Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.
Video podcast at Bret Weinstein:
The DarkHorse podcast remains one of the few comfort information sources I have used since the commencement of the Pandemic. Comfort, I mean it doesn’t seem to be tainted with ideologically tinted glasses rather it seems be epistemologically engaged above all else. I have followed this inspiring couple since their controversial departure from Evergreen college.
This podcast I paid particular close attention since it focuses on information concerning the COVID19 vaccine from their unique evolutionary lens perspective. Are they safe? Are they effective? If you survive COVID-19, what are the long-term health effects? They discuss what an mRNA vaccine is and does, and how the immune system functions (and fails to function). ….…(Watch podcast).
Book review by AnnikaPerry:
Just imagine … no delete key! To be typing away with no way of erasing one’s words. Where force is needed on each letter, the loud clickety-clack echoing around the room.
Some will have learnt to type on the old-fashioned ribbon typewriters, whilst for others they are an alien concept. How can one manage without autocorrect, cut, copy and paste!?
Forget the modern contraptions and imagine an antique typewriter set on a lone table. In a bookshop. Paper rolled into place. People approach and can write a sentence or two on it. What would this be?
Just such a scenario developed as part of a community project in a bookshop which opened in 2013 in Michigan and the results are beautifully collated in the book ‘Notes from a Public Typewriter’.…(Read entire book review)
Blog article at SelfAwarePatterns
When discussing eternalism and the block universe, the concept of “now” always ends up getting relegated to an aspect of our consciousness, not something “out there”. “Now” seems to be the boundary between what we can remember and what we can only anticipate. But if, aside from entropy, the laws of physics are reversible and we live in a block universe, why are our memories only of the past? Matt O’Dowd gives an interesting answer…(Read entire article)
- Michael Shermer w/ Joseph Henrich—WEIRDest People in World: How West Became Psychologically Peculiar
Video Podcast at Skeptic:
Unlike much of the world today, and most people who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, self-obsessed, control-oriented, nonconformist, and analytical. They focus on themselves — their attributes, accomplishments, and aspirations — over their relationships and social roles. How did WEIRD populations become so psychologically distinct? What role did these psychological differences play in the industrial revolution and the global expansion of Europe during the last few centuries? To answer these questions Joseph Henrich draws on anthropology, psychology, economics, and evolutionary biology. He illuminates the origins and evolution of family structures, marriage, and religion, and the profound impact these cultural transformations had on human psychology.…(Watch podcast)
Poem at Intellectual Shaman:
If I was a snake charmer
I’d try to charm something else
they strike the warm-blooded and happy
they slither in the dark
where I can’t see them.…(Read entire poem)