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Ep 580 – Policy Reversal Redux

Tom, Randy, and Heather discuss some recent Mormon-news topics and revisit the infamous policy reversal with some new information.

Ep 575 – My TBM Uncle and the Dow of Mormonism

I talked with my TBM Uncle (a former Bishop/Stake President/Mission President) a few days ago about Infants on Thrones.  Wow, what an experience!  I share it with you in today’s sharing time, and re-published a long lost IOT episode between myself (Glenn), Randy, Rock Waterman, and Andrea Staats (aka “Eliza R Snitch”).  Enjoy!

Ep 570 – Bill Reel, Dogma, and Slippery Pete in the Quest for Well-Being

What is “well being?” What (if anything) does that have to do with a belief in God? Why is Jordan Peterson so dang slippery for Tom? Glenn and Tom sit down with Bill Reel and a few other guests to discuss the main issues raised by Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson in their Aug 2018 Vancouver discussion on Dogma:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jey_CzIOfYE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2daU4rWZvK1A1thvgJEDVGNadU11yN6W_u8mv0yY9QvhJW26eiL40m-lU

Ep 566 – The Truth of Lies and Consciousness and Hallucinating Reality

Today Glenn is joined by Brady, Tom, and a small gaggle of live virtual audience members to discuss the intersection between Plato’s idea of “The Lie of the Soul,” Anil Seth’s TED Talk on the way our brains hallucinate reality, and video blogger Matt Christiansen’s response to the recent outrage in Washington DC over a confrontation between native American protestors and Catholic high school kids. It’s a big one! Enjoy.

Plato’s Lie In The Soul:
https://www.ancient.eu/article/210/platos-lie-in-the-soul/

Matt Christiansen’s Response to the recent events in DC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evniycJdfsg&fbclid=IwAR2tLbpV808mTwYRwnNG15h5H5IOkx8G_zgCvmq-qqKug0IrWpk_-neJ0J4

Anil Seth’s TED Talk on the Brain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyu7v7nWzfo&t=456s

Ep 561 – The Meaning of Life, P1

Glenn and Matt are joined by Colton and Brad to talk about the meaning of life.

Ep 559 – Street Epistemology: The One with the Mormon Couple

Anthony Magnabosco joins us once again to review a conversation he once had with a Mormon couple about their beliefs.

Anthony’s Conversation with the Mormon Couple:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh9IYjRYBx4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2qSnBJWSSDNBHyCjhLq8cLY-mHS9HQCPjSSga3KU1CWYier6rXBVgUv9U

Jake’s Go Fund Me:
https://www.gofundme.com/gojakego

Jonathan Haidt’s referenced Ted Talk:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MYsx6WArKY&t=308s

Ep 557 – Shame Follow-up with Dr. Colton Miller

Dr. Colton Miller returns to Infants on Thrones to walk Tom and Matt through his professional reactions to last week’s episode on shame. Most important takeaway: shame is what happens when a person confuses doing a bad thing with BEING a bad person. Listen to hear more.

Ep 549 – Dr. Weird Science and the Woonderful Woorld of Woo

Once upon a time, a Mormon scientist worked at the Pentagon. They nicknamed him Dr. Weird Science. He was later stationed in Japan for the US Air Force, where he investigated and invested in the most cutting edge scientific research in Asia. He listened to a recent episode of Infants on Thrones. He has a thing or two to say about the line between science and woo. He is Dave Sonntag, and today he and Chelsea Shields join Glenn to talk a little more about the Mormon (and post-Mormon) cultural attraction towards woo.

Link Bomb for nearly every reference we dropped:

Anne Jacobsen, Phenomena: https://www.amazon.com/Phenomena-Governments-Investigations-Extrasensory-Psychokinesis/dp/0316349364

Men Who Stare at Goats (IMDB): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1234548/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

CIA Reading Room Stargate: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/collection/stargate

Google Quantum Biology Workshop: https://aoardlifesci.wordpress.com

Johnjoe McFadden, Quantum Evolution: https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Evolution-Weirdest-Paperback-2002-05-17

Not mentioned, more recent: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Edge-Quantum-McFadden-2015-07-28/dp/B01LP8VESM/

Herb Froehlich: https://publishing.aip.org/publishing/journal-highlights/quantum-coherent-state-observed-biological-protein-first-time, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Fr%C3%B6hlich

Stuart Hameroff, Anirban, and microtubules.
http://discovermagazine.com/bonus/quantum

Penrose, Emperor’s New Mind:
https://www.amazon.com/Emperors-New-Mind-Concerning-Computers/dp/0198784929

Penrose Institute: https://penroseinstitute.com/

Stuart Hameroff: Science of Consciousness Conference: http://consciousness.arizona.edu

Lieberman, Social: https://www.amazon.com/Matthew-D-Lieberman-Social-Hardcover/dp/B07DFDL998

Bob Rees, Heartmath Institute, coherent group changes: https://www.heartmath.org/research/featured-research/

Irwin Schroedinger, What Is Life: http://www.whatislife.ie/downloads/What-is-Life.pdf

Rosalind Franklin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosalind_Franklin

Grid Cells: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grid_cell

Kirschvink and Radiobio: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/10/20/448449

Luca Turin’s Google Workshop talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HteQf2fqrWc

David Eagleman, Neo-Sensory Lab Stanford
https://www.eagleman.com/blog/umwelt

Noisebridge: Haptic magnetic sense anklet.
https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Compass_Vibro_Anklet

Edgar Mitchell, IONS: https://noetic.org/

Dean Radin: http://www.deanradin.com/NewWeb/activities.html

Real Magic book link: https://www.amazon.com/Real-Magic-Ancient-Science-Universe/dp/1524758825

Richard Poll, “What the Church Means to People Like Me.” (Liahona vs Iron-Rodders)
https://mormondiscussionpodcast.org/2014/06/richard-poll-iron-rodders-and-liahonas/

Richard Nisbett, Geography of Thought:
https://www.amazon.com/Geography-Thought-Asians-Westerners-Differently/dp/0743255356

Marc Prensky, https://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Digital-Natives-Partnering-Learning-ebook/dp/B07C6MV5CC

Stuart Kauffman, Reinventing the Sacred: https://www.amazon.com/Reinventing-Sacred-Science-Reason-Religion/dp/0465003001

Mormon Transhumanist Association: http://transfigurism.org

OS-Fund, Bryan Johnson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_Johnson_(entrepreneur)

https://medium.com/@rhettrites/braintree-founder-opposes-mormonism-in-arena-of-faithful-mormonism-a377bedc2952

P.W. Singer:
Wired for War, Excerpts: http://dcsonntag.org/Wired4War-Sonntag-Excerpt.pdf

LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media: https://www.amazon.com/LikeWar-Weaponization-P-W-Singer-ebook/dp/B0795FB3ZY

Ep 542 – Shame

Matt is joined by Tom and Kristin to apologize for his treatment of Sam Young and to talk about Shame.

Ep 529 – Sam Young Interview – Post Mortem

Tom and Matt are joined by Jake and Glenn to reflect on our recent Sam Young interview and the polarizing impact it had on all of us.

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