39 The role of belief / hope / faith / trust 01:11:08 "Thanking" the negative thought / emotion 01:11:50 People don't suffer with just ONE issue, but multiple * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2022
Peter Gray on Unschooling and Teaching Children without Hierarchies
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Peter Gray is an evolutionary psychologist, American researcher, and scholar who is a research professor of psychology at Boston College. He is the author of a widely used introductory psychology textbook which broke new ground when the first edition was published (in 1991) as the first general introductory psychology textbook that brought a Darwinian perspective to the entire field. Original link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQLkKKERWsI Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2022
Diana Pasulka on Religion, Atheism, Heidegger, Jung, and the Dark Night of the Soul #DisTOEsure
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/E5MuTHUbMUs Professor of Religion Diana Pasulka discusses Jung, Heidegger, and the recent UFO hearings Sponsors -Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch LINKS MENTIONED: -American Cosmic (Diana's book): https://amzn.to/3MsaOmI -American Cosmic (Diana's book): https://amzn.to/3FWYCaW -Fatima Trilogy (a book Diana references): https://amzn.to/3wDGoao -Dark Night of the Soul podcast (with Chloe Valdary interviewing Curt): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtfJ20TNpNU -Karl Friston podcast (most important TOE podcast): https://youtu.be/SWtFU1Lit3M -Thomas Campbell on TOE: https://youtu.be/kko-hVA-8IU is part 1 and part 2 is also on the channel. -Tupacabra Twitter: https://twitter.com/TUPACABRA2 TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:24 Diana's journey from "atheist" ⇒ "agnostic" (with respect to the phenomenon) 00:07:17 Nuns who saw orbs, every night, then prayed... 00:11:45 What are "beliefs"? 00:12:27 Atheists who believe in God 00:19:50 Spiritual vs Religious (and the Secularization thesis) 00:22:58 UFOs (or the belief in) are like a religion 00:29:37 Psychedelics and religion 00:37:01 Getting flack because of covering the phenomenon 00:39:42 To the skeptics: it's rational to believe in UFOs 00:47:38 Atheism is NOT like a religion, though it can be dogmatic 00:49:18 It's false to say "religions tell you what to think" 00:55:03 The case for dogma 01:01:06 Heidegger on technology not being just another tool 01:06:04 Heidegger and Jacques Vallée 01:10:03 Why do those who study the phenomenon tend to be Catholic? 01:13:49 How the Vatican views UFOs 01:15:12 Are religious stories interpreting UFOs, or are we interpreting UFOs materialistically? 01:20:05 Near Death Experiences, UFOs, and Dean Radin 01:22:35 How the CIA / DOD / etc. work (the nefarious strategies) 01:26:57 What Diana uncovered, that she shouldn't have 01:29:45 Roswell and the Promethean myth 01:31:10 The dangers (and reality) of CE5 01:33:48 Bob Lazar is considered credible by many, behind the scenes 01:36:02 Protecting yourself against disinformation 01:38:08 Academic Openness vs. Governmental Closedness 01:42:39 SpaceX, and writing in Latin for "them" 01:48:18 The president is a "short timer" (this is why he / she isn't told the truth) 01:49:02 Who is Tyler? Why is he significant? 01:50:48 Does the gov't believe they understand what's behind UFOs? 01:52:01 We're dealing with MULTIPLE phenomenon, not just one 01:52:51 Biblically accurate angels 01:55:26 Physical evidence pertaining to purgatory 01:57:36 What's the point in collocating UFOs with religion? 02:02:10 Who is the modern Heidegger? 02:05:21 Jung and UFOs 02:08:00 Plato's Cave and the view that certain people have shackled us 02:12:54 Sangha as The Answer to deception 02:18:46 Rediscovering meaning, Heidegger, Weinstein, and the TOE project 02:22:09 Experiential vs Analytical approach to understanding God 02:24:52 Lovecraft, and the perils of an "open mind" 02:27:14 Epistermic Shock vs Ontological Shock 02:38:10 The importance of Sangha 02:41:21 [Juliano Vargas] Reconciling religion with ET (and does ET believe in a Supreme Creator?) 02:42:15 [Numb Her Two] How has Diana's faith been affected? 02:44:27 Why does the Hitchhiker effect occur? 02:45:32 Angels... Demons... What is the THIRD (religiously interpreted) option? 02:46:45 Rosicrucianism and Gnosticism 02:50:52 Kurzweil's Singularity / Omega Point / UAPs 02:55:14 Jung and the UFO archetype (continued) 02:56:10 UFO hearings (May 2022) 03:00:23 [Tupacabra] Catholic Church, Remote Viewing, Thomas Campbell, and Jacques Vallée 03:05:54 Podcasts being sanctioned behind the scenes for disclosure #DisTOEsure Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2022
Crash Course in Theoretical Physics (How To Solve Every Physics Problem)
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/e8kyvdPP8os A crash course in theoretical physics, using natural units and high school mathematics. This is the lesson I wish I had when I was younger. Sponsors:  -Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off  -Algo: https://youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://algo.com  Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch LINKS MENTIONED: Sabine Hossenfelder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP5G20ImveU  Andrew Dotson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5NKHsOzvAc  Pretty Much Physics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cQqRYVA3Ms Nima's Lecture: https://youtu.be/nVO4I3D38O0 Richard Borcherds' YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIyDqfi_cbkp-RU20aBF-MQ Norman Wildberger's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/njwildberger Conversion Chart #1: http://www.phys.ufl.edu/~korytov/phz4390/note_01_NaturalUnits_SMsummary.pdf Conversion Chart #2: http://www.saha.ac.in/theory/palashbaran.pal/conv.html Quantum Gravity podcast (Salvatore Pais): https://youtu.be/5E6QyAhTB3o?t=3057 On Enthymemes (Lue Elizondo): https://youtu.be/wULw64ZL1Bg?t=6971 Carlo Rovelli podcast: https://youtu.be/r_fUPbBNmBw Stephen Wolfram's TOE: https://youtu.be/1sXrRc3Bhrs Eric Weinstein podcast: https://youtu.be/KElq_MLO1kw String Theory podcast (Stephon Alexander): https://youtu.be/VETxb96a3qk QFT and Knot Theory podcast (Dror Bar Natan): https://youtu.be/rJz_Badd43c TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 The Why: A shift in perspective 00:02:07 The What: What to expect to learn in this video 00:04:53 The How: The TOE approach 00:10:53 What are Natural Units? 00:26:09 Conversion equations 00:40:09 Newton's constant / Entropy / Why speed is "dimensionless" 00:47:56 A Neutron star's pressure 00:49:16 Proportionate strengths of forces / "Wave function" is not a function 00:54:41 Knots / Extra dimensions 01:02:41 Inside Microtubules / Consciousness / Penrose's theory 01:07:55 Naïve Vacuum Expectation / Dark Energy 01:14:01 Calculating with the Schwinger Limit / Superforce 01:21:41 Annihilating electron - positron pairs / Quantum gravity / Black holes 01:31:32 *Sponsor and Patreon* 01:34:23 Length of an atom 01:41:12 Cutting a solid / How "special relativity" challenges what it means to "exist" 01:42:25 Laconically deriving the Casimir Pressure falloff / Rigor in math and physics 01:44:35 Analyzing the Sun 01:36:31 The size of Earth (derivation from fundamental constants) 01:46:16 Intuiting the radius of an electron / Classical Mechanics break down 01:31:51 On why we use X Rays to probe solid matter 01:51:33 Scales of the LHC / God particle 01:53:18 Summary 01:54:21 What's next? * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2022
[Auxiliary] Jordan Peterson interviews Curt Jaimungal on the Science of God and Consciousness
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-Jordan Peterson's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/JordanPetersonVideos -JP's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Sponsors: -Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off -Algo: https://youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://algo.com Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2022
[Auxiliary] Chloe Valdary interviews Curt Jaimungal on the Psychological Turmoil of Seriously Studying Consciousness / The Phenomenon
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-Chloe Valdary's podcast: https://www.youtube.com/user/cvaldary123 Sponsors: -Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off -Algo: https://youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://algo.com Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2022
Garry Nolan on the Evidence behind UFOs, Psychedelics, and Artificial Consciousness
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/g3bk1UXjKLI Perhaps the most information-dense 2 hours I've seen on UFOs -- all thanks to Garry Nolan, a Professor at the Stanford School of Medicine who's internationally renowned. Sponsors: -Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off -Algo: https://youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://algo.com Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:26 Most extraordinary piece of UFO evidence 00:08:25 What happened to the creatures in the Trinity case (from Jacque Vallée) 00:13:12 Biological samples (does Garry Nolan have any?) 00:17:04 What you should do if you encounter the phenomenon 00:20:50 Science depends on speculation 00:26:48 Responding to skeptics: "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" 00:33:01 Myth about the speed of light and surpassing our current laws of physics 00:33:38 Creating a drug that interfaces with UFOs 00:36:14 Seriously studying consciousness / UFOs is mentally traumatic 00:41:50 Caudate and Putamen: Some people see the phenomenon, and others don't. 01:00:57 ESP / mediums / psychics (and testing them academically) 01:05:56 "State actors" and Havana Syndrome (what is it?) 01:16:01 Defense Intelligence Reference Document reports 01:16:27 Non-airborne phenomenon and effects on humans 01:20:01 Psychedelics and UFOs (studies) 01:21:02 Psychedelics and the caudate / putamen connection 01:22:53 Are psychedelics modulating sensory information or allowing in new data? 01:27:08 Consciousness survives death and exists forever (Burkhard Heim's theory) 01:28:39 Artificial consciousness (Burkhard Heim's theory) 01:32:13 Remote viewing 01:33:38 The 1,500 page Sun / Pentagon documents on UFOs 01:38:14 Skeptics are necessary and bias is actually a net positive (on Mick West) 01:42:47 Garry's personal experiences with the phenomenon 01:45:44 Not all UAPs are "projections" -- there's a physical component! 01:48:15 Hyper-dimensional reality and projection onto 4D makes analyzing UFOs difficult 01:52:16 Who's watching Lue and Garry (from the gov't)? LINKS MENTIONED: -April Fools video (Ranking Every TOE): https://youtu.be/QOV1pcSOoZ4 -Cristina Gomez's Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/ParadigmShifts -Lex Fridman's podcast with Garry Nolan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTCc2-1tbBQ -The New Worldview of the Physicist Burkhard Heim (by Ludwiger): http://heim-theory.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/I-v-Ludwiger-The-New-Worldview-of-the-Physicist-Burkhard-Heim-160321.pdf -The Sun 1,500 page document release: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18113689/us-government-releases-1500-pages-secret-documents-ufo-programme/ -Jacque Vallée TOE podcast: https://youtu.be/uVo51khU8AE -Diana Pasulka "Calling All Beings" podcast: https://youtu.be/ziTXnFIScwI -Analysis of Data Hypothesis Related to Embassy Incidents: https://int.nyt.com/data/documenttools/jason-report-on-havana-syndrome-cases/08bb387091859944/full.pdf -Stuart Hameroff TOE podcast: https://youtu.be/uLo0Zwe579g -Karl Friston TOE podcast (regarding dealing with being psychology destabilized by studying consciousness / the phenomenon): https://youtu.be/SWtFU1Lit3M -Jordan Peterson interviews Curt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbZ9OxrLTVM * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
A. H. Almaas on God, Awakening, Consciousness, and Analytically Pursuing Spirituality
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/6JlKf1QAvXA A. H. Almaas holds a PhD in Nuclear Physics (UC Berkeley) and is the inventor of the Diamond Approach. Sponsors:  -Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off  -Algo: https://youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://algo.com  Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch LINKS MENTIONED: -Karl Friston podcast (the most important TOE podcast): https://youtu.be/SWtFU1Lit3M TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:50 The Diamond Approach 00:14:32 Socratic dialogue is superior to meditation 00:17:43 Depth psychology 00:20:37 Unifying Buddhism / Christianity / Emptiness / Somethingness 00:22:27 God: The Unknown Unknowable 00:25:00 Awakening vs. Realization 00:30:12 How are consciousness are the same AND different 00:35:05 Not everyone should be "realized" / "awakened" (including YOU, and that's okay) 00:41:00 Valuable vs. Should 00:42:32 The problem with spiritual advice from "gurus" 00:52:15 Curt's terrifying experience 01:00:39 Sometimes it's better to not be "awakened" 01:04:53 TOE has changed to be one step forward, instead of the final TOE 01:06:02 Integrating the analytic pursuit with the experiential (and Roger Penrose) 01:12:22 God's words of "I am that I am" 01:13:54 The expression of truth is love 01:16:06 Thoughts on Ken Wilber 01:22:20 DMT and God 01:24:57 Spiritual "path dependence" is what's generally not taken into account * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2022
Noam Chomsky on Consciousness, Reality, Mind Body Connection, and Mathematical Realism
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/xNXqAaF_cxU Consciousness has NOT been explained, says Chomsky. Sponsors:  -Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off  -Algo: https://youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://algo.com  Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch LINKS MENTIONED: -April Fools / Ranking every TOE: https://youtu.be/QOV1pcSOoZ4 -April Fools / Announcements for TOE: https://youtu.be/a5hp-7sGo0A -Chomsky TOE playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ7ikzmc6zlORiRfcaQe8ZdxKxF-e2BCY -Chomsky TOE playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ7ikzmc6zlORiRfcaQe8ZdxKxF-e2BCY -Dennett's Quining Qualia: https://ase.tufts.edu/cogstud/dennett/papers/quinqual.htm -Michael Levin TOE podcast: https://youtu.be/Z0TNfysTazc TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:41 Putnam and Mathematical Realism 00:09:06 Are numbers "real"? 00:10:01 Text vs. Meaning / Content vs. Meaning 00:13:28 Are all words "contrast words"? (only making sense in terms of their negation) 00:16:01 How can the word "meaningless" ever be "meaningful"? 00:17:38 Reference vs. Referent 00:28:32 Daniel Dennett's "Quining Qualia" 00:30:44 Consciousness explained? 00:34:27 Mind Body dualism ("body" is no more fundamental than "mind") 00:44:32 Is Chomsky an idealist? 00:46:29 We can't answer anything with certainty 00:50:53 Articulating what's ambiguous (what the heck is going on!?) 00:58:24 Studying consciousness from the 1st person vs 3rd person perspective 00:59:34 How do we generate "definitions" 01:04:59 Curt's question to the audience (for linguists) * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2022
[April Fools] Ranking every TOE
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/QOV1pcSOoZ4 12 minutes of ranking most of the TOEs on this channel.  Did you hear about it? Ross Coulthart has a book https://amzn.to/3kMaQtX. Also, Brian Keating has a channel that you should subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/drbriankeating Sponsors:  -Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off  -Algo: https://youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://algo.com  Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch LINKS MENTIONED: -Ross Coulthart has a book with information that will blow your mind https://amzn.to/3kMaQtX  -Brian Keating has a channel that you should subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/drbriankeating. Make sure to SMASH that like button. * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2022
[April Fools] Changes coming. You won't want to miss these announcements.
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/a5hp-7sGo0A 6 minute video detailing the new direction of TOE. Sponsors:  -Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off  -Algo: https://youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://algo.com  Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
Salvatore Pais on Quantum Gravity, UFO Patents, Pais Effect, and the Superforce [Part 1 of 2]
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/5E6QyAhTB3o Salvatore Pais is an aerospace engineer and inventor (Naval Air Station). Sponsors: -Ground News: https://ground.news/toe  -Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off.  -Algo: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://www.algo.com/.  Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch SALVATORE PAIS' PAPERS: -https://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/abs/10.1504/IJSPACESE.2015.075910 -https://www.sae.org/publications/technical-papers/content/2017-01-2040/ -https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8871349 -https://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/abs/10.1504/IJSPACESE.2015.069339 -https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2019-0869 -https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2017-5343 -https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1991saea.confR....P/abstract LINKS MENTIONED: -"Ashtekar Bounce" / Robustness of key features of loop quantum cosmology: https://arxiv.org/abs/0710.3565 -Eric Davis' "Frontiers of Propulsion Science" book: https://amzn.to/3JKBdL3 -Converstaoins on Quantum Gravity: https://amzn.to/3tPtHJj -Ross Coulthart's "In Plain Sight": https://amzn.to/3tQn1e7 -Carlo Rovelli podcast: https://youtu.be/r_fUPbBNmBw -David Gross with Carlo Rovelli: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUyylR5RPZw -Ross Coulthart's interview: https://youtu.be/JM3kxeU_oDE TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:04:58 The story behind the UFO patents 00:09:23 Why Sal emailed Curt to come onto TOE 00:12:16 The Pais Effect 00:13:38 The UFO patents 00:17:28 Responding to the patent officer's initial rejection 00:21:23 Energy in the quantum vacuum (introduction to the Superforce) 00:23:58 Are the patents disinformation? A bluff to scare off China? 00:25:13 Why did James Sheehy say the technology was "operable"? 00:26:31 Can we use the 1 Coulomb charge, necessary for the Pais effect? 00:28:05 The inspiration for Pais' patents 00:29:15 Spin vs. Vibration 00:30:19 Piezoelectric materials (pulsing electricity through it) 00:35:11 Eric Davis' book helped introduce these ideas to Sal 00:36:19 The Schwinger effect 00:39:13 The Gertsenshtein effect 00:42:35 Microwave emitters inside the walls of the craft 00:46:15 The Prigogine effect 00:50:57 Why Quantum Gravity is so non-trivial (Curt's detour into the math) 00:58:32 The Superforce / Plank force 01:10:21 [Dan Zetterstrom] Ball lightning and plasma 01:11:17 UFO orbs are probes in the form of plasma 01:16:10 Trying to publish on Arxiv 01:17:47 Publishing the patents 01:22:49 If UAPs operate via this effect, can we detect it? (back of the envelope calculation) 01:23:21 Being called a sharlatan and a crank... 01:26:36 How much time / money would it cost to build the technology? 01:28:24 Why didn't the gov't file the patents secretly instead? ("hiding in plain sight") 01:31:34 What does Sal make of the claims of "disinformation" 01:33:33 It hurts to be called a sharlatan and a crank... 01:35:24 Eric Davis and Hal Puthoff 01:37:13 Being kind, even those who are unkind to you... 01:38:47 Physics without philosophy is like a seed without water 01:45:30 Convincing James Sheehy 01:50:05 Podkletnov's and Ning Li's research 01:54:56 Has something occurred "behind the scenes" that allows Sal to come forward? 01:58:32 Sal's message to the audience Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2022
Lue Elizondo Λ Sean Cahill on UFOs, Consciousness, Time, the Difficulty Talking about the Phenomenon
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/9g5e9UzEDkw Lue Elizondo and Sean Cahill discuss UFOs and reality. Sponsors: -Ground News: https://ground.news/toe -Urgent Care: https://urgentcare.com/ -That UFO Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThatUFOPodcast -Algo: https://www.algo.com/ / https://www.youtube.com/c/AlgoPodcast Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch LINKS MENTIONED: -Jesse Michels' YouTube (American Alchemy): https://www.youtube.com/c/JesseMichels -Lue Elizondo Part 1: https://youtu.be/aAmFlLfsZKM -Lue Elizondo Part 2: https://youtu.be/wULw64ZL1Bg -Nuremberg UFO Incident: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1561_celestial_phenomenon_over_Nuremberg -Karl Friston (the most important TOE podcast): https://youtu.be/SWtFU1Lit3M -UFO Joe Murgia: https://www.youtube.com/c/ufojoe1 -Jacob Lizzio's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SignalsMusicStudio -Richard Dolan on TOE: https://youtu.be/cDZEb-GKAJ4 -Nicholas Gisin on TOE: https://youtu.be/jcHzgy0I6gk -Carlo Rovelli on TOE: https://youtu.be/r_fUPbBNmBw TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:05:22 Element 115 00:08:25 Any evidence that UFOs will intervene to stop nuclear iniquities? 00:10:11 Imminent cataclysm? 00:14:11 Our future selves and time travel 00:19:48 "Thick time" and Nicolas Gisin / The present moment 00:26:53 Why the secrecy? Is it because of the private sector or government? 00:30:23 What keeps more from coming forward is dishonor / stigma 00:37:03 "What should I do?" 00:45:29 What does Lue tell his children about the phenomenon? 00:47:52 [Matriiac] What field or degree would you choose to better understand UFOs? 00:55:36 [Jesse Michels] Parapsychology 01:02:46 [Bill Yates] Aphantasia and interacting with the phenomenon 01:08:44 The Karl Friston episode is the most important TOE episode 01:09:28 [Jacob Lizzio] How would you recover a UFO craft? 01:15:54 [Euphoric_Gur_4674] Different types of UAP interacting 01:21:10 [Miles Koliarievin @koliarievin] Attempts to make contact with UAP 01:26:53 Psychedelics and communicating with the phenomenon 01:30:25 Distinctions / quiddities / semantics matter 01:30:48 [Chris Pass] Moon shows evidence that we were not the first intelligent life 01:34:25 [Webstar Rises] Do we have a direct DNA lineage with the Others? 01:34:49 [Adam X] "Crap is going to hit the fan soon..." Elaborate? 01:40:03 The frustration about the topic 01:51:24 [Ra Shu] How did the gov't "attract" UFOs? 01:52:50 [NICK D] Has UAP technology advanced? 01:53:44 [Blaine Toderian] Missing time 01:55:51 George Knapp revealed new names for Area 51 01:59:54 [Cyprian Cyganek] UAP incidents that stood out to you. 02:04:13 [Casey Price] Photographs to support that USOs exist (unidentified submerged objects) 02:09:07 [Bryan] Importance of sound to the advanced physics theorized for UAP 02:10:21 [Rebeca Schwardt] Civilian data collection efforts 02:11:49 [Joe Murgia] Holloman base 02:13:59 [Andy McGrillen] How can we get more involved with data collection? 02:17:52 (Continued) The frustration about the topic 02:28:49 On loving your enemy, extending a hand despite hate, and Curt's journey in this topic 02:53:24 Curt answers some audience questions after Lue / Sean leave * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it.ch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2022
David Wolpert on the Monotheism Theorem, Penrose, Consciousness, Free Will, and Uncaused Causation
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/WkVq0p2WBmQ Sponsors: -Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. -Algo: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://www.algo.com/. Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch LINKS MENTIONED: -Chris Langan's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CTMURadio -Anil Seth's book: https://amzn.to/3iaWLUY -Part 1 with David Wolpert: https://youtu.be/qj_YUxg-qtY TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:04:21 No Go Theorem regarding the existence of Laplace's Demon 00:08:06 Limits on Inference Devices 00:16:40 The Monotheism Theorem 00:21:05 Gaining wisdom from dogs 00:21:34 The Monotheism Theorem (explained in detail) 00:29:49 Norton's Dome (Newtonian mechanics is NOT deterministic) 00:35:06 What is an "observer"? An inference device! 00:39:48 Prediction vs Memory 00:42:45 No Free Lunch and Inference Devices 00:47:22 Opinions on Donald Hoffman 00:48:34 Church Turing thesis (a theorem or definition?) 00:50:46 Thoughts on Donald Hoffman again 00:53:24 The most profound results in philosophy are from algorithmic information theory 00:57:27 Busy beaver function 01:02:27 [Chris Langan] On the definition of "observer" being teleological 01:03:42 [Chris Langan] Mind and Matter / Dualism / Chalmers / Penrose 01:08:50 [Prof. Karl Friston] Non-equilibrium Steady States are consequences of what? 01:12:05 [Prof. Anil Seth] Consciousness is substrate independent? Free Will? 01:18:59 Wolpert doesn't like the debate over definitions 01:31:14 [Prof. Kevin Knuth] Remarks on what life is 01:38:04 [Prof. Edward Lee] Why are people offended by uncaused cause? 01:43:54 [Sam Thompson] Sociopolitical implications of the inference theorems 01:45:04 [Chris Langan] On modifying physicalism * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2022
[Auxiliary] Singularity Lab interviews Curt Jaimungal on UFOs, Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God
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YouTube: The Singularity Lab: https://youtube.com/channel/UCL_gVI2CFdgEpcDeB3AB4CQ The Unidentified Celebrity Review: https://youtube.com/c/TheUnidentifiedCelebrityReview Twitter:  Michael Mataluni:  @SingularityMike  https://twitter.com/singularitymike Luis Jimenez:  @LuAngeles  https://twitter.com/LuAngeles Rather B. Squidding:  @BSquidding  https://twitter.com/BSquidding Kristin Mataluni:  @KMataluni  https://twitter.com/KMataluni Patreon for Curt: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
[Auxiliary] Norman Wildberger interviews Curt Jaimungal on Free Will, Physics, Mathematics, and UFOs
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Norman Wildberger's channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/njwildberger Patreon for Curt: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal 0:40 Introducing Curt 1:44 Background on film making and maths / physics 3:40 Curt's film "Better Left Unsaid" 7:50 The rise of intellectual podcasts 9:53 Theories of Everything channel 13:59 Role of Consciousness 16:58 Mathematical, computational and cognitive TOE's 19:46 Landscape of physical TOE's and the Standard Model 24:45 Sociology of physics and string theory 28:35 So many illustrious guests! 32:43 Exceptional objects in math and physics (E8, monster) 36:55 Effective teaching and learning 38:45 The great Free Will debate 47:40 The UFO conundrum 53:50 A bookmaker / probabilistic approach to uncertainty 58:58 Government policy on UFOs and truth at any cost? 1:02:54 Sociological differences between maths and physics 1:07:59 Are individual TOE being ignored? How about Stephen Wolfram's new physics? 1:11:54 Taking theories of everything too seriously: are there risks? 1:17:50 Moving forward and looking to new episodes and further interesting chats! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
Sabine Hossenfelder Λ Bernardo Kastrup on Superdeterminism and Metaphysics [Theolocution]
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/kJmBmopxc1k Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. For Algo's podcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://www.algo.com/.  Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch LINKS MENTIONED (soon to be titled -- give me one more day): -Sabine Hossefelder's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SabineHossenfelder -Testing Superdeterminism: https://arxiv.org/abs/1401.0286 / https://arxiv.org/abs/1105.4326 -Other Superdeterminism articles: https://arxiv.org/abs/2109.02676 / https://arxiv.org/abs/2010.01327 -Decoherence article: https://arxiv.org/abs/1911.06282 -Bernardo Kastrup's website: https://www.bernardokastrup.com/ -No Go Theorem on Wigner: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41567-020-0990-x -Making Sense of the Mental Universe  by Kastrup: http://ispcjournal.org/journals/2017-19/Kastrup_19.pdf LINKS NOT MENTIONED BUT PERTINENT: (Bernardo Kastrup recommends the below) Papers indicating that physical realism is untrue and refuting classes of hidden variables theories: -https://arxiv.org/abs/1712.01826 -https://www.nature.com/articles/nature05677 -https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1367-2630/12/12/123007/meta -https://arxiv.org/abs/1902.05080 -https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0085-3 -https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023%2FA%3A1012682413597 -https://books.google.nl/books/about/Mindful_Universe.html?id=pArDC3K3O2UC -http://ispcjournal.org/journals/2017-19/Kastrup_19.pdf -https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.49.1804 -https://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/9806043 -https://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/9810080 -https://www.nature.com/articles/nature10119 -https://www.nature.com/articles/nphys3343 -https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1026096313729 -https://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/9609002 TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:04:16 Overview of Superdeterminism 00:08:31 Bernardo's agreements / disagreements 00:13:15 It's more promising to violate statistical independence (SI) 00:15:59 What are the hidden variables in Superdeterminism? 00:18:20 What is statistical independence? Is it a mere assumption? 00:22:41 People claim Superdeterminism isn't falsifiable, but is it? 00:31:17 Back and forth criticism and justification of proposed experiments 00:38:35 Does experiment change the outcome of what's measured? 00:41:37 Contrarian views -- should they be put forward tentatively? 00:44:57 Decoherence and the observer 00:49:22 The observer (and consciousness) is irrelevant in quantum mechanics 00:52:37 Why oppose violating statistical independence (SI)? 00:54:57 Metaphysics? Or simply trying to solve the measurement problem? 00:55:57 We don't have a good reason to depart with SI 00:59:10 Holding Sabine to higher standards than John Bell? 01:01:31 [gastronic] What is the definition of measurement / What does it mean to "look at"? 01:02:22 [Salvatore Pais] Unification of forces by means of the "Super Force" 01:05:18 [rad capsule] "Without thought, there is no science." 01:07:22 Falsifying idealism 01:11:53 Joscha Bach? 01:13:20 Notes about the upcoming Salvatore Pais interview * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2022
Karl Friston on the Perils of Investigations into Consciousness, Derealization, and the Free Energy Principle
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/SWtFU1Lit3M This podcast may be the most important one on this channel. Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. For Algo's podcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://www.algo.com/.  Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch LINKS MENTIONED: -Part 1 with Karl Friston (technical): https://youtu.be/2v7LBABwZKA TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Exigent Message / Introduction 00:07:25 The Free Energy Principle's TOE explained 00:15:48 The FEP explained for physicists 00:18:24 The "external world" is dual to "you" 00:24:25 Relationship between senses and actions 00:36:25 Marginal likelihood / Model evidencing 00:54:34 Change your evidence or change your model (Repression vs. CBT) 00:58:51 An exercise to show a difference in consciousness via touching one's eye 01:03:09 Science "works" by definition of "works"! 01:12:45 Advice for those trying to understand reality 01:22:45 Dealing with derealization / spiraling mentally / depersonalization 01:34:34 Don't let the social status of having "ego death" be your lure 01:37:12 Acceptance therapy (ACT from CBT) 01:43:09 Being too much in one's head (thought loops) 01:53:09 How does Karl prevent existential crises when studying these issues? 01:56:34 The benefits of tea and smoking (yes, smoking) 01:59:28 Beta-blockers and fear extinction (Merel Kindt's groundbreaking work) * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2022
Nicolas Gisin on Free Will, Quantum Gravity, Superdeterminism, and Time NOT Being an Illusion
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/jcHzgy0I6gk Nicolas Gisin is Professor of Physics, specializing in the foundations of quantum mechanics, at the University of Geneva. Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. For Algo's podcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://www.algo.com/.  Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch LINKS MENTIONED: -Quantum Chance by Nicholas Gisin (affiliate): https://amzn.to/3KPHG8x -Sabine Hossenfelder's Superdeterminism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytyjgIyegDI TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:38 Gisin's "Quantum Chance" book is a friendly introduction to QM 00:06:36 Consciousness is outside today's physics and may always be 00:07:48 Indeterminacy is necessary but not sufficient for free will 00:09:37 Free will is necessary for "rationality" to exist 00:10:40 Free will comes FIRST in the "logical order" 00:21:39 What does mathematics have to say about free will and consciousness? 00:27:18 Intuitionism vs Constructionism 00:28:22 Classical physics is NOT deterministic 00:34:27 Does he agree with Stephen Wolfram that it's computation underlying physics? 00:36:06 Time is "thick" like molasses 00:40:21 Intuitionist mathematics and law of excluded middle 00:42:57 Graham Priest's paraconsistent logic and other forms of logic 00:49:32 A new understanding of time is needed for Quantum Gravity 00:52:55 Discrete spacetime? Perhaps not 00:53:21 Philosophy of Jules Lequier 00:55:15 On Sabine Hossenfelder's views on free will 00:58:33 Superdeterminism 01:01:52 Is indeterminacy truly necessary for free will? 01:03:39 Many Worlds is nonsense 01:05:37 Should logic be the basis of mathematics? 01:10:00 Which approach to quantum gravity does Gisin favor? 01:10:17 [Stephen Robbins] Bergson? 01:11:23 [Complex Plane @kekule6] Chomsky and denial of free will by physicists is an attempt to make evidence fit a model * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2022
Norman Wildberger on the Problem with Infinity, The Foundations of Mathematics, Finitism, and the Real Numbers
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Professor of mathematics Norman Wildberger expounds on the nature of the infinite and the real numbers. YouTube link: https://youtu.be/l7LvgvunVCM Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. For Algo's podcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://www.algo.com/.  Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch LINKS MENTIONED: -Prof. Norman Wildberger's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/njwildberger -Rational Trigonometry (YouTube series): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3C58498718451C47 -Rational Trigonometry (book): https://amzn.to/3rEygVW TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:29 Behind the scenes banter 00:08:08 Overview of Norman's philosophy of mathematics 00:09:35 The problem with the concept of "infinity" in mathematics 00:14:46 Algorithmic reality and Wolfram's model 00:16:03 Physics and infinity (Riemann sphere and Spinors) 00:19:14 Infinity cannot be "done" 00:42:26 Physics doesn't actually use infinities 00:45:03 What about the wave function of half spin up / spin down? 00:47:25 Learning Tip for Math / Physics: Constantly ask "what is REALLY going on here?" 00:48:32 What is Rational Trigonometry and what led to it? 00:53:23 What compels Norman to rethink the foundations? 01:01:49 Is beauty (like in complex analysis) removed or added in the construcitivist approach  01:04:52 The simplicity of Norman's courses (links in the description) 01:08:31 On non-standard analysis 01:10:42 Why set theory has problems (even without the Axiom of Choice) 01:13:57 Roger Penrose's and Ed Witten's view on real numbers 01:16:09 Pure mathematicians vs physicists 01:17:17 [062985593] How would Wildberger rephrase the intermediate value theorem? 01:19:31 If math is currently vitally flawed, then why no inconsistencies 01:21:21 How do constructionists base their foundations in physics, when physics is couched in mathematics? 01:27:21 [Sam Thompson] Do you see problems with having infinite index sets? 01:32:13 [DivergentCauchy] Cranks and Platonism 01:34:30 Dealing with calumny as a creator 01:36:33 Norman is extremely interested in UFOs as well * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2022
Donald Hoffman Λ Joscha Bach on Consciousness, Free Will, Gödel, and Computational Reality
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/bhSlYfVtgww Deep dive into the nature of consciousness and reality. Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. For Algo's podcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://www.algo.com/.  Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch LINKS MENTIONED: -QBism Paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/1003.5209 -Donald Hoffman's book The Case Against Reality (affiliate): https://amzn.to/34eWmxz -Plato and the Nerd (affiliate): https://amzn.to/34GMexr TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:34 Is a Theory of Everything possible? / Definition of Consciousness 00:08:32 Spacetime's fundamental nature (or not) 00:14:27 Joscha Bach on mysterianism, telepathy, and consciousness 00:34:40 Joscha has a way of interpreting the Bible literally 00:42:01 Physical world vs Computational world 00:57:57 On Gödel and changing the definition of truth to provable / computable 01:12:33 What parts of the mind makes statements beyond computation? 01:13:57 Real numbers don't exist? 01:15:23 [Prof. Edward Lee] Reality is not necessarily algorithmic 01:34:02 Donald Hoffman on Free Will 01:44:03 Joscha Bach on Free Will and whether a TOE exists 01:57:10 What would change in Bach's model if classical logic was correct? 02:07:42 Penrose and Lucas argument regarding Gödel and the mind 02:13:55 Closing thoughts from Bach and Hoffman on each other's work * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
George Knapp Λ Colm Kelleher on Skinwalker Ranch, Evidence for UFOs, and the Hitchhiker Effect
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/RFGMdp4fRog New revelations about the on-goings at Skinwalker and UFOs. Skinwalkers At The Pentagon book (affiliate): https://amzn.to/3uqrSTQ. Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. For Algo's podcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://www.algo.com/. Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: 3CSm4FH6975J8wvKp8x8BSefH6QCVuk736 PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: -George Knapp's website: https://www.mysterywire.com/ -Skinwalkers At The Pentagon book (affiliate): https://amzn.to/3uqrSTQ -The "Start Here" Playlist for TOE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ7ikzmc6zlMS2MP3hzVot4Z77AWFnHzQ -Donald Hoffman's TOE interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmieNQH7Q4w -Bernardo Kastrup's TOE interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAB21FAXCDE -Acronym Glossary: https://twitter.com/FettuccineSplit/status/1489418129717571589/retweets/with_comments TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:04:04 An overview of the "Hitchhiker Effect" 00:13:10 Most remarkable evidence 00:20:05 [Dan Zetterstrom] Information in Skinwalkers At The Pentagon that needs to be discussed more 00:34:38 [Arthur Switalski] The factors that make the Hitchhiker Effect more likely / less likely 00:39:02 Overview of acronyms (AAWSAP, AATIP, etc.) 00:40:32 [kf] Hitchhiker Effect with the blind 00:45:28 [MossyMoose] Neutrinos as the source of the Hitchhiker Effect? 00:56:21 Benevolent beings? (Travis Walton and Anjali) 01:00:50 [Arthur Switalski] Lue Elizondo and Remote Viewing 01:04:21 [Da Gummit] Do different parts of the world experience different phenomena based on culture? 01:09:38 The Oz Effect (on how it doesn't occur to you to take a picture of UFOs when seeing them) 01:12:16 Where is the evidence recorded at Skinwalker? 01:15:12 [Jackson Vega] Steven Greer and CE5 01:20:27 [Richard Brewster] Extraterrestrial or terrene? 01:33:11 What is the purpose of the Black Helicopters? 01:38:16 On cattle mutilation (some of them may be gov't-based) 01:52:48 [chris123457839] Consciousness and UFPs 02:00:09 [Steven Greenstreet] Best piece of evidence of paranormal 02:05:39 Curt answers audience questions * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2022
David Wolpert on Free Will, The Limits of Science, No Free Lunch theorem, and Mathematical Universe
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/qj_YUxg-qtY Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. For Algo's podcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://www.algo.com/.  Merch (until end of Oct 2021): https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: 3CSm4FH6975J8wvKp8x8BSefH6QCVuk736 PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: -Sabine Hossenfelder's video on Superdeterminism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytyjgIyegDI TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:05:41 Explaining the No Free Lunch theorem 00:08:42 Mathematical proof isn't iron clad (an extremely controversial statement!) 00:18:38 Bayesian reasoning isn't iron clad either 00:24:23 What do the No Free Lunch theorems mean?  00:32:15 "The Problem" (TP) and regret about one's past / Nihilism in NFL 00:40:01 There's no "meaning" in the temporary nature of life 00:44:07 No Free Lunch helps appreciation of Zen Buddhism 00:45:50 Artist or Mathematician? (art helps math, and vice versa) 00:48:54 NFL and Zen (continuation) 00:51:38 For intellectuals, atheism is easier than not being an atheist 00:57:30 On Sabine Hossenfelder's excellent video about Superdeterminism 00:59:23 What free will is, and what it is NOT 01:02:23 Excoriations on Dan Dennett's and Stephen Wolfram's idea of "free will" 01:12:46 Does science make metaphysical claims or is it instrumental? 01:21:12 Map vs Territory doesn't apply to the Mathematical Universe 01:35:05 What if physics supervenes on free will? 01:39:36 Explaining The Mathematical Universe 01:43:09 Preview of Part 2 with David Wolpert 01:46:06 The philosophy of mathematics and the foundations of reality are important 01:47:45 Why science shouldn't work / cross validation (thumbnail reference) * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2022
Brian Keating Λ Lee Cronin on Life in the Universe, Assembly Theory, and the Meaning of Time
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/BI7-5YnXSqk Are new laws of physics required to explain the origins of life? Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. For Algo's podcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://www.algo.com/.  Merch (until end of Oct 2021): https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: 3CSm4FH6975J8wvKp8x8BSefH6QCVuk736 PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: -Brian Keating's Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating -Brian Keating's "Losing the Nobel Prize": https://amzn.to/3AyXMyE -Brian Keating's "Into the Impossible": https://amzn.to/33IjsfC -Brian Keating's Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrBrianKeating -Lee Cronin's Twitter: https://twitter.com/leecronin -Brian Keating's appearance on Lex's podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhGwJLXzHs8 TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:04:59 Brian Keating's opening statements 00:08:21 Lee Cronin's opening statements 00:13:45 Why defining "life" is difficult 00:23:43 Disagreements on the origin of life 00:38:12 The definition of Entropy is "wrong" (controversial claim) 00:51:44 The universe is filled with life 01:09:20 Will the James Webb Telescope find life? No. 01:12:37 An answer to the Fermi Paradox 01:24:26 Assembly Theory overview (important, watch this first!) 01:38:00 Curt claims Lee's definition of life is circular 01:46:37 Finding UFOs, as an academic project 01:54:26 Lee's gripes against the Galileo Project and Avi Loeb 02:03:47 Curt's views on the UFO videos that have been released 02:08:30 Brian's and Lee's books and talks 02:12:54 Time is more fundamental than space (another controversial claim by Lee) 02:17:45 Eric Weinstein says UAP data should be given scientists... should it? 02:21:53 [Tom Poleski] Why hasn't assembly theory been used already to detect life? 02:23:46 [Visan Cosmin] Materialism and Consciousness (what exists outside consciousness?) 02:30:05 [David] Why do we need new laws to explain life? 02:33:41 Physics doesn't have causation 02:35:27 [kumar910] Why is there something instead of nothing? 02:41:47 Lee expounds on causation, and life * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
Linda Moulton Howe on Cattle Mutilation, Bigfoot, Richard Doty, Disinformation, and Arts Parts
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YouTube link: Sponsors: For Shortform https://shortform.com/TOE and for Brilliant https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. For Algo's podcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://www.algo.com/.  Merch (until end of Oct 2021): https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: 3CSm4FH6975J8wvKp8x8BSefH6QCVuk736 PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: -Stephon Alexander's TOE interview: https://youtu.be/VETxb96a3qk -That UFO Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThatUFOPodcast -Steve Cambian's Truthseekers: https://www.youtube.com/c/Truthseekershow LINDA'S BOOKS (AFFILIATE LINKS): -Mysterious Lights and Crop Circles: https://amzn.to/3FJ6b3j -How to Read the Akashic Records: https://amzn.to/3fIInCk -Glimpses of Other Realities: https://amzn.to/3qLjj3A -An Alien Harvest: https://amzn.to/3rBE8Oj THANK YOU: TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:04:57 People who have seen cattle being mutilated 00:16:58 Ground mutilations vs. craft mutilation 00:20:37 Details on the cows being "dropped" from craft 00:23:24 Trump knows more about UFOs than he gives the impression of 00:24:10 Arts Parts (can we trust them?) 00:31:09 Mick West's analysis of Arts Parts 00:50:37 Giving Arts Parts to the TTSA (which works in partnership with the gov't) 00:55:33 Crop Circles are side effects of UFOs measuring their accuracy 01:08:58 Being used for disinformation unwittingly 01:20:09 [Dan Zetterstrom] What new information do you have on crop circles? 01:21:38 [Andy] How does she see her place in ufology? ("ufology means nothing to me") 01:26:02 [moonobserver Gilles] Why haven't UFOs revealed themselves to everyone? 01:39:40 [Jesus Barrabi] Alien species and Skin Walker 01:49:32 Bigfoot and Orbs 01:54:16 Steven Greer's CE5 and Linda's own encounter 01:57:49 [BrandonDetroitfan Michaels] She'll be 80 in a couple of weeks and looks amazing! Could you ask her... If that's alien technology, keeping her looking great? 02:00:04 [Kaleb Peters] Opinion on the UAP footage from the gov't, and disclosure preparation 02:03:10 [ratx 172] Time travel and time manipulation 02:07:59 [Mark] Antarctica's purported hidden UFO bases 02:14:29 [kinger90210] Consciousness (Penrose / Hameroff) and Physicality of craft 02:18:49 [Jacob C] Linda's relationship to Richard Doty 02:35:00 Were you misinformed by Richard Doty? 02:36:00 [Steve Cambian] An image on Linda's website 02:37:28 [@LuAngeles] Have you ever had to redact an interview? * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2022
Stephon Alexander on The Autodidactic Universe, String Theory, Matrix Models & Cherns-Simons Gravity
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/4xlXUEEnZ6s Sponsors: https://curiositystream.thld.co/TOE for 25% off Curiosity Stream. https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off Brilliant. For Algo's podcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://www.algo.com/.  Merch (until end of Oct 2021): https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: 3CSm4FH6975J8wvKp8x8BSefH6QCVuk736 PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: -Fear of a Black Universe: https://amzn.to/3rxGFcj -The Jazz of Physics: https://amzn.to/3qR7KIx -Brian Keating's podcast with Stephon Alexander: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehEbrD42U_g TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:04:46 BTS banter and framing the conversation 00:06:05 The Autodidactic Universe 00:18:54 BMN vs BFSS (type IIA String Theory) 00:26:45 Lee Smolin's evolutionary model of the universe as black hole spawn 00:29:06 Curt posits a link between the matrix models and particles, rather than laws 00:30:36 Explaining D-branes and their dimensionality 00:36:02 When watching TOE, it's okay to be confused 00:36:55 Chern-Simons Gravity 00:49:03 Anomaly Cancellations 00:51:43 Klein Gordon equation and renormalization 00:55:55 What is a Theory of Everything? What are the conditions? 00:59:15 Stephon tells a story about Curt's brother's "genius" (they were in grad school together) 01:02:40 Doubting your own mathematical abilities 01:06:02 Advice for those in their 20s / 30s / 40s learning String Theory without a math background 01:10:24 Brian Keating is no friend to Stephon (kidding) 01:11:08 How does learning math / physics change with age? 01:15:14 Anomalies and purposeful mistakes leading to insights 01:18:02 No Go theorems (and AdS / CFT correspondence) 01:23:26 Why does the Graviton have Spin 2? 01:25:41 There are gems in Geometric Unity 01:29:12 Opinion on Stephen Wolfram's theory / project on physics 01:31:05 Future plans for TOE: Geometric Algebra and Categorical Unification * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2022
Joscha Bach Λ John Vervaeke on Mind, Idealism, Consciousness, and Computation [Theolocution]
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/rK7ux_JhHM4 Sponsors: The Anagoge Podcast can be found https://www.youtube.com/AnagogePodcast. Brilliant is https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. For Algo's podcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://www.algo.com/.  Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: 3CSm4FH6975J8wvKp8x8BSefH6QCVuk736 PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: -John Vervaeke's Meaning Crisis series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ -Joscha Bach's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Plinz TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:04:26 Behind the scenes conversation 00:05:48 Joscha's opinion of John's work 00:06:52 John's opinion of Joscha's work 00:08:58 Definition of consciousness / sentience / mind / self 00:17:39 Primary qualia vs the "experience" of qualia 00:25:00 Is science compatible with Joscha's model of simulated consciousness? 00:34:55 The solution to Dualism 00:35:52 People mistake their psychedelic trips for idealism 00:40:55 We don't experience the physical world 00:42:30 The problem of skepticism and solipsism  00:52:11 What is "rationality"? 00:55:17 Mysterianism and Epistemic Boundedness 01:00:38 The boundaries of consciousness (do they exist?) 01:07:08 What is "real"? How do you know? Discussion on ontology 01:22:15 If we're in a simulation, we wouldn't know (Plato's cave) 01:27:25 The gods are personality archetypes 01:29:32 Physics is less real than the Forms 01:43:58 Academia doesn't value dialogue as content 01:57:57 Is "truth" always "good"? 02:01:45 The meaning crisis 02:11:55 What did Joscha and John think 2 years, that they no longer view to be correct? 02:16:17 Consciousness is a "government" 02:21:16 [Donald Hoffman] Is spacetime fundamental? Can there every be a Theory of Everything? 02:30:40 [Sad Face] Chinese room thought experiment of Searle's 02:36:08 Software is a physical law 02:43:45 [Zanthius] Why should a simulation "feel" anything? Meta-consciousness discussion 02:52:43 [Anil Seth] Is consciousness substrate independent? 02:55:31 Curt answers audience questions * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2022
New Announcements and Upcoming Guests for 2022
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/bZ6NfzvfSH4 An overview of TOE for the next several months. Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. For Algo's podcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://www.algo.com/.  Merch (until end of Oct 2021): https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: 3CSm4FH6975J8wvKp8x8BSefH6QCVuk736 PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: -Steve Agnew: https://www.discreteaether.com/2021/07/single-photon-double-slit-diffraction.html and https://www.amazon.com/No-Space-Time-Universe-Really/dp/B094NZL2G7 -Tyler Goldstein: https://www.sentientsingularity.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmWVgMFZCib-hrtgCA55nBg -Steve Scully: https://www.cascadinguniverse.org/ and https://steemit.com/@stevescully and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM8_4BUpeNfEWJ-wwdIDJxQ -Jennifer Scharf: https://churchofentropy.wordpress.com/ particularly https://churchofentropy.wordpress.com/2020/06/02/the-nature-of-space/ TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 January: Mathematical Physics and Free Will 00:01:54 February: UFOs and Consciousness 00:04:09 March: Quantum Gravity, Unification, and NDEs 00:05:53 Middle: Theolocutions and the Goal of TOE 00:07:18 End: Eastern Philosophies, Abhijgnosis, and Viewer TOEs 00:08:23 Addendum: Two New Announcements * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2022
Tom Delonge on Alien Bodies, Steven Greer's CE5, Skin Walker, and Luis Elizondo's Departure
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/LVmxzCF-oeo This is a repost of the conversation on Brian Keating's podcast: youtube.com/DrBrianKeating Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. For Algo's podcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://www.algo.com/.  Merch (until end of Dec 2021): https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: 3CSm4FH6975J8wvKp8x8BSefH6QCVuk736 PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: -Brian Keating's podcast: youtube.com/DrBrianKeating -Red Panda Koala's documentary on Tom Delonge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BjUK5V5sTg (there are multiple parts) TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:01:10 Behind the scenes banter (prior to going live) 00:06:12 Curt's interest in the UFO phenomenon 00:07:18 Jim Semivan's introduction 00:10:07 Tom Delonge's interest in the UFO phenomenon 00:15:17 Why the scorn on the UFO topic? 00:19:02 What's going on at Skin Walker? 00:26:50 Cattle mutilation theories 00:28:59 Do the skeptics have a point? 00:35:52 Curt's journey delving into physics and UFOs 00:37:20 Government's perspective on UFOs (from former CIA employee Jim Semivan) 00:40:17 Best arguments AGAINST the UFO phenomenon 00:45:23 What was Tom told that "kept him up for days" 00:52:31 Why Lue Elizondo / Chris Mellon left the To The Stars Academy 00:55:50 TTSA a part of government disinformation? 01:03:28 Does the government have alien bodies? 01:05:27 Thumbnail reference about "beings" 01:07:40 The reason why astronomers don't find evidence of UFOs 01:11:54 Project Galileo and the scientific study of aliens 01:19:29 Opinion of Steven Greer and CE5 01:22:10 What can the audience do to further disclosure and learn more? * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2021
Carlo Rovelli on Consciousness, the Illusion of Time, Loop Quantum Gravity, & Philosophy of Relational Quantum Mechanics
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/r_fUPbBNmBw Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. For Algo's podcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://www.algo.com/.  Merch (until end of Dec 2021): https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED (affiliate links for books): -The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli: https://amzn.to/3ISZYo7 -The Master and His Emissary by Iain McGilchrist: https://amzn.to/325VKso -Stephon Alexander's "Fear of a Black Universe": https://amzn.to/3seSpTb -Conversations on Quantum Gravity: https://amzn.to/3dXtafH -Quantum principle of relativity: https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.02780 TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:27 The relational interpretation of quantum mechanics 00:12:29 Why is there consistency in the world? 00:16:35 How can "relationships" be more fundamental than "things"? 00:24:05 Visualizing the relations 00:33:43 Philosophy and physics (why modern physicists are philosophobic) 00:45:11 Definition of the "Universe" (does physical law stand "outside" the universe?) 00:51:06 The problems with the concept of "Universe"  00:56:00 Many Worlds (why Carlo doesn't like this interpretation) 01:00:40 Mathematics alone isn't sufficient ("between reality and math, there's a gap") 01:06:13 It's not false to say the Sun revolves around the Earth 01:08:45 An ecumenical approach to understanding the Universe and religions 01:15:29 Anti-foundationalism has taken over philosophy 01:20:04 Entropic Time / Thermal Time (illusion of time) 01:38:18 Lee Smolin's view on time (that time is the MOST real quantity) 01:48:26 Julian Barbour's theory of time 01:56:00 Thoughts on Wolfram's model 02:05:08 Thoughts on Sean Carole's Many Worlds 02:14:08 Donald Hoffman (and briefly Eric Weinstein) 02:22:04 What do we mean by "real"? (Wittgenstein's language games) 02:28:09 Does there exist what lies outside your knowledge? 02:32:25 "Philosophy is a cure against wrong questions" 02:43:11 Information paradox is like "falling in love with holography" (based in dogma) 02:50:23 Does learning math / physics get easier with age or harder? 02:51:33 What Carlo would have done differently in developing LQG? 02:53:27 [Stephon Alexander] How does time play into Quantum Gravity? 02:55:48 [Bernardo Kastrup] How does Carlo's view of "relations" not lead to an infinite regress? 03:00:43 Idealism vs Materialism (science doesn't presume a metaphysic) 03:12:33 Hard Problem of Consciousness is a "confusion" 03:17:36 Forget about Philosophical Zombies -- Think Philosophical Babies 01:38:29 [Nikhil Ns] Quantum principle of relativity 03:23:53 [goodsirknight] Carlo's LSD experience and the satori moment's influence on LQG 03:34:25 [Aaron Heidari] Alfred North Whitehead 03:38:13 We don't need new ideas for quantum gravity * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2021
Michael Levin on Morphogenetics, Regeneration, Consciousness, and Xenobots
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Z0TNfysTazc Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. For Algo's podcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://www.algo.com/.  Merch (until end of Oct 2021): https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:35 An overview of Michael's results of code that isn't genomic 00:07:08 What's the standard view in development biology? (compare and contrast) 00:08:30 Regenerating limbs on animals which don't have regenerative properties (watch this first) 00:17:01 Why did it take so long to discover this momentous result? 00:20:42 Precisely what is voltage and what's being visualized? 00:23:23 DNA encodes hardware, and Michael discovered the software 00:27:22 Taking a cancerous cell and making it non-cancerous, and vice versa 00:32:23 What is the Self? (on identity and ego) 00:33:55 Living robots (xenobots) 00:44:50 The terms "alive" and "dead" are almost useless now 00:47:15 Perception and the morphogenetic code 00:51:06 Immortality is possible in flatworms... What about humans? 00:52:18 Jungian archetypes and their relation to the morphogenetic code 00:54:38 Curt believes this is Nobel prize winning work 00:55:53 [Rupert Sheldrake] Morphogenetic fields vs code 00:57:05 Engineering xenobots to clean up the environment 00:58:17 5G and its possible effects? 01:00:32 Microbiome and the non-neural electric imprints 01:02:34 How do you decode the code? What factors go are in play? 01:05:57 Psychedelics ⇒ change in morphogenetics? 01:07:13 The least action principle, intelligence, and the "intention" of particles 01:16:18 Studying consciousness is a first person activity, not a third person 01:18:13 [Faraz Honarvar] Does the code differ between people? 01:19:48 Morphoceuticals 01:22:03 [Nadia Markova] How does the ML algorithm work, specifically? 01:23:46 [Sam Thompson] Biological self-emergence is "proto-algorithmic"? 01:28:36 [Thane] Should we regenerate? Isn't it beneficial to NOT regenerate? 01:31:23 [Tom] Penrose's and Hameroff's Orch OR 01:35:59 [Mo Flow] Biological clock, aging, and David Sinclair 01:38:29 [Nate Grundmann] Placebo, healing yourself with your mind, and Joe Dispenza  01:44:53 Future projects of Prof. Michael Levin 01:46:01 Consciousness and developmental biology are related * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
Curt Jaimungal on Podcasting, UFOs, Consciousness, and Theories of Everything
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/0sYUevp41N4 00:00:00 Introduction 00:01:39 Favorite TOE? Wolfram? Bach? 00:04:04 How do you research? How do you chill? 00:07:31 How do you respond to / "heart" each comment? 00:08:26 How did you do in high school? (poor grades) 00:09:37 What lights for the podcast do you use? 00:10:36 [Roy Dopson] Finding a TOE and believing you're God 00:11:52 Leo Gura vs Chris Langan 00:12:10 Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 00:13:55 Anime? Tom Delonge? 00:14:49 Curt's daily "spiritual" routine 00:16:14 Frank Yang and Extremism in Curt's "audience" 00:18:39 Fasting and sleep issues 00:18:51 [The Zignal] If you could fusion dance with anyone, who would it be? 00:19:11 Skin Walker / Aliens are real? / Favorite video on channel 00:23:29 Left Wing views Curt likes 00:24:18 Why Lue Elizondo wear the hat? Is he lying? 00:26:22 [The Zignal] Advice for podcasters / YouTubers? 00:27:04 Kava for stress / What are UFOs? / Anti-Christ / Lazar / US owns the UAPs 00:30:02 Work life balance 00:30:29 Fixing all diseases prior to birth / Should I love strangers as my brother and sister? 00:32:57 Music / Guitar / Songs you listen to? 00:33:59 CTMU? 00:34:26 Joscha Bach vs Bernardo Kastrup 00:34:59 Time Travel / Near Death Experiences 00:36:05 Travis Walton and asking for details 00:39:08 Leaving mathematics 00:39:48 Which TOE do you resonate with most? / Can I be interviewed on the channel? 00:41:06 What do you think of the UFO topic now? 00:42:03 Where are the materialists on your channel? 00:45:05 Why will innovation come from the "fringe"? 00:48:40 Lucid dreaming / Lazar on TOE? / Altered states 00:49:28 Developing your interview "skills" / Klee Irwin 00:50:24 What do you want to happen after death? / Unlisting vs "Private" setting on livestreams 00:54:22 Leo Gura (Part 3)? / Elizondo's "breadcrumbs" / Belief in God? 00:56:51 Indian? / Speaking with Joscha Bach / Favorite movies / Book on TOEs 01:00:16 How would a TOE change you? / After death? / Prepping for interviews 01:02:48 Is Hollywood preparing for disclosure? 01:04:23 Last meal? / How do you get the guests on your channel? 01:05:47 Neil Degrasse Tyson? / Why do you take your time when you speak, Curt? 01:09:24 Roger Penrose / IQ / Spiral Dynamics / Lue Elizondo 01:11:17 String Theory / Have you been briefed on secrets? / Are aliens monitoring us? 01:16:07 What's too taboo? / Why are you fascinated by Theories of Everything? 01:16:53 Daily writing routine / Chris Langan interview / How Curt thinks during a podcast 01:24:00 Thomas Campbell "phony"? / Favorite TOE (again) / What would you ask Lazar? 01:26:09 Robert Lanza / Balaji / Curt's "audience" reacting to Leo Gura 01:29:14 Why didn't you "challenge" Jeremy Corbell? / Giving yourself a break, Curt 01:32:16 Chris Lehto / UAPs as private entity based / Fermi Paradox 01:34:04 How do you decompress and relax? / Why are you hard on yourself? / Researching TOEs 01:35:37 Does a TOE need to be "lived" or "believed in"? / Rupert Spira 01:39:02 Does there have to be a TOE at all? / Politics is far too complex 01:41:07 Advice for other podcasters on similar topics? / How did you get such a following? 01:42:58 When do you know you've found the answer? / Nietzsche / Einstein 01:45:07 Mind body problem / TOE having a negative impact on people / Sadhguru / E8 01:46:40 Buddhism / Richard Doty / High effort required of the audience of the TOE channel 01:48:41 Who (dead) would you interview? 01:49:27 Android vs. iPhone / Self consciousness vs consciousness / Jordan Peterson 01:52:23 Sasquatch / Solipicms / Video games Curt's looking forward to playing 01:55:05 Dean Radin / Annaka Harris 01:55:15 Art and Film / Curt's vocabulary / UFO edits / Running TOE / "Making Sense" 02:04:27 More fundamental forces? / Linda Moulton Howe / Diana Pasulka Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
Luis Elizondo on Biological UFO Samples, Remote Viewing, and explaining "Somber" #UFOamnesty
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/wULw64ZL1Bg Luis Elizondo talks about UFOs. Read between the lines. #UFOamnesty Sponsors: https://shortform.com/TOE for 5-day trial and 20% discount. https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. For Algo's podcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://www.algo.com/.  Merch (only until end of Oct): https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: -That UFO Podcast with Dan and Andy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHw9Lru3EcpRQyM7AI5TlmA -Truthseeker's podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/Truthseekershow -Super Chat link: COMING -Luis Elizondo podcast (Part 1): https://www.youtu.be/aAmFlLfsZKM -Kevin Knuth podcast: https://youtu.be/atntnU_baHc -Ross Coulthart podcast: https://youtu.be/JM3kxeU_oDE LINK NOT MENTIONED BUT INFORMATIVE AND PERTINENT:  -Anjali's Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnjaliOnGaia TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:04:13 What's been keeping Lue busy? 00:10:03 Shape shifting / mimicking aliens  00:13:36 Orbs and UFOs... Are they drones? Are they all around us, cloaked? 00:17:07 Tom Delonge on orbs and CE5 00:19:19 [Stephanie Highfil] Breadcrumbs being dropped by the gov't. We put the pieces together 00:22:20 [Ross Coulthart] Were you told what NOT to say, after you left AATIP? 00:26:25 The reason certain authorities don't want you the truth about UFOs (forbidden truths) 00:32:23 How long have aliens / UAPs been here? Decades? Centuries? 10,000s of years? 00:45:39 Other sources of evidence (biology, the moon, etc.) 00:48:47 [Terry] What evidence is there that these are "craft"? 00:51:14 Compelling photos that show occupants in the UFOs exist 00:52:37 [James] Truth and reconciliation / change.org petition 00:57:45 [Dan Zetterstrom] High strangeness and the hitch hiker effect 01:06:12 [Scott Larkin] The Adam and Eve event 01:07:34 [Someone] AAWSAP vs AATIP and Lue's involvement in each 01:09:59 Remote viewing and Lue Elizondo 01:11:25 [Aawaf] Disclosure and engagement with UFOs 01:12:45 Transmedium (can UFOs travel through rock / solid material?) 01:16:28 [Alien Alcoholic] Biological material has been collected 01:17:06 [Senzubean] Warp Drives without motion, as craft mechanism 01:17:56 [Steve Cambian] Why not release tax forms to prove your role at AATIP? 01:21:32 Anjali, and bringing certain people to hear UFO communications directly 01:24:13 [Ina Eder] How to prepare ourselves for a post-disclosure world? 01:27:50 Greer, and clarifying Lue's "somber" comment 01:37:46 On Neil Degrasse Tyson and anti-disparagement toward skeptics 01:44:20 "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence"... Curt doesn't buy it. 01:47:48 [rooterRoter] Idealist vs Materialist 01:52:45 Lue asks Curt why he's interested in this subject 01:56:11 Lue's question to the audience (enthymemes) 02:04:38 [DIYCraftq] Alien abduction experiences 02:07:45 [Hicko] Cattle mutilations (why not other animals?) 02:13:16 [S R] Zimmernacht 02:13:56 [Stojin Carlusick] Allies of Humanity 02:14:23 [Matt] What questions SHOULD we be asking? 02:15:47 More reasons why certain people don't want disclosure 02:21:39 The pale blue dot, and what matters 02:29:22 Does the gov't think it knows what UFOs are? 02:30:48 Limitations of language and telepathy 02:31:30 [Kevin Lansdowne] Cryptoterrestrials 02:32:21 [Umixx] Project Crystal Knight / Project Serpo 02:32:47 [Matt Wood] How many "holy s**t" moments did Lue have while investigating? 02:33:44 [Gus_Baja] If he’s under NDA; how will his book be "new"? 02:36:19 [Wally Laperty] Men in black, confuscating UFO material / intimidating witnesses 02:40:31 Curt speaks to the audience Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
Les Stroud on Bigfoot, Orbs, Filmmaking, and Creativity
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Les Stroud is the creator of Survivorman. Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI. Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch (valid until end of Oct 2021) Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything 00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:13 Bigfoot and Survivorman series inception 00:07:19 Similarities of investigating UFOs to investigating Bigfoot (Curt owes Les) 00:08:46 Les' poor upbringing in a drug ridden neighborhood 00:12:48 The trappings of fame and being treated like a monkey 00:15:16 What drives Les' output? Is it pure "creativity"? 00:17:27 The peace in not mattering 00:18:51 Altered states 00:21:19 It's okay to be a multitasker 00:22:06 Wim Hoff method 00:23:52 Elements of filmmaking that were purposefully NOT included in Survivorman 00:27:12 People stealing Les' style (Bear Grylls, etc.) 00:29:49 Ratio of filmed footage to what's edited in 00:31:12 What art has (largely) become 00:34:42 How meticulous filmmaking is 00:40:20 Techniques for making episodes engaging 00:44:24 Having permanent mild existential crises (and Les' relation to TOE) 00:49:57 Is anything separate from God? 00:54:51 Bigfoot and consciousness 00:58:08 Les' Bigfoot experience with orbs 01:03:53 Interacting telepathically with Bigfoot 01:05:56 Never before told story about a being speaking to Les 01:09:09 Orbs 01:11:20 UFOs and Bigfoot (story by Les) 01:16:14 Alien intentions, evil, good, and love overcoming in the end 01:18:27 [Crepitus s] Has Les ever considered doing an urban survival show? 01:19:34 [Boukm3n] Limits. I would like to ask him about pushing personal limits. Doing hard things is tough, but controlling the mind is tougher. How has survival shifted his mindset? 01:21:05 [Paul V] When times are hardest what gives you the strength to carry on? 01:21:53 [@StanAlister] Wim Hoff applied to harsh survival conditions 01:22:43 [James McKevitt] Any long term damage from the extreme survival outings? 01:23:41 [Jimi Lee] The great reset 01:25:41 [Some Guy] Being comfortable alone is the most important skill? 01:27:15 [Phillip Wareham] Prepping, especially for climate change and EMP / solar storms? 01:29:42 Will Les do a "survival" online course? 01:30:44 [Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Comacho] Bigfoot being interdimensional and low tech? 01:31:29 Lost time while camping Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2021
Jonathan Blow on Consciousness, Video Game Design, True Art vs. False, and Free Will
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/80f47smhYEI Jon Blow is the renown designer of The Witness, and Braid. Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI. Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: -Jon's talk on video game ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCVVLAs9mJU -Jon's talk on motivation and burnout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7kh8pNRWOo -Iain McGilchrist interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-SgOwc6Pe4 -Rupert Spira interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocP6JSyicY0 THANK YOU: -BigPhilCombo (on the discord) for managing the Discord voluntarily and making it a place where almost 900 people talk respectfully TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:46 Jon recounting people using him for clicks 00:05:53 Too many wannabe gurus, and not enough instruction in our culture 00:08:00 Curt's mainupulation of the "formal" aspects of film is owed to Jonathan 00:09:34 The goal of understanding the universe (what does that mean?) 00:17:23 How understanding oneself is related to understanding the universe 00:19:41 Limits of language and "truth" 00:25:10 Video game design and building one's own TOE 00:33:22 Examples of what works and doesn't in game design for Braid's aesthetics 00:44:03 Game mechanics vs the "theme" 00:54:29 Not being able to explain true art 00:56:06 True art vs. "propaganda" 01:04:01 Dislike of contemporary art 01:12:06 Jon on video game reviews (and discussions on art, in general) 01:32:32 Specifics on how Jon does video game design 01:42:02 Rupert Spira in The Witness 01:47:08 Original ideas are difficult 01:49:34 Meditation and life long insights from single moments 02:00:20 Materialism vs. qualia vs. stories vs. models 02:06:25 Wolfram's physics model 02:09:21 Free Will is too "simple" 02:16:12 Super Bunyhop's and Joseph Anderson's review of The Witness 02:16:39 Dunkey? 02:16:45 VR is interesting but not for immersion 02:22:54 Stanley Parable 02:23:36 OpenAI applied to video games 02:26:00 Unreal Engine 5, hype? 02:31:24 [ForceField] On Henri Bergson 02:32:49 [stef] How do you achieve subconscious artistic expression in game making 02:34:41 [Steven Brent] Videos games better than other mediums for certain emotional expressions? 02:36:45 [Pooja Soni] Video games and helping mental illnesses / adjunct to therapy 02:40:27 [James R] Mind uploading 02:43:31 [Tom] Analytic / rational vs. intuitive / supra-rational 02:45:34 [Chris Merola] Stephen's Sausage Roll is one of the best puzzle games 02:48:42 [championchap] Having aphantasia and designing games 02:49:50 [Brian Mauch] Ask why the industry has gone to "shit"? 02:51:41 [James Jones] On Neuralink 02:53:37 [Johannes Norrbacka] Jai and opinion on other data-oriented languages 02:56:33 [Lara Lebeu] What connects him to non-duality teachers? (because of the Rupert Spira video in The Witness) 02:59:35 We're at a stagnation point in society 03:04:00 [Mr. K] "Yeah: wtf is Kojima working on lol" 03:04:16 [ZenoEvil - Meaning Machines] Why hasn't Braid's success led to copycats? 03:06:31 [Wes Lord] Getting over burnout and other motivational issues 03:08:45 [bc1n0] "Please beta access to Jai? Will pay $100 for access." 03:10:54 [Michael Bespalov] Hades' early access model 03:13:22 How does playtesting work? And how does Jon use it? 03:15:25 [Ivan] Thoughts on state of free speech in the world 03:21:07 Eric Weinstein, Peter Theil, and stagnation (again) 03:26:02 SCRUM? Kanban? What's the work process? 03:29:49 [Ruari VK] Why is it called 'The Witness'? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2021
Ross Coulthart on UFOs, Wilson Memo, SAFIRE Project, and Human Abductions #NASAtellthetruth
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/JM3kxeU_oDE Acclaimed journalist, Ross Coulthart, investigates the UFO phenomenon. Sponsors: https://curiositystream.thld.co/TOEb for 25% off Curiosity Stream. https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI. Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: -In Plain Sight: https://www.amazon.com/Plain-Sight-Investigation-Impossible-Science/dp/B09B7ZJ9TP/ (not an affiliate link) -ALGO's podcast (Amjad's): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ -Tom Delonge / Brian Keating / Jim Semivan podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBSdg3nwxoo -The UFO Podcast with Ross: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJpgwNkO7fY -Truthseekers (Steve Cambian): https://www.youtube.com/c/Truthseekershow -Luis Elizondo interview ("somber"): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAmFlLfsZKM -Project Unity podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/ProjectUnity -Red Panda Koala (Tom Delonge documentary): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvSbzThCfsiETLp3eOdVkNw -NASA Footage (STS-48 Shuttle): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vVvEdPXOXg -James Oberg's debunk: http://www.jamesoberg.com/sts48.html -Ross Coulthart's documentary (UFO Phenomenon): https://youtu.be/sm6AL5lA4Zc LINKS NOT MENTIONED BUT PERTINENT: -Check out friend of the show (scientist on board with the Galileo Project), Prof. Brian Keating who has a new book out, Think Like a Nobel Prize Winner distilling his interviews with 9 Nobel Prize winners into actionable wisdom, tools, and life-hacks to release one's inner genius. Order it here https://amzn.to/2UPTxOI and tune into Brian’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating THANK YOU: -BigPhilCombo (on the discord) for managing the Discord voluntarily and making it a place where almost 900 people talk respectfully Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
[Special] Curt reads ”Is God A Taoist?” by Raymond Smullyan (with commentary)
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/P-jh6tRh3Jw The late Raymond Smullyan was an American mathematician, logician, Taoist, and philosopher who's writings are beloved. Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI. Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: -Raymond Smullyan's book: amazon.com/Tao-Silent-Raymond-M-Smullyan/dp/0060674695/ (not an affiliate link) -Read along with the excerpt: https://www.mit.edu/people/dpolicar/writing/prose/text/godTaoist.html THANK YOU: -Jacob Smullyan (Raymond's cousin) who cheered me on and gave me the go-ahead to record this, bringing the joy of Raymond's work to more people. TIMESTAMPS: None. * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2021
Leo Gura on Ego Death, God, Reality vs Dream, TOEs, and an ”Ask Me Anything”
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/YspFR9JAq3w And we go even deeper... Sponsors: https://www.projecttranscend.com/ for Transcend. https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI.  Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: -Part 1 with Leo Gura (watch first): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-w8k4smC74 -Raymond Smullyan "Is God A Taoist" reading: COMING -Chris Langan interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-bRM1kYuNA -Frank Yang (questions): https://www.youtube.com/post/UgwC63Ol9xj3GyR3Ef94AaABCQ -Tyler Goldstein's analysis of Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K52EW8SxJVw -Fakery's analysis of Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOJ5cuguHNc -Steve Scully's TOE: https://www.cascadinguniverse.org/ -Unreleased and unlisted Matthew Phillips interview: https://youtu.be/DTC6ZW4_VKk THANK YOU: -Jess Palmer -Sam Thompson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
Noam Chomsky on Consciousness, Sam Harris, Mandating Vaccines, Husserl, and Kripkenstein
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Sponsors: Go to https://curiositystream.thld.co/TOE and use code TOE to save 25% off today. https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI.  00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:10 [finding blanks] Which of your beliefs do you hold most tenaciously that has the least evidence? 00:03:45 [Mohit Mukherji] Is phenomenology (in the tradition of Husserl etc.) an adequate way to study consciousness 00:05:50 [Jake Watson] Can you ask him why he thinks Hume was a rationalist? 00:08:05 [Laura] Retrocausality and free will 00:09:55 [Cybmor] Russell's descriptivist theory, Kripke's causal theory, semantic externalism 00:18:36 [Kelly Gerling] What does it mean to make a "plan" cognitively? 00:20:47 [Joe Smith] Is recursion an intrinsic and universal property of all human E - language? (as opposed to I - Language) 00:22:39 [Sam Thompson] Stone Duality and studying formal languages topologically 00:25:40 [Chris Langan] Pre-linguistic consciousness / insight 00:28:39 [Chris Langan] Consciousness and language association 00:30:37 [Peter Glinos] Incompatibility between multiculturalism and "progress" 00:34:18 [John Doe] Debate with Sam Harris on the Middle East? 00:37:38 [Someone] Mandated vaccination / why trust the gov't and large pharmaceutical corporations? 00:46:10 [Harjot Singh] Chomsky's thoughts on Stoicism 00:47:48 [John Clever] Heidegger, Husserl, and Kierkegaard / Continental philosophy in general 00:48:28 [George Holliday] Eating animals contradicts being moral + animal agriculture in general 00:54:57 [John Tillo] Speaking a new language after brain trauma 00:56:35 [Karl Héðinn] The legacy concerning his Universal grammar + people calling Noam an “essentialist” 01:02:45 [Debra] What questions does Noam have for us? 01:05:36 [William Patterson] On the Kripkenstein Rule Following Paradox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2021
Dror Bar Natan on Knot Theory, Learning from Ed Witten, Eric Weinstein, and Quantum Field Theory
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/rJz_Badd43c Dror Bar-Natan is a Professor of mathematic who's interests include knot theory, QFT, and Khovanov homology Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI. Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: PDF link of notes: https://tinyurl.com/4u4ru2yh TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:29 Quantum Field Theory and Knot Theory 00:10:19 Another QFT / Knot Theory connection or analogy 00:20:46 Knot Theory and Gravity + Bar-Natan's PhD on Chern-Simons 00:24:08 Homology and Cohomology 00:32:54 Dror's average day / routines / laziness 00:35:23 What is "work" for a Professor? How much of it is thinking vs. reading etc.? 00:36:50 All the research is to support teaching 00:41:34 Motivated examples are what's missing in math teaching  00:47:35 Are you more creative when younger or older? 00:48:43 Being "systematic" with learning and research 00:50:37 Rant against theorems and proofs (emphasis) 00:54:51 What understanding a mathematical concept looks like 01:03:35 On laziness, strengths, and weaknesses in mathematics 01:07:47 Advice for the struggling mathematician 01:09:30 What did Dror learn from studying with Ed Witten 01:12:12 On Eric Weinstein 01:19:32 Knot Theory and Physics (again) 01:20:10 Why can't physics of 2 or 3 dimensions be extended to 4 easily? 01:34:21 Hard Problem of Consciousness 01:35:54 The problems Dror thinks about daily 01:37:49 What direction would he like mathematics research to head in? 01:40:26 Philosophy of math (ultra-finitism) 01:44:45 Pure mathematics in service to applied mathematics 01:47:14 How to learn a new field of mathematics 01:47:15 [the scientific mystical philosopher] Unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics 01:48:28 [Romain Gicquad] On IQ 01:51:06 [Tori Ko] ​What do you think about biology / psychology / philosophy 01:54:03 [Phill Thomas] What led him into the field of mathematics? Can anyone can learn advanced math? 02:03:52 [Tyler Goldstein] Do we need to make new research institutions not linked to academia? 02:06:04 Bias in academia 02:10:15 What's a mathematician? Who's a mathematician and who's not? 02:14:31 [Ashley Shipp] Does he think there is a connection between knot theory and protein folding? 02:19:49 [Jack Dysart] Is math a human construct? 02:22:50 [cx777o] Does he believe in a concept of god? 05:19:49 [Bill McGonigle] Ramanujan and his Goddess 02:23:47 Revealed story that Dror has about Curt and the Prisoner's Dilemma 02:30:27 [Harinivas P] Bible Code and applying advanced math in one's life 02:37:26 [Roy Dopson] Why does it take 360 pages to "prove" that 1+1=2? * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2021
Leo Gura on Infinite Consciousness, God Realization, Free Will, and Love
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/R-w8k4smC74 Sponsors: https://www.projecttranscend.com/ for Transcend. https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI.  Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:04:15 Disclaimers + physicalism vs nondualism 00:10:12 Truth is merciless + developing one's own Weltanschauung 00:14:05 Embodying a philosophy 00:22:35 Chris Langan, the CTMU, and Distributed Solipsism  00:27:08 Physics and consciousness depend on one another 00:32:36 Reality is a dream and truth 00:45:12 Epi-consciousness and Gödel's incompleteness theorem 01:11:02 Epistemology, nescience vs ignorance, and hierarchies 01:27:25 Using language is delusive and deficient 01:30:49 The two kinds of "love" 01:43:19 Being precise with one's words 01:59:25 Free will 02:15:23 The reason the universe was created 02:23:55 Creation and destruction (the same? different?) 02:30:03 Paradoxes and contradictions 02:41:34 Meditative exercise for God realization 02:55:56 On Donald Hoffman 03:08:15 Steelmanning the materialist (how do you insights from psychedelics are true?) 03:19:34 Ego, and free will 03:26:43 Leo's own self-deception 03:29:37 The "woo" of paranormal healers and psychics (Leo's personal stories) 03:49:50 On Sam Harris' morality and the Moral Landscape 04:01:35 Experimentations with psychedelics  04:09:42 How to not have a bad trip / become suicidal from nihilism 04:19:05 On attachment (beneficial or not?) 04:22:51 Thomas Campbell 04:30:31 Bernardo Kastrup 04:33:47 Frank Yang 04:51:28 Raymond Smullyan (excerpt reading by Curt) 05:03:49 Curt is too selfish to have a TOE 05:05:52 When you realize you're God, the universe ends 05:09:11 Why use the term "God"? 05:12:58 Principle of impermanence not impermanent? 05:14:39 Proof that you have free will 05:19:49 "Everyone has good intentions" 05:23:08 Hate comes from love 05:31:45 Interview with Matthew Phillips of Transcend * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 05, 2021
Travis Walton on Being Abducted, Alien Faces, and Being Inside a UFO
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/0Myis6JOaZw Prof. Brian Keating's podcast: https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_confirmation=1 Steven Cambian's Truthseekers: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPyK7hcP5xVlWNI3h6T5_UQ Jeremy Rys' Alien Scientist: https://www.youtube.com/user/AlienScientist Prof. Brian Keating's podcast: https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_confirmation=1 Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI.  Steven Cambian's Truthseekers: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPyK7hcP5xVlWNI3h6T5_UQ Jeremy Rys' Alien Scientist: https://www.youtube.com/user/AlienScientist Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything THANK YOU: Thank you EndlessKettle (Ollie) for helping me with the questions TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:38 Why has Travis seen so many UFOs when most have seen none? 00:05:01 [Saqib Ali] Aspect about the incident that he doesn't like talking about 00:07:03 I-5 Sighting of a Pyramidal / Triangular UFO 00:08:39 Pregnant girlfriend alien experience -- no longer pregnant afterward. 00:11:43 Does Travis regret that the abduction occurred? 00:13:24 Travis done DMT? Psychedelics and his experience with aliens 00:14:41 Consciousness and telepathy 00:16:27 [jonny 80] Any new memories of advanced technology? 00:19:54 New details of a "screen" (with a drawing later) 00:22:47 [Steve Cambian] Roger Lier association 00:26:31 [Roger Mawby] Did the aliens have a face with a nose and mouth? 00:27:00 Did Travis watch The UFO Incident (Betty Hill case) prior to his case? 00:27:46 [Steve Cambian] Mike Rogers says it's a hoax 00:35:16 Who's the filmmaker against Travis? 00:40:11 [Archer, emissary of gorgonites] Skinny Bob 00:41:01 Smells inside the craft 00:41:45 [Jackson Vega] What do you think of Steven Greer? 01:40:54 [Randol] Were the aliens PART of the craft? 01:41:53 [Jason Brown] What else is physical evidence near the abduction site 01:43:54 [Dynomyte Bizquick] Was gravity different on the craft? 01:45:37 How did the aliens walk? 01:46:33 [Benito] Did they grab you to heal you? 01:47:24 How has this affected his view on death and God? 01:48:29 Kelley Waldrip's accusation that Travis is lying 01:54:21 [Eve Clancy] Have you been abducted more than once? 01:54:59 [Bilbo Baggins] The UAP disclosures, are they the same craft that you've seen 01:55:55 More about the noise of the craft 01:58:08 [John Doe] Coincident about making up a UFO story when younger 01:58:54 [Buck Fanx] Did the other beings communicate with one another 01:59:24 [Freedom Loving Fool] Could you tell if you were underwater or aerial 01:59:40 Freedom Fighter] UFO's as psy ops? Are they threats? 02:02:05 [Dynomyte Bizquick] Do popular alien depictions resemble what you've seen? 02:02:50 Testing his clothes (for radiation etc.) 02:03:21 [Stephon Exodus] Is he amazed that people still ask him about his abduction 02:04:48 [Steve Cambien] Did Roger Lier inspect Travis' pregnant girlfriend? 02:08:25 [Tim] Do you recall seeing signs / symbols Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2021
[Auxiliary] Atlas from "Simulation" and Matthew Widen from "Adopt Responsibility" interview Curt Jaimungal on Podcasting, Consciousness, and Nondualism
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Simulation with Atlas podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6JhS4GvWf3AJfOTfkrse2w  Adopt Responsibility with Matthew Widen podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzwP_qFSXmDs-79VMFmcQQw/ Fakery’s brutally honest commentary on the Simulation podcast with Curt and Atlas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehnK6ynHxMg Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2021
Zubin Damania on Nondualism, Fasting, Consciousness, Podcasting, and Self-fulfilling beliefs
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/X6qeFzrmRqU Zubin interviews Curt, interviewing Zubin. Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI. Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: ZdoggMD (Zubin's channel): https://www.youtube.com/user/ZDoggMD TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:06:02 Similarities between ZdoggMD and Theories of Everything 00:09:34 Uncertainty and the present moment 00:13:11 Self deception and lies 00:22:59 The nature of reality and ancient texts (Bible, Vedas, etc.) 00:28:06 Curt's problems with sleeping 00:39:11 Free will and too much chatter in the brain 00:47:54 Nonduality (who's experiencing the experiences?) 00:54:24 Belief isn't just a "thought" 01:02:34 Limits of language 01:08:22 Limits of science 01:10:50 Science 2.0 (abhijgnosis) 01:23:05 Placebo and self-fulfilling beliefs being as primary as consciousness 01:28:07 Atheism and Sam Harris 01:34:20 What's fundamental, in nondualism? 01:37:14 Nondualism is nihilism 01:51:41 The public's mistrust of "science" is warranted 02:00:57 As podcasters, should we delete comments that decelerate conversations? 02:05:38 When certain topics / viewpoints become demonitized, suspicion is raised 02:12:10 Fasting and difficulty sleeping 02:15:46 Zubin and Curt exchange podcasting foibles 02:24:17 Rationality doesn't motivate you, and perhaps shouldn't. 02:32:20 Admonishments against being "left" or "right" 02:44:40 Live audience questions answered by Zubin on meditation and nondualism * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2021
Richard Dolan on UFOs, Wilson Memo, Lazar, Psychedelics and Alien Encounters
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/cDZEb-GKAJ4 Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI. Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto (anonymous): https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: Top 10 Playlist for TOE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAB21FAXCDE&list=PLZ7ikzmc6zlMS2MP3hzVot4Z77AWFnHzQ UFO Playlist for TOE - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ7ikzmc6zlPd4Y5pg8XtzS_0-ChSTeJ6 Avi Loeb interview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTHDCD4MnqY Luis Elizondo interview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAmFlLfsZKM&pp=sAQA TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:04:51 UFO being hit by our nuclear bomb, and falling into the sea 00:10:21 [M Kelly] What's the most common "myth" / "untruth" in ufology? 00:12:12 If aliens wanted to harm us, why don't do they do so more drastically? 00:17:41 [Amjad Hussain] Evidence for underwater base of UFOs? 00:21:23 Do the different types of aliens have conflict / cooperation with one another? 00:27:16 [Josh Paterson] High strangeness 00:31:37 Evidence for remote viewing / psychic phenomenon 00:42:46 [Tyler Goldstein] Sleep paralysis caused by ET? 00:45:38 [Politically incorrect] Paul Benowitz, Mount Archuleta 00:54:06 In-fighting and disprizing within the ufology community 01:06:35 [Xcalipurful] How best to study the UAP phenomenon? What data sets exist? 01:09:59 [Matthew] Skinwalker 01:13:05 Relationship between UFOs and Bigfoot 01:17:39 [Steven Cambian] CIA deathbed interview was a lie 01:20:16 [Steven Cambian] The Wilson Memos (are they a lie as well?) 01:40:20 [Fredis 33] Bob Lazar is truthful 01:51:52 [@Ben_in_Toronto] Israeli head of space speaking about UFOs 01:56:39 [@waxsublime] Aliens referred to us as "containers"? 01:58:16 [Tyler Gates] Someone puts a gun to your head saying "convince me of aliens" 02:04:11 Psychedelic use / DMT and alien encounters 02:06:50 [Oliver] Will Avi Loeb's Project Galileo be fruitful? 02:08:08 [Philip Cauchy] Ross Coulthart's "black budget reverse engineering" 02:08:57 [Lonesomespacecowboy] If the world saw what you, Richard, saw -- what would the reaction be? 02:13:02 Bill Clinton story of "my hands are tied" regarding UFOs 02:20:23 COVID and aliens?  02:24:46 [Victor Wagg] If you had access to alien tech, do you slow drip or reveal all at once? 02:31:09 We're losing our human qualities, and freedoms. Kids can't even play. 02:37:12 [Paul Walsch] Who are the most credible people in the UFO scene? 02:39:49 [Dr Kickass 77] How to identify misinformation 02:43:49 [@StanAlister] How come we have no clear video of UFOs but have lucid videos of rare meteors? 02:50:43 Any picture of alien bodies? * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2021
Chris Langan on IQ, The Singularity, Free Will, Psychedelics, CTMU, and God
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/N-bRM1kYuNA Chris Langan has the highest recorded IQ in America, and has invented a theory of everything called the CTMU based in metalogic. Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI. Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto (anonymous): https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything CHRIS LANGAN LINKS: http://CTMUradio.com http://CTMU.org https://www.patreon.com/CTMU https://twitter.com/RealChrisLangan SPECIAL THANK YOU: Sam Thompson TIMSTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:06:00 How long does it take to learn the CTMU? 00:09:52 Introduction to the CTMU 00:12:03 Syntax and Semantics duality (Stone duality) 00:13:26 Syntactic covering, human cognitive syntax, and reality syntax 00:14:38 "Language" is more like reality than mathematical language 00:15:19 Love, related to "inner expansion" 00:16:28 There's no such thing as a "literal interpretation" 00:17:47 Standard physics is a linear-ectomorphic semi-model 00:19:59 Zeno's paradox and the problem with continuity / real numbers 00:22:00 The conspansive manifold 00:24:03 Meta-simultaneity 00:25:58 CTMU set theory vs ZFC 00:28:15 Metaformal system vs formal system 00:32:37 Free will and telic recursion 00:34:17 Evil is incoherent 00:35:20 Syndiffeonesis and the hierarchy of metalanguages 00:37:32 Difference from sameness (monism / nonduality) 00:40:00 Mach's principle 00:42:08 Expanding universe (expanding INTO what? vs. the metric) 00:44:37 How did Chris come up with the CTMU? 00:45:41 Newcomb's paradox and free will 00:55:16 Unary relations and syndiffeonesis 00:57:02 You participate in what you perceive. You help create the world. 01:01:38 A theory of everything must "explain" cognition 01:02:26 Origin of life 01:03:19 Many Worlds Interpretation is "hogwash" 01:08:17 Existence is everywhere a choice to exist 01:12:58 Definition of G.O.D. (God) 01:14:16 If consciousness is associated with quantum collapse, can a particle be evil? 01:15:25 Good vs evil (in the CTMU) 01:17:14 Human Singularity vs Tech Singularity 01:20:18 Mind uploading 01:22:14 Maximum entanglement speed 01:23:01 Liar's paradox 01:24:49 What is death? What happens after death? 01:26:38 UFOs / UAPs / Jack Sarfatti 01:30:58 Chris' paranormal experiences 01:39:10 On the criticism of Chris' CTMU (and Weinstein / Wolfram) 01:43:27 Supertautology 01:46:05 Interpreting different religions as aspect of the same reality 01:46:55 Why is atheism associated with being intellectual? 01:51:31 IQ and Stephen Jay Gould 02:00:04 The truth about intelligence is that there's more to it than IQ 02:03:46 On Chris' personality, and how he chose his wife 02:11:18 New Atheism and Sam Harris / Dawkins 02:18:07 Hell exists 02:23:47 Belief vs action 02:27:29 God is his own bound 02:28:10 Who was Jesus? Who was Buddha? 02:30:52 Klee Irwin 02:36:05 Joscha Bach 02:38:33 Proto-computation vs Turing machine 02:44:50 Eric Weinstein's Geometric Unity 02:46:57 Stephen Wolfram's Theory of Everything 02:49:04 Donald Hoffman's "reality is an illusion" 02:50:34 Bohm and Bergson 02:55:07 Douglas Hofstadter's Strange Loop 02:56:37 Penrose and Hameroff 02:59:36 Thomas Campbell's "My Big TOE" 03:02:07 Noam Chomsky 03:06:06 Jordan Peterson 03:07:45 Metacausation 03:10:56 Logico-geometric duality 03:13:17 Trialic 03:14:47 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2021
Jeremy Corbell on the June Report, Bob Lazar, and the Release of More Footage
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/NnaYguRA6uI Jeremy Corbell is a documentary filmmaker who covered the Bob Lazar story / raid, as well as is at the forefront of getting UAP footage declassified (including for the June Report). Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI. Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto (anonymous): https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: LINK NOT MENTIONED BUT INFORMATIVE AND PERTINENT:  THANK YOU: TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:26 [FLOTILLA !] Convincing ET / alien footage 00:05:45 [Gonzalo Chavez] What else is coming, with the Bob Lazar story? 00:07:16 [Amjad Hussain] Alien structures in the sea (or inside the Earth) 00:13:33 [Alex] Bob Lazar lied about his job, was actually scanning radiation badges? 00:15:41 [A014] What else is going to be "released" that Jeremy has seen 00:20:43 Is Luis Elizondo credible? What about Stephen Greer? 00:24:28 [Mental Director 8295] Where's the high res photo of the triangle UFO? 00:26:45 [David Bates] What should journalists do to cover this story, if they don't have sources? 00:28:56 [Ali Reza] Contact via remote viewing 00:30:23 UFOs and Bigfoot 00:31:30 Skinwalker. What's the heck is going on 00:33:05 [Dirt Flier] The Bob Lazar raid true story (what was the reason?) 00:35:46 Why cattle mutilations? 00:37:15 Consciousness, psychedelics, and aliens 00:40:19 [Lonesomespacecowboy]  What would the world look like if the public knew what Lue does? 00:42:41 [Organic Vistas] Correlation between climate and UFOs? 00:43:05 [Payt Laros] Mick West debunks 00:45:47 [TheMovingForest] Salvador Pais 00:48:23 Can Curt speak to Bob Lazar? 00:48:44 [TheMovingForest] Familiar with Tr3b? 00:51:09 [Ef is me] Why doesn't the gov't contact scientists, or can scientists offer their help? 00:53:37 June Report... what's coming? 00:55:19 [Charles] Department of Energy, Land Management, craft recovery 1945 00:57:56 [K D] Why don't people like bringing up demons / angels? 00:59:36 [Rob Mc Donah] International effort / president's don't even know 01:02:39 We're "containers"... what does that mean? 01:03:43 [Victor Wag] Why does the triangle UFO flash at the NSA mandated rates? 01:07:33 [Keith] How did the UFO know where the cap point was? 01:10:45 Further unexplained issues with the Fravor case that need to be explored 01:12:48 [Paranoid Android] Archaeological digs in Antarctica by John Kerry, Buzz Aldrin, and Patriarch Kyrill in 2016? 01:13:21 Alien Abductions. Correlation? Intent? 01:16:58 Deciphering alien messages / receiving messages from UAPs 01:18:40 What questions SHOULD we be asking? * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2021
Luis Elizondo on UFOs, Skinwalker, Remote Viewing, and the Invisible College
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/aAmFlLfsZKM Luis Elizondo reveals his thoughts on the June Report, the connection between consciousness / physics and aliens / UAPs. Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI. Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto (anonymous): https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: Brian Keating's INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmXH_moPhfkqCk6S3b9RWuw Interview with Kevin Knuth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atntnU_baHc TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:45 UFOs have been classified by size and other parameters 00:08:27 The June Report: what's coming out in it? 00:13:19 Why all these revelations now? 00:14:07 Remote viewing and aliens / UAPs 00:15:41 [Jeremy Rys] Invisible College and Hal Puthoff 00:17:57 [Brian Keating] Tellurian / mundane explanations for UFO phenomenon? 00:23:06 The "checklist" the gov't goes through before citing it as UAP 00:26:00 Transmedium travel, spoofing or physical? 00:31:37 [Manny Ortiz] Are they demons? Angels? 00:34:21 [bisectdox] Have we communicated with UAPs? Have we found their communications? 00:39:11 Psychedelics and UAPs 00:41:20 [Mick West] Why not reveal all the information for the good of humanity? 00:49:13 [Lonesomespacecowboy] What would the world look like if the public knew what Lue does? 00:50:10 [Gentian] Tom Delong calls them “the Others” 00:50:43 His opinion on Bob Lazar, also that aliens referred to us as "containers" 00:53:26 [PulsatingShadow] How frequently do abductions happen 00:55:58 [Lady Shar Reacts] Any UAPs underwater in the Nimitz case? 00:56:54 [Amjad Hussain] Does the USA have alien bodies in their procession? 00:57:41 Skinwalker Ranch and Bigfoot 01:05:29 Audience members say "thank you" in the live chat 01:06:11 [Andres] What questions SHOULD we be asking, as the public, but aren't? 01:06:49 Lue's predictions have come true 01:08:04 [blindorize] UAP phenomenon and an international effort, rather than USA focused 01:08:59 [Neon Dagger] Lue's personal encounter 01:09:34 [Raylson Carlos] Nimitz appearing at the "cap point"... How? 01:10:35 Was Sam Harris contacted by Lue 01:11:09 [Lonesomespacecowboy] What would the world look like if the public knew what Lue does? 01:14:24 Advice for Curt on the journey into TOEs (and UAPs connection to them) 01:15:28 Is Lue a misinformation agent? * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2021
Rupert Spira on Non-Dualism, Consciousness, God, and Death
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YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWLd9y1MG4c Rupert Spira is a teacher of the "direct path"-method of spiritual self-enquiry, and a world renown expert on non-dualism. Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI. Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto (anonymous): https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: Rupert's Website: https://rupertspira.com/ Rupert's Twitter: https://twitter.com/RupertSpira Interview with Bernardo Kastrup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAB21FAXCDE Interview with Donald Hoffman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmieNQH7Q4w Interview with Iain McGilchrist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-SgOwc6Pe4 THANK YOU: Cooper Sheehan and Henry Hoffman-Bakoussis for formatting the audience questions. TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:06:07 Overview of non-dualism 00:09:09 Experience vs consciousness vs awareness 00:10:31 "In ignorance, I am something. In understanding, I am nothing. I love, I am everything." 00:14:29 Discovering "you" by taking off your thoughts and perceptions 00:17:09 Meditative exercise to see union between the self and the world 00:33:14 Can you be aware of not being aware? 00:48:34 Why can there only be "one" consciousness? 00:51:54 Consciousness as fundamental. Not matter 01:04:55 Why does infinite consciousness need to become finite? 01:09:17 There no real "things" 01:11:40 Definition of enlightenment 01:14:47 Are atheists / materialists lying when they say they have peace? 01:21:30 It's okay for your body's pain to not have caught up to your mind's peace 01:28:19 The nature of consciousness is happiness 01:34:55 Logos 01:40:35 Donald Hoffman and Bernardo Kastrup 01:48:03 Psychedelics 01:58:01 Consciousness as "love" requires subtlety to understand 02:00:19 Love, truth, and beauty are the same, but depend on the path one takes 02:04:12 Psychological suffering is veiled happiness 02:07:31 Some truths will break you at your core 02:17:40 New age is missing the malicious element of humanity 02:24:26 Rupert's distinctive manner of speech 02:27:07 Does infinite consciousness "speak" to us? 02:29:15 Why does suffering exist? Why does it have to be so drastic? 02:43:04 "Overlapping consciousness" and the objective world 02:49:40 Materialists don't disagree with non-dualism 02:51:22 Curt's "fractal" theory of reality and the extremization of a parameter unifying with its opposite 03:00:17 On death, and continuing on 03:06:11 Science 2.0 ("abhijgnosis" as Curt calls it) 03:18:48 [Hubur Galula] Does Rupert still get overwhelmed with emotions / attached to objects or people? 03:23:44 Functional vs dysfunctional attachments (co-dependence) 03:25:37 [Inannawhimsey] Rupert, is there any emotion that isn't valid? 03:35:22 [Rebecca Briggs] Ego and shadow work in the non-dual recognition tradition? 03:42:10 Why are we separate at all? Why are these truths something we have realize? 03:47:59 Descartes was wrong, or right? 03:52:27 The East vs The West (the East was first to non-dualism) 03:57:59 Rupert Spira interprets the Prodigal son with non-dualism 04:02:59 Prayer in the West vs meditation in the East Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2021
Stephen Wolfram on Crypto, Aliens, Blackholes, Infinity, Consciousness, and his Theory of Everything
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/1sXrRc3Bhrs Stephen Wolfram is at his jovial peak in this technical interview regarding the Wolfram Physics project (theory of everything). Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI. Link to the Wolfram project: https://www.wolframphysics.org/ Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto (anonymous): https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:26 Behind the scenes 00:04:00 Wolfram critiques are from people who haven't read the papers (generally) 00:10:39 The Wolfram Model (Theory of Everything) overview in under 20 minutes 00:29:35 Causal graph vs. multiway graph 00:39:42 Global confluence and causal invariance 00:44:06 Rulial space 00:49:05 How to build your own Theory of Everything 00:54:00 Computational reducibility and irreducibility 00:59:14 Speaking to aliens / communication with other life forms 01:06:06 Extra-terrestrials could be all around us, and we'd never see it 01:10:03 Is the universe conscious? What is "intelligence"? 01:13:03 Do photons experience time? (in the Wolfram model) 01:15:07 "Speed of light" in rulial space 01:16:37 Principle of computational equivalence 01:21:13 Irreducibility vs undecidability and computational equivalence 01:23:47 Is infinity "real"? 01:28:08 Discrete vs continuous space 01:33:40 Testing discrete space with the cosmic background radiation (CMB) 01:34:35 Multiple dimensions of time 01:36:12 Defining "beauty" in mathematics, as geodesics in proof space 01:37:29 Particles are "black holes" in branchial space 01:39:44 New Feynman stories about his abjuring of woo woo 01:43:52 Holographic principle / AdS CFT correspondence, and particles as black holes 01:46:38 Wolfram's view on cryptocurrencies, and how his company trades in crypto [Amjad Hussain] 01:57:38 Einstein field equations in economics 02:03:04 How to revolutionize a field of study as a beginner 02:04:50 Bonus section of Curt's thoughts and questions * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
Jacques Vallée and Kevin Knuth on Psychedelics and UFO's, June Disclosure, the Physics of Aliens
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/uVo51khU8AE Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI. Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto (anonymous): https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: Vallée's and Harris' book: Trinity: The Best Kept Secret amazon.com/TRINITY-Best-Kept-Secret-Jaques-Vallée-ebook/dp/B094YNBG8T (not affiliate) Kevin Knuth's podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atntnU_baHc Jeremy Corbell's podcast with Curt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4wZbcovkXY THANK YOU: Henry Hoffman TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:04:38 Vallée on his Theory of Everything Else 00:05:11 Vallée summarizes the Trinity case (just revealed weeks ago) 00:07:34 Physics of UFO craft 00:12:03 This case has never been revealed to the public 00:17:09 Why are there so many crashes, if Aliens are so advanced? 00:21:23 What's the pattern of UFO sights? More after nuclear tests? More in a certain region? 00:22:08 How the aliens / creatures and craft looked at the Trinity site 00:30:24 UFO activity at Whitesand's Missile Base 00:36:26 Consciousness and alien encounters 00:37:47 Detailed description of how the creatures behaved in their craft 00:41:11 Visions being beamed into your head 00:48:49 These visions seem biblical / apocalyptical 00:58:30 Psychedelics and UFO's [Amjad Hussain / Ef is me] 01:03:28 Simulation Hypothesis, Donald Hoffman, Thomas Campbell, and Idealism 01:09:43 The motives / intent of the aliens (and are we dealing with just one type?) 01:16:28 We've been taught that studying UFO's is "non-sense" 01:21:20 UFO's in space (recorded incidents) 01:25:58 What we'll get in the June report 2021? 01:30:40 UFO research doesn't get published. Ball lightning doesn't even get published. 01:33:04 Compelling video Jacques has seen, that hasn't been declassified [xenex301] 01:33:53 Mick West, and well-informed skeptics 01:37:15 Peer-reviewed research on UFO's [Harry Austin] 01:44:16 Why these secrets can be above even the President of the USA 01:48:47 Thoughts on Chris Mellon and Luis Elizondo (are they credible?) 01:51:54 Metallurgical analysis of parts of UFO crafts 01:53:55 Why are Brazilian UFO's violent? What other cases are there of violence? 01:56:54 Physics of UFO "beams" / light rays that pin you down / are deleterious 01:57:56 Why is disclosure happening now? [Alan Whitehead] 02:01:28 How to legitimize UFO research in academia 02:03:01 What does it mean to "study" the UFO phenomenon? How? 02:09:42 What will Jacques do with all the material he's collected on aliens? [Sn00ze] 02:11:29 Recovering alien debris from the Trinity case 02:20:36 Operation highjump 02:21:55 New footage from the Navy [Ifran] 02:23:52 Bob Lazar, and why we're referred to as "containers" [Diggie's Journal] 02:28:57 More on Jacques Vallée, and Kevin Knuth 02:32:27 Will you chat with Mick West, Curt? [Tim Wilson] * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
Noam Chomsky AMA on UFO's, Cryptocurrencies, Nietzsche, Kurt Gödel, and Fear of Death
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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX0hn6F-jsI Noam Chomsky reveals his thoughts on his own death, meeting Kurt Gödel, and more. Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI. Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto (anonymous): https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: Janice Fiamengo interview with Curt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwT-w47Il5c THANK YOU: Henry Hoffman-Bakoussis for enumerating the questions TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:29 [Stephen Wolfram] If we knew the operation of each neuron, could we understand linguistics? 00:04:06 [Sebastiaan Kampers] Is there meaning outside language? 00:05:03 [Ar On] Are you more proud of your contributions to linguistics or of your contributions to politics? 00:05:44 [Cowicide] How can one discuss philosophy while staying non-political? 00:07:56 [Ar On] What are your thoughts on mandating vaccines? 00:10:04 [Bulldog Madhav] How to avoid despair, after seeing life's meaninglessness 00:13:39 [Amjad Hussain] How to tell the difference between science and pseudoscience? 00:16:58 [CryptoND1] Will crypto lead to a monetary revolution? Good or bad? 00:17:53 [Global] Blockchain technology for direct democratic voting system? 00:22:42 [John Doe] What about the latest UAP / UFO revelations by pentagon? 00:23:28 [Patrick O'Donnell] How to communicating with aliens 00:31:04 [Connor] Opinion on Frankfurt school? 00:31:38 [Wiil-Waal] Do you fear death? Why / why not? 00:32:46 [Ivan Bilu] How to explain multiple personalities, with different languages? 00:34:02 [Brandon] Speaking in tongues phenomenon and spirituality 00:35:52 [Prof. Janice Fiamengo] Feminism / MeToo and liberty 00:39:19 [Biers Adajew] Societies with a belief in free will vs. no free will 00:41:48 [Ideas Sleep Furiously] Who's the smartest person Chomsky ever met 00:48:08 [Tobia Davico] On Jacques Lacan and his influence on Chomsky 00:51:45 [Queerdo] Are you a part of an anti-aging study based on plant diet? 00:53:06 [Henry S] How does Chomsky stay sharp at 92? 00:54:30 [Noah Müller] Connection between language and movement 00:55:37 [Lavl2001] Why are psychedelics illegal? 01:01:56 [Joshua Bracho] Do you have any thoughts on the work of Friedrich Nietzsche? 02:28:12 [Ravi Ray] Objectively determine that some works of art are better than others 01:04:20 [Biers Adajew] What are Chomsky's views on anti-natalism? 01:06:04 [Hamid] What do you think about "It from Bit" idea from John Wheeler? 01:06:34 [Jens] On Steven Pinker's words and rules theory of language * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
Bernardo Kastrup and John Vervaeke [Round 2] Theolocution on Mind Upload, Shadow Integration, and Consciousness
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/zw6BFDJ765w Bernardo Kastrup and John Vervaeke become closer and closer, in this theolocution. Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI. Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto (anonymous): https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: John Vervaeke's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/johnvervaeke Bernardo Kastrup's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/bernardokastrup What I've Learned on Cows #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGG-A80Tl5g What I've Learned on Cows #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdrhpThqlCo  THANK YOU: Jaran, who helped with compiling notes. TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:32 Summary of Round 1 00:10:29 Best counter to John's and Bernardo's position 00:28:42 Vedanta, Brahma, and Lucid Dreaming 00:40:45 Local vs global consciousness, and meta-consciousness 00:43:40 Psychedelics and experiencing "mind at large" 00:46:10 Whitehead and prehension 00:51:40 John and Bernardo have moved closer (philosophically) to one another 00:55:39 On Karl Friston's "inference" 00:52:30 How to improve as an interviewer 00:57:46 Transjectivity, and rejecting both the blank slate and romanticism 01:02:42 Bernardo started out as an "objectivist" 01:08:15 Mind Uploading is nonsense 01:12:58 Joscha Bach knows nothing about consciousness 01:24:12 There's no "simulation" of consciousness. Who's the illusion occurring to? 01:29:56 Growth doesn't stop when you're 20. We need more than the propositional. 01:36:03 "Idolatry of the nerds" and how "thinking" is just one function of the psyche. 01:39:25 Respecting the elderly 01:41:52 Having mode vs. the Being mode 01:48:05 Love is a kind of knowing. On "agape" 01:58:30 Love is a part of nature, but not the only part. 02:05:54 How to integrate the Shadow 02:10:57 The processes that make us adaptive, make us self deceptive. 02:13:18 Internal family systems therapy 02:21:08 Curt's personal confession 02:28:12 We think we must "win" but we must surrender. Surrender to what you are. 02:34:40 Trying not to try 02:40:05 Personal stories of darkness, from John and Bernardo 02:50:50 Self knowledge, self acceptance, and "participating" in this world 02:54:34 Bernardo and John are the opposite of how they seem. John is more "woo" and Bernardo is anti-"woo" 02:58:37 Bernardo's shadow 03:01:35 We need to reintegrate humor in spirituality 03:05:28 How to build the modern religion? 03:33:44 Where you can find more about John and Bernardo 03:39:36 BONUS [MrChocolateCookie] The paradox of trying not to try 03:44:07 BONUS [Queerdo] Veganism and spiritual bypassing 03:57:03 BONUS [David] What did you enjoy most about this conversation? 03:59:33 BONUS John takes Curt through a breathing exercise 04:01:28 BONUS The theolocution process is vehement but filled with love * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2021
Anthony Metivier on Uber Atheism, Consciousness, Increasing Memory, Understanding Žižek, and Depression
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YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8laPMEQOUQ Anthony Metivier is the founder of the Magnetic Memory Method, a systematic, 21st Century approach to memorizing foreign language vocabulary, names, music, poetry and much more in ways that are easy, elegant, effective and fun. Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto (anonymous): https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: -Anthony's website: https://www.magneticmemorymethod.com/ -Chris Williamson's ep w/ Polina Pompliano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW4_Qx7Fgq8 -Gary Weber: “Happiness beyond thought” THANK YOU: To Ollie, for the timestamps. TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:40 Anthony's story 00:07:00 Why Anthony changed from political science to literature 00:12:00 Romanticisation of nihilism in pop culture / Pretense and performativity vs authenticity in society 00:17:55 Anthony’s theory of CRAPHT 00:24:10 Buddha, Jesus, and Love 00:27:05 Anthony’s battle with depression and how he started working in memory 00:33:47 Anthony’s highly successful TEDx talk 00:35:30 Memory and improving intelligence 00:37:45 Are there any ways to increase one's IQ? 00:43:45 The adaptive quality of forgetting 00:50:45 The "oneness" of information 00:54:48 Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's flow 00:55:10 Practical example – take an ordinary member of the population and say “memorize these ten cards” 00:59:25 Different ripples in the field of consciousness and oneness 01:03:40 Uber Atheist philosophy in Sanskrit texts 01:05:35 Anthony’s secret typing weapon 01:07:40 From Atheism to Uber Atheism 01:10:28 Studying Sanskrit for depression and anxiety 01:12:15 Does Sanskrit help? 01:17:25 Dual N-back test? 01:21:30 Tips on letting go and calming one’s mind 01:26:30 Parallels between some of Foucault’s philosophy and non-duality 01:34:45 Difference between intellectual and experiential understanding 01:40:20 Anthony had Slavoj Zizek as a prof 01:42:00 Is there something wrong with the master-slave relationship? 01:45:10 Is Slavoj is aware that he is not making sense to most? 01:54:23 Is there such a thing as zero consciousness? 01:54:54 Nietzsche: Everything interprets 01:59:10 What would happen if someone said, “my ideal life is causing misery to others”? 02:02:22 Responding to Sam Harris 02:10:34 If the self is an illusion, who is that illusion appearing to? 02:15:15 Part of the issue with Atheism and Uber Atheism, and metaphysical cop-outs 02:22:17 Free will 02:35:48 What would the consequence of enlightenment be? 02:36:55 Karl Friston’s free energy principle – do our beliefs about the world change the world? 02:43:01 The omega point 02:46:05 Curt wants to learn German 02:53:15 Has improving your memory lead you to believe there is no free will? [Matrin] 02:54:26 Adumbration of Anthony's TEDx talk 03:03:48 Who are favorite authors to read in German? [Audience] 03:07:07 Tim Berners-Lee and the future of the internet 03:15:15 Do drugs enhance cognitive performance? And if so, which? [Steve Agnew] 03:16:22 Improve short-term memory or my working memory? Routines? Games? [Rajesh] 03:17:27 Audience question: Is addiction related to memory? [Mysterybear] 03:18:17 How long has Anthony been practicing his memory techniques? [Trollop7] 03:20:48 Final thoughts from Anthony + where to find out more * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2021
Robert Lawrence Kuhn on Truth, Faith, Idealism, and God
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/7SodXrXFAsc Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: -Closer To Truth (Robert Kuhn's channel): https://www.youtube.com/user/CloserToTruth1 LINK NOT MENTIONED BUT INFORMATIVE AND PERTINENT:  TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:41 Why is Robert doing more interviews? 00:08:19 Soon to focus on Eastern modes of "knowing" and philosophies 00:18:40 The difference between the East and West in approach to answers / truth 00:22:46 Venerating verification puts you at odds with studying consciousness 00:26:24 How Robert prepares for each interview 00:30:33 Dealing with people emailing their Theories to you 00:42:33 Defining "truth" 00:46:20 Can one get closer to truth without knowing what truth is? 00:52:30 How to improve as an interviewer 00:55:47 Factors to weigh when conducting an edifying and entertaining interview 01:00:31 Which "logic" is correct? (classical v. intuitionist v. fuzzy v. etc.) 01:12:29 Faith in logic 01:14:37 Curt doesn't buy it when people say they "don't have faith" 01:21:18 Science, physicalism, idealism, and Bernardo Kastrup 01:27:21 If neither physicalism nor idealism can be refuted then it's faith to choose one 01:33:39 Both Robert and Curt find it hard to come to conclusions 01:40:08 Questioning Robert's faith 01:44:50 Is there a difference between faith in God and faith in driving a car? 01:51:59 Bede Rundle's argument against God 01:55:38 Alvin Plantinga's argument for God 01:55:38 Alvin Plantinga's argument for God 02:04:46 Why do intelligent people disagree extensively? 02:07:46 Is Robert any "closer to truth"? 02:10:55 How to keep all the Theories one's heard in one's working memory 02:14:07 Unedited podcasts vs. polished edited clips 02:15:44 [Pandaproducts] When is the Kastrup interview coming out? 02:16:33 [Andrea S] Why is there anything and not nothing? 02:21:00 [Steve Scully] Just because "something" exists, does this preclude "nothing" from existing? 02:22:07 [PF] Thoughts on UFO's / sightings / encounters? 02:22:41 [Pandaproducts] Thoughts on life after death / NDE's? 02:27:23 Demarcation problem 02:27:36 [Abdullah Khalid] Robert's best interview? 02:27:48 Who would you interview of the past? 02:27:57 Advice for Curt for Theories of Everything? * * * I just finished (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2021
Bernardo Kastrup and John Vervaeke [Round 1] Theolocution on Consciousness, Idealism, and Naturalism
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YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWcTmeAs44I Bernardo Kastrup is the preeminent Western philosopher espousing metaphysical idealism, and John Vervaeke is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto focusing on the "meaning crisis" and a 3rd wave cognitive science approach to mindfulness. This is Round 1. Comment below as to what you'd like to see for Round 2. Curt's interview with JV alone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p8o3-7mvQc Curt's interview with BK alone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAB21FAXCDE Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Discord Invite Code (as of Mar 04 2021): dmGgQ2dRzS Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: JV's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/johnvervaeke JV's "Meaning Crisis" series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54l8_ewcOlY&list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ BK's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeDZCa3VrRQvzBlVR-oVVmA THANK YOU: -Phil Chertook (who has graciously served as a mini-Jamie to this TOE video). -Grizwald Grim (a volunteer from the TOE Discord) for the timestamps TIMESTAMPS: 0:00:00 Introduction 0:08:50 Green Room 0:09:43 Context Exposition 0:10:33 Intros 0:12:53 Vervaeke Deep Continuity Rationalist 0:16:18 BK Analytic Idealist - mind as foundation of matter 0:19:14 Emergent Exploration of Emergence 0:22:33 Plausibility construct, trustworthy functional elegance standard 0:26:33 Psychosocial plausibility at the heart of objectivity 0:29:12 Science and Consciousness 0:30:03 Culturally manufactured emergence 0:33:30 Normative pragmatism, lead by plausibility and probability 0:34:56 The Art of Disciplined and Justifiable Plausibility 0:36:02 Scotus and Ockham - Severing from Realism 0:38:44 Incoherent Notion of Being 0:40:48 Relativity, conceptual parsimony, parsimonious postulates & Alien Abduction 0:47:18 Individuating Consciousness 0:51:33 Standard Hume Empiricism 0:52:22 Elegance & Problematic Parsimony - why not be a realist? 0:53:40 Nominal vs Ontic partitioning 0:58:28 Questioning the Experiencer - Precisely Transcendental 1:01:18 Meta-conscious Reflective Attention 1:03:03 Hume's Straw Man 1:04:16 Self, Consciousness & Meta-consciousness 1:06:33 Dissociative Folded Experiential Reflection 1:08:08 What is the Self 1:09:33 Therapy Timeout 1:15:11 Solving the Meaning Crisis 1:17:33 Unbalanced analytic rational conceptual 1:19:17 Idolatry of Nerds 1:26:24 Fluid Compensation for Physicalist Façade 1:28:42 Where we went Wrong - Images that we call the World 1:32:27 Flat Ontologies and the Depth Dimension 1:34:21 The Obviousness of Experience & Fields of Intelligibility 1:36:54 The Normative Longing for the Transcendental Noumenal 1:40:00 Meaning and Ontology 1:44:40 Meta-meaning Worldview & The Bouncer of the Heart 1:51:05 How do you define what exists - how can we know what's real? 1:56:44 Drinking from the Fount of Intelligibility 1:58:29 Behind the Scenes 2:01:33 Where do you Disagree the Most? 2:04:33 Real Field Harmonics 2:06:11 Grounding Monism & Spinoza Modes 2:15:01 Observation Beyond Dissociative Boundaries 2:16:16 The Space/Time Framework of Language 2:18:02 New Age Disavowal 2:19:13 Difference In Kind, Dissociations of Mind 2:24:20 Emergence and the Degree/Kind Threshold 2:26:37 Inducing Dissociation in the Universal Mind 2:30:33 Meta-consciousness and Reportability 2:34:40 Jung and Meta-consciousness 2:38:00 Metacognition and Dissociation 2:43:22 Beyond the Boundary of our Own Dissociation 2:45:55 Mental, and of Dissociative Character Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2021
Karl Friston on What Is Life, Consciousness, the meta-Hard Problem, and the Free Energy Principle
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/2v7LBABwZKA Karl Friston is a British neuroscientist at University College London and an authority on the free energy principle and predictive coding theory. Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 Discord Invite Code (as of Mar 04 2021): dmGgQ2dRzS Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: Iain McGilchrist's interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-SgOwc6Pe4 Donald Hoffman's interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmieNQH7Q4w Anil Seth's interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hUEqXhDbVs Stuart Hameroff's interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLo0Zwe579g Machine Learning Street Talk's interview with Karl Friston (not mentioned but an informative watch): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkR24ieh5Ow TIMESTAMPS 00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:45 Balancing work and life with an h-index of 200+ 00:04:33 Daily routine 00:05:55 How to choose which problems to work on? 00:10:13 Defining "deflationary" and "self-evidencing" 00:14:33 Equilibrium vs non-equilibrium steady state 00:20:52 Why is it called the Free Energy Principle? 00:27:20 What is the Free Energy Principle? (two answers) 00:41:15 Is causation and time required for the FEP? 00:46:03 FEP incomplete because it doesn't incorporate relativity? 00:57:21 Schrödinger, entropy, gradient flow, and life 00:59:01 Why is the Free Energy Principle infamous for being esoteric? 01:01:00 Is FEP a TOE? A theory of everything? 01:03:20 Do atoms have "beliefs" in a Bayesian sense? 01:04:54 List of different fields FEP has implications for (physics, biology, AI, etc.) 01:17:47 On Occam's Razor and Artificial Intelligence 01:25:38 Newcomb's paradox 01:29:05 FEP - a Law of Nature or a different way of compressing? 01:36:50 Jordan Peterson's "order and chaos" and the FEP 01:50:51 Using brain structure to infer about the world 02:07:12 On hierarchies and modelling different "things" (tools don't behave like apples) 02:13:59 The importance of "shared narratives" 02:18:37 Religion as aiding "shared narratives" 02:22:43 Politics needs 50 / 50 splits on issues 02:25:53 The existence of free will and definition of it 02:28:43 Self fulfilling prophecies 02:31:37 Schizophrenia, Curt, and Karl 02:45:48 "You are your own existence proof." 02:48:03 Can you think yourself into non-existence? 02:51:33 Definition of generative model 02:54:06 Donald Hoffman's consciousness model 02:54:34 Quantum consciousness and Penrose's Orchestrated OR 02:59:41 What does FEP say about consciousness? 03:09:48 The meta-Hard Problem of Consciousness 03:15:22 Anna Lukomsky: Idealism vs Physicalism 03:28:13 Joanne Dong: Explain the meaning of life via the FEP 03:34:23 Monotheism vs Polytheism in terms of FEP and psychology 03:38:50 Faraz Honarvar: Do our actions matter to the world? 03:47:20 Final words on Schizophrenia and existential anxiety from studying different metaphysics * * * Subscribe if you want more conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, God, and the mathematics / physics of each. * * * I just finished (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
Kevin Knuth on UFOs, Nimitz / Tic Tac video, and a new kind of Theory of Everything
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YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atntnU_baHc Kevin Knuth is a Professor of physics at the University of Albany, a former NASA scientist, and the Editor-In-Chief of the Entropy journal. He has a unique Theory of Everything called Influence Theory. Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 Discord Invite Code (as of Mar 04 2021): dmGgQ2dRzS Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED IN VIDEO: Kevin Knuth's card game website: https://nobilisscientia.com Kevin Knuth's website: http://knuthlab.org/ Steve Scully's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM8_4BUpeNfEWJ-wwdIDJxQ 00:00:00 Introduction 00:04:07 The Bethune Encounter (1951) 00:07:14 The lights of the UFO's are possibly due to plasma 00:08:53 Why study UFO's? (and cattle mutilations) 00:21:09 Japan Air Lines Flight 1628 (1986) 00:24:32 300 ft UFO follows one of our planes for 40 minutes 00:24:12 Why is investigating aliens considered academically uncouth? 00:28:13 The Nimitz Encounters (2004) 00:34:41 The Tic Tac video is likely the least interesting video the gov't has 00:36:57 UFO's are not simply drones or advanced gov't technology 00:39:47 Why UFO's aren't studied by physicists, and who else (as a Professor) is studying? 00:42:05 Is alien technology "progressing"? Why / why not? 00:44:03 Why are they shutting down our nuclear missiles? 00:48:14 Why don't people supposedly from the gov't who announce UFO's are real, get killed? 00:50:27 UFO's should be far more technologically advanced than they are 00:53:50 Theory of Kevin's that explains where UFO's go 00:58:36 Why do aliens look so human (or why do we look like aliens)? 01:03:08 Curt and Kevin speculate about alien intentions and relation to us 01:04:33 Alien abductions 01:05:47 Is Bob Lazar telling the truth? 01:08:20 Skinwalker ranch 01:11:06 New physics in UFO's, because they violate conservation laws 01:13:49 Are aliens living on Earth? Underwater? 01:20:20 Stuart Koffman and Autocatalytic sets 01:21:32 Why mutilate cattle? (theory of "euphoria") 01:29:46 Emergent consciousness and aliens 01:31:02 Machine learning and fundamental physics 01:33:06 Spectral Inference from a Multiplexing Fourier Transform Spectrometer 01:36:28 Perception of sound (early research of Kevin Knuth's) and Penrose's Orch OR 01:40:40 Kevin Knuth's work at NASA and questions about the spacetime manifold 01:47:47 Parsimony in science leads to idealism? 01:51:33 Why does 2+1=3? Building a Theory of Everything from quantification 01:52:49 Effectiveness of Mathematics is no surprise 01:54:28 Building "Robot Scientists" that you can ask questions to 02:00:55 Influence Theory: A different kind of Theory of Everything (in 6 papers) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Avi Loeb on Aliens, Bob Lazar, Wormholes, Consciousness, SpaceX, and Many Worlds
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/hTHDCD4MnqY Abraham "Avi" Loeb is an Israeli-American theoretical physicist who works on astrophysics and cosmology. Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 Discord Invite Code (as of Mar 04 2021): dmGgQ2dRzS Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED IN VIDEO: Brian Keating's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmXH_moPhfkqCk6S3b9RWuw Steve Scully's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM8_4BUpeNfEWJ-wwdIDJxQ TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:01:27 On writing to sharpen one's thinking, and the purpose of Avi's writings 00:04:16 Don't let the repudiation by "experts" deter your ideas 00:11:49 Academia requires other people's evaluation and conformance 00:17:12 How do you allow outré ideas while retaining integrity? 00:18:21 Responding to the Pluto-like rock of Oumuamua theory of Desch and Jackson 00:25:37 Why is investigating aliens considered academically uncouth? 00:29:16 How the discovery of intelligent aliens would change society 00:30:27 How to find alien relics 00:31:53 Privatizing the search for aliens, and Elon Musk 00:34:03 The problems with inhabiting Mars are deeper than Musk thinks 00:35:41 Sean Carole's Many Worlds Interpretation 00:41:14 Are singularities "real"? 00:44:13 Bob Lazar 00:49:35 Cosmic Inflation is not falsifiable 01:00:26 Comparing velocities across different points on a manifold 01:05:56 Testing Wolfram's theory using the lower bound on masses 01:07:42 Eric Weinstein and innovation coming from the outside 01:12:34 Gödel's theorems and a Theory of Everything 01:15:02 Science learning from religion (and falsifying religion) 01:21:35 What is the meaning of life? The question Avi would ask an alien 01:24:29 Living forever. Heaven and hell as psychological phenomenon. 01:26:04 Consciousness, emergence, and free will 01:28:46 Wormholes 01:29:29 Why is the universe "fine tuned" for life? 01:30:37 Wisdom vs Intelligence 01:34:09 Which goal should you follow? 01:36:00 Steve Scully: Infinity of smallness and largeness 01:37:15 Can you interpret data without presuming a theory? 01:40:02 Barfyman: How has aging changed how Avi learns new math / physics? 01:42:25 Learning math when you're over 40 01:43:26 Artificial wisdom vs Artificial intelligence 01:44:11 Brian Keating: Does Avi Loeb dislike the criticism of his ideas, due to his fame? 01:49:47 How to balance work and life if you're extremely productive and work constantly? 01:51:09 Why does Avi do podcasts? 01:53:09 On abnegating social media 01:56:58 Rabbitskywalk3r: Claims of Haim Eshed (former Israeli director of space programs) 01:57:39 On UFO's and Prof. Kevin Knuth's analysis 01:59:36 Getting data on aliens visiting Earth 02:01:09 Amjad Hussain: Panpsychism, proto-consciousness, and aliens living with us * * * Subscribe if you want more conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, God, and the mathematics / physics of each. * * * I just finished (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2021
Curt Jaimungal AMA #1 (Consciousness, education, IQ, which Theory of Everything is correct?)
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YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlxQwwmT9Ks Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 Discord Invite Code (as of Mar 04 2021): dmGgQ2dRzS Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything 00:00:00 Introduction 00:01:36 Behind the scenes on how the podcast is run 00:02:19 [Aakash_1996] Who am I? Science Background? Dreams with the channel? 00:09:02 [Account 1] Rupert Spira / Advaita Vedanta 00:09:39 [Account 1] Philosophy of math 00:10:50 [Account 2] Douglas Hofstadter on the show? 00:10:59 [Alex Broman] What role do you see psychedelics having in our society the next 20 years 00:11:41 [alexander96] Are you a gamer? What types of video games do you like? 00:15:13 [Amidu Kamara] Why "ism" of consciousness do you subscribe to? Thoughts on alien abductions? 00:16:29 [Anna Lukomsky] How did the podcast get started? Did you know it would change your world? 00:18:52 [apostolos prl] Facebook and supporting Curt 00:21:04 [Aspen French] Getting more feminists on the channel 00:22:25 [Austin Harper] Free will? Aliens? God? Ego death? Perfect form of government? Panpsychism? 00:24:53 [Babak Rasolzadeh] What have you learned from the brilliant people interviewed that has affected your daily life? 00:26:17 [Biers Adajew] Do you see the world more clearly or are you more lost? 00:28:12 [Boris Martinez] Curt's IQ / age / net worth 00:33:22 [Anna Lukomsky] Is your quest for a TOE spiritual or scientific? Science 2.0 00:34:38 [Brandon S-P] Do you think philosophy should feature more crucially in STEM education? 00:37:08 [Brandon S-P] How weird will the final TOE be for it to be the real deal (definition of Theory of Everything) 00:38:51 [BubblePuppy] Have you tried getting Bob Lazar on? 00:41:35 [Daniel] Views on Marxism evolved since starting the channel? 00:43:08 [Dhruv Gupta] Introduction with films and interest in watching them now 00:43:38 [eljay] Upbringing / parents / most significant life moments 00:47:57 [eljay] Most bizarre / profound experience 00:48:29 [Filip O] "Why is there something rather than nothing?" 01:00:24 [Daslt Mane] Thoughts on String Theory 01:01:24 [Frederik Guigui] Robert Sapolsky? 01:01:31 [Game_changer0] Going against belief in order not to risk financial security / when does persuasion become manipulation 01:07:48 [Game_changer0] Can we ever find the "Theory of Everything"? 01:08:15 [Geoffry Gifari] On the interview "style" of Curt and abruptness of questions / transitions 01:15:25 [Yoon Hur] Have you grown more sympathetic to the left, after interviewing Chomsky? 01:16:25 [GL XL] Why haven't you interviewed Jason Reza Jorjani yet? 01:54:15 [Grizwald Grim] How do we get on the show, if we have a TOE? How do we contact you? 01:17:41 [Grizwald Grim] Which interview do you value most? 01:17:57 Chris Langan and Wittgenstein's ladder 01:19:33 [Hans Frankfurter] I am 36, can I still learn advanced math and contribute something meaningful? 01:20:12 [Ivan Goran] Are you familiar with "General Semantics" of Alfred Korzybski? 01:20:27 [ja524309] On studying math, and the research that goes into this channel 01:21:25 [Johan Hedvall] Which interviews energized you and which ones drained you? 01:23:49 [junaidesse] Pineapple on pizza 01:25:03 [junaidesse] What could leave you with regret on your deathbed? 01:26:59 [Light Armanov] How do you keep getting on Chomsky Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
Jonathan Pageau on Art, Metaphor vs. Literal, Christ, The West, and Better Left Unsaid
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/6umrrokgeG4 Jonathan Pageau carves Eastern Orthodox Icons and other traditional Christian images in wood and stone. He's a cognoscenti with regard to symbolism and the West. *NOTE: This is a re-upload of a video that is approximately 2 years old.* Jonathan's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/pageaujonathan Better Left Unsaid (the documentary): http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 Discord Invite Code (as of Mar 04 2021): dmGgQ2dRzS Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything TIMESTAMPS BY: Cooper Sheehan 00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:10 The artistry of symbolism 00:03:32 History of an artist / The transition from modern to contemporary art 00:06:36 The traditional view of art (art as the tool) 00:08:46 Finding a personal style in the contemporary art era 00:12:14 Is it Art? / Arts purpose (meaning/ integration) in the world  00:15:11 Modern art as destabilization 00:19:11 Contemporary art as a parody of modernism 00:21:33 The propaganda of Social Realism 00:23:37 Social Realism in contemporary media 00:25:36 The destruction of symbols as the restructuring of culture 00:26:49 Modern propaganda and the upside-down Fairy-tale 00:30:30 Miyazaki and feminine symbolism 00:33:46 Lord of the Rings: The technological power dynamic of the Ring 00:39:51 Taking in things to make us whole 00:44:23 The weight of the Ring (from Lord of the Rings) 00:47:23 The Little Mermaid: The transition of worlds 00:53:31 Living in the moment: Nihilism 00:54:51 Cain and Able: The sin of pride 01:00:23 Social revolution and the revolution of the content (happy / satisfied) 01:03:37 Our society of excess 01:07:46 Becoming an anchor / Truth, Justice, Civility 01:10:17 Fixing the problem from the ground up and the ecological problem 01:12:38 Remember the Christian story / Christianity as a way out 01:15:29 Finding one's place in life / Finding ones meaning / Jonathan Pageau finding meaning in religion for art  01:20:01 Iconography and life’s patterns 01:23:34 Symbolism life’s meanings 01:25:48 Islam and Religious expansion 01:29:15 The lenses we see the world through and Identification Theory 01:35:01 The pattern of being and reality 01:37:31 Desires as pulling away from the (ones) center / Giving into desire / The right hand and left-hand sins 01:41:20 Knowing one's center 01:42:21 Seeing films through a lens/ Shazam thought experiment/ Shazam and interpreting meaning 01:46:57 Reading too much into art / Hollywood film and narrative patterns 01:51:05 Personal bias in reading films / Pattern vs counter pattern 01:52:51 Introverted art vs extroverted art 01:57:08 Narrative morality / The scales of good or bad and narrative complexity 01:59:25 The framing of Christ 02:01:55 Film framing and narrative tropes 02:04:52 The Hollywood problem / The entertainment culture problem 02:06:35 When do you see the left going too far? / The world of exceptions  * * * Subscribe if you want more conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, God, and the mathematics / physics of each. * * * I just finished (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
Iain McGilchrist on the Existence, Being, the Limits of Reason and Language, and Schizophrenia
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Iain McGilchrist's website: https://channelmcgilchrist.com Master and His Emissary: https://www.amazon.com/The-Master-and-His-Emissary-audiobook/dp/B07ZJQ4QG7/ [not affiliate link] Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 Discord Invite Code (as of Mar 04 2021): dmGgQ2dRzS Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Subscribe if you want more conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, God, and the mathematics / physics of each. * * * I'm producing an imminent documentary Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to contribute to getting the film distributed (early-2021). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
Chomsky on Terence McKenna, GPT-3, Sam Harris, Cryptocurrencies, Kierkegaard, Neuralink, and Hofstadter
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YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6MU5zQwtT4 Noam Chomsky talks about group selection, his own death, the Piraha language, and more, it his widest varied interview yet. Iain McGilchrist's podcast: Coming next week Stuart Hameroff's podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLo0Zwe579g Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Discord Invite Code (as of Mar 04 2021): dmGgQ2dRzS Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything 00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:17 Iain McGilchrist: Language without thought? 00:06:54 Stuart Hameroff: X bar structure in microtubules 00:11:16 Roger Penrose's Emperor's New Mind 00:11:59 Veno Volenec: Derivational Theory of Complexity and Generative Grammar 00:20:02 Existentialism and Kierkegaard [John Clever] 00:21:00 Sam Harris and Islam [Naman Jain] 00:21:54 Terrance McKenna and Stoned Ape Theory (psychedelics aiding language development / evolution) 00:22:58 Group Selection [Slaventhefourth] 00:23:32 Cryptocurrencies and decentralizing money [ThrowingSn0w] 00:31:35 Elon Musk's Neuralink [Tarek] 00:31:56 Douglas Hofstadter strange loop and generative grammar [Ryan] 00:34:25 Peter Singer’s “Drowning Child” Thought Experiment [The_platypus_king] 00:42:31 Steven Pinker 00:43:48 Yuval Harari's Sapiens and the origin of language as introspective [Brez] 00:49:50 Piraha language and Daniel Everett [Mahendra Varma] 00:54:40 Karl Friston's free energy principle [MediocreBat2] 00:55:03 What does Chomsky get awestruck by? [Mai April] 01:03:58 Žižek / Hegel / Heidegger [Zowhat] 01:06:23 What mysteries would Chomsky want solved? [Mai April] 01:11:44 Open AI and GPT-3 01:12:22 Do you fear death? [Wil-Waal] 01:12:40 How to be more like Chomsky? [Overboi1] * * * Subscribe if you want more conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, God, and the mathematics / physics of each. * * * I'm producing an imminent documentary Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to contribute to getting the film distributed (early-2021). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
Richard Borcherds (Fields Medalist) on the Monster Group, String Theory, Self Studying and Moonshine
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/xu15ZbxxnUQ Richard Borcherds is a mathematician known for his work in lattices, group theory, Monstrous Moonshine, and infinite-dimensional algebras, for which he was awarded the Fields Medal in 1998.  Richard Borcherd's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIyDqfi_cbkp-RU20aBF-MQ Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP 00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:35 How Richard began to become interested in math 00:03:42 Unification in mathematics vs. unification in physics 00:04:38 Daily ritual (or non-ritual) 00:05:19 How much time spent working / studying? 00:07:22 Creativity of the old vs young 00:08:30 Greatest strength is obstinance 00:08:58 Working in isolation, with no collaborators (strength or a weakness?) 00:10:48 Starting mathematics in your 20's, 30's, or 40's 00:11:45 Why must you pick a problem you're interested in? What happens when you don't? 00:12:41 What do you during moments of non-creativity / writer's block? 00:14:40 Dealing with depression as a scientist 00:15:24 On Richard's IQ and nootropics 00:17:02 Richard's creative process 00:18:33 Does he think more pictorially, algebraically, analytically, verbally, etc.? 00:21:11 Not following "deep work" 00:22:00 Reading non-scientific books 00:22:48 Audience Q: What does Richard think of Jordan Peterson? 00:23:31 Audience Q: Have you experience madness, working in math in isolation? 00:23:56 Audience Q: Does he optimize his diet / fast? 00:24:37 How does he learn new mathematics 00:25:42 Solving problems by ignoring them 00:26:51 Audience Q: Advice for someone in their 20's trying to learn math who's not in the field 00:28:03 Why does Richard not like infinity categories? 00:28:44 Does Richard memorize proofs / theorems? 00:29:53 Happiness and meaning in life (math or relationships / marriage / kids?) 00:30:40 What would Richard do without math? 00:31:32 What was it like to win the Fields medal? 00:32:19 What is about math that's meaningful? 00:33:10 Math discovered vs invented 00:34:35 Why is the Monster Group interesting? 00:37:18 "Quantum Field Theory gives me a headache." 00:39:21 Free will? 00:41:17 God, Simulation Hypothesis, and Many Worlds 00:44:53 On the Hard Problem of Consciousness 00:46:28 Favorite mathematicians (Serre, Witten, Tao, Feynman, Weinberg, etc.) 00:48:22 "Ed Witten is terrifying" 00:49:05 The Monster Group and physics 00:52:55 How to contribute to math if you're an outsider (or a neophyte)? 00:55:44 Many Worlds (again) 00:56:15 Audience Q: Is set theory too unwieldy and can we base math off of something different? 01:00:03 Audience Q: Pluralism in the foundations of math or not? 01:02:48 Intuitionist / Finitism / Computational logic? 01:04:29 Audience Q: Can people in their 40's understand advanced math? 01:05:20 Audience Q: Unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics 01:06:19 Audience Q: Does it puzzle him that some people don't understand math? 01:08:09 On Ramanujan 01:10:45 Lectures on Number Theory and the difficulty of QFT 01:14:56 On different learning styles, and philosophy of mathematics 01:17:48 Audience Q: How does one know when they're making progress on a solution? 01:19:11 Langland's program 01:21:45 Audience Q: How does one know what to learn when they don't know what they don't know? 01:24:02 Learning math and physics from YouTube 01:29:46 Audience Q: Goldbach's conjecture 01:31:53 On nervousness, performance anxiety, group theory, and chit-chat 01:38:49 "Secret" math techniques 01:39:56 Why "modular forms" are the most mesmeric of all fields of math 01:41:50 Discovered vs. invented (rebuttal from a famous mathematician) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2021
Mithuna on Quantum Immortality, Self-Studying Quantum Mechanics, PhD research, and Quantum Computing
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YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2ct0zv_M-I Mithuna Yoganathan is a quantum physicist who specializes in quantum computing, and runs the successful YouTube channel Looking Glass Universe (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFk__1iexL3T5gvGcMpeHNA). This podcast serves as a general introduction to quantum foundations and computing for undergraduates and bright autodidacts. Link to Peter Gray video mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQLkKKERWsI Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Discord Invite Code (as of Mar 04 2021): dmGgQ2dRzS Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything 00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:26 What's it like running a 200k+ subscriber YouTube channel? 00:02:56 Using "explanation to others" as a self-learning tool 00:05:27 How do you learn new physics / mathematics? 00:06:22 On feeling like math / physics isn't within your ability to grasp 00:08:29 Is math necessary for understanding physics 00:09:23 Daily schedule / routine 00:12:50 Dealing with people emailing theories 00:15:28 Fat-shattering dimensions 00:17:01 What's the Pauli group's relation to the Clifford group? 00:19:44 How do you prove that a quantum algorithm is efficiently simulable classically 00:22:58 Gottesman-Knill theorem (and its extension, proved by Mithuna) 00:25:41 What's responsible for the "speedup" in Quantum Computing? 00:29:24 Which of her thesis results is the most significant? (on quantum complexity and clean Qubits) 00:37:27 Magic state distillation 00:38:34 Gödel's incompleteness, with quantum logic 00:40:41 Halting problem 00:41:10 Quantum Computers vs Probabilistic Turing Machines 00:42:17 P = NP 00:44:41 Richard Borcherd's comments on Quantum Computers not being "better" than classical (generically) 00:47:05 Quantum Contextuality 00:52:29 Quantum decoherence and why it doesn't solve the measurement problem 00:56:26 On the Many Worlds Interpretation 00:58:45 Quantum Immortality 01:03:19 Is space / time discrete and what would the implications of this be for QC? 01:04:42 Wolfram's "principle of computational equivalence" 01:05:32 Bohemian Pilot wave theory 01:09:28 Are the laws of physics ultimately beautiful and simple? 01:10:31 Audience Q: Thoughts on QBism? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
Stuart Hameroff on Penrose, Self-Similar Consciousness, and Time Travelling Free Will (technical)
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/uLo0Zwe579g Stuart Hameroff is an American anesthesiologist and professor at the University of Arizona known for his studies of consciousness and contention that consciousness originates from quantum states in neural microtubules, partnering with Roger Penrose to explicate on the physics involved. TOE Clippings: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdITf9DoFmndXy7nXWIoa7g Discord Invite Code (as of Mar 04 2021): dmGgQ2dRzS Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:18 For 73, how does Hameroff stay fast and adroit? 00:02:58 On Hameroff's personal beliefs of God 00:03:44 How did Stuart come to the idea that consciousness arises in microtubules? 00:08:55 The non-computational nature of consciousness and the hard-problem 00:11:56 Gödel's theorem and quantum gravity / superposition 00:16:54 Quantum computers and Frolich resonances 00:19:25 Roger Penrose enters in the picture where / when / how? 00:23:45 David Chalmer's legendary talk was at the conference Hameroff organized 00:26:33 Penrose modified Hameroff's ideas 00:28:04 The vibrations of consciousness (Gamma) 00:32:00 Details on the calculations of the collapse time of tubulin and microtubules 00:38:07 The myth of the 1% of the brain 00:41:33 Firing rates of neurons during psychedelics and how the brain seemingly "decreases" 00:46:42 Which comes first, cognition or consciousness? 00:48:27 Anesthesia and "truth serums" (disinhibition revealing inner truths?) 00:50:04 What's it like to work with Penrose? What's an example of a problem you're working on? 00:57:00 Free-will as travelling backward in time (Libett's experiments) 01:01:36 Dennett won't comment on his theories 01:02:33 Agreements / disagreements with Penrose 01:06:16 Explaining terms: Isolated systems, phases of quantum computing, gamma synchrony 01:11:40 Explaining terms: Benzine rings, non-polar, and hydrophobic 01:13:08 Structure of the microtubules 01:17:33 Tau proteins and Alzheimer's 01:17:00 Fractals / self-similarity and its relation to consciousness 01:20:06 Quantifying consciousness with anesthesia 01:21:42 Glial cells vs neurons for consciousness / computation 01:24:08 Can quantum computers be consciousness? 01:28:55 Is periodicity required or is aperiodicity a prius? 01:29:41 IIT vs Global Neuronal vs Orch OR 01:33:57 Falsifying Hameroff's and Penrose's theory (Orch OR) 01:37:00 Koch's thought experiment on the ridiculousness of Schrödinger's cat being alive and dead 01:38:01 How do Platonic Forms come into this? 01:40:12 What Curt likes most about Orch OR 01:42:52 Experiencing "nothing" 01:43:55 Comparing Wolfram's theory 01:45:00 How does Penrose's theory solve the Hard problem of consciousness 01:47:07 Does there exist free will 01:48:15 Strong vs Weak anthropic principle and and an explanation for the ratios of nature Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
Tammy Peterson on tragic illness, finding God, gratitude, and unselfish service
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YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w-XwEz3pxk Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802   Beyond Order (unaffiliated links): https://www.amazon.ca/Beyond-Order-More-Rules-Life/dp/0735278334 Canada https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Order-More-Rules-Life/dp/0593084640 USA   Better Left Unsaid (trailer): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQIzgoFBCnY Better Left Unsaid (link to buy late-March): http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com/    Edited by: Antonio Pastore   00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:39 Tammy's routine (morning and evening) 00:07:13 Type of meditation, yoga, and prayer Tammy performs 00:09:14 What was Tammy looking for growing up? 00:11:44 Does one need to be in tune with their body? 00:14:51 A recent squabble with Jordan, and how she used it for self-insight 00:24:28 Settling disputes in a relationship with internally directed blame 00:26:00 Finding God in illness 00:27:27 Religion vs. Spirituality 00:28:16 Overview of Tammy's illness and recovery (visualization techniques) 00:47:25 How a fan of Jordan helped save Tammy's life 00:55:52 Finding meaning in living for others, rather than torment that you're only living for others 00:59:44 Is illness a blessing? A test? A curse? 01:01:51 Extracting the inner hurt / coping mechanism from a sense of over-confidence 01:04:36 On On gratitude (and what's on Tammy's list?) 01:06:18 The pandemic and introverts 01:08:25 Would Tammy have found God without her illness? 01:10:10 The difference between those that turn to God vs. away: humility 01:11:01 Tammy on Catholicism and the rosary 01:11:38 You have to be driven by value that comes from beyond yourself 01:13:10 Serving others is necessary to have a full spiritual experience 01:13:38 Mary and advice for women 01:15:41 What does it mean that God is only in the present moment? 01:17:05 On being "reborn" 01:18:37 The problems you deal with are often generations old 01:20:52 How can you love yourself, if you want to change? How can you have compassion for yourself? 01:25:30 What else has changed besides God, in Tammy's outlook? 01:26:24 What if your negative harmful thoughts are the truth? 01:27:37 Truth vs. Love in a relationship (do you side with the world or your partner?) 01:29:07 How did Tammy know the importance of Truth at a young age, with Jordan? 01:30:13 Audience: What were the best practices Tammy's parents did? (User: Salt Lemon) 01:30:45 Audience: What advice do you have for parents with an extremely ill child? (User: Feels like Fire) 01:30:59 Story of Jordan proposing to Tammy several times (User: Irish Lobster) 01:32:11 Audience: Favorite books? (User: Veg Mech) 01:34:21 How does Tammy handle the hit pieces toward Jordan?   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Janice Fiamengo on Critical Theory, Feminism, and Anti-Feminism
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/QwT-w47Il5c Janice Fiamengo is an associate professor of English at the University of Ottawa. She specializes in Canadian literature and has published widely on early Canadian writers. Better Left Unsaid trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQIzgoFBCnY Better Left Unsaid film (to purchase): http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com/ Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 00:00:00 Introduction 00:01:18 Janice's writing process 00:02:31 What are Critical Theory and Feminist Theory? 00:04:00 How did Janice go from being an ardent feminist to an anti-feminist? 00:08:20 Why is feminism attractive? 00:10:14 We hear about women being disadvantaged, so how are women advantaged? 00:11:11 The difficulty of hiring a male over a woman 00:13:25 How are women disadvantaged? 00:15:44 On the resume studies that demonstrate discrimination 00:21:09 How to not contribute to systemic sexism 00:26:02 The "shadow" and deleterious applications of feminist theory 00:29:48 Harry Frankfurt's BS 00:35:28 The "oppression narrative" 00:55:45 What is is it all about? Power? 01:01:04 The overt oppression has changed to microaggressions and insidious systemic 01:04:47 Trust requires the potential for damage 01:08:32 How the "humanities" and the "arts" have been corrupted 01:12:58 How has sexism been redefined? 01:15:19 Class action lawsuits that found men were being paid less, despite the counterclaim 01:17:09 If the choice was between "more power" or "the destruction of the West"... 01:21:37 The Soviet Union, and wanting harm to befall you 01:25:26 Self-loathing and rejoicing / fervor when Shakespeare is found racist (for example) 01:27:23 Where does the left "go too far"? 01:28:45 Free speech erosion * * * Subscribe if you want more conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, God, and the mathematics / physics of each. * * * I'm producing an imminent documentary Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to contribute to getting the film distributed (early-2021). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
Bernardo Kastrup on Idealism, Materialism, The Self, and the Connectedness of You and I
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/lAB21FAXCDE Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Editing: Antonio Pastore 00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:34 Bernardo's journey from materialism to idealism 00:07:08 Materialism vs Analytical idealism 00:14:03 Dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality disorder) and consciousness 00:19:20 Why does life has a separate consciousness and not, say, a rock? 00:29:14 What does it mean to "explain" without reductionism? 00:30:25 Why not start with "nothing"? What would a theory like that look like? 00:32:15 What does it mean to "exist"? Do abstractions exist? 00:35:53 Theories of "truth" other than correspondence 00:47:56 Randomness doesn't exist fundamentally 00:51:05 If the mind is deceptive then what do we trust? 00:57:44 Is "Mind At Large" God? Can you pray to it? 01:01:07 Morality and purpose 01:08:12 On disagreements with Joscha Bach 01:12:30 On disagreements with Daniel Dennett 01:17:37 On disagreements with Dawkins 01:19:43 On disagreements with Douglas Hofstadter 01:36:18 If everything is "in the mind" then why are objects independently verified and exert an influence when I'm gone? 01:38:56 On disagreements with Donald Hoffman and Thomas Campbell 01:44:01 The distinction between "in your head" and "in your mind" is crucial 01:54:39 On disagreements with Carl Jung 01:57:44 On disagreements with Roger Penrose 01:59:56 Why parsimony in assumptions? Why not many assumptions? 02:06:52 Curt says Bernardo's theory isn't better than the Flying Spaghetti Monster 02:13:48 On Schopenhauer 02:19:30 How to properly read Jung 02:25:11 Bernardo and Curt speak about the "new age" and "woo" 02:31:00 On Deepak Chopra 02:36:53 Does Bernardo fear death? (a story about ego death) 02:49:17 If this reality is a "dream", how much can we control it? 02:54:29 Choice, free will, and becoming a slave voluntarily 02:56:40 The intellect is a bouncer of the heart 02:58:08 The East vs the West have different answers to the suffering of life 03:02:20 The "self" is an illusion worth saving 03:06:02 Bernardo almost killed himself twice, and later found meaning in the suffering 03:10:14 On the pain of writing 03:15:59 Should you ever regret? (Buddhism vs Christianity) 03:20:39 If consciousness is all there is, and the self is an illusion, why did the East get that and not the West? 03:25:48 Can you have morality / ethics within materialism? 03:26:59 What's the weakest point of Bernardo's model? 03:28:25 Is there anything special about biological life? 03:34:36 Logic 03:36:27 What beats rationality? What's the "game of all games"? 03:45:33 How does Bernardo write? What's the process look like? 03:51:19 Bernardo gives Curt advice 04:03:51 Don't feel like "others have it worse." Honor your suffering. 04:06:22 Don't take yourself seriously but take life seriously 04:07:59 Disagreements with Tony Robbins and self-help 04:15:00 Brain as a radio tuner (Plastic Pears) 04:24:29 How to falsify Bernardo's theory? What predictions does his model make? 04:27:29 Other audience questions 04:33:57 These metaphysical questions are dangerous questions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2021
Alex Tsakiris on Evil, Objective Morality, Post-Modernism, and Curt's film Better Left Unsaid
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/xrkQumFzwS0 Alex Tsakiris is the host of Skeptiko (a podcast with guests such as Donald Hoffman, Michael Shermer, and others. It's can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/user/skeptiko) The film Better Left Unsaid can be followed here: http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com (release in Feb or March 2021) Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 * * * 00:00:00 Introduction 00:01:21 Alex’s introduces Better Left Unsaid (trailer) 00:03:01 Comments on Alex's book "Why Evil Matters" 00:04:56 Curt's theoretical background 00:07:21 Discussion on Donald Hoffman 00:13:30 The problem in Academia 00:13:21 Alex’s on “why are we here?" 00:15:21 The problem with rationalists (quote from Hildegard De Bingen) 00:21:01 Humanists ideologies... What do they believe? 00:22:01 Is Curt a Christian? 00:23:21 If values are a social construction, then what happens to morality? 00:25:21 Consciousness is an illusion 00:28:21 Near death experiences 00:34:27 Alex on Dennett and Dawkins being part of a conspiracy 00:37:01 "No, you didn't meet Jesus." 00:41:21 Alex's breakdown of Curt's film Better Left Unsaid 00:42:29 On utilitarianism 00:43:26 Curt on his own "destructiveness" 00:46:21 Who will you be judged by? 00:48:07 Unbounded forgiveness 00:50:21 What does "Psy-Ops" mean? 00:53:51 Feminism was co-opted by the CIA (Gloria Steinem story) 00:57:21 A bit more on Alex's Book "Why Evil Matters" 00:58:01 Love vs Power (a Jungian perspective) 00:58:40 Is the world supposed to be unintelligible? Should we not know all the answers? 01:02:59 Why does this world exist at all? 01:03:47 Kierkegaard on what it means to be a Christian 01:04:36 Doubt and faith as essential in spirituality 01:06:58 What is Better Left Unsaid's target audience? 01:08:41 The Horseshoe Theory 01:12:44 Curt's fasting -- why does he do it? 01:17:21 Alex's / Curt's meditation -- what do they do? (Wim Hof) 01:23:14 Where to find Better Left Unsaid? Subscribe if you want more conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, God, and the mathematics / physics of each. * * * I'm producing an imminent documentary Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to contribute to getting the film distributed (early-2021). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
Thomas Campbell on Remote Viewing, Transcendental Meditation, and Speaking to Entities [Part 2 of 2]
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/5nyXBX1fHpo Channel link: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheoriesOfEverything (link to Part 1 is here) Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 * * * 00:00:00 Introduction / Chit-chat 00:03:09 Views on Eric Weinstein and Wolfram's Theories of Everything 00:06:09 Has "My Big TOE" been published in academic journals? 00:07:19 Back to Wolfram's computational model of reality 00:08:44 Brian Whitworth's TOE vs Wolfram's 00:12:29 Klee Irwin's account of consciousness 00:15:16 What predictions does Thomas' TOE make? 00:30:35 On "entities" and communicating with them 00:42:01 Visiting "other worlds" in your mind 00:44:18 Giving advice to Curt on Transcendental Meditation 00:47:39 How can you have an "intention" but not use your "intellectual" in meditation? 00:50:01 Beginner tips for meditating 00:53:29 Should I meditate while getting a massage? 00:59:20 Training someone (from scratch) to remote view 01:04:01 Binaural beats and meditation 01:11:13 Can Thomas demonstrate his psychic abilities right now? 01:12:35 What evidence can Thomas cite (right now) regarding his theories? 01:15:16 Real remote viewing vs. fake 01:20:25 Using children to test if remote viewing works 01:24:06 Impressions from non-physical reality come to you instantly 01:26:19 Why can't you use psychic abilities to win the lottery? 01:27:54 The evidence for the paranormal 01:28:56 The Randi prize and further evidence for Psi 01:35:56 Where do aliens / UFO's fit into this model? 01:36:55 On Bob Lazar 01:39:59 Curt's explications on Thomas' view of Curt 01:42:01 Why should I care if my "consciousness" survives death if my personality / relationships don't survive? 01:47:56 AUO is outside our imagination. Why the choicy use of tellurian concepts? 01:51:39 Curt's final judgements   Subscribe if you want more conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, God, and the mathematics / physics of each. * * * I'm producing an imminent documentary Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to contribute to getting the film distributed (early-2021). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2021
Nathan Myhrvold on NASA's lies, Theories of Everything, working with Hawking, and COVID lockdowns
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/YUXHLTlx9DA Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 * * * 00:00:00 Introduction 00:01:08 Curt's story of becoming interested in Nathan Myhrvold 00:05:04 How does Nathan remain so productive? (daily habits?) 00:08:49 The difficulty in taking pictures of large storms, waves, birds, and meteors 00:11:54 What problems are outside Nathan's ken? (nuclear power, etc.) 00:15:22 Working with Stephen Hawking (practically, how does one do so?) 00:17:41 Comparing Hawking to Einstein 00:22:24 Newton's contribution to the minting of coins (the ridges are because of him) 00:23:46 What's holding theoretical physics back (since the 80's)? 00:28:43 General relativity and quantum mechanics combine in a candle flame 00:30:21 String theory, Weinstein's Geometric Unity, Wolfram's computational model, and Supersymmetry 00:50:04 Our ideas of "simplicity" in math is wrong 00:50:48 "Laser cooking" and modernist cuisine 00:52:50 Reasons why Curt fasts 00:53:40 About "simplicity" in math and physics, continued 00:54:49 How does Nathan learn a new domain, quickly? 01:00:16 How would Nathan "solve the problem" of COVID? 01:03:18 RNA viruses replicate haphazardly and we're lucky COVID hasn't mutated more 01:10:17 Current lockdown is worse than doing nothing 01:13:20 The WHO suggesting masks were ineffective / counter-effective 01:14:53 The scientists are at fault because... 01:17:10 Was it China's authoritarianism that curbed the numbers or another factor? 01:23:04 What was different about South Korea, in response to COVID? 01:24:30 Herd immunity 01:30:53 COVID compared to the ordinary flu 01:38:34 On the "new strain" 01:42:45 No evidence for COVID being "only seasonal" and same with the common cold 01:46:58 Why did NASA analyze their asteroid as spherical (giving abjectly incorrect data)? 01:50:38 Solutions coming from outside the academy and established institutions 01:52:18 We've underestimated the danger of asteroid collisions because of NASA's data 01:56:27 NASA violated basic physical law, unethically 01:59:20 What's the alternative to trusting mainstream science, when not everyone can investigate an issue on their own? 02:06:28 How do you know what to trust in science without looking into the research yourself? 02:11:10 Food myths: Margarine vs Butter, Olive oil vs bacon oil 02:14:10 Health food advocates have killed people 02:15:19 It's dangerous to physically take someone's temperature before allowing them to enter 02:20:25 Why don't we talk more about geo-engineering solutions to global warming? 02:27:53 Global warming has become capitalism vs. something else 02:30:15 The best solutions global warming via geo-engineering 02:32:03 Myth: You need "fresh" ingredients for the best tasting food 02:34:53 How were the pyramids built? 02:35:26 Opinions on UFO's and Bob Lazar 02:36:03 On the Hard Problem of Consciousness and materialism Subscribe if you want more conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, God, and the mathematics / physics of each. * * * I'm producing an imminent documentary Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to contribute to getting the film distributed (early-2021). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2021
Thomas Campbell on Ego, Paranormal Psi, and a comprehensive Theory of Everything [Part 1 of 2]
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Video version (necessary to see equations): https://youtu.be/kko-hVA-8IU Thomas Campbell is the author of My Big TOE trilogy (MBT) which represents the results and conclusions of his scientific exploration of the nature of existence. This overarching model of reality, mind, and consciousness explains the paranormal as well as the normal, places spirituality within a scientific context, solves a host of scientific paradoxes and provides direction for those wishing to personally experience an expanded awareness of All That Is.  Thomas Campbell's WEBSITE: https://www.my-big-toe.com/ 00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:05 How did he come up with his Theory of Everything? 00:10:05 There's more to reality than what's operationally defined 00:12:27 Evidence involving remote viewing 00:20:59 Remote viewing vs Out of body experiences 00:24:45 Variables that affect Psi (paranormal) phenomenon 00:27:26 Writing the "My Big Theory of Everything" book (My Big TOE) 00:34:44 Brief overview of MBT (My Big TOE) 00:42:03 Overcoming the non-renormalizability of General Relativity (to merge with Quantum Field Theory) 00:46:08 Campbell's model is larger than just unifying the fundamental forces 00:47:59 Writing the book for the logical vs. intuitive types 00:52:05 Mathematics doesn't explain, but describe 00:52:57 But what about Platonism? 00:53:40 Eric Weinstein and Stephen Wolfram (briefly mentioned) 00:58:16 Explaining the probabilistic nature of quantum mechanics 01:00:56 Donald Hoffman's views vs. Campbell's vs. The Matrix 01:03:33 The intellect vs. the intuitive part of you (which one to let go, if any, and how?) 01:10:30 Jung vs. Campbell 01:12:51 Curt's rant against "fear" / "ego" being the problem 01:20:18 Jordan Peterson vs. Campbell 01:27:04 Explications on fear 01:32:29 Is "your" consciousness separate from "you"? 01:34:26 Definitions of AUO and AUM (the foundational consciousness that preceded the universe) 01:38:16 Curt objects, mathematically, to the definition of entropy and other claims 01:46:05 We live in a "Virtual Reality" 01:52:29 What is "you"? What's identity? Are your body or mind? 01:56:35 Identity and death. What part of "you" survives after your body? 02:01:54 Relationship between consciousness and ego 02:05:34 Why follow our "intuition" when it's notoriously inaccurate? 02:09:50 Psychedelics are "real bad idea" for personal growth 02:20:06 Do psychedelics open the same doors as meditation? 02:24:20 The problem with our society is politeness (but how to raise children, if not to be polite?) 02:27:41 How can we have morality without an appeal to ego? 02:40:33 The place of science in the study of consciousness 02:42:12 Out of body experiences (specifics of Campbell's first journey) 02:45:27 Helping Curt with Transcendental Meditation 02:49:54 Non-dualism vs. Campbell (is truth subjective?) 02:58:09 Is the world determined? (asked by: G 007) 03:03:05 Why not start with "nothing" rather than consciousness? (asked by: Repair Masculinity) 03:07:01 How can you see aura's through photographs? Are they recorded in pixels? 03:08:50 Can we query NPMR and find out how to place second quantization / path integrals on rigorous foundations? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
Noam Chomsky on Jung, Wittgenstein, and Gödel
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Noam Chomsky in his only Ask Me Anything in years. Video version here: https://youtu.be/pUWmTXkpHjE Links to what's been mentioned in the video are below (scroll). 00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:03 What do Gödel's incompleteness theorems say about mathematical realism / linguistics? (Prof. Rebecca Goldstein) 00:04:25 Progress on the science of consciousness? (Prof. Anil Seth) 00:09:52 Modern Ptolemaic models in science 00:11:29 Analyzing infinitival phrases (Prof. Daniel Bonevac) 00:14:38 Are there units of culture, like memes? (Prof. Joseph Velikovsky) 00:21:55 Extralinguistic experiences being fathomed only through linguistics? (Andres Zuleta) 00:25:16 Can you perceive a thought even if you don't verbally express it? (Rivulet) 00:27:37 Is there a Chomskyan pre-grammar for religion like Eric Weinstein suggests? (Aro Own) 00:33:52 On Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations and its influence on Chomsky (Jack McGreevy) 00:39:51 Conscious volition vs. unconscious "wiring" in relation to free will (Joel Suro) 00:44:51 Is mathematics itself the domain of all languages? (Boris Costello) 00:46:33 Is language created from the top down (enforcement from authorities) or bottom up ("the people")? 00:49:47 Social constructionism vs. Chomsky 00:51:47 Jung's archetypes' relationship to Chomskyan grammar 00:54:02 Bakunin, freedom, language, and human nature 00:57:51 What revolutionary words / phrases have we forgotten that we should re-learn? 00:58:39 How has Chomsky's views on universal grammar changed since he conceived it? 01:08:13 Change vs. Evolution (variation, replication, selection) 01:15:12 The invention of terms like LatinX and BIPOC, etc. Is there something different about them? 01:17:14 The Sapir Whorf hypothesis Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 * * * Rebecca Goldstein's interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkL3BcKEB6Y Anil Seth's interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hUEqXhDbVs Anil Seth's twitter: https://twitter.com/anilkseth Daniel Bonevac's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/PhiloofAlexandria Eric Weinstein interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KElq_MLO1kw * * * Subscribe if you want more conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, God, and the mathematics / physics of each. * * * I'm producing an imminent documentary Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to contribute to getting the film distributed (early-2021). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2020
David Sloan Wilson interview on Group Selection, Memes, and Western Values
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YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3fG96gvgLU David Sloan Wilson is an American evolutionary biologist and a Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at Binghamton University. https://twitter.com/David_S_Wilson Curt Jaimungal is directing / writing an imminent documentary Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to contribute to getting the film distributed (early-2021). * * * 00:00:00 Introduction 00:01:54 Is "the West" losing its values? What are those values? 00:05:24 Multi-level selection vs. Group Selection 00:11:10 The political right vs left in terms of level of evolutionary selection 00:12:51 Identity Politics framed in terms of group selection (plus a definition of Identity Politics) 00:15:04 Why can't a propitious argument made FOR Identity Politics? 00:20:05 How can we adopt a "whole Earth ethic" as a country, when others don't adopt it? 00:23:47 What do humans need to behave "selflessly" when animals get along with doing so? 00:28:16 Link between evolutionary theory and Buddhism 00:30:00 Humans are built to cooperate in small groups (not large) 00:32:49 We've selected ourselves for timidity 00:38:03 A synoptic view of "This View of Life" and the need for encompassing values 00:38:32 Classical economics (and some contemporary) is wrong and unadaptive 00:40:44 If we've been selected for altruism, why is it difficult? 00:44:54 Carl Jung and selfish acts being unselfish (because they harm you in the long-run) 00:50:24 A $1000 suit isn't to look good, but to look BETTER than the guy with a $500 suit 00:53:00 How good is altruism as a motivational agent for behavior? 00:55:54 Tribalism is the answer, not the problem 00:57:05 Problems with Social Constructionism 00:59:18 Postmodernism and David Sloan Wilson's issues with it 01:03:28 Women's studies / LGBTQ studies / etc. utilizing "tribal circuitry" 01:06:53 The "Ultimatum Game" in evolutionary psychology 01:09:55 On this "tribal circuitry" again 01:17:40 On the Nordic countries and the "homogeneity" argument 01:23:58 Is communism more adaptive than capitalism? 01:28:31 "Tight and loose" compared to totalitarian systems (existential security) 01:31:38 Which memes are prius to liberalism? 01:36:28 Are the Inuit less adapted than the White Europeans who invented centralized heating? 01:42:37 Is virtue as "honesty / forthrightness / generosity" a human universal given most studies are done on Westerners? 01:45:10 Is David Sloan Wilson a moral relativist? 01:47:38 The effects of arcane disciplines in Universities spreading outward to the culture 01:49:47 Evolutionary theory as a unifying language for the disparate fields of science 01:54:05 "When does the left go too far?" 01:56:18 Memes that last so long they affect our evolution 01:57:26 Dawkin's concept of "gene" was problematic, and thus so is "meme" 02:00:06 Jordan Peterson vs Susan Blackmore on memes and Jung 02:02:10 Chomskyan grammar and Pinker's language instinct is wrong 02:04:06 On Victor Huang's "innovation oasis" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2020
Anil Seth on The Neuroscience of Consciousness, Sapir Whorf, and Daniel Dennett's ideas
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Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 Anil Seth's Links WEBSITE: https://anilseth.com TWITTER: https://twitter.com/anilkseth TED TALK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyu7v7nWzfo 00:00:00    Introduction 00:01:08 What's alluring about "consciousness" research? 01:03:51 Defining "phenomenonology" 02:05:56 What does it mean to "explain" consciousness? 03:14:52 Difference between illusion and hallucination 04:18:16 If perception is tuned for fitness, why care about objective reality? 05:24:44 Applying Donald Hoffman's ideas to Anil Seth's 06:33:39 Does time actually slow down, during high valence emotions 07:36:31 Details on the Bayesian model of consciousness 08:41:50 Can you be wrong about your own perceptions? 09:46:29 Myth of left brain vs. right brain 10:54:31 The role of the "ego" and the loss of it 11:56:45 Consciousness and quantum mechanics 13:00:37 Sapir Whorf hypothesis and Curt's polemics 14:10:24 Language and conscious experience 15:13:33 Can I "see" without noticing? What's the difference? 16:17:27 The Bayesian model of consciousness (and its limitations) 17:25:16 How does the Bayesian model deal with mental disorders 18:36:26 Gödel's incompleteness theorem's implications on the computational nature of the brain 19:42:23 Can we upload our minds? (a neuroscientific perspective) 20:45:48 Integrated Information Theory and measuring Phi 21:50:21 Peter Lush's recent paper and undermining the rubber hand illusion 22:55:09 Placebo effect and hypnosis 24:01:25 Experiments involving psychedelics (LSD and microdosing) 25:04:01 Anil's personal insights from psychedelics 26:06:18 Anil's views on Daniel Dennett's "Explaining Consciousness" 27:12:26 Compatibilism, free will, and Douglas Hofstadter 28:15:21 Global Workspace Theory 29:19:45 Anil Seth and Pragmatism 30:22:39 Curt's list of final questions, repudiated 31:23:35 How do the various AI architectures relate to the brain? (GAN / Convultional / etc.) 32:32:17 How does Anil stay so fit? 33:33:44 Comporting rationalism with irrational behaviors  * * * Subscribe if you want more conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, God, and the mathematics / physics of each. * * * I'm producing an imminent documentary Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to contribute to getting the film distributed (in 2020) and seeing more conversations like this. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
Jeremy Corbell on The Inside Story of Lazar's raid, Skin Walker, and UFOs
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YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4wZbcovkXY Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt 00:00:00 Introduction 00:04:17 How does Jeremy choose what topic to investigate, for his films 00:06:01 Has he always been interested in the paranormal? 00:07:02 Curt's reasoning for speaking with Jeremy Corbell 00:09:06 Who is Bob Lazar? 00:13:31 Why Jeremy doesn't trust all of John Lear's claims 00:14:43 Who are the most credible people (such as Lazar) on UFOs, etc.? 00:18:21 If aliens have visited, what's the reason? 00:18:59 Why do aliens look so human-like? (plus some documented cases) 00:25:11 Brief introduction to Skin Walker ranch 00:26:13 If aliens are trying to show their power, why not do it at a metropolitan area up-close? 00:28:26 Connection between psychedelics (or consciousness) and aliens? 00:30:02 Why did the government release the Tic-Tac video, if they're trying to cover aliens up? 00:32:04 Curt defends Jeremy + how Jeremy deals with negative comments 00:37:16 Jeremy's structure for his day / sleep / work ethic / meditation 00:40:26 Where does Jeremy get funding for his films? 00:42:30 Creatively how does Jeremy structure / conceive of the scenes for his documentaries 00:45:05 The unreleased (much longer) "director's cut" of the Bob Lazar film 00:45:46 The Netflix contract for the Lazar film and re-using footage for his channel 00:46:15 Specific example of the creative process, music choice, and visual style 00:50:14 Are aliens in collusion with our government? What relationship do they have with tellurian authorities? 00:51:46 Disinformation campaigns by the gov't and Project Blue Book 00:54:49 Has Jeremy's curiosity been weaponized? 00:55:48 Jeremy's next project (what is he working on now?) 00:56:45 The art of timing the release of a film 00:58:03 Tips for documentary filmmakers on getting inside access 00:59:28 Has the gov't ever followed Jeremy / threatened him? 01:01:15 Bob Lazar's raid, regarding Element 115 01:14:10 Why hasn't the gov't killed Lazar (or others who claim to have worked for the gov't w.r.t. alien tech) 01:16:13 Never before heard story about John Lear, and his explosive personality 01:21:48 Why are aliens a "small part of a larger phenomenon"? (alternate realities) 01:23:23 Skin Walker, bigfoot, cattle mutilation, entities... 01:29:07 Aliens referring to us as "containers" 01:34:32 The story of Richard Doty 01:37:43 Has the gov't ever paid people to debunk UFOs / aliens / etc. 01:38:37 Cases where UFOs have been hostile 01:41:17 What goes on at Skin Walker? 01:46:31 Audience Q: What was Jeremy like as a kid? 01:46:45 Audience Q: Has his job ever been dangerous? 01:47:06 Audience Q: What's the single best piece of evidence for UFOs? 01:47:36 Audience Q: 3 most perspective changing books in Jeremy's life 01:48:19 Audience Q: The hand scanner was also used in Close Encounters. What are your thoughts? 01:50:47 Audience Q: How do you navigate "sensemaking"? Have you read Future Shock? 01:51:06 Audience Q: Did you have any problems when trying to film? 01:51:25 Audience Q: Do you think the gov't will ever expose aliens as "disclosure"? 01:51:41 Audience Q: What's your advice to other filmmakers who want to make documentaries? 01:52:03 Audience Q: What are your thoughts on Wright Patterson Air Force base? 01:52:50 Audience Q: How much of our technology was inspired by alien tech? 01:54:01 Audience Q: Are the same species of aliens visiting us? How far back does it go? 01:54:32 Audience Q: Did aliens create religion? Why are they furtively abducting? 01:54:59 Audience Q: What fascinates Jeremy about aliens Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
Merel Kindt on Eliminating Phobias / PTSD enduringly
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Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 DOCUMENTARY SERIES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM3G6kITdYk MEREL'S WEBSITE: https://kindtclinics.com/en/ [1]: Beyond extinction: erasing human fear responses and preventing the return of fear [2]: Missing INTERVIEWERS: Peter Glinos, Faraz Honarvar, Curt Jaimungal EDITED BY: Efron Monsanto TIMESTAMPS BY: Prof. Joe Velikovsky 00:00 Introduction to fear extinction 14:07 ​Propranolol & the blood/brain barrier 18:32 ​Epigenetics & inherited fears (vs irrational/phobic fears) 26:33 ​Removing the fear of Public Speaking 30:36 ​PTSD 33:45 Using ​psychedelics / MDMA to enhance self-treatment 37:29 ​Pilot study with cigarette addiction 42:31 Should we get rid of fear? What are the consequences? 43:13 ​MDMA vs LSD vs Psilocybin 48:07 Fear of ​silverfish 50:13 ​Phobias don't always come from trauma, they can be from modelling someone else's behavior 54:37 ​Prof. Kindt's groundbreaking 2009 paper, and memory engrams [1] 55:34 Prof. Kindt's 2019 paper [2] 58:02 ​Imagery scripting 59:35 What about disgust-removal? 1:00:36 ​How beta-blockers work 1:02:04 The necessity of sleep for memory transcription and re-consolidation 1:03:33 Prof. Kindt measures the startle reflex (emanating from the amygdala) when someone's threatened 1:06:07 Testing a different beta-blocker (but it didn't pass the blood/brain barrier) 1:07:12 ​Future challenges & limitations (re: fear extinction) * * * Subscribe if you want more conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, God, and the mathematics / physics of each. * * * I'm producing an imminent documentary Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to contribute to getting the film distributed (in 2020) and seeing more conversations like this. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
Richard Haier on the Neuroscience of Intelligence, Correlates of IQ, and the G-Factor
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Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 RICHARD HAIER'S LINKS WEBSITE: http://richardhaier.com BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Neuroscience-I... TWITTER: @rjhaier (https://twitter.com/rjhaier TIMESTAMPS 0:00:00 Thoughts on his book "The Neuroscience of Intelligence" 0:02:50 The Bell Curve's controversy 0:06:26 The "brain efficiency" hypothesis 0:16:06 The stigma associated with intelligence research, and race & IQ 0:21:31 No relationship between IQ and morality 0:22:27 IQ vs. the g-factor vs. intelligence 0:23:46 Using chronometry to develop a ratio scale 0:26:38 Low IQ (below 85) is a societal problem 0:29:04 Intelligence is genetic, but that's hopeful since it means we can design interventions around it 0:31:18 Do "brain training games" help with IQ? What about piracetam / nootropics? 0:31:55 Dual n back? 0:33:17 TDCS, PEMF (eg. NeoRythym), and other EM-stimulation devices 0:36:01 Particular brain regions associated with intelligence (Parietofrontal integration theory) 0:46:50 The correlates of IQ on life outcomes 0:47:47 Psychometric tests of character / morality 0:49:16 RAPM test (pause and see what you guess) 0:53:24 Path length's between regions and why they matter 0:57:36 The famous Finn et al 2015 study, and groundbreaking studies that have been published since 1:04:12 IQ genes aren't deterministic but probabilistic 1:05:14 Do children have the average IQ of their parents? 1:06:46 Can brain damage increase IQ? (acquired savantism demonstrates abilities but what about IQ?) 1:08:34 Relationship between openness and intelligence 1:09:40 Relationship between LSD trips and intelligence 1:11:01 Relationship between IQ and happiness 1:11:53 Is the Flynn effect real? What are the limitations? 1:15:26 What decreases one's IQ? (cautionary tales) 1:16:59 IQ's relationship to consciousness 1:22:00 Mindfulness meditation and IQ 1:23:27 Joscha Bach's idea of intelligence (Haier's perspective) 1:24:26 Eric Weinstein's ideas on intelligence (Haier's perspective) 1:27:16 Elon Musk's Neurolink 1:27:57 Artificial intelligence and IQ tests for computers 1:31:14 Finding the g-factor in animals 1:32:55 What separates humans from the rest of the animals? * * * Subscribe if you want more conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, God, and the mathematics / physics of each. * * * I'm producing an imminent documentary Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to contribute to getting the film distributed (in 2020) and seeing more conversations like this. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2020
Joscha Bach on Intelligence, Existence, Time, and Consciousness
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YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MNBxfrmfmI 0:00:00 Introduction 0:00:17 Bach's work ethic / daily routine 0:01:35 What is your definition of truth? 0:04:41 Nature's substratum is a "quantum graph"? 0:06:25 Mathematics as the descriptor of all language 0:13:52 Why is constructivist mathematics "real"? What's the definition of "real"? 0:17:06 What does it mean to "exist"? Does "pi" exist? 0:20:14 The mystery of something vs. nothing. Existence is the default. 0:21:11 Bach's model vs. the multiverse 0:26:51 Is the universe deterministic 0:28:23 What determines the initial conditions, as well as the rules? 0:30:55 What is time? Is time fundamental? 0:34:21 What's the optimal algorithm for finding truth? 0:40:40 Are the fundamental laws of physics ultimately "simple"? 0:50:17 The relationship between art and the artist's cost function 0:54:02 Ideas are stories, being directed by intuitions 0:58:00 Society has a minimal role in training your intuitions 0:59:24 Why does art benefit from a repressive government? 1:04:01 A market case for civil rights 1:06:40 Fascism vs communism 1:10:50 Bach's "control / attention / reflective recall" model 1:13:32 What's more fundamental... Consciousness or attention? 1:16:02 The Chinese Room Experiment 1:25:22 Is understanding predicated on consciousness? 1:26:22 Integrated Information Theory of consciousness (IIT) 1:30:15 Donald Hoffman's theory of consciousness 1:32:40 Douglas Hofstadter's "strange loop" theory of consciousness 1:34:10 Holonomic Brain theory of consciousness 1:34:42 Daniel Dennett's theory of consciousness 1:36:57 Sensorimotor theory of consciousness (embodied cognition) 1:44:39 What is intelligence? 1:45:08 Intelligence vs. consciousness 1:46:36 Where does Free Will come into play, in Bach's model? 1:48:46 The opposite of free will can lead to, or feel like, addiction 1:51:48 Changing your identity to effectively live forever 1:59:13 Depersonalization disorder as a result of conceiving of your "self" as illusory 2:02:25 Dealing with a fear of loss of control 2:05:00 What about heart and conscience? 2:07:28 How to test / falsify Bach's model of consciousness 2:13:46 How has Bach's model changed in the past few years? 2:14:41 Why Bach doesn't practice Lucid Dreaming anymore 2:15:33 Dreams and GAN's (a machine learning framework) 2:18:08 If dreams are for helping us learn, why don't we consciously remember our dreams 2:19:58 Are dreams "real"? Is all of reality a dream? 2:20:39 How do you practically change your experience to be most positive / helpful? 2:23:56 What's more important than survival? What's worth dying for? 2:28:27 Bach's identity 2:29:44 Is there anything objectively wrong with hating humanity? 2:30:31 Practical Platonism 2:33:00 What "God" is 2:36:24 Gods are as real as you, Bach claims 2:37:44 What "prayer" is, and why it works 2:41:06 Our society has lost its future and thus our culture 2:43:24 What does Bach disagree with Jordan Peterson about? 2:47:16 The millennials are the first generation that's authoritarian since WW2 2:48:31 Bach's views on the "social justice" movement 2:51:29 Universal Basic Income as an answer to social inequality, or General Artificial Intelligence? 2:57:39 Nested hierarchy of "I"s (the conflicts within ourselves) 2:59:22 In the USA, innovation is "cheating" (for the most part) 3:02:27 Activists are usually operating on false information 3:03:04 Bach's Marxist roots and lessons to his former self 3:08:45 BONUS BIT: On societies problems Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
James Robert Brown on Thought Experiments, the reality of mathematics, and the Continuum Hypothesis
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Graphics are included in the YouTube version to make it easier to comprehend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV7BQZy1A6o Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 * * * 00:00:00 Introduction 00:01:17 The connection between mathematics and ethics 00:03:05 Mathematical concepts that are interpreted solely physically (thick and thin concepts) 00:16:33 The continuum hypothesis 00:19:23 A counter proof to the continuum hypothesis 00:24:45 What's possible can have probability of zero (measure zero, technically) 00:33:50 Platonism and "thick" mathematical concepts 00:34:39 Moral realism / objectivity, without God 00:36:59 Does 2+2=5? 00:40:43 Moral intuitions as serving a marker for what's "correct"? 00:46:42 What's makes some theory correct beside its ability to predict / explain? 00:47:54 Does libertarian Free Will exist, and how is it coexistent with physics? 00:53:13 VIEWER TEST: Platonism test for the audience 00:54:53 Did Shakespeare invent Hamlet, or discover it? 00:56:09 What created the Platonic world? 00:57:42 Eternal vs Sempiternal 00:59:12 Thought experiments as a tool of probing physics, without experiment 01:00:39 Galileo's thought experiment demonstrating objects fall at the same rate despite different masses / heaviness 01:03:39 Thought experiment demonstrating relative motion (invariance of physical laws given uniform motion) 01:05:01 The Tower thought experiment demonstrating the opposite of the above 01:09:43 VIEWER TEST: Are you a Newtonian absolutist, or a Leibnizian relationalist? 01:12:45 Why did Prof Brown go into the philosophy of math, instead of directly into mathematics (or physics)? 01:13:20 Have any philosophical problems ever been solved? 01:14:47 Is God good? Or is goodness independent of God? 01:15:41 Descartes vs Leibniz on God's power (God can do anything -- except what's logically impossible) 01:18:43 The parochial view of physicists / mathematicians to dismiss what they can't define 01:22:31 Thought experiment from Newton regarding the necessity of space 01:24:45 Einstein's variation on the above thought experiment 01:28:17 How to classify thought experiments 01:31:35 Prof. Brown's thoughts on Wolfram's TOE and Eric Weinstein's TOE 01:32:40 Nicholas Gisin's thoughts on real numbers, and free will 01:33:02 What other foundations are there to physics, other than classical logic? 01:39:05 What does Mathematical Realism look like when it's NOT Platonic? 01:45:31 The physical laws themselves as abstract entities, which have causal power 01:55:55 Lee Smolin's Principle of Precedence as a bridge between Platonism and non-Platonism 01:59:01 Deriving an "ought" from an "is" 02:03:29 What does James not like about Sam Harris? 02:06:45 Is Math discovered or invented? 02:10:18 Does Platonism entail some idea of a God? 02:14:49 Theism vs Deism 02:16:34 On the Sokal Affair and the trouble with Postmodernism 02:22:01 Limits of free speech? 02:27:41 The problem of commercializing research 02:33:09 On Jordan Peterson's "Darwinian" definition of truth Subscribe if you want more conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, God, and the mathematics / physics of each. * * * I'm producing an imminent documentary Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to contribute to getting the film distributed (in 2020) and seeing more conversations like this Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2020
John Vervaeke on Psychedelics, Evil, Consciousness, and Buddhism vs Christianity
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Prof. John Vervaeke's info: https://www.youtube.com/user/johnvervaeke The "Meaning Crisis" series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ John's Twitter: https://twitter.com/vervaeke_john Subscribe if you want more conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, God, and the mathematics / physics of each. 00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:43 What is an "affordance" in Cognitive Science? 00:07:28 The different uses of the word "meaning" 00:10:10 Materialism vs Physical-ism 00:12:48 What is "truth"? Harris vs Peterson from a Cognitive Scientific perspective 00:17:43 Perspectival knowledge (definition and examples) 00:21:13 The ways we practice narrative 00:27:13 The two world model 00:31:13 Buddhism's influence on John's worldview 00:33:43 The definition of Harry Frankfurt's "bullshit" 00:42:43 Addiction 00:45:48 Relationship between Lucifer and Frankfurt's BS 00:55:23 What is the "meaning crisis"? (explicating the "meaning of life") 01:10:23 Poetry should be read aloud 01:11:53 Faith, love, and participatory knowledge 01:18:23 The Platonic / Aristotelian influence on Christianity 01:21:43 How do reverse-engineer other points of view (such as what it's like to be someone in the 1200s) 01:32:13 The relationship between "reason" and "love" 01:47:43 The skepticism toward wisdom institutions and the birth of narcissism 01:49:43 The way Vervaeke uses the word "God" (God as affording transcendence) 01:54:53 The language of myth is lost but we retain the grammar 02:00:43 Where are we going with the "meaning crisis"? Is it getting worse? 02:06:20 How does John manage his time? 02:07:45 What do psychedelics provide that meditation doesn't? 02:18:00 Modelling truth in the other domains of knowledge (procedural, participatory, perspectival) 02:21:40 The "interpretation crisis" vs the "meaning crisis" 02:22:40 "Meaning" is not present in the scientific world view 02:25:50 What's relevance? (technical term is: "relevance realization") 02:31:30 John Vervaeke's origin of recognition of others 02:34:10 How does John collaborate? 02:38:50 People will sacrifice wealth for meaning 02:43:50 What is "evil"? Buddhism vs Christianity 02:49:35 Is Nihilism negative to the psyche, or salutary? 02:50:00 What could "free will" mean, possibly? ("freedom" in a certain sense isn't intrinsically "good") 02:57:20 Trolley Problem + Sam Harris' model of "evil" being neurological and a reduction of responsibility 03:00:50 Jungian individuation's relationship to the Big 5 model 03:05:50 How do we practically use this knowledge to cultivate character? 03:10:45 On self-deception 03:13:00 Tony Robbins (and other self development gurus) operate primarily on the placebo effect 03:14:15 "Being in the present moment" is horrible advice 03:17:10 What is 3rd generation Cognitive Science? 03:24:40 On "wisdom is knowing the difference between what you control and what you don't." 03:27:50 What wisdom is (relevance realization) 03:28:15 Which theory of consciousness does Vervaeke think is most correct / wrong? 03:32:50 Are intelligent people more "consciousness" or wise? If so, are they then more valuable people? 03:39:00 What is "reason" vs "rationality"? 03:41:30 Audience question: What is objectivity / what is real? 03:45:40 Audience question: On evil, and a "moral dimension" 03:48:00 Audience question: Is the point of meditation to reduce anxiety? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
Noam Chomsky on Religion, Consciousness, Black Lives Matter #BLM, and Education
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Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 0:00 Introduction 0:32 Chomsky's views on consciousness and free will (and marijuana) 6:04 Views on "God" (do you believe in it? how do you define it?) 8:02 Chomsky's views on Moral Relativism vs Objectivism 9:55 Views on mythology, and religious upbringing 13:30 Personal story on Chomsky's childhood (religion is based on the assumption that "God is an idiot") 17:53 True Christianity is pacifism and the US squelched Liberation Theology 22:12 The most important activism is the liberation of the poor 24:02 Where does Neoliberalism come from and what's it maintained by? 30:40 Having a job is placing yourself under the control of an autocrat, worse than Stalin 36:48 What can be done to make education more democratic? 39:32 The Neoliberal "crisis" 42:20 Do schools run counter to our evolutionary "learning instinct"? 49:00 What's wrong with Illich's "de-schooling"? 52:15 Why not allow multiple competing school systems? 54:52 The problems with Charter Schools 57:36 Is there such a thing as too much openness / diversity / equality? (thoughts on Black Lives Matter) 1:00:28 Chomsky was afraid of being imprisoned. Why didn't it happen? 1:01:38 The war crimes of Trump * * * Subscribe if you want more conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, God, and the mathematics / physics of each. * * * I'm producing an imminent documentary Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to contribute to getting the film distributed (in 2020) and seeing more conversations like this. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 05, 2020
Rupert Sheldrake on Exposing the deliberate lies of certain scientists, and peer reviewed telepathy
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YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheoriesOfEverything Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 All the data Rupert Sheldrake references is here: https://www.sheldrake.org/research A mini-doc about the affair is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkrLJhBC3X4 0:00 Introduction    1:00 Why is it that scientists tend to not take Rupert's ideas seriously? (polemics on materialism and dogmatic atheists) 2:40 Will "science" come to an end? What will cause this? 5:10 On the false divide between the natural and the supernatural 11:10 Rupert's opinion on Daniel Dennett's theory of consciousness 13:10 On the benign or deleterious nature of "reason" 15:25 Does our unconscious have an unconscious? How far down does this go? 18:05 Do we have free will, if we're infinitely influenced by what lies outside our control? 22:05 Is the "bedrock" of consciousness ordered or random? 28:15 What's the reality to the picture psychedelics give you access to? 28:25 What's the ontological reason for the difference between LSD from DMT trips? 35:10 In what ways is religion ahead of science? 37:50 On Rupert's famous dog telepathy experiment and the mendacity of certain scientists 44:25 On Richard Wiseman's supposed lies / distortion (of Rupert's experiment) to the media 48:08 Wikipedia has been overtaken and distorted by guerrilla skeptics 50:00 What is the role of myth in "truth"? 53:40 Are we living in a simulation? 56:00 What religion and myth say about the creation of world 57:10 The New Atheists have a false view of God (a bearded man in the sky reprimanding you) 1:04:10 What do you like / dislike about Jordan Peterson (with regards to making religion more admissible)? 1:06:10 Where you can find out more about Rupert Sheldrake, and what he's working on next * * * Subscribe if you want more conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, God, and the mathematics / physics of each. * * * I'm producing an imminent documentary Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to contribute to getting the film distributed (in 2020) and seeing more conversations like this. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2020
Richard Wolff on Black Lives Matter, Defunding the Police, and 3rd wave Socialism
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YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheoriesOfEverything Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 Richard David Wolff is an American Marxian economist, known for his work on economic methodology and class analysis. He is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School in New York. 0:00 On humility functioning as a necessary condition for scholarship 4:04 How Richard came to being a Marxist Economist 14:14 On the West being afraid of Marxism (and why) 17:36 Does the taboo of Marxism highlight an institutional / educational problem? 23:58 Defintions of Marxism / Socialism / Communism 36:02 The "third phase" of Socialism; Richard Wolff's ante 40:10 The different experiments of Communism 42:22 Karl Marx's writings on worker coops 50:59 Is violence justified to bring about the revolution? What defines "self defense"? 53:20 What does Wolff think about the "Defunding The Police" movement? 57:32 Is the state antithetical to Marxism? 1:02:07 On Black Lives Matters 1:04:02 On anarcho-communism / Marxism's relationship to Anarchism 1:06:02 What would Richard advise #BLM to make it more puissant 1:08:02 Is the root problem of the USA racial or economic? 1:12:37 How do we measure who's more "free"? 1:16:43 Richard Wolff is not more "white" than he is an "employee" (polemics on Identity Politics) 1:18:45 Where does Wolff disagree with Marx? 1:22:36 When does the right go too far? When does the left go too far? 1:25:50 What specific policy would Wolff enact if elected? 1:29:50 Kamala Harris' father is a Marxist 1:30:45 Wolff on "quota" based systems, like Afirmative Action 1:35:51 Definitive answer on Affirmative Action 1:38:19 Hegel is disliked because of his association to Marx 1:40:14 Why doesn't Hegelian contradiction lead to ex falso quodlibet 1:42:08 Overview of the "labor theory of value" 1:45:26 A boss pays an employee with the hope of making money, but doesn't, then who's exploited? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2020
Edward Stuart on Capitalism vs Socialism vs Communism
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Edward F. Stuart is a Professor Emeritus of Economics at Northeastern Illinois University, where he teaches courses in international economics, the economics of the European Union, comparative economic systems, European economic history, and macroeconomic theory.  0:00:00 Introduction to Prof. Edward Stuart 0:01:11 Difference between Socialism, Social Democracy, and Communism 0:03:53 Social democracy vs Welfare State 0:04:32 What is State Capitalism? And does that characterize China? 0:08:05 Is China "successful" economically, because of Capitalism or Communism? 0:12:50 Does Stalin and his regime deserve praise for raising literacy rates, health care, employment, etc.? 0:20:30 What about Mao? (same question as above / before) 0:23:23 What South vs North Korea says about Capitalism vs Communism 0:34:39 Why North Korea will collapse economically and politically imminently 0:35:50 Not "real" Communism: Why equality doesn't happen in Communist societies 0:40:03 Difference between economic collapse, and a Depression 0:41:03 The conditions for Depression (and how it relates to the current US predicament) 0:54:22 The current US tariff's on China as it relates economic growth / protection 0:59:23 Is the US economy currently headed toward another Depression? 1:01:51 Why printing money doesn't always lead to inflation 1:04:15 Hyperinflation and how to paradoxically solve it 1:08:14 "Communism has killed 10's of millions?" True. 1:09:41 "Capitalism has lifted more out of poverty than any other system?" Partially true. 1:13:55 Can slavery be blamed on Capitalism given Capitalism needs voluntary exchange? (+ an economics joke) 1:19:30 What is "black envy" vs "white envy"? And does Marxism lead to "black envy"? 1:29:21 What are Edward Stuart's biggest differences with Richard Wolff? 1:30:58 Where you can find more from Prof. Edward Stuart 1:31:33 Bonus: Economics vs. Physics Patreon *NEW*: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Twitter: https://twitter.com/bluthefilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
Paul Vanderklay on Peterson, Vervaeke, and why Sam Harris is wrong
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Paul Vanderklay is a minister in the Christian Reformed Church of North America. In this conversation we talk about Jordan Peterson's / John Vervaeke's / Jonathan Pageau's and Sam Harris' influence on "new Christianity." This wasn't going to be releaseed because Paul Vanderklay and I had our schedule's jumbled; meaning, I had simultaneous people vying for my attention due to double-booking meetings and as a result, am not as present as I would have liked to be. However, due to a few requests I'm releasing and hopefully you enjoy, since Peter does a superlative job in my absence (despite the issues with the sound quality). If you'd like Part 2 with Paul Vanderklay, let me know and leave your questions for him below. - Curt Jaimungal   PAUL VANDERKLAY YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGsDIP_K6J6VSTqlq-9IPlg Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaulVanderKlay JOHN VERVAEKE YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/johnvervaeke JONATHAN PAGEAU YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtCTSf3UwRU14nYWr_xm-dQ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PageauJonathan INFO FOR CURT JAIMUNGAL Patreon *NEW*: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Twitter: https://twitter.com/bluthefilm   * * * 0:00:00 Introduction to Paul Vanderklay 0:02:55 What are the pros and cons of Jordan Peterson's, John Vervaeke's, and Jonathan Pageau's approaches? 0:08:10 How Christian is this "new Christianity" put forward by people like Peterson, and Jung? 0:10:04 Is this the same old debate that Dostoevsky / Nietzsche referred to before the 1900's? 0:13:15 On Solzhenitsyn and the new definition of "religion" 0:16:32 What makes someone a Christian? 0:20:42 What is God? (thoughts on the Sam Harris / Peterson debate) 0:24:24 Deriding God by analogizing him to "Zeus" is incorrect 0:27:30 What's the relationship between Christianity, Secularism, and the State 0:34:16 Can you rationally prove God's existence? 0:44:40 Is Sam Harris a Christian? 0:47:47 How does "religion without religion" make sense? 0:53:19 Does freedom just mean "more choice"? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
John Moffat on Modified Gravity, Theories of Everything, and meeting Schrödinger
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These interviews can be extremely technically dense at times but I'm not willing to sacrifice depth, nor my personal engrossment, for views. The latter half of this video is primarily for posterity and I think you'll find it intriguiging only if you care about the history of physics around the time of Einstein, Dirac, and Feynman, which is why I put the answers to the more contemporary questions up front. John Moffat is an 88 year old luminary, which means there's a tendency to drone / ramble, since he doesn't perform much public speaking. But the content is there. Enjoy. - Curt Patreon *NEW*: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Twitter: https://twitter.com/bluthefilm 0:00:00 On "Modified Gravity" (or MOG) and how new theories are born 0:24:58 Does MOG agree with the data? 0:29:53 Black holes are characterized by "mass, spin, and alpha" not "mass, spin, and charge" 0:32:49 His thoughts on current Theories of Everything, including Weinstien's and Wolfram's 0:34:56 The problem with quantum gravity 0:43:16 Modifying Quantum Field Theory and Moffat's method for learning 0:55:27 The advent of the Higgs, due to the non-renormalizability of SU(2) x U(1) 1:00:16 The Higgs is needed for unitarity, not renormalizing (in Moffat's theory) 1:04:54 On the Arrow of Time 1:06:44 When Moffat met Feynman (brief story) 1:07:36 Why modifying gravity is so difficult, apart from quantum gravity 1:10:58 What Moffat is currently working on 1:12:01 Non-technical books Moffat has written, explaining all his theories 1:14:04 Black hole singularity points often being dependent on coordinate choice 1:18:55 Moffat's start in math and physics from a painter with PTSD who had no previous predilection for mathematics 1:30:16 The history of Einstein's first attempts at a Theory of Everything (or Unified Field Theory) 1:41:04 Bohr and Schrödinger hating on Einstein 1:52:17 Attending Dirac's course 2:02:44 Some love for Prof. Brian Keating from Moffat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
Sabine Hossenfelder on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, and Truth
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Sabine Hossenfelder is a theoretical physicist who researches quantum gravity at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, and is the author of Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray. Subscribe at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdWIQh9DGG6uhJk8eyIFl1w for more weekly conversations with intellectuals. Sabine's YouTube is: https://www.youtube.com/c/SabineHossenfelder/videos Sabine's Twitter is: https://twitter.com/skdh Follow us at http://twitter.com/bluthefilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
Brian Keating on Theories of Everything, Free Will, and thoughts on Eric Weinstein's / Wolfram's TOE
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As the show pivots away from strictly political matters, we revisit my background -- mathematics and physics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
Donald Hoffman on the fundamental nature of consciousness (the most technical interview published with him)
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Donald Hoffman a cognitive psychologist and Professor in the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. The interviewer is Curt Jaimungal, who has a background in mathematical physics, making this an eminently scholarly and technical talk (relative to what exists with Donald Hoffman). Familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of his theory before watching this in order to be maximally edified. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2020
Douglas Lain on Marxism, violent revolution vs non-violent, and Christianity
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Today's episode is eminently different as we have a self-proclaimed Marxist to chat with. Douglas Lain runs the Zer0 Books YouTube channel (linked here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyoQK-mZXr2ws4C0nXGCH1w) and is an accomplished writer.   This episode is distinguished by its sublimation from "interview" ⇒ "conversation" ⇒ "friendly debate", where I (Curt Jaimungal) took a backseat in the arena of Douglas Lain and my colleague Peter Glinos. If you'd like a Part 2, let me know. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2020
Rebecca Goldstein on Gödels' incompleteness, Sam Harris' Landscape, and debate with Jordan Peterson
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Rebecca Goldstein is an American philosopher, novelist and public intellectual. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy of science from Princeton University and is sometimes grouped with novelists such as Richard Powers and Alan Lightman, who create fiction that is knowledgeable of, and sympathetic toward, science. * * * I'm producing an imminent documentary Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to contribute to getting the film distributed (in 2020) and seeing more conversations like this. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2020
Eric Weinstein on how he comes up with ideas, Black Lives Matter's Marxism, and why he doesn't use nootropics
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YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheoriesOfEverything Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44   Another deviating episode, this time focusing on Eric Weinstein. We delve deep into a deconstruction process on his cognition, where he exposes his thought process more here than anywhere else -- a refreshing take. Eric's podcast, The Portal: https://www.youtube.com/user/nobani88. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2020
Steven Pinker on the radical left, Jordan Peterson, Chomsky, and Sam Harris
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What you're seeing is un-edited, raw footage for the imminent documentary Better Left Unsaid (http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com). Visit that site if you'd like to contribute to getting the film made. Every dollar helps tremendously. The conversation is between Curt Jaimungal, Peter Glinos, and Steven Pinker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2020
Noam Chomsky on Jordan Peterson, Post-Modernism, Foucault and Ali G
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In this inaugural episode, we speak to Noam Chomsky about his views on Peterson, anarchism, postmodernism, Foucault, and even touch on Ali G. Interview conducted by Peter Glinos and Curt Jaimungal, for a documentary Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2020