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Join quantum physicist Dr. Shannon Ray and visual designer Oyani Onimiya as they reimagine reality using only the concept of information. Each episode is a small part of the larger whole as the hosts build their metaphorical structure for conceptualizing reality. So join us if you're interested in seeing things from a new perspective that you won't find anywhere other than The Bottom Turtle Podcast.

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Join quantum physicist Dr. Shannon Ray and visual designer Oyani Onimiya as they reimagine reality using only the concept of information. Each episode is a small part of the larger whole as the hosts build their metaphorical structure for conceptualizing reality. So join us if you're interested in seeing things from a new perspective that you won't find anywhere other than The Bottom Turtle Podcast.

    SE2 Finale: Love, Worship, and Gods

    SE2 Finale: Love, Worship, and Gods

    In this episode, Oyani and Dr. Ray discuss  their views on the concept of God and the idea that love is worship.  They also discuss their experiences with Christianity and how it has impacted their views on religion.  

    To discuss how they view god, the hosts use the same argument from "Pointing in the Continuum" to justify their use of the word spirit.  Here, they use four observations about data correlated to the word god to construct their definition.  These four observations are: (1) the topic of god is taken very seriously by most people, (2) the concept is closely tied to what people worship and hold sacred, (3) it is often close to people's sense of self, and (4) the concept of god is often correlated to the concept of creation.  With these observations, the hosts use the configuration stability and no mentation without representation principles to justify their statement that love is worship.

    So if you're interested in a new perspective on gods, religions, love, and worship from the point of view of a theoretical physicist and an artist, check out the season 2 finale of The Bottom Turtle Podcast. 

    • 1 hr 50 min
    The Space of Speculation

    The Space of Speculation

    In this episode, Dr. Ray and Oyani discuss the consequences of speculating and what it means to speculate meaningfully.  As minds, we are forced to make judgements based on partial information, but how we choose to speculate affects our perception, which affects how we feel.  It also affects how we make decisions, which affects how we interact with others and our surroundings.  Essentially, it has a significant impact on the reality we create for ourselves.  Because of this, it is important to be aware of how we speculate both actively and passively.

    As an example of the importance of speculating, Oyani and Dr. Ray discuss the affects of making judgments about the spirits of celebrities.  More specifically, they discuss the spirits of Gordan Ramsey and Gary Vaynerchuk (Garyvee).  Both of these people, who the hosts admire, project images of positivity, but it's always possible to speculate that they are secretly bad people.  Therefore, as the hosts discuss, everyone has the freedom to choose what they believe about their spirits given partial information.  They further discuss the consequences of sincere versus cynical speculations. 

    The hosts end the episode with a discussion on meaningful speculation.  They discuss how one must understand what logically follows given some constraints to have logically valid speculations.  To do this, one must understand the constraints which means they must understand the language/algebraic structure that produces them.  Without this knowledge, it is not possible to generate what logically follows, which means it's not possible to speculate meaningfully. 

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    If you want to listen to the Lotus Underground episode "Bhayabherava Sutta ('Fear & Dread') mentioned in this episode, follow the link here.  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lotus-underground/id1492379651?i=1000548842175

    And as always, stay turtlin' !

    • 1 hr 8 min
    It's Algebra All The Way Down

    It's Algebra All The Way Down

    In this episode Dr Ray and Oyani Discuss Algebra,  Coarse-Graining and Surfaces of Ignorance using a recently finished paper written by Dr Ray.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    What is The Matrix?

    What is The Matrix?

    In this episode, Dr. Ray and Oyani discuss the importance of faith when actualizing your optimal self using The Matrix, Evangelion, and mixed martial arts.  In their review of the Matrix, the hosts discuss the importance of Neo and why he’s The One, the movie’s message of self belief and how it relates to consciousness, and what it means to program one’s self into any state of being.  They also discuss what it means to rebel against the constraints of soft reality imposed by society which results in a structure/reality to navigate within one’s mind and how the agents represent elites within society who have significant control over its state.  These ideas are further analyzed by discussing their connection to what it means to pilot an Eva (in the anime Evangelion) and the difficulties of programming one’s mind to become a UFC champion.  So, join us if you’re interested in seeing reality through the lens of information.
     
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Art, Meaning, and Computational Resources

    Art, Meaning, and Computational Resources

     Welcome to the Bottom Turtle Podcast!  In this episode, Quantum Physicist Shannon Ray and Visual Designer Oyani Onimiya discuss what it means to sacrifice for one’s art and the value of creating.  They discuss the value of art in terms of the computational resources used to create it. Additionally, they discuss what it means to enter into a bargain with archetypal spirits so that one can create in accordance with their will. From this perspective, they discuss how to identify an archetypal spirit that trades in delusions by comparing the trophies they offer to the computational cost needed to receive them. Finally, they conclude with a discussion on the effects of a society that values art that requires low computational cost and how it leads to decay, chaos, and subpar art.  So join us if you want to hear what it means to be an artist using easy to understand thought experiments involving computation, anime, the metaphorical space, and pop culture.   

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    • 56 min
    Liberals and Conservatives

    Liberals and Conservatives

    In this week's episode, Dr Ray and Oyani, discuss The Liberal and Conservative spirits from a non-political perspective. We discuss what the extreme versions of these spirits look like and why finding harmony between both spirits should be the goal. Tune in for other lively discussions about Newspapers, Scrabble, Constraints and Optimization. Stay Turtlin'!🐢

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

ThisisBSfrfr ,

Thought provoking

I usually listen to these guys on the way to work. Last season they really laid the groundwork for their argument and I often found myself trying to extrapolate the implications of their argument. I’m not a physicist, so occasionally some of the more technical stuff goes over my head, but the hosts do a great job incorporating concrete examples to help guide a layman through those portions. I’m really excited for season two as it seems like they’re going to apply their concept of reality to current events and culture. I wholly recommend this podcast if you’re looking for something a bit more substantial to listen to.

Curt024 ,

Deep Thoughts

People don’t take the time to do this type of introspective work and having examples of these types of conversations is to unpack and work on these thoughts.

mommalabs ,

Love it!!

Super amazing podcast with the best host!! Highly highly recommended!!