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12. The Real Hero of the Alamo: Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna is the most important person in the history of North America that you probably know nothing about. If you have any impression at all about the "Napoleon of the West" it's that he executed all of the defenders of the Alamo and Goliad. You might think of him as a murderer and a traitor. Mexicans think of him as one of the most corrupt dictators in their country's history. But the true story of Santa Anna is much more complex--and much more interesting--than you would ever imagine. In this episode I'm going to try to convince you that we've gotten Santa Anna wrong all along.
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#history #alamo #mexico #santaanna
11. The Monk who F*cked Everything: a Brief History of Print Capital from the Tibetan plateau to Modern America
This is the story of the convoluted path that Buddhism took form India Tibet, and Tibet into your yoga studio at home.
The Enlightenment Trap
Theos Bernard, The White Lama of Tibet
#buddhism #history #spirituality #tibet
10. Forget Brown Fat. Forget Wim Hof. Neuroscientist Otto Muzik redefines the secrets of the placebo effect
Otto Muzik is best known to me for his research papers on Wim Hof's abilities that connected the iceman's abilities to the mysterious power of the placebo effect. The Wim Hof method website frequently cites the study and there is another paper in the works. But Muzik has a lot to say about the science of brown fat and the organization around him called "InnerFire" that might make you think twice about what Muzik's endorsement really means about the Wim Hof Method.
Otto Muzik's Website
Paper on Wim Hof's BAT
The Dawn of Everything
#wimhofmethod #Innerfire #brownfat #neruoscience #hubermanlab #tonyrobbins
9. DNA is not a Blueprint
The language that we use to discuss the role that DNA has in creating the proteins that make up our body is incredibly deterministic and not at all what actually happens at the cellular level. When you build a house a single centralized set of instructions makes a lot of sense. But when you consider that DNA exists in every single cell--we have to reassess what it means to build an organism where the parts are calling the shots.
DNA is not a Blueprint by Sergio Pistoi
#genetics #DNA #superorganism
8. The Power of Lightly-Held Beliefs
What makes a good skeptic? Is it dismissing things that don't conform to your own beliefs about how the world should work from a scientific perspective? Or is there a more nuanced approach that allows you to -- occasionally-- change your mind? This episode is about how I think we should all take a step backward and realize that much of what we think we know about the world is probably wrong, anyway.
Carl Sagan (1996) "The Demon-Haunted World"
#beliefs #science #humility