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