NSP037 – Story Reveals Truth

How’s your bullshit detector?

Despite most people thinking they have a pretty good one, science tells us that people are pretty bad at detecting lies. But the very fact that we care so much says something about the value of truth to your average human.

Why do we get angry when we’re lied to? Does it have utility to survival, or is there something deeper going on? Could it be that information is the fundamental building block of the universe itself?

Let’s get speculative!

Episode Links

Anchorman – Saint Diego

How good are people at detecting lies?

Why Black Holes Could Delete The Universe – The Information Paradox

Is Information Fundamental?

Vlatko Vedral: Everything is information

How Facebook Tracks Your Data | NYT

NSP012 – Stories We Tell About Reality

Elon Musk looks like he’s never toked on a doobie before, and yet he’s telling us, completely sober, that we’re probably living within multiple nested computer simulations, like Russian nesting dolls.

What is he banging on about? Is there any evidence for this? And why does this idea keep surfacing in popular media?

Let’s see if we can sort it out…

Popcorn Lobotomy Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdHQBomyVGo
JP / Wandering Soul Records: https://wanderingsoulmusic.bandcamp.com
JP’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joel.pearse
Riddle / Simulation theory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CyN8rYdX6g
Another explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRmZ_sNf2mE
Elon Musk with Joe Rogan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cM690CKArQ
Russel Brand considers Simulation Theory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkYsMinnh5s
Dr Sylvester James finds computer code in reality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc4GOkHfxBY