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Two brothers explore the mysteries of the ages, the ancients, and the modern day.

Brothers of the Serpent Russ & Kyle Allen

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Two brothers explore the mysteries of the ages, the ancients, and the modern day.

    Swapcast with Where Did the Road Go

    Swapcast with Where Did the Road Go

    Saved by the swapcast! This was originally scheduled as a guest appearance on the excellent Where Did the Road Go podcast with Seriah, but our plans for our regular episode this week fell through, so Seriah kindly allowed us to use this episode as a swapcast. We discuss Charles Fort and the Book of the Damned, Feynman, cosmology, physics, electric universe, cryptids, UFOs, and the limits of human knowledge, as well as reading a few news stories and discussing those.
     
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    https://wheredidtheroadgo.com/
     

    • 2 hr 36 min
    The Character of Physical Law - Seeking New Laws

    The Character of Physical Law - Seeking New Laws

    In this final episode of our book report on The Character of Physical Law, we go through Dr. Feynman's final lecture, Seeking New Laws, in which he describes how science works, and the methods physicists must use to attempt to discover new fundamental aspects of the natural world.
    See the full set of lectures here:
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLez3PPtnpncQLg_H7f6T9yJmJ2aCIBUHS
    Get the book here:
    https://www.amazon.com/Character-Physical-Law-MIT-Press/dp/0262533413


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    Executive Producers:
    Philip Baklamov
    Matt Shy
    Peter Shell
    Frank M.
    Associate Executive Producer:
    Daniel Gandy

    • 2 hr 9 min
    The Character of Physical Law - Entropy and Uncertainty

    The Character of Physical Law - Entropy and Uncertainty

    Continuing our book report on The Character of Physical Law, we read through the 5th and 6th lectures, The Distinction of Past and Future and Probability and Uncertainty. These are discussions on entropy and quantum mechanics, done in Dr. Feynman's unique style.
     
    See the full set of lectures here:
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLez3PPtnpncQLg_H7f6T9yJmJ2aCIBUHS
    Get the book here:
    https://www.amazon.com/Character-Physical-Law-MIT-Press/dp/0262533413
     
    Get the new Fifty Dollar Dynasty album "Precession" here:
    https://www.fiftydollardynasty.com/
    Support the band here:
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    Support the podcast here:
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    Here's the black hole video Kyle mentions:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeRgFqbBM5E

    • 2 hr 15 min
    The Character of Physical Law - Conservation & Symmetry

    The Character of Physical Law - Conservation & Symmetry

    We finish the chapter on The Great Conservation Principles, and move on to Symmetry in Physical Law. We understand what it means for an object to have symmetry, but what about a mathematical expression of a physical law?
    This chapter is full of interesting concepts, delivered in Feynman's unique style as always. We discuss relativity, lightspeed, gravitational lensing, angular momentum, and how to tell an alien the difference between "right" and "left".
     
    Find the full playlist of the lectures on YouTube here:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLez3PPtnpncQLg_H7f6T9yJmJ2aCIBUHS

    Get the book here:
    https://www.amazon.com/Character-Physical-Law-MIT-Press/dp/0262533413
     
    Support the podcast through Patreon and get extra content here:
    https://www.patreon.com/brothersoftheserpent
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    https://fiftydollardynasty.com/
    Support the band through their Patreon and get extra content here:
    https://www.patreon.com/fiftydollardynasty

    • 2 hr 18 min
    The Character of Physical Law - Mathematics & Physics

    The Character of Physical Law - Mathematics & Physics

    We dive back in to The Character of Physical Law by Richard Feynman, again using short clips pulled from the lectures themselves and reading excerpts from the book.  This episode we focus mostly on the second lecture, "The Relation of Mathematics to Physics", where Feynman talks about how Nature seems to follow sets of mathematical rules, and how those mathematics might be related--at least in some cases--to large numbers of simple processes in the physical universe.
    Near the end of the episode we start on the third lecture, "The Great Conservation Principles", discussing the various "conservation" laws in physics such as the conservation of charge, the conservation of energy, etc.
    At the beginning of the episode we also take a quick look at the working relationship between Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler, their backgrounds, and the standard history of their story.


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    Meanwhile you can get all of the music from the new album, Precession, for free on their website:
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    • 2 hr 24 min
    Listener Communications

    Listener Communications

    Having just returned from the Montana megafloods trip with Randall Carlson and crew, we aren't ready to continue the Character of Physical Law series yet, but we did have a backlog of emails we needed to get to, so we dedicate yet another episode to reading and responding to a series of fantastic and sometimes hilarious communications from listeners.
     
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    Check out Kyle's band, Fifty Dollar Dynasty, and their new album release "Precession" at their website, the music is free!
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    Thanks to all of you who do support the band and the podcast! Our producers for this episode are listed below:

    Executive Producers:
    Anne who Knits
    Matt Shy
    Philip Baklamov
    Peter Shell
    Frank M.

    Associate Executive Producer:
    Daniel Gandy

    • 2 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
377 Ratings

377 Ratings

BAMF123xyz ,

Look no further, they have the potsherds!

Russ and Kyle often admit mistakes and have a healthy scientific candor. Watcher too, who should chime in more. And Jess.

Snake Bros are legitimate and humble truth seekers who are open minded and interested in seeking to pierce beyond the veil.

My brain has expanded exponentially since listening. It’s a real problem since I’m not a long-head. The reason these folks are always correcting their mistakes is because that is the nature of true scientific study. Fundamentals. Snake bros point out how most of our modern common knowledge is based on flimsy evidence at best. This is what furthers to our “being a species with amnesia .” To borrow from G Hancock.

Snake bros, Hancock, R Carlsen and the other guests are seeking to remember any bits of the lost knowledge from amnesia, so to speak.

They DO have the potsherds. They pointed out how those super delicate, precise, intricate, hard (9.0+ inclusions), dolomite, granite, (and many other stone), pots, and narrow-neck vases had to be made using ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY. The potsherds have been there the whole time. They will never acknowledge defeat. Potsherds my fat Fanny.

ButtChuggerAnonomous ,

Best show ever!

Baffling skerptards with every episode! If thiss ssentence makes no ssensse then lissten to thiss podcast and find out if your skeptarded or not. Snakes!

EP747EP ,

Love this Podcast!!!

Love your subjects, creativity, intellectual curiosity and outstanding though processes! And also - WOW - Fifty Dollar Dynasty makes amazing music. Thank you all for sharing your creativity, music and intellectual awesomeness!

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