that live in our heads. The definition of "life" that applies to genes can also be equally applied to memes, since they are "replicators" that manifest "survival machines" to help promote their...
In this episode, Phil introduces the economic concept of “Externalities”, which is the effect economic producers or consumers have on bystanders.
Steve leads this episode to talk about Willpower, how it works, and how to avoid using it. We take some tangents around science, the replication crisis, and addiction.
Jeremy Sherman PhD comes on to discuss the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of assholery. A bit theory heavy, so don't be afraid to check the show notes for explanations.
Phil introduces some research into the Just-world Hypothesis, where we view the world as being fair and evenhanded; hard work is always rewarded and bad deeds don’t go unpunished.
In this episode, we welcome Mr. Beat, a Youtuber who focuses on American history and politics. We discuss Historiography - the study of how we understand history and how it's an ever-evolving process.