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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Ask A Genius 473 – The King’s Ball(s), and All Out Celebration (1)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 473 - The King's Ball(s), and All Out Celebration (1) December 14, 2018 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What’s going on today? Rick Rosner: Alright, so, it is Friday, December 14th, 2018. Trump: there are more investigations into Trump than ever before. I have not tried to dig up …

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Ask A Genius 472 – Corroding Unifying Institutions (2)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 472 - Corroding Unifying Institutions (2) December 13, 2018 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What would be the downside of this shift? Rick Rosner: It is the constant distractions. I am reminded of another science fiction story from probably 60 years ago by Kurt Vonnegut, where the concept of …

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Ask A Genius 471 – Corroding Unifying Institutions (1)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 471 - Corroding Unifying Institutions (1) December 12, 2018 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What will happen the short-term with these hammer blows to standard institutions like the church? How will society adapt to this? Rick Rosner: I haven’t thought about this much before but the entire 20th century, …

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Ask A Genius 470 – Buying or Selling Online (3)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 470 - Buying or Selling Online (3) December 11, 2018 [Beginning of recorded material] Rick Rosner: eBay, you can look around and find other places that offer slightly - like Etsy - similar stuff, depending on your category. Etsy is not a bid based app. Everybody sets the price. It is good …

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