Ask A Genius 483 – Everything Falls Into the Paradox Vortex

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 483 - Everything Falls Into the Paradox Vortex December 24, 2018 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: When we are talking about the media and the proliferation of media in different forms connecting to social media, there is also a breaking apart of, not entirely, the state propaganda. That is …

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Ask A Genius 482 – Heating Up: Climate Change, Mathematicizing Consciousness, and Denzel Washington in Black Trenchcoat

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 482 - Heating Up: Climate Change, Mathematicizing Consciousness, and Denzel Washington in Black Trenchcoat December 23, 2018 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What are some other possible futures? Rick Rosner: Oh! The deal is that there are a bunch of different possible futures but most reasonable possible futures now …

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Ask A Genius 481 – Consciousness at the Crossroad of Eternity and Immortality

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 481 - Consciousness at the Crossroad of Eternity and Immortality December 22, 2018 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What about our own minds? What other about other possible futures? Rick Rosner: The problem of consciousness is still not entirely acknowledged as a problem, as a technical or a technological …

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The Middle-Aged Genius’s Guide to Almost Everything 30 – Rick Ros, Rick Loss (1)

In-Sight Publishing The Middle-Aged Genius’s Guide to Almost Everything 30 - Rick Ros, Rick Loss (1) December 22, 2018 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What's up? A distraught day. Richard Rosner: So, I found out yesterday that my younger brother, who's just turned 53, has died. He was found in bed; he is …

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Ask A Genius 480 – The Wonderful Future and Happy Endings

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 480 - The Wonderful Future and Happy Endings December 21, 2018 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: I like happy endings. Does the end of the human era with the slow dismantling of problems about comprehension of the human organism lead to one? Rick Rosner: I have been thinking. It …

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Ask A Genius 479 – Predicting Sex, Expecting Sex, and Entitlement as Evolutionary Baggage in Incorrect Prediction

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 479 - Predicting Sex, Expecting Sex, and Entitlement as Evolutionary Baggage in Incorrect Prediction December 20, 2018 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What about the prediction from a central processing arena for conscious thought? Is this always and only the main operation of the brain? Rick Rosner: There are …

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Ask A Genius 478 – Freely Give and Ye Shall Freely Receive

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 478 - Freely Give and Ye Shall Freely Receive December 19, 2018 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How does this free energy principle fit into the framework of thinking in animals? Rick Rosner: I have started learning about this. That it's thinking in animals. Maybe even animals are not …

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Ask A Genius 477 – Free Energy Principles and the Mechanics of Emergence in Life

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 477 - Free Energy Principles and the Mechanics of Emergence in Life December 18, 2018 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What’s the deal with the free energy principle of Karl Friston? This you brought up. I'd like to talk about it more. Rick Rosner: I started learning about it. …

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Ask A Genius 476 – Scientists in Science Costumes, Clowns with Clown Patois

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 476 - Scientists in Science Costumes, Clowns with Clown Patois December 17, 2018 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Even with this clownish behavior, what will happen with science? Rick Rosner: We are not going to do anything about global warming. That whole set of related belligerent people with belligerently …

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Ask A Genius 475 – The Next While in Crazyville’s Villa

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 475 - The Next While in Crazyville's Villa December 16, 2018 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Where does this leave real knowledge of the situation? Rick Rosner: There are plenty of reasonable opinions, which means nobody knows what's going to happen exactly. But it is reasonable to think that …

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