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Ideas Sleep Furiously is a social science publication and podcast.

Listen to fascinating guests from the world of genetics, psychology, sociology, economics & more.

You can find our articles and bonus content here:

https://www.ideassleepfuriously.com/

    The Case For Pronatalism | Malcolm Collins - ISF Podcast E38

    The Case For Pronatalism | Malcolm Collins - ISF Podcast E38

    Malcolm Collins is a neuroscientist-turned-entrepreneur-turned-VC-turned-education innovator. Along with his wife Simone, he is one of Amazon's top 100 best-selling non-fiction writers. Learn more about their work below.  

    The Pragmatist Foundation: https://pragmatist.guide 

    The Collins Institute for the Gifted: https://collinsinstitute.org

    Malcolm and Simone's latest books:  

    https://www.amazon.com/Pragmatists-Guide-Governance-optimizing-governance/dp/B0BSJ5SXHM/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Simone+H+Collins&qid=1674304558&s=audible&sr=1-1-catcorr 

    https://www.amazon.com/Pragmatists-Guide-Crafting-Religion-Demographic/dp/B0BSJ5SXK2/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Simone+H+Collins&qid=1674304558&s=audible&sr=1-2-catcorr 

    Timestamps:  

    2:46 Malcolm explains why he and his wife did embryo selection 

    7:18 Do people realise what they’re arguing for? 

    10:15 Overlooking positive pleiotropy & other bad arguments 

    17:18 Malcolm’s theory of the cultural super virus 

    18:25 Malcolm's general pessimism & falling birth rates 

    22:02 The case for optimism: religiosity, ritual, and exogenous motivators 

    23:47 Should we talk about the dysgenic effect on IQ? 

    24:44 The role of religion in this brave new world 

    26:55 Religion as a cultural software package 

    30:18 Malcolm’s plan to save the world! 

    33:28 Malcolm's idea of “descendant worship” & his thoughts on belief 

    34:28 Can artificial beliefs really take hold? 

    38:35 Is our current progress a blip & how a neo-Byzantium can survive 

    41:08 How many people would actually use genetic technology?  

    45:20 The ick factor of genetic tech 

    46:42 The costs and pains of IVF  

    52:40 Malcolm's 'theological mandate' to create a technophilic culture 

    54:35 Malcolm and Simone's gifted school and thoughts on improving education 

    1:04:17 Taking the precautionary principle when introducing new technology to children 

    1:06:32 A critique Malcolm respects 

    1:08:37 Malcolm’s recommended reading 

    1:09:59 Malcolm’s most controversial opinion

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Post-IDW World | Auron Macintyre - Ideas Sleep Furiously Podcast E37

    The Post-IDW World | Auron Macintyre - Ideas Sleep Furiously Podcast E37

    Auron Macintyre is a columnist and host at The Blaze. He also writes on Substack. Auron rose to prominence as a “dissident right” thinker, making popular YouTube videos on topics from what’s come to be called elite theory.

    Timestamps:

    1:17 Auron introduces himself

    3:20 Racial imposter syndrome

    6:03 Whites looking for valid status

    8:27 "Nonsense as a uniform”

    12:42 The failure of the Intellectual Dark Web

    16:18 Steelmanning the popularity of Jordan Peterson

    18:40 The Overton Window of Intellectuals

    22:40 Controlled opposition without a controller

    24:31 What does victory look like in the face of total institutional capture?

    27:53 Secessionism, federalism, and societal breakdown

    30:40 Cultural decline vs material progress

    36:12 Right-wing tensions

    40:00 Our role in the cycle of civilisation

    43:03 Reconciling theology and techno-optimism

    52:36 Can biotech be deployed responsibly in our current political climate?

    55:15 What will post-liberalism look like?

    57:30 If Auron could only undo one aspect of post-60s culture, what would it be?

    • 1 hr
    Migrants & Cultural Change | Garett Jones - Ideas Sleep Furiously Podcast E36

    Migrants & Cultural Change | Garett Jones - Ideas Sleep Furiously Podcast E36

    Garett Jones is Associate Professor of Economics and BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at the Mercatus Center, George Mason University.  His first book, published in 2015 by Stanford University Press, is entitled Hive Mind: How Your Nation's IQ Matters So Much More Than Your Own, and was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal. His second book, also with Stanford, published in 2020, is entitled 10% Less Democracy: Why You Should Trust Elites a Little More and the Masses a Little Less, and was reviewed in The Economist.



    Garett's most controversial opinion: https://www.ideassleepfuriously.com/p/garett-jones-most-controversial-opinion

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Pig Men Shall Inherit The Earth | Razib Khan - Ideas Sleep Furiously Podcast E35

    Pig Men Shall Inherit The Earth | Razib Khan - Ideas Sleep Furiously Podcast E35

    Razib Khan is a master of decoding ancient DNA to tell fascinating stories about our history and heritage.

    Timestamps: 

    2:39: Three mindblowing facts from ancient DNA research 

    6:10 Will it be possible to know the average IQ of classical Athens? 

    8:35 How much signal do we lose if the population is representative?  

    10:15 Is there really more genetic diversity within Africa? 

    15:02 Is gene-culture co-evolution a kind of bottleneck or sieve? 

    18:45 Fighting between hunter-gatherers and farmers 

    24:15 Psychopaths as a development of mass society & the need for security 

    27:20 Dysgenics and the cyclical theory of civilizations 

    40:40 Modalities of innovation 

    44:15 The timeline for genetic engineering, speciation, and runaway selection 56:10 People are masturbating 

    57:00 Is immortality on the cards? 

    1:05:00 Is this the last century of technological civilization? 

    1:08:20 Changing aesthetic standards, the need for wisdom, and werewolves 

    1:15:43 When will we be able to talk about group differences freely?

     1:16:52 Will conservatives inherit the Earth?

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Hanania's Greatest Hits (So Far) | Richard Hanania - Ideas Sleep Furiously Podcast E34

    Hanania's Greatest Hits (So Far) | Richard Hanania - Ideas Sleep Furiously Podcast E34

    Richard is President of the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology, whose Substack output you can find here.

    He also has his own Substack. His academic interests include nuclear policy, American grand strategy, political psychology, the politics of the Middle East, and international law. In today’s podcast we do a deep dive into his most interesting articles.

    You can find him on Twitter here.

    Timestamps:  

    2:31 Richard’s background and journey through academia

    6:07 Is academia really that bad? 

    9:15 Is international relations a lost cause? 

    12:55 Why women’s tears win 

    16:20 Do conservatives like foreign policy because they get to be macho? 

    18:50 Should most women leave the academy and have children? 

    22:50 Should most people walk away from the academy? 

    28:25 Why is understanding civil rights important for fighting wokeism? 

    32:00 Is wokeness inevitably downstream from civil rights law? 

    41:40 Blank slatism and left-wing conformism 

    46:00 The importance of compartmentalising beliefs 

    47:03 Richard’s psychological theory of the culture wars 

    52:25 Why does Richard have any faith in democracy? 

    54:25 How much is wokeism orchestrated? 

    1:02:30 Is democracy the only weapon the right have left? 

    1:09:30 Why does everything move left? 

    1:11:40 Why does Richard think wokeness isn’t a religion?

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Human Biodiversity & Political Philosophy | Bo Winegard & Jonathan Anomaly - Ideas Sleep Furiously Podcast E33

    Human Biodiversity & Political Philosophy | Bo Winegard & Jonathan Anomaly - Ideas Sleep Furiously Podcast E33

    Last week, we hosted the first ISF livestream with Bo Winegard and Jonathan Anomaly. It was a fantastic conversation loosely based around the topic on what enquiries into human nature can tell us about political philosophy. 

    • 1 hr 26 min

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