This was run by Joseph Parrish, another Medium writer who also mods r/intellectualdarkweb. It was refreshing to have no time limits. The sound quality was bordering on terrible, not sure if that was an issue on my end or his. I think mine? Possibly an internet issue, mic issue, whatever. Whoops. It gets better from about 20 minutes in, but there’s a little clipping and curious audio artifacts throughout.
I rate it best so far on content, worst so far on listenability purely because of the sound issues.
2:40 — on the r/samharris schism and Atheism+ and the purpose of religion.
5:25 — on the nature and intent of culture war analysis.
9:20 — on honor cultures and their potential relationship to black gun violence.
20:30 — on the curious intersection of American tribes that erupts geographically in central North Carolina.
28:00 — the CW analysis toolkit, also ants, also the game theory of war, also money as the decentralized system of pheromonal action, also the link between social media and incompatible indoctrination adjacency.
40:00 — the pandoras boxes of the right and left (sexual revolution, guns) … this section is probably the most complete gun discussion I’ve done on audio to date.
52:00 — men, therapy, counseling, and the APA “masculinity is harmful” thing.
1:01:20 — what’s interesting about SJ is not that it’s a religion-type-object, it’s that it was crowdsourced, and that may be the first-time humanity’s seen that, and could someone replicate that, and could they end-around the game theory of war?
1:07:00 — thinking of (everything) as a mathematical system, and analogizing creativity to turbulence.
1:18:00 — Prepper math.
1:31:00 — Intuition vs cognition, AI, a way to beat AlphaZero at Chess, conspiracy theories in smart people.
1:40:00 — The crazy-profound-banal continuum, and Medium writing, the money benefits from 50/50 love/hate, the influence of that business model artifact on the political parties.
1:52:00 — end