Cellar Door Skeptics 100: Our 2 Year Anniversary

Cellar Door Skeptics is turning 2 years old this week, and we wanted to celebrate it with everyone. As this year concludes, we are grateful for all the support that you have given us over the past two years. This show will focus on the new direction that we are taking along with a new format that will be rolled out in the next couple of weeks. Also we wanted to reflect on the how we as individuals have changed. We examine what views of ours have changed along with if there were things we got wrong. In closing we will be talking about the charity of choice that we will be donating to this year in hopes to make an impact within our own local community.

Join us this week as we celebrate, reflect, and prepare for the ongoing revolution!

#Podcast #Anniversary #CellarDoorSkeptics #Revolution #WMEAC

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http://www.npr.org/2017/09/12/549430064/transcript-hillary-clinton-s-full-interview-with-npr-s-rachel-martin
http://www.spreaker.com/user/cellardoorskeptics/impeach-trump
http://www.spreaker.com/user/cellardoorskeptics/is-evolution-a-dead-theory
http://www.spreaker.com/user/cellardoorskeptics/orwell
https://www.spreaker.com/user/cellardoorskeptics/birds-of-spring
https://www.spreaker.com/user/cellardoorskeptics/king-trump
https://www.spreaker.com/user/cellardoorskeptics/angry-gay-pope
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https://wmeac.org/
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Cellar Door Skeptics #99: Should You Fear Roko’s Basilisk?

“Before you die, you see Roko’s Basilisk. It’s like the videotape in The Ring.”

Can Artificial Intelligence predict if people helped or tried to stop it from becoming sentient? This episode Cellar Door Skeptics tackle all angles of Rosko’s Basilisk Theory and what it means for AI and our future. They talk about their perceived notions on whether AI could predict humans who have not helped it become sentient. This dilemma falls in line with Pascal’s Wager and the team takes a stance where this should be a concern or if we can feel comfortable dismissing this as a crazy conspiracy. Follow the episode as it delves into AI philosophy and the team takes rabbit hole after rabbit hole toward the reality that we live in. Will you take the Red Pill or the Blue Pill or should you just flush the pills and succumb to logic?

#RokosBasilisk #ArtificialIntelligence #LessWrong #Philosophy #PascalsWager

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Links
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http://lesswrong.com/
https://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Roko%27s_basilisk
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/bitwise/2014/07/roko_s_basilisk_the_most_terrifying_thought_experiment_of_all_time.html
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Roko‘s_basilisk

Through the Attic Window #13: Are Credit Bureaus always this unethical?

Cellar Door Skeptics brings another opinion episode discussing issues close to home. This episode the duo compartimentalizes whether or not Credit Bureaus are acting ethically and if our government is going to do something about it. They analyze the cracks in the system and speculate toward what has happened to allow for these grievance that could cost the public billions of dollars. They look at the wrong doingthat Equifax committed as well as the over sight the government has for this type of behavior.

Join us for our prospective each week with a new Through the Attic Window.

#Equifax #CreditBureaus #Ethics #CreditMonitoring #Lobbying #Lobbyist

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Links
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https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/09/equifax-lobbied-to-gut-regulations-right-before-hack
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/09/equifax-hack-lawsuit
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/business/equifax.html

Cellar Door Skeptics #98: Is Artificial Intelligence predicting our sexuality?

Ever wondered if Cellar Door Skeptics talked about AI? Well this episode the duo take on an economist article that examines AI ability to predict your sexuality. That is right folks, this article talks about a soon to be published journal that use already existing methods to try and determine what sexuality you are. Also on the agenda for this episode is a discussion the future of evolution an article NPR covered about a new bookcalled “Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, And The Future Of Evolution” by Biologist Jonathan Losos professor at Harvard. They continue the journey talking about the new movie IT and if IT lived up to the standards of the book and the old movie. The episode closes out looking at a study about the 2015 Reddit ban on some of the most hateful subreddits on their website. Chris Squared will investigate whether this worked or if hate speech continued to flow on other subreddits.

#IT #StephenKing #Evolution #Reddit #AISexuality #FutureOfEvolution #HorrorMovie #WeAllFloatDownHere

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Links
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https://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21728614-machines-read-faces-are-coming-advances-ai-are-used-spot-signs
https://osf.io/zn79k/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3138231/
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http://www.npr.org/2017/09/07/549250035/biologist-jonathan-losos-explores-convergent-evolution-in-improbable-destinies
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http://comp.social.gatech.edu/papers/cscw18-chand-hate.pdf
https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/6zg6w6/reddits_bans_of_rcoontown_and_rfatpeoplehate/?st=J7GTY3YF&sh=c2e222ba
https://www.reddit.com/r/announcements/comments/39bpam/removing_harassing_subreddits/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/06/10/these-are-the-5-subreddits-reddit-banned-under-its-game-changing-anti-harassment-policy-and-why-it-banned-them/?utm_term=.56fe06196475

Cellar Door Skeptics #97: Web of Resistance

Cellar Door Skeptics is back with a few changes as they are now recording remotely but with better equipment. This episode will focus on the discussion about protests and which is the better protest method or if there is even one protest method that can be used. They look at the resistance, read scientific articles, and spend two segments fleshing out their thoughts on protests and demonstrations. Later they dive into the discussion about nanomachines and how they can affect cancer. The duo looks at two articles that are both linked through the scientific article that studies the use of nanomachine technology to kill off cancer cells and what this means for the future of humanity. The show closes out by discussing if there is a link between climate change, increasing temperatures in the world, and hurricanes. Surprisingly the science shows one thing, but the team discusses what it means and where the correlations lay.

#Hurricane #Protest #Resist #NanoMachines #ClimateChange

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https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/02/the-psychology-of-effective-protest/517749
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/aeabb8/why-protests-work
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/04/why-street-protests-dont-work/360264
http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/03/insights-about-successful-protest-movements.html
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/05/04/british-scientists-create-worlds-tiniest-engine—a-million-time/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/08/30/nanomachines-drill-cancer-cells-killing-just-60-seconds-developed/
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v548/n7669/full/nature23657.html?foxtrotcallback=true
https://www.nature.com/articles/nature23657.epdf?referrer_access_token=vzEIyUVhDRjRWn8BohHkNdRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0MeMYHo5HUXRfUjFJlK-ZTj_YSHmwG55E5Z__T6p6luwWuUxMv7uOIeKcNFVRu8MnC3FzS-yc6Nu9fBbFfpDw49mm2WvVEmTpdeB0EqE79Q-VSZrPEH9g0icEbfvyzUQTrn4hG1Ke4QxXZb5DEMzZ0byhlIAPmqH56Wc1EYQoQ9Gin3nI7TkgZaH5v_4b1eAlWYKu2oz_ygMgw1T6bSh5GtA_lXUWfjr69Pjz7qQU3wuhfcQNAELq5YU97N2pocWFU%3D&tracking_referrer=www.telegraph.co.uk
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https://weather.com/science/environment/news/climate-change-study-changing-intensity-number-hurricanes
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/E11.html
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/08/did-climate-change-intensify-hurricane-harvey/538158/
https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/global-warming-and-hurricanes/

Cellar Door Skeptics #96: Michigan Fails to Pardon Dispensaries

Cellar Door Skeptics is back at it again examining some more articles that will leave you questioning humanity.  This week the duo takes the plunge and attacks the infamous Michigan Governor Dick and his ragtime Medical Marijuana Board.  This time the state is “confused” on what to do with dispensaries and they are shutting them down and leaving people in the lurches and under criminal investigation.  The show continues by talking about a scientific article that has revealed some dirty laundry about “Big Oil”.  The team examines the soiled remains of how Oil companies purposely mislead people by claiming Climate Change is not real.  The show ends with a frank discussion on Trump’s pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and how this will affect the nation moving forward.

 

#MedicalMarijuana #ClimateChange #BigOil #JoeArpaio #Pardon

 

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Links

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http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2017/08/21/medical-marijuana-shut-down-dispensaries/585755001/

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/08/state_medical_marijuana_board.html

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http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa815f?fromSearchPage=true

http://corporate.exxonmobil.com/en/company/news-and-updates/news-releases-and-alerts/statement-on-study

https://histsci.fas.harvard.edu/people/geoffrey-supran

 

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https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/us/politics/right-left-opinions-trump-pardon-joe-arpaio.html?referer=https://www.google.com/

http://time.com/4919350/joe-arpaio-donald-trump-pardon-defense/

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-arpaio-pardon-was-early-term-not-record-n796606

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/27/us/joe-arpaio-sheriff-pardon.html?mcubz=0

Cellar Door Skeptics #95: The Secret Service Go Broke / Breast Milk Research / Bee Mathematicians 

Cellar Door Skeptics return with another episode ready to tickle your political and scientific fancy. The duo begins by taking a look at the budget that the Secret Service operates in, how it compared to Obama’s last year, and why the department is running out of money. They look at articles that predict this as far back as December 2016 while examining if other presidents have exceeded budget, or if this is exclusive to “Sun Blinded” Presidents. Later, Tanner brings up an article that looks at a new study released about breast milk properties that help fight Strep in infants. The article looks at a unique and hard to study source within mothers breast milk. To cap the show off, the team analyzes an article about whether or not bees are the first to understand the concept of zero and delve into a little bit about the history of the concept of zero.

#ZeroConcept #BeeMath #SecretService #BudgetDeficit #SunBlind #BreastFeeding #Science

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Links
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http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/secret-service-faces-massive-bill-for-protecting-trump-232153
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/secret-service-asked-for-60-million-extra-for-trump-era-travel-and-protection-documents-show/2017/03/22/0967e7b6-0a85-11e7-a15f-a58d4a988474_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.82ef8fa63afd
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/secret-service-says-it-will-run-out-of-money-to-protect-trump-and-his-family-sept-30/2017/08/21/93d30132-868c-11e7-961d-2f373b3977ee_story.html?utm_term=.cc6efd948580
https://www.secretservice.gov/press/reports/
https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/budget/fy2018/dhs.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE1cUAnGwbM
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https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/6v2a9o/sugars_in_human_mothers_milk_are_nontoxic/?st=J6MXWYAU&sh=3f749ce7
https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2017/08/20/sugars-mothers-milk-antibacterial-agents/
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsinfecdis.7b00064
https://youtu.be/eMEvacLuxq0
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https://www.newscientist.com/article/2142884-bees-are-first-insects-shown-to-understand-the-concept-of-zero/?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1502270352
https://betterexplained.com/articles/thinking-about-zero/
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/history-of-zero/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y7gAzTMdMA

Cellar Door Skeptics #94: Amazon Welfare and Thermodynamics

This is the remainder of episode 93 that was not recorded Tuesday due to the length of the discussion on the Charlottesville Terrorist Attack.

But this episode comes back strong talking about how Amazon is getting corporate welfare and tax breaks. The show will end on their science segment talking about an article that discusses whether new experiments into the 2nd law of thermodynamics hold the key to the origins of life.

#AmazonWelfare #thermodynamics #Creation #OriginsofLife #Evolution #CorporateWelfare

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Links
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Please consider supporting the resistance by helping give to the legal funds of the counter protesters: https://fundly.com/solidarity-c-ville-7-8-anti-racist-legal-fund
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http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2017/06/amazon_seeks_5m_tax_break_for.html
https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2017/06/13/amazon-washington-state-tax-breaks-robot-warehouse.html
http://www.goodjobsfirst.org/news/amazon-received-241m-subsidies-warehouses
https://www.bna.com/amazon-close-breaking-n57982085432/
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-14/your-tax-dollars-subsidize-amazon-are-the-jobs-worth-it
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https://www.wired.com/story/controversial-new-theory-suggests-life-wasnt-a-fluke-of-biologyit-was-physics/
http://web.mit.edu/physics/people/faculty/england_jeremy.html
http://www.pnas.org/content/114/29/7565.abstract
https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.038001

Cellar Door Skeptics #93: Punchin’ Nazis

Content Warning!: Violence, Foul Language, and Anger

 

This episode is dedicated to those who oppose White Supremecy, Nazis, and Racism.  The show opens as the duo talk about the most recent terrorist attack in VA, where a White Supremacist ran into a crowd of counter protesters.  They will talk about their feelings, outrage, anger, and look at a few articles that they feel will help those who care to join in the resistance of White Supremacy.  They also examine how the President responded and they pick apart the audio from the three press conferences Trump has given.  Later they try to calm down talking about how Amazon is getting corporate welfare and tax breaks.  The show will end on their science segment talking about an article that discusses whether the 2nd law of thermodynamics holds the key to the origins of life.  

 

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#Resist #Charlottesville #DefendCville #AmazonWelfare #thermodynamics #PunchNazis

 

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Links

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http://solidaritycville.com/

https://fundly.com/solidarity-c-ville-7-8-anti-racist-legal-fund

https://twitter.com/vanguardam?lang=en

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches/2017/08/14/history-blood-soil/#XSd73Ube4hJPWehe.01

http://www.snopes.com/antifa-member-photographed-beating-police-officer/

https://docs.google.com/document/d/18vLrCHxhng7WmPEH9Y8GpknEv34YlpPifttlYSE-BLw/mobilebasic

https://www.google.com/amp/s/fivethirtyeight.com/features/charlottesville-and-the-rise-of-white-identity-politics/amp/

http://www.theroot.com/interview-how-corey-long-fought-white-supremacy-with-f-1797831277

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http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2017/06/amazon_seeks_5m_tax_break_for.html

https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2017/06/13/amazon-washington-state-tax-breaks-robot-warehouse.html

http://www.goodjobsfirst.org/news/amazon-received-241m-subsidies-warehouses

https://www.bna.com/amazon-close-breaking-n57982085432/

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-14/your-tax-dollars-subsidize-amazon-are-the-jobs-worth-it

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https://www.wired.com/story/controversial-new-theory-suggests-life-wasnt-a-fluke-of-biologyit-was-physics/

Cellar Door Skeptics #92: Over Before it Began: the iGen Teen Social Mass Extinction

 

The show tonight opens on a laughable note as we examine a brief filed by the ACLU which is attempting to help John Oliver in his battle with a crybaby coal “giant” who took offense to John Oliver’s comedy.  We also talk about an article written in the Atlantic where they have an author who believes that screen time, cell phones, and tablets are helping to destroy the next generation.  We chuckle at the iGen title and look at how habits have changed.  Closing the show out, an article from Inverse peaked our interest as we look at a recent attempt in what psychedelics could do for the scientific community.  We break down what seems real and where we start to feel the “woo woo” factor come into play.

 

#iGen #JohnOliver #LSD #Psychedelics #Podcast #RobertMurray #SmartPhones

 

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Links

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http://www.salon.com/2017/08/02/west-virginia-aclu-amicus-brief-john-oliver-robert-murray

http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/22/media/john-oliver-coal-king-murray-lawsuit/index.html

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3911409-Wvnd-19902323086.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/06/22/john-oliver-a-giant-squirrel-and-a-defamation-lawsuit-by-a-coal-industry-titan/?utm_term=.1220e90bbbd5

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/08/02/the_latest_brief_in_the_john_oliver_lawsuit_is_hilarious.html

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https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=1501151983/theatla05-20/

http://www.jeantwenge.com/

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2016/11/10/peds.2016-1878

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https://www.inverse.com/article/34827-amanda-feilding-james-fadiman-lsd-microdosing-smarter

http://beckleyfoundation.org/amanda-feilding/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/psychedelic-microdosing-research_us_569525afe4b09dbb4bac9db8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l30ES4wbmE

https://www.fundamental.nyc/