Mixed Mental Arts
Summary: For all of human history, we've been trying to figure out what humanity's superpower is. It's clear that we've outpaced every other animal on the planet but how? We're not the biggest, the fastest or the strongest. It turns out our superpower is our social intelligence. We have an amazing capacity to learn from each other. As kids, we're like little sponges blindly copying culture from the people around us. The cultures into which we were all born evolved to fit very old agricultural environments. Each contains timeless wisdom about human affairs but none of them is ideally suited to navigating the ever-changing environment in which we find ourselves. So, what do we do? We accept that we are all in unfamiliar territory and that nobody knows what they're doing. In fact, we're all just making it up as we go along. To a certain extent, that's all humanity has ever been doing. The goal of Mixed Mental Arts is to steal the best cultural software from everywhere and apply the core principle of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do "Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own." Welcome to the dojo! We're excited to learn from you.
Ep 266 - Christopher Leon Price: Learning Life Lessons From Games
Ep 265 - Jenni Aguilar: Evolution is Smarter Than You
Ep 264 - Brett Veinotte: Why Does School Suck for So Many Kids?
Ep 262 - It's Big Mike's Birthday!!! What should we get him for a gift?
Ep 262 - The Gospel According to Joe Henrich - Why Do Humans Seem So Smart Compared to Other Animals?
Ep 261 – Environment Shapes Behavior: Talking Jacques Fresco With Andrew Hunt
Ep 260 - Chris Ryan: Uncle Chris Took Me in His Van and I Liked It
Ep 259 - Walid Darab: They will recite the Quran but it will not go beyond their throats.
Ep 258 - Meet Your Fellow Mixed Mental Artists: Isaiah Gooley
Ep 257 - Knowledge Bomb: The Art of Losing
Ep 256 - What is Science?
Ep 255 - Knowledge Bomb: Negativity Bias
Ep 254 - Chengyu: Heaven is High and The Emperor is Far Away
Ep 253 - Why Doesn't Western Medicine Turn Us On?
Ep 252 - The Emperor Tries to Keep His Clothes On as He Talks About Sexism