#153 – Dmitry Korkin: Evolution of Proteins, Viruses, Life, and AI
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Dmitry Korkin is a professor of bioinformatics and computational biology at WPI. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Brave: https://brave.com/lex – NetSuite: http://netsuite.com/lex to get free product tour – Magic Spoon: https://magicspoon.com/lex and use code LEX to get $5 off – Eight Sleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/lex and use code LEX to get special savings EPISODE LINKS: Dmitry’s Website: http://korkinlab.org/ Dmitry’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/dmkorkin PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/ YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips SUPPORT & CONNECT: – Check out the sponsors above, it’s the best way to support this podcast
Bret Weinstein | DarkHorse Podcast
Bret Weinstein | DarkHorse Podcast
Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying
#68: Drunk Without Power - or - Is That a Fact? (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)
In this 68th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.In this episode, we begin by discussing ice storms and electrical outages, and what it suggests about differing ecologies. We review Daniel Schmactenberger’s categorization of “1st, 2nd, and 3rd person epistemics”, and discuss what they suggest about education. Meanwhile, the NYT argues for skipping the critical reasoning and going right to the answer. Modern fact-checkers are an existential threat to civilization. The NYT also thinks that ClubHouse’s “unfettered” conversations are a problem. The House Committee on Energy & Commerce is having a(nother) meeting on misinformation with big tech CEOs. Also, a group of activists got Wikipedia to take down a page on the lab leak hypothesis. Peter Embarek of the WHO commission explains why the lab leak hypothesis is unlikely (or does he?). Another new paper suggests that lab leak should be the default hypothesis. And finally: dung beetles, and what else they can offer us besides cool field projects. DarkHorse merchandise now available at: store.darkhorsepodcast.org  Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com).  Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon.  Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal.  Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Here are some, updated frequently: @DarkHorse Podcast Clips  Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.  Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/k7Qw3JbcwzM  Mentioned in this episode: Bret’s conversation with Daniel Schmactenberger, at the 1:50:58 mark where Daniel discusses 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person epistemics: https://youtu.be/YPJug0s2u4w?t=665  New York Times op-ed, Feb 18, 2021: Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole: Critical thinking, as we’re taught to do it, isn’t helping in the fight against misinformation. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/opinion/fake-news-media-attention.html   House Committee on Energy & Commerce is having a hearing with Facebook, Google and Twitter CEOs on “misinformation and disinformation plaguing online platforms” (Feb 18, 2021 Press Release): https://energycommerce.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/ec-committee-announces-hearing-with-tech-ceos-on-the-misinformation-and   The Lab Leak hypothesis wikipedia entry was “fact-checked” out of existence by a small band of motivated activists. Here’s a WayBackMachine version of it: https://web.archive.org/web/20210210045619/https:/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_lab_leak_hypothesis   Peter Embarek interviewed by Science Magazine the WHO commission that was in Wuhan (Feb 14, 2021): https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/02/politics-was-always-room-who-mission-chief-reflects-china-trip-seeking-covid-19-s   Latham & Wilson 2021. Why China and the WHO Will Never Find a Zoonotic Origin For the COVID-19 Pandemic Virus. Feb 16, 2021: https://www.independentsciencenews.org/commentaries/why-china-and-the-who-will-never-find-a-zoonotic-origin-for-the-covid19-pandemic-virus/  Humble dung beetles may be ideal DNA detectors for animal surveys. Feb 19, 2021: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/02/humble-dung-beetles-may-be-ideal-dna-detectors-animal-surveys Heather on Meghan Murphy’s channel: The Same Drugs: Heather Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)
1 hr 32 min
The Jordan Harbinger Show
The Jordan Harbinger Show
Jordan Harbinger
474: David Eagleman | The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain
David Eagleman (@davideagleman) is a neuroscientist at Stanford, CSO of sensory substitution technology company NeoSensory, host of Emmy-nominated PBS/BBC series The Brain, and author of Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain. What We Discuss with David Eagleman: * Like organisms in a forest, the multicellular components of your brain are as much in competition with one another as they are in cooperation. * How your sensory landscape adapts to utilize what's useful and discard what's not as you learn new skills. * Why David believes the nature vs. nurture debate is dead (and that Darwin might owe Lamarck a bit of an apology). * How neglect can irreparably shape the brain of a child, and what this can teach us about the way different generations learn about, process, and behave in the world. * How senses like sight and hearing can be translated by technology for people without a native ability to process them, and why we'll be able to invent entirely new senses with the help of technology. * And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/474 Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
1 hr 15 min
Cannabis Investing Network
Cannabis Investing Network
CIN Podcast
#81 - Don't Sell the Winners (ft. Todd Harrison of CB1 Capital)
We are joined by a special guest, Todd Harrison, who is the founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer of CB1 Capital. Todd is also an advisor for the prolific big board listed ETF MSOS which now has over $1B in assets. Todd is a seasoned professional who has over +30 years on Wall Street managing risk and researching financial market strategies. Todd is also quickly becoming one of the "go-to" investment voices in the cannabis industry. You can find him on Twitter (@todd_harrison), read his substack @ Cannabis Confidential or see him on TV educating the public on the cannabis opportunity (links below). This is an action packed episode, where we cover a broad range of topics.   Starting off with he calm before the storm, Todd gives his perspectives into what lays ahead for the cannabis industry, how the ‘big boys’ have not sat at the table and how the Robinhooders have not ‘dipped their arrows’ yet.   Todd gets into the power of the plant, cannabis 3.0, the idea of holding the best companies, how his mindset is evolving and much more. We discuss where both short term and long-term opportunities lie, whether it’s the privates or the public names.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please make sure to DYDD and understand that nothing shared during this interview in considered financial advice. Thanks to Todd for bringing his signature upbeat style combined with financial insights. Companies mentioned:  Verano, Parallel, GTI, Cresco, Columbia Care, AYR Wellness, Curaleaf. Find Todd online: Twitter: https://twitter.com/todd_harrison  Substack Articles: https://toddharrison.substack.com/
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The Cārvāka Podcast
The Cārvāka Podcast
Kushal Mehra
Taliban – A Mentality Not An Ethnicity
In this podcast with Abhijit Iyer, we talk about his latest paper on the Taliban that was written post his visit to Afghanistan from March to April 2019. We touch upon their mindset, their worldview, and what could be the potential lessons for India in dealing with the Taliban. Follow Abhijit : @Iyervval Link to the paper: https://chanakyaforum.org/taliban-a-mentality-not-an-ethnicity-a-ground-report-from-afghanistan/ #Taliban #Islamism #Pakistan ------------------------------------------------------------ Listen to the podcasts on: SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/kushal-mehra-99891819 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1rVcDV3upgVurMVW1wwoBp Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-c%C4%81rv%C4%81ka-podcast/id1445348369 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/the-carvaka-podcast ------------------------------------------------------------ Support The Cārvāka Podcast: Become a Member on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKPxuul6zSLAfKSsm123Vww/join Become a Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/carvaka To buy The Carvaka Podcast Exclusive Merch please visit: http://kushalmehra.com/shop UPI: kushalmehra@icici ------------------------------------------------------------ Follow Kushal: Twitter: https://twitter.com/kushal_mehra?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KushalMehraOfficial/? Koo: @kushal_mehra Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecarvakapodcast/ Inquiries: https://kushalmehra.com/ Feedback: kushalmehra81@gmail.com
1 hr 12 min
Economy Watch
Economy Watch
Interest.co.nz / Podcasts NZ, David Chaston
The elevator is going up
Kia ora, Welcome to Thursday's Economy Watch where we follow the economic events and trends that affect New Zealand. I'm David Chaston and this is the International edition from Interest.co.nz. Today we lead with news our currency is on a fast elevator up today as the reflation trade picks up too. But first, mortgage applications fell away sharply last week in the US, held back by rising interest rates, especially the 30yr fixed. The weather isn't being mentioned as a reason but it must have had some impact, in Texas at least. Sales of new homes are staying high, up +19% in January from the year-ago level. New home sales make up 17% of their annual real estate transactions but you would have thought this strong driver would be keeping mortgage application levels up. But they aren't. Taiwanese export orders are up a remarkable +49% in January on a year-on-year basis. That is much better than expected and better again than the December outcome. By any measure, this has to be the most successful pandemic recovery stat anywhere. In Hong Kong, they are hiking taxes with their first rise in Stamp Duty in 18 years which sent their share market tumbling by the most in five years. It is all part of paying for stimulus programs after the city comes up to two years of recession. Even with this, Hong Kong is budgeting on a deficit equivalent to 4.8% of GDP. China is launching a wave of infrastructure projects totaling NZ$5.3 tln as part of a broader effort to stimulate consumption and growth. This new and enormous program is getting little attention in the West but it is world-scale stimulus and is more than double the US Biden plan of US$1.9 tln (NZ$2.5 tln). And staying in China, the owners of the infant formula brand Enfamil are putting it up for sale. It is a heavy-hitter in China but since the British company Reckitt Benkeiser bought it two years ago it has struggled to deliver the gains they planned on. China's birth rate slumped dramatically in 2020 and other big brands like Nestle and Danone are also reportedly reassessing their infant formula business in China. China is relaunching its international manhunt for its fugitives, mainly for graft reasons. In 2020 a total of 1,421 fugitives, including 28 Red Notice fugitives, were captured are brought back to China. In the past some key figures were said to be hiding out in New Zealand but no data is available on how many were spirited out of here in 2020. And China is rolling out minimum pay increases in many of its regions, averaging about +10%. That will take these minimums up to NZ$90/week. Shanghai has the highest minimum pay in the country at $120/week. The difference between these levels and what the Party bosses earn is enormous. China has extreme inequality and getting worse. So it is no surprise graft is a real problem. Beijing is making big efforts to "eliminate poverty" and while extreme poverty is reducing fast that is having no noticeable impact on inequality. Commodity prices are rising faster overnight with copper prices now at a decade high ant nearly at their all-time high. Iron ore prices are moving up again. Wall Street has turned higher today and ending their losing streak, with the S&P500 up by +0.8% in early afternoon trade. The UST 10yr yield is up +2 bps at 1.38% today. The price of gold will start today down -US$7 at US$1801/oz. Oil prices are up by about +US$1.50 and are now at just over US$63/bbl in the US, while the international price is just over US$66/bbl. And the Kiwi dollar opens at 74.1 USc and up +¾c from this time yesterday. This is its highest in more than 3½ years and is up +2c in just one week. Against the Australian dollar we are up as well, up to holding at 93.3AUc. Against the euro we are up at 61 euro cents. That means our TWI-5 is now up at 75 and a 4½ year high. It's been a dramatic rise overnight. The bitcoin price is now at US$49,647 and +4.7% higher than this time yesterday and ending the recent fall. It did get up to US$51,446 in between but could hold it and is drifting lower now. Volatility in the past 24 hours is still very high at +/- 6.8%. You can find links to the articles mentioned today in our show notes. And get more news affecting the economy in New Zealand from interest.co.nz. Kia ora. I'm David Chaston. We will do this again tomorrow.
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