Synthetic Biology, memetics, psychedelics, expanding noosphere nodes, were gonna reach stars, ask me about biotech startups and nootropics. Very Gemini energy. A genetic engineer nerd interviewing the internet, one friend at a time. It's gonna get weird, but very fun.
Ballistic Missile Defense, moving from MAD lose-lose to win-win, non zero-sum games, other shenanigans.
James Simpkin is a college teacher and PhD student at the University of Leeds. His thesis is entitled, "Explaining the Labour's Ballistic Missile Defense Policy 1997-2010: A Strategic-Relational Approach"
Critiques of CBT
Maria Bamford, one of my favorite comedians: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFHmNrxkuFU
The Antimemetics Division of the SCP: http://www.scp-wiki.net/antimemetics-division-hub (Lovecraftian, conceptual horror + classic Internet 2.0 culture)
Lot's of rambling about kratom, supplements, G-coupled protein receptor (GPCR) signaling, and much more. You can check out Mike the Kratom Guy's website MassHerbalMarket here: https://massherbalmarket.com/
And if you are interested in the adaptogenic supplement Golden Hour I formulated, you can check it out here: https://flux-odyssey.com/
REBUS paper: http://pharmrev.aspetjournals.org/content/71/3/316
SR's introduction to the new Sarah Perry Book: http://www.notnothing.ooo/books/perry.html
Not Nothing: http://www.notnothing.ooo/
SSC book review "Seeing Like a State" https://slatestarcodex.com/2017/03/16/book-review-seeing-like-a-state/
CumTown vs Red Scare Podcast: https://spilledreality.tumblr.com/post/186992629233/spilledreality-cumtown-is-the-beckett-of-bro
- SR wrote for RibbonFarm! https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2017/03/09/another-green-world/
Matt and I discuss Wilhelm Reich, a disciple of Freud who eventually broke away and formed his own theories on psychiatry, the most influential of which was orgastic potency. This was a wild episode, had a lot of fun with Matt. I'd recommend a few blog posts Matt has up as supplementary material, in particular his "Core Concepts" series, which include:
I. Libido – A basic definition of libido
II. Introduction to Libidinal Economy – A brief survey of the quantitative problem of libido
III. The Orgasm Theory – Part 1 – An overview of the orgasm theory and its development
IV: The Orgasm Theory – Part 2 – On the orgasm reflex
V: The Orgastic Function – Part 1 – The biomechanics and electrophysiology of the orgastic function
VI: The Orgastic Function – Part 2 – The recapitulation of the function in other expressions
We stuck two sessions together, testing the Anchor app stringing function. I think it worked fairly well. Camillo has a really interesting life story as a doctor in South Africa and I learned more about the horrific AIDS epidemic and how much it's affected every other aspect of health.
We swear a lot in this one, two salty science bois talking about the struggles of getting a project to work at a school with no money and no oversight. But now we both work big biotech jobs in Boston, so maybe everything worked out. If you want to learn more about iGEM, you can check out their website here: