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The Swerve Podcast is three random dudes with the goal to understand everything in the universe one obscure topic at a time.

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The Swerve Podcast is three random dudes with the goal to understand everything in the universe one obscure topic at a time.

    36 - The God Gene – Is Religion Encoded In Our Genetics?

    36 - The God Gene – Is Religion Encoded In Our Genetics?

    The “God Gene” is a hypothesis proposed by geneticist Dean Hamer in 2004, that a specific gene, referred to as vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2), predisposes humans towards spiritual or mystical experiences.-The idea is expanded on in the book, “The God Gene: How Faith is Hardwired into our Genes”.-It is important to note that Hamer is not saying a single gene codes for belief in God, but rather is saying that genes likely allow for physiological experiences that produce perceptions or sensations of mystic experience, therefore predisposing individuals towards spirituality. VMAT2 is simply an example of one gene that MAY represent this idea.-Herein we discuss the “God Gene” theory, the scientific methods used to develop these claims, scientific criticism and religious criticism of the theory, modern research involving VMAT2, and try determine to what extent genetics may contribute to religious predisposition.-What say you?

    • 1 hr 52 min
    35.1 - The Post-Swerve

    35.1 - The Post-Swerve

    Join us on "The Post-Swerve" for disappointment and free-flow conversations about whatever seems relevant at the time.-THIS IS A BONUS SEGMENT AND NOT A REGULAR EPISODE! Listen to our topic episodes first please :)

    • 38 min
    35 - Project Gateway – Out of Body Experiences, Robert Monroe, Hemi-Sync Technology, and the CIA

    35 - Project Gateway – Out of Body Experiences, Robert Monroe, Hemi-Sync Technology, and the CIA

    Robert Monroe, an early pioneer in consciousness exploration, alleged that various techniques could be used to facilitate “out of body exploration” of various planes of existence (referred to as “focus levels”).-Additionally, Robert Monroe founded The Monroe Institute and created Hemi-Sync technology; the former, a training/research institution with the goal to enhance consciousness exploration of interested individuals, the ladder, a binaural beat technology used to enhance these experiences.-Details outlining “Project Gateway” and its scientific feasibility were released via a declassified CIA document.-In this document, Wayne McDonnel is writing to his commander at the US Army Operational Group, Fort Meade, MD about an analysis and assessment of “Gateway Process” (i.e. Project Gateway) – which was highly tied to Robert Monroe, The Monroe Institute, and Hemi-Sync technology.-The declassified document attempts to explain how out of body experiences and exploration of other dimensions may be possible given the current understandings of the science at the time (the declassified document was written in 1983).-Herein, we attempt to explain the declassified CIA document and how it relates to Robert Monroe, The Monroe Institute, Hemi-Sync technology, Project Gateway, and consciousness exploration.-What say you? #astral #cia #consciousness

    • 1 hr 45 min
    34.6 - The Post-Swerve

    34.6 - The Post-Swerve

    Join us on "The Post-Swerve" for disappointment and free-flow conversations about whatever seems relevant at the time.-THIS IS A BONUS SEGMENT AND NOT A REGULAR EPISODE! Listen to our topic episodes first please :)

    • 39 min
    34.5 - 5G Networks – What is going on? Pros, Cons, Conspiracies

    34.5 - 5G Networks – What is going on? Pros, Cons, Conspiracies

    “5G” is the fifth-generation technology for cellular networks enabling greater bandwidth than current 4G LTE technologies. 5G began developing and being deployed in 2019 and is predicted to service 1.7 billion individuals by 2025.-Currently, new mobile phone devices are rolling out capable of using 5G infrastructure including the Samsung Galaxy S20/A71, the Motorola One,  and the LG V60 ThinQ (among others), indicating 5G networks will become increasing integrated into the mainstream.-5G networks will enable the “Internet of Things (IoT)” – a network of physical systems capable of exchanging data with other devices and systems over the internet. This includes SmartTVs, Smart appliances, Smart homes, etc.-Although 5G will enable a plethora of enhanced internet and technology capabilities, legitimate concerns, including weather prediction interference and privacy/security concerns have arisen. Furthermore, many conspiracy theories have emerged that are associated with 5G.-Herein, we dive into the basics of 5G networks and the main applications. We further discuss the pros and cons of 5G, dive into various conspiracy theories, and review scientific opinions and several current engineering/scientific review papers on the matter.-What say you?-Shoutout to pixundfertig for artwork used in this episode.#5G #technology #explained

    • 2 hrs 34 min
    34.1 - The Post-Swerve

    34.1 - The Post-Swerve

    Join us on "The Post-Swerve" for disappointment and free-flow conversations about whatever seems relevant at the time.-THIS IS A BONUS SEGMENT AND NOT A REGULAR EPISODE! Listen to our topic episodes first please :)

    • 1 hr 1 min

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