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Todd Nief's Show

Oct 19, 2020

John Nerst, in some sort of bizarre ascetic practice, enjoys studying people disagreeing online.

While online discourse is a cesspool of bad intentions, bad faith, and, of course, bad arguments, John is able to divine some deep insights about the fundamental nature of human disagreement.

In this interview, we discuss...


Oct 6, 2020

Albert Kao of the Santa Fe Institute has been researching collective behavior in animals — including really crazy things like using their own bodies as a bridge to invade a wasp nest. As we mention in the podcast, this absolutely needs to be made into a horror movie if it hasn't already.

In addition to animal...