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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.

    Donald Hoffman Λ John Vervaeke on Infinity, Non-Dualism, Ego, and Reality

    Donald Hoffman Λ John Vervaeke on Infinity, Non-Dualism, Ego, and Reality

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    LINKS MENTIONED:
    - Important TOE ep: Lilian Dindo: https://youtu.be/L_hI7JNsbt0
    - Important TOE ep: Karl Friston (Part 2): https://youtu.be/SWtFU1Lit3M
    - The Meaning Crisis: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ
    - Donald Hoffman theolocution w/ Joscha Bach: https://youtu.be/bhSlYfVtgww
    - John Vervaeke theolocution w/ Joscha Bach: https://youtu.be/rK7ux_JhHM4
    - John Vervaeke theolocution w/ Bernardo Kastrup: https://youtu.be/zw6BFDJ765w
    - John Vervaeke solo TOE podcast: https://youtu.be/3p8o3-7mvQc
    - Donald Hoffman solo TOE podcast: https://youtu.be/CmieNQH7Q4w

    TIMESTAMPS:
    00:00:00 Introduction
    00:03:10 Zen, intelligibility, and Neoplatonism
    00:05:26 Physics and consciousness
    00:07:16 Spacetime and Nima Arkani Hamed
    00:09:34 What do they find impactful about one another's work?
    00:14:27 What does "fundamental" mean?
    00:22:08 Reality vs. Fundamentality
    00:25:07 Gödel's incompleteness is NOT about TOEs
    00:35:49 Science predicts its own demise
    00:46:00 Psychosis, derealization, and the terror of delving into TOEs
    01:08:04 Morality and "the ego"
    01:08:04 Infinity and "the one"
    01:28:47 Coleman Mandula theorem
    01:31:59 Debate: Spacetime is real vs. unreal
    01:52:03 Reality, evolution and infinity
    02:08:35 Truth, misframing, and love
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    • 2 hr 17 min
    SEMF Institute interviews Curt Jaimungal on Being a Generalist Specialist, Podcasting, and Spirituality

    SEMF Institute interviews Curt Jaimungal on Being a Generalist Specialist, Podcasting, and Spirituality

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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Robert Breedlove interviews Curt Jaimungal on Logical Paradoxes, Bitcoin, and John Von Neumann

    Robert Breedlove interviews Curt Jaimungal on Logical Paradoxes, Bitcoin, and John Von Neumann

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Michael Levin Λ Joscha Bach on The Global Mind, Collective Intelligence, Agency, and Morphogenesis

    Michael Levin Λ Joscha Bach on The Global Mind, Collective Intelligence, Agency, and Morphogenesis

    YouTube link: https://youtu.be/kgMFnfB5E_A
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    LINKS MENTIONED:
    - Michael Levin (Solo TOE podcast): https://youtu.be/Z0TNfysTazc
    - Michael Levin Theolocution With Chris Fields & Karl Friston: https://youtu.be/J6eJ44Jq_pw
    - Joscha Bach Theolocution With John Vervaeke: https://youtu.be/rK7ux_JhHM4
    - Joscha Bach Theolocution With Donald Hoffman: https://youtu.be/bhSlYfVtgww
    - Joscha Bach (Solo TOE podcast): https://youtu.be/3MNBxfrmfmI
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    TIMESTAMPS:
    00:00:00 Introduction 
    00:01:55 Bach and Levin speak about each other's work
    00:03:34 The cell functions as a neuron 
    00:07:15 Software as a control pattern
    00:10:55 Disciplinary boundaries in academia
    00:14:38 The perceptron is a "toy model" of the brain
    00:18:44 How do you identify yourself as a researcher?
    00:20:10 The benefits of podcasts vs. academia
    00:30:04 Beliefs of Bach's and Levin's that have drastically changed
    00:38:54 Memory moves outside the brain structure
    00:45:06 Engrams and memory storage
    00:47:30 The implications of transferring memory between species
    00:55:25 Weissman's barrier
    00:59:25 The notion of "competence" (Bach's and Levin's largest insight)
    01:12:10 Virtualization for unreliable hardware
    01:16:02 Defining "competence"
    01:22:35 Bach's issues with goals (for and against teleology)
    01:27:34 Planarian goals and explicitly encoded instructions
    01:34:55 Navigation in "Morphic Space"
    01:36:11 One species' birth defect can be another's benefit
    01:37:42 The "Intelligence Trap" and bias
    01:39:05 Application of each others' work to their own
    01:52:25 Necessities of general intelligence in cells
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    • 1 hr 59 min
    Noam Chomsky on Panpsychism, Mind Body Problem, and Are Computers Conscious?

    Noam Chomsky on Panpsychism, Mind Body Problem, and Are Computers Conscious?

    YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/GxZp6890hQk

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    LINKS MENTIONED:
    - Noam Chomsky Playlist on TOE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX0hn6F-jsI
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    TIMESTAMPS:
    00:00:00 Introduction
    00:01:48 [Joscha Bach] What is the most important unsolved problem in cognitive science?
    00:05:07 [Joscha Bach ]In which ways did you update your thinking on AI in the last five years?
    00:09:29 [Joscha Bach] Posibilities and approaches for brains & minds to reach humal-like intelligence in today's neural network
    00:10:56 [Joscha Bach] Importance of consciousness in building systems that learn, think and create at a human level
    00:12:26 [Joscha Bach] Are you still a mysterian?
    00:15:36 [Prof. Donald Hoffman] Is spacetime really doomed?
    00:16:19 [Prof. Donald Hoffman] Letting go of spacetime and its affects on the mind-body problem
    00:23:53 [Prof. Avi Loeb] Probability of AI overcoming human intelligence and establishing their own society
    00:27:20 [Karl Friston] Prospects of machines (i.e., sentinent artifacts) talking to each other - or us?
    00:31:00 [Prof. Tim Maudlin] Is goodman's new riddle of induction historically accurate?
    00:36:30 [Prof. Philip Goff] Intrinsic nature of matter and panpsychism
    00:42:30 [anonymous] Do you have a resolution of the Liar’s Paradox or Raven Paradox?
    00:42:55 [anonymous] Axioms of a language and the meaning of the words
    00:48:06 [anonymous] Is there any relation between language and extended phenotype?
    00:49:38 [anonymous] Our obsession with turing test and its influence on behaviorism and consiousness
    00:51:52 [anonymous] Can ill-defined mathematical statements and physics concepts have meaning?
    00:55:24 [Norman Wildberger] Is there any linguistic evidence for universal, or almost universal, innate mathematical notions in humans?
    00:57:01 [anonymous] Vastness of the term "grammar" and its generalization
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Sal Pais Λ Stephon Alexander on Singularities, Negative Energy, and the Origins of the Universe

    Sal Pais Λ Stephon Alexander on Singularities, Negative Energy, and the Origins of the Universe

    YouTube link: https://youtu.be/PE4C7OI7Frg

    This episode has been released early in an ad-free audio version for TOE members at http://theoriesofeverything.org.

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    LINKS MENTIONED:
    - Physics / Consciousness Contest: https://youtu.be/V93GQaDtv8w
    - Curt's Crash Course on Physics: https://youtu.be/e8kyvdPP8os
    - Sal Pais podcast: https://youtu.be/5E6QyAhTB3o
    - Stephon Alexander podcast: https://youtu.be/VETxb96a3qk
    - Stephon's Book "Fear Of Black Universe": https://amzn.to/3EYRpsJ
    - Stephon's Book "The Jazz Of Physics": https://amzn.to/3CIPiGI

    TIMESTAMPS:
    00:00:00 Introduction
    00:03:03 Main issues of quantum gravity
    00:08:08 Academia vs. the Outside
    00:11:54 Superforce
    00:25:09 Ashtekar quantum bounce
    00:32:11 Mathematics of singularity repulsion
    00:40:10 Fermionic matter and loop quantum gravity
    00:44:08 Negative energy
    00:51:11 What is the cause of gravity?
    00:52:50 Casimir forces and gravity
    00:56:38 Ed Witten on String Theory
    01:02:53 AdS / CFT (defending holography)
    01:10:15 The "rhythm" universe (a universe that continually comes and goes)
    01:15:46 The Pais Effect and patents
    01:31:59 Sal Pais (Part 2) and Stephon Alexander (Part 2)
    01:33:46 Saxophone
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    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

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208 Ratings

208 Ratings

Elbo Jones ,

Brilliant

Expositions including some of the brightest minds in contemporary thought.

Academic but not inaccessible; illuminating and inspiring.

Curt is an unusually talented and committed interviewer, clearly passionate and intellectually dexterous. Free of agenda and without guile, he seeks only to elucidate the (sometimes massive) structures of thought posited by his varied guests. (My lone criticism of his style would be an occasional impatience: he sometimes interrupts the remarkable thinkers with whom he consorts when he’s guessed where their statement might be leading...)

This channel is well on its way to becoming the rich repository of reason, conjecture, and philosophy that is obviously its destiny.

rvrfarm ,

Elder abuse

The end of the interview with Linda Moulton Howe was a great example of elder abuse.

Eric101775 ,

Unrivaled

Your list of people you’ve interviewed in the field of not just ufology, is almost unrivaled. Add the fact that you come off as not only extremely intelligent, but also kind and respectful towards everyone (see Rogan for an example of the opposite 😁)…and your on the mt. Rushmore of podcasts, as well as all other investigative shows.

Thank you Curt!!
Please keep it up!!!!!

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