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Exploring theoretical physics, consciousness, free will, and God. If you'd like to support this podcast, then visit the Patreon (https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal). Thank you for your charitable and kind hearted support. My name is Curt Jaimungal, a Torontonian filmmaker making a documentary on the above topics (as for what shape the final settled project will take, I'm unsure). During the exploratory phase, there will be a plethora of interviews / conversations with intellectuals placed on this channel -- approximately un-edited.

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Exploring theoretical physics, consciousness, free will, and God. If you'd like to support this podcast, then visit the Patreon (https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal). Thank you for your charitable and kind hearted support. My name is Curt Jaimungal, a Torontonian filmmaker making a documentary on the above topics (as for what shape the final settled project will take, I'm unsure). During the exploratory phase, there will be a plethora of interviews / conversations with intellectuals placed on this channel -- approximately un-edited.

    Michael Levin Λ Karl Friston Λ Chris Fields on The Meta Hard Problem, Consciousness, and Babbling

    Michael Levin Λ Karl Friston Λ Chris Fields on The Meta Hard Problem, Consciousness, and Babbling

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    LINKS MENTIONED:
    Curt's AMA #:3 https://youtu.be/SX9q2D6b5bc
    Karl Friston #2: https://youtu.be/SWtFU1Lit3M
    Karl Friston #1: https://youtu.be/2v7LBABwZKA
    Michael Levin: https://youtu.be/Z0TNfysTazc

    TIMESTAMPS:
    0:00:00 Introduction
    00:03:20 Michael Levin answers: "What do you respect about Chris / Karl?"
    00:04:45 Chris Fields answers: "What do you respect about Michael / Karl?"
    00:05:45 Karl Friston answers: "What do you respect about Chris / Michael?"
    00:07:46 Self organization / Autopoiesis / Why does life form?
    00:12:11 How does cognition emerge from smaller parts?
    00:14:18 Why do we see "things" independent from one another? Why in space / time?
    00:18:40 Relationship between cognition and consciousness
    00:22:03 The Meta Hard Problem
    00:30:37 Why is complexity associated with "awareness"?
    00:35:56 Is society one large brain, with each person acting as a neuron?
    00:44:17 Duality between: Did you act on the world? Or did the world act on you?
    00:51:32 Babbling, and becoming a "self"
    01:11:22 "300 milliseconds" is a special unit of time for consciousness
    01:15:49 Quantum Babbling
    01:21:49 The difference between "randomness" and "quantum randomness"
    01:30:03 The difference between "external" and "internal" are both real and illusory
    01:33:41 Studying consciousness / the self and the concomitant existential dread
    01:48:19 Michael Levin: "Something important goes all the way down"
    01:51:12 Science starts with faith


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    • 1 hr 55 min
    Curt Jaimungal on Consciousness, Greer, Learning Physics, Podcast Preparation, and ROEs

    Curt Jaimungal on Consciousness, Greer, Learning Physics, Podcast Preparation, and ROEs

    YouTube link: https://youtu.be/SX9q2D6b5bc
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    LINKS MENTIONED:
    - Karl Friston: https://youtu.be/SWtFU1Lit3M
    - A H Almaas: https://youtu.be/6JlKf1QAvXA
    - Diana Pasulka: https://youtu.be/E5MuTHUbMUs
    - Generation Zed interviews Curt: https://youtu.be/IjZlb2bGrgE
    - Crash Course on Physics: https://youtu.be/e8kyvdPP8os
    - Jordan Peterson interviews Curt: https://youtu.be/LbZ9OxrLTVM
    - Carlo Rovelli: https://youtu.be/r_fUPbBNmBw
    - Request for Greer to come on TOE: annakramer [at] siriusdisclosure.com
    - The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli: https://amzn.to/3ISZYo7
    - The Master and His Emissary by Iain McGilchrist: https://amzn.to/325VKso
    - Gödel Escher Bach: https://amzn.to/3nipKbT
    - Raymond Smullyan (Curt reads): https://youtu.be/P-jh6tRh3Jw
    - April Fools (Ranking Each TOE): https://youtu.be/QOV1pcSOoZ4
    - April Fools (Announcements): https://youtu.be/a5hp-7sGo0A
    - Rupert Spira: https://youtu.be/ocP6JSyicY0
    - Curt's first AMA: https://youtu.be/DlxQwwmT9Ks
    - Curt's second AMA: https://youtu.be/0sYUevp41N4

    TIMESTAMPS:
    00:00:00 Curt's Myers Brigg Personality Type / Psychedelics / Mass Hallucination
    00:02:37 Meditation / How To Learn Physics? / Rigor of the TOE Podcast / Stages of Learning
    00:11:33 Prepping for the Podcast / Nootropics / Fasting / Gauge Theory
    00:19:20 Wolfram and Pais "Blackholes" / Curt Writing a Book? / Judgemental Hidebounding Words
    00:25:38 How Has TOE Changed You? / Purpose of Life and Jungian Integration 
    00:28:32 What is Time? / Pros and Cons of TOE / Sleep Deprivation
    00:33:55 What Microphone Do You Use? / What Do You Use to Write?
    00:35:26 How Quick Can You Study a "TOE"? / Violently Shaken Beliefs / What Keeps You Going?
    00:40:13 How Many Hours Worked Per Day / What Matters Most? / The Past Is Not Fixed
    00:48:37 The "Present" Is No Trifling Matter / The TOE Podcast Is Leading Somewhere
    00:52:43 Paranormal Experiences / SAFIRE Project / Peterson Λ Kastrup
    00:55:11 Upcoming Guests / CE5 / Lazar Coming Up? / The Eclectic Mix of TOE
    01:01:44 What is a "Theolocution" / India? Trinidad?
    01:08:33 Burger King vs. KFC / What Question Would You Ask Yourself? / Extra Dimensions
    01:11:10 What Has Lue Elizondo Seen? / Curt on the Spectrum? / Constructor Theory
    01:18:38 Dark Night of the Soul / Steven Greer / UFOs and Religion
    01:24:10 Favorite Books / Ego Death / "Open Mindedness" Is Not Always A Virtue
    01:30:23 Being Too Hard On Yourself / Self Love / "Language" Is The Problem?
    01:39:36 Curt's Furrowed Brows / Verbal IQ / Guitar / Research
    01:41:45 Difficulty In Leaving One's Mind / "New" Religion / Time Crystals
    01:43:34 What is a "ROE" / Diana Pasulka / Boris' Photoshoot @galacpic
    01:51:33 Remaining "True" To TOE / Eric Davis / New Subjects on TOE Channel?
    01:58:43 Evidence of UFOs? / E8 / Spacetime Not Fundamental / Enthymemes
    02:04:25 TOE on the Road (Live Shows) / How Would Academics React To UFOs Being Real?
    02:07:06 Something Interesting You Learned Recently? / Never Lie / Attacking The Trunk
    02:16:03 If You Could Have ONE Question Answered, What Would It Be? / Frank Yang
    02:18:15 Langan Λ Weinstein / Panic Attacks? / Salvatore Pais Part 2
    02:25:19 What Were You Like In High School? / Depression / Mission In Life

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    • 2 hrs 32 min
    Lilian Dindo on Mindfulness, Acceptance, Coping with Obsessive Thoughts, and ACT Therapy

    Lilian Dindo on Mindfulness, Acceptance, Coping with Obsessive Thoughts, and ACT Therapy

    YouTube link: https://youtu.be/L_hI7JNsbt0
    Lilian Dindo is a Professor of Medicine at Baylor College, and we talk about ACT therapy.

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    LILIAN'S LINKS:
    -http://actfindyourpath.com
    -https://www.bcm.edu/people-search/lilian-dindo-20557
    -https://www.bcm.edu/research/faculty-labs/act-on-health-lab
    -http://contextualscience.org

    LINKS MENTIONED:
    -Karl Friston episode: https://youtu.be/SWtFU1Lit3M
    -A H Almaas episode: https://youtu.be/6JlKf1QAvXA
    -Curt's Crash Course on Theoretical Physics: https://youtu.be/e8kyvdPP8os

    TIMESTAMPS:
    00:00:00 Introduction
    00:04:05 What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) therapy?
    00:08:12 Suffering is a part of life
    00:11:06 ACT is not just for therapy, but for general illness and rejection
    00:14:24 Lilian's feeling anxiety in this interview *right now*, but ACT is helping
    00:15:57 Dealing with panic attacks
    00:18:22 "Anxiety" and "excitement" are physiologically indistinguishable
    00:20:00 Implementing ACT (specific example)
    00:26:15 Stop avoiding. The mind works by addition (not subtraction)!
    00:30:00 Choosing courage vs. "mustering" courage
    00:30:51 Coping vs. mollifying
    00:33:45 Goal oriented vs. Value oriented
    00:36:06 How to uncover your own values?
    00:42:14 Do values imply a "should"? (specific example)
    00:47:45 What separates those for whom therapy works for, from those who it doesn't?
    00:54:57 Suicidal ideation / psychosis (there's hope with ACT)
    00:57:14 Enhancing learning math / physics
    00:59:50 Acceptance vs Acknowledgement
    01:01:40 Physical vs Psychology (mind and body connection)
    01:05:53 A visual example you can employ to abate anxiety
    01:10:39 The role of belief / hope / faith / trust
    01:11:08 "Thanking" the negative thought / emotion
    01:11:50 People don't suffer with just ONE issue, but multiple

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Peter Gray on Unschooling and Teaching Children without Hierarchies

    Peter Gray on Unschooling and Teaching Children without Hierarchies

    Peter Gray is an evolutionary psychologist, American researcher, and scholar who is a research professor of psychology at Boston College. He is the author of a widely used introductory psychology textbook which broke new ground when the first edition was published (in 1991) as the first general introductory psychology textbook that brought a Darwinian perspective to the entire field.
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Diana Pasulka on Religion, Atheism, Heidegger, Jung, and the Dark Night of the Soul #DisTOEsure

    Diana Pasulka on Religion, Atheism, Heidegger, Jung, and the Dark Night of the Soul #DisTOEsure

    YouTube link: https://youtu.be/E5MuTHUbMUs
    Professor of Religion Diana Pasulka discusses Jung, Heidegger, and the recent UFO hearings

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    LINKS MENTIONED:
    -American Cosmic (Diana's book): https://amzn.to/3MsaOmI
    -American Cosmic (Diana's book): https://amzn.to/3FWYCaW
    -Fatima Trilogy (a book Diana references): https://amzn.to/3wDGoao
    -Dark Night of the Soul podcast (with Chloe Valdary interviewing Curt): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtfJ20TNpNU
    -Karl Friston podcast (most important TOE podcast): https://youtu.be/SWtFU1Lit3M
    -Thomas Campbell on TOE: https://youtu.be/kko-hVA-8IU is part 1 and part 2 is also on the channel.
    -Tupacabra Twitter: https://twitter.com/TUPACABRA2

    TIMESTAMPS:
    00:00:00 Introduction
    00:03:24 Diana's journey from "atheist" ⇒ "agnostic" (with respect to the phenomenon)
    00:07:17 Nuns who saw orbs, every night, then prayed...
    00:11:45 What are "beliefs"?
    00:12:27 Atheists who believe in God
    00:19:50 Spiritual vs Religious (and the Secularization thesis)
    00:22:58 UFOs (or the belief in) are like a religion
    00:29:37 Psychedelics and religion
    00:37:01 Getting flack because of covering the phenomenon
    00:39:42 To the skeptics: it's rational to believe in UFOs
    00:47:38 Atheism is NOT like a religion, though it can be dogmatic
    00:49:18 It's false to say "religions tell you what to think"
    00:55:03 The case for dogma
    01:01:06 Heidegger on technology not being just another tool
    01:06:04 Heidegger and Jacques Vallée
    01:10:03 Why do those who study the phenomenon tend to be Catholic?
    01:13:49 How the Vatican views UFOs
    01:15:12 Are religious stories interpreting UFOs, or are we interpreting UFOs materialistically?
    01:20:05 Near Death Experiences, UFOs, and Dean Radin
    01:22:35 How the CIA / DOD / etc. work (the nefarious strategies)
    01:26:57 What Diana uncovered, that she shouldn't have
    01:29:45 Roswell and the Promethean myth
    01:31:10 The dangers (and reality) of CE5
    01:33:48 Bob Lazar is considered credible by many, behind the scenes
    01:36:02 Protecting yourself against disinformation
    01:38:08 Academic Openness vs. Governmental Closedness
    01:42:39 SpaceX, and writing in Latin for "them"
    01:48:18 The president is a "short timer" (this is why he / she isn't told the truth)
    01:49:02 Who is Tyler? Why is he significant?
    01:50:48 Does the gov't believe they understand what's behind UFOs?
    01:52:01 We're dealing with MULTIPLE phenomenon, not just one
    01:52:51 Biblically accurate angels
    01:55:26 Physical evidence pertaining to purgatory
    01:57:36 What's the point in collocating UFOs with religion?
    02:02:10 Who is the modern Heidegger?
    02:05:21 Jung and UFOs
    02:08:00 Plato's Cave and the view that certain people have shackled us
    02:12:54 Sangha as The Answer to deception
    02:18:46 Rediscovering meaning, Heidegger, Weinstein, and the TOE project
    02:22:09 Experiential vs Analytical approach to understanding God
    02:24:52 Lovecraft, and the perils of an "open mind"
    02:27:14 Epistermic Shock vs Ontological Shock
    02:38:10 The importance of Sangha
    02:41:21 [Juliano Vargas] Reconciling religion with ET (and does ET believe in a Supreme Creator?)
    02:42:15 [Numb Her Two] How has Diana's faith been affected?
    02:44:27 Why does the Hitchhiker effect occur?
    02:45:32 Angels... Demons... What is the THIRD (religiously interpreted) option?
    02:46:45 Rosicrucianism and Gnosticism
    02:50:52 Kurzweil's Singularity / Omega Point / UAPs
    02:55:14 Jung and the UFO archetype (continued)
    02:56:10 UFO hearings (May 2022)
    03:00:23 [Tupacabra] Catholic Church, Remote Viewing, Thomas Campbell, and Jacques Vallée
    03:05:54 Podcasts being sanctioned behind the scenes for disclosure #DisTOEsure
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    • 3 hrs 15 min
    How To Solve Every Physics Problem (Crash Course in Theoretical Physics)

    How To Solve Every Physics Problem (Crash Course in Theoretical Physics)

    YouTube link: https://youtu.be/e8kyvdPP8os
    A crash course in theoretical physics, using natural units and high school mathematics. This is the lesson I wish I had when I was younger.

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    LINKS MENTIONED:
    Sabine Hossenfelder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP5G20ImveU 
    Andrew Dotson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5NKHsOzvAc 
    Pretty Much Physics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cQqRYVA3Ms
    Nima's Lecture: https://youtu.be/nVO4I3D38O0
    Richard Borcherds' YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIyDqfi_cbkp-RU20aBF-MQ
    Norman Wildberger's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/njwildberger
    Conversion Chart #1: http://www.phys.ufl.edu/~korytov/phz4390/note_01_NaturalUnits_SMsummary.pdf
    Conversion Chart #2: http://www.saha.ac.in/theory/palashbaran.pal/conv.html
    Quantum Gravity podcast (Salvatore Pais): https://youtu.be/5E6QyAhTB3o?t=3057
    On Enthymemes (Lue Elizondo): https://youtu.be/wULw64ZL1Bg?t=6971
    Carlo Rovelli podcast: https://youtu.be/r_fUPbBNmBw
    Stephen Wolfram's TOE: https://youtu.be/1sXrRc3Bhrs
    Eric Weinstein podcast: https://youtu.be/KElq_MLO1kw
    String Theory podcast (Stephon Alexander): https://youtu.be/VETxb96a3qk
    QFT and Knot Theory podcast (Dror Bar Natan): https://youtu.be/rJz_Badd43c

    TIMESTAMPS:
    00:00:00 The Why: A shift in perspective
    00:02:07 The What: What to expect to learn in this video
    00:04:53 The How: The TOE approach
    00:10:53 What are Natural Units?
    00:26:09 Conversion equations
    00:40:09 Newton's constant / Entropy / Why speed is "dimensionless"
    00:47:56 A Neutron star's pressure
    00:49:16 Proportionate strengths of forces / "Wave function" is not a function
    00:54:41 Knots / Extra dimensions
    01:02:41 Inside Microtubules / Consciousness / Penrose's theory
    01:07:55 Naïve Vacuum Expectation / Dark Energy
    01:14:01 Calculating with the Schwinger Limit / Superforce
    01:21:41 Annihilating electron - positron pairs / Quantum gravity / Black holes
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    01:34:23 Length of an atom
    01:41:12 Cutting a solid / How "special relativity" challenges what it means to "exist"
    01:42:25 Laconically deriving the Casimir Pressure falloff / Rigor in math and physics
    01:44:35 Analyzing the Sun
    01:36:31 The size of Earth (derivation from fundamental constants)
    01:46:16 Intuiting the radius of an electron / Classical Mechanics break down
    01:31:51 On why we use X Rays to probe solid matter
    01:51:33 Scales of the LHC / God particle
    01:53:18 Summary
    01:54:21 What's next?

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    • 2 hrs 1 min

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Rational, honest and informative

At last a mature podcast with intellect that’s prepared to deep dive into these theories and concepts. Curt is so humble and gets the best out of his fantastic guests.

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Curt is lovely to listen to. He always seems to be a neutral observer, never sounding for or against the interviewee.

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