Daily Archives: December 8, 2020

#227 – KNOWING THE MIND A Conversation with Steven Laureys…


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Date: December 08, 2020

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“In this episode of the podcast, Stephen Laureys interviews Sam Harris about meditation practice and the scientific study of the mind.

They discuss:

– why Sam began to practice meditation
– the difference between dualistic and nondualistic mindfulness
– the search for happiness
– wisdom vs knowledge
– our relationship with death
– the Buddhist doctrine of rebirth
– the hard problem of consciousness
– the role of introspection in science
– meditation and free will
– the self and the brain
– the difference between voluntary and involuntary actions
– dangerous knowledge
– the mystery of being
– the power of hypnosis
– and other topics

Steven Laureys, MD, PhD, FEAN (Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology), is a Belgian neurologist, neuroscientist, author, and speaker. He has written several publications including The Neurology of Consciousness: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropathology and the well-received La Méditation, c’est bon pour le cerveau, which he is working to publish in English in 2021.

Dr. Laureys also maintains a clinical practice at the University Hospital of Liège where his research focuses on understanding consciousness, meditation, and the mind.

Website:

https://www.drstevenlaureys.org/

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Gods and Robots: Ancient Dreams of Technology – Adrienne Mayor…

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Date: December 08, 2020

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“Millennia before engineering or software, robots and artificial intelligence were brought to life in Greek myths. The author of “Gods and Robots Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology” traces the link between technology and tyranny from modern day concerns over AI to back to antiquities fear of beings were “made, not born.”

Adrienne Mayor is a folklorist and historian of ancient science who investigates natural knowledge contained in pre-scientific myths and oral traditions. She has been at Stanford University since 02006; “Gods and Robots” (2018) is her most recent book. Her other books include “The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times” (2000); “Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs: Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World” (2003); “The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women” (2014); and a biography of Mithradates, “The Poison King” (2010), a National Book Award finalist.

She is a 02018-19 Berggruen Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), co-sponsors of this talk. While at CASBS she is continuing her investigations about how imagination is a link between myths about technology and science. Other projects include researching interdisciplinary topics in geomythology, to discover natural knowledge and scientific realities embedded in mythological traditions about nature.

“Gods and Robots: Ancient Dreams of Technology” was given on November 12, 02019 as part of The Long Now Foundation’s “Conversations at The Interval” Salon Talks. These hour long talks are recorded live at The Interval, our bar, cafe, & museum in San Francisco. Since 02014 this series has presented artists, authors, entrepreneurs, scientists (and more) taking a long-term perspective on subjects like art, design, history, nature, technology, and time.”

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Episode 119: What’s Kraken? feat Allie Mezei…


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Date: December 08, 2020

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“We do a full bodyscan on the Kraken, creature of lore and set of legal ventures by pro-QAnon lawyer Sidney Powell (and her lesser known associate, Rudy Giuliani). Our guest is attorney Allie Mezei who explains how Trump’s various attempts to overthrow election results will probably pan out in the courts. Just kidding, this episode is all about Travis View getting blocked by Marjorie Taylor Greene.”

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AOC and Bernie Sanders on Second Covid Package…

Date: December 08, 2020

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“Where do Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders come down on the next covid package?

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday announced his opposition to the bipartisan coronavirus relief package gaining momentum in the U.S. Senate, as jockeying intensified among lawmakers eager to cut a deal to provide relief amid renewed signs of economic weakness.

Citation:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/12/04/bernie-sanders-stimulus-bill/

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Trump’s Attorney General: I Quit!!!…

Date: December 08, 2020

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“Attorney General William Barr may leave before Trump gets a chance to fire him.

Attorney General William P. Barr has told associates in recent weeks that he may leave his post before the Trump administration ends next month, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Citation:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/william-barr-may-resign/2020/12/06/bbbc5f7e-382a-11eb-9276-ae0ca72729be_story.html

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