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

Panel Discussion

Posted December 10th, 2018

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

Glenn

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

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Posted December 2nd, 2018

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.

Matt

Tom

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

Panel Discussion

Posted November 25th, 2018

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

Glenn

Ep 542 – Shame

Panel Discussion

Posted November 18th, 2018

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

Matt

Tom

Ep 529 – Sam Young Interview – Post Mortem

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Posted October 21st, 2018

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.

Glenn

Jake

Matt

Tom

Ep 528 – A Manual for Creating Atheists, Part 5 – Mormon Missionaries

Panel Discussion

Posted October 17th, 2018

What happens when a Street Epistemologist sits down to atheist-convert two Mormon Missionaries who have sat down to Mormon-convert him?  It’s a wild wacky panel discussion full of laughs and groans and cognitive distortions of all shapes and sizes.  Enjoy.

Glenn

Tom

Ep 524 – Believing Parents

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Posted September 30th, 2018

How do you relate to believing parents when it is clear that you no longer believe in many things that are most important to them?  Would you give your believing father a priesthood blessing even after resigning from the Mormon church?  Matt and his wife Kristin talk to Tom about the difficulty of connecting and communicating with our believing parents and share a recent example of a challenging but incredibly rewarding act of love.  Matt’s “So Many Later’s” Spotify Playslist.

Matt

Tom

Ep 514 – Of Left and Right and Grumpy Old Men

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Posted August 14th, 2018

Glenn and Bob are joined by one-time Mormon Stories Europe host Claudia Fox Reppen to discuss our meandering parallel journeys navigating politics, religion, and all things in between.

Bob

Glenn

Ep 513 – Hunger Strike

Panel Discussion

Posted August 12th, 2018

Matt and Tom discuss the circumstances surrounding Sam Young’s ongoing Hunger Strike, with a focus on their experiences parenting in a post-mormon world.

Matt

Tom

Ep 508 – Latter Day Infant Missionaries

Panel Discussion

Posted July 28th, 2018

What happens when two mormon missionaries unknowingly knock on Matt Long’s door?  This episode.  That’s what.

Glenn

Matt

Randy

Scott

Tom