Seriah is joined by Barbara Fisher, Superinfra Man, and Chris Ernst to discuss some recent news stories. Topics include a study of NDEs, OBEs, the fullness of the NDE experience and the limitations of materialism, the difficulties of measurement, the scientific method and its limits, ghosts, the Philip experiment, Bigfoot, spirits, tulpas, souls of the dead, Karen Woodhouse, fakery in reality TV ghost hunting, anecdotal evidence, an ancient pre-Homo Sapien species conducting burial rituals and carving symbols, Neanderthals, Homo Erectus, entheogens, primates using drugs, brain size vs intelligence, Graham Hancock, lost history, hoarding of art and artifacts by wealthy collectors, Black Water Inc, Iraq, Hobby Lobby, “Evil Archeology” by Heather Lynn, a strange moving anomaly in the Earth’s magnetic field, weird zones in the magnetic field beneath South America and Africa, a story of AI replacing counselors in an eating disorder helpline, the dubious nature of AI, a bad experience with a weaponized AI drone, Isaac Asimov and the 3 laws of robotics, the importance of empathy, Artificial Intelligence vs mimicry, AI art and content, AI podcasts and audio books, deficiencies in internet information, lack of creativity in pop culture, the pluses and minuses of retail self-check-out, AI pioneer inventors calling for regulation and issuing warnings, Terence McKenna and novelty, the films “WALL-E” and “Elysium”, depopulation conspiracy theories vs the worker shortage, younger peoples’ reluctance to have children, life-extending drugs and procedures, Elon Musk, the series “Altered Carbon”, transhumanism, the life model decoy, the “Subjective Truth” podcast, a consciousness box that traps souls, “Babylon 5”, Hollywood re-boots including “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter”, the movie “12 Monkeys” and the subsequent art film and series, Chris Marker, Whitley Strieber’s “A New World”, Indian Vedic cosmology, other worlds that lack emotion, Sufism, agape love, the series “Westworld”, free will vs predestination, computers turning on humans, reality tunnels, journalism vs entertainment, pro wrestling, 9/11 anti-terrorism drills, conspiracy theories and psyops, the TV series “The Lazarus Project”, an enormous metal structure discovered at the Moon’s south pole, bizarre lunar facts and theories, disappointments of the space program, Gary Nolan, Robert Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange Land”, reasons why aliens would avoid human contact, a theory of empathy and the Black Plague, empathy and narcissism, Lobo Matias, Ronald Reagan and peace through a common alien enemy, a warning from Space Force General Chance Saltzman, xenobots, programable robots made from frog cells, consciousness vs sentience, “The Last of Us”, the film “The Day After”, and much more! This is some fascinating discussion, not to be missed!
- Recap by Vincent Treewell of The Weird Part Podcast
Outro Music is Whirring World from Psyche Corporation