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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:
Jake’s Go Fund Me:
Jonathan Haidt’s referenced Ted Talk:
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/
Stuart Hameroff, Anirban, and microtubules.
Penrose, Emperor’s New Mind:
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
Noisebridge: Haptic magnetic sense 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)
Richard Nisbett, Geography of Thought:
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)
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.
Ep 528 – A Manual for Creating Atheists, Part 5 – Mormon Missionaries
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.
Ep 524 – Believing Parents
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.
Ep 514 – Of Left and Right and Grumpy Old Men
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.
Ep 513 – Hunger Strike
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.
Ep 508 – Latter Day Infant Missionaries
What happens when two mormon missionaries unknowingly knock on Matt Long’s door? This episode. That’s what.