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We Are Not Saved

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We Are Not Saved

We Are Not Saved

Jeremiah

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We Are Not Saved discusses religion (from a Christian/LDS perspective), politics, the end of the world, science fiction, artificial intelligence, and above all the limits of technology and progress.

Latest Episodes

"The Good Place", Brain-uploading, and Eschatology

Now thatThe Good Place is over I discuss what it had to say about eschatology. ***Warning this episode contains spoilers forThe Good Place*** When they eventually got to the Good Place there were numerous problems. They may have been included for comedic effect, bu they reflected real issues with a world were all your desires are met. We may be able to create such a world with brain uploading. And even without that, we've developed numerous desire granting technologies.

19 MIN2 d ago
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"The Good Place", Brain-uploading, and Eschatology

Churchills, Hitlers, and Hedonists

George Orwell said: Hitler is a criminal lunatic, and [yet] Hitler has an army of millions of men...tanks in tens of thousands. For his sake a great nation has been willing to overwork itself for six years and then to fight for two years more, whereas for the common-sense, essentially hedonistic world-view which Mr. Wells puts forward, hardly a human creature is willing to shed a pint of blood Is this true? Have the number of people with a "common-sense, essentially hedonistic world-view" grown?

27 MIN1 w ago
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Churchills, Hitlers, and Hedonists

Books I Finished in January

- The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral LifeBy:David Brooks - The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and ReasonBy:Chapo Trap House - Supernormal Stimuli:Deirdre Barrett - My Life and WorkBy:Henry Ford - My InventionsBy:Nikola Tesla - The Autobiography of Benjamin FranklinBy:Benjamin Franklin - LoserthinkBy:Scott Adams - The Library BookBy:Susan Orleans - Sophocles I: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at ColonusBy:Sophocles

30 MIN3 w ago
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Books I Finished in January

Don't Don't Fear the Filter

Scott Alexander of SlateStarCodex recently declared that "nobody ever really believed [that Fermi's Paradox] was a problem. I not only believed it was a problem I still believe it's a problem, and I think everyone else should as well. If you're one of those who don't think it is, then this episode is designed to change your mind.

33 MINJAN 26
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Don't Don't Fear the Filter

We're All Montezuma, and the Europeans Are Always Just Around the Corner

In 1519 Cortés began his invasion of the Aztec empire. By 1520 Montezuma would be dead, and by 1521 the empire would have fallen. Within the next half dozen decades 95% of the Aztecs would be dead of disease. But Montezuma and the Aztecs had almost no warning of the cataclysm that was about to befall them. Is there some cataclysm waiting in our future which we will similarly be completely ignorant of until it is upon us? Probably. If that's the case what measures could we possibly take?

15 MINJAN 17
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We're All Montezuma, and the Europeans Are Always Just Around the Corner

Predictions Looking Back to 2019 and Forward to 2020

My annual episode where I look back on predictions I've made in the past and make some predictions for the upcoming year. As you might imagine there would be no point of making 2020 predictions if I didn't cover the upcoming election. I think there's a lot going on there, and while Bloomberg hasn't made a big impact he might still do that. Also Biden looks increasingly shaky as a front runner. Whatever happens it's going to be chaotic, but I take a stab at saying what exactly that chaos will look like.

23 MINJAN 11
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Predictions Looking Back to 2019 and Forward to 2020

Books I Finished in December

1 Only the Dead-Bear F. Braumoeller 2 Tower Lord-Anthony Ryan 3 Oath of Swords-David Weber 4 The War God’s Own-David Weber 5 Aeschylus: The Oresteia-Aeschylus 6 The New Testament (LDS) Translated-Thomas A. Wayment 7 The Book of Mormon Study Edition Annotated-Grant Hardy 8 Republican Party Animal-David Cole 9 Utterly Dwarfed-Rich Burlew 10 Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus- WotC 11 A Calendar of Wisdom-Leo Tolstoy 12 The Daily Stoic-Ryan Holiday 13 The Last Lion #1-William Manchester

26 MINJAN 3
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Books I Finished in December

Pornography and the End of the World

A recent debate on the dangers of pornography, and whether government should restrict things more or whether people just need to "parent better" plus an article about "total sexual freedom" causing the collapse of a nation within three generations are all tied together into a discussion of how to deal with more subtle eschatological concerns.

23 MIN2019 DEC 24
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Pornography and the End of the World

I Finally Figure out What I Want to Be When I Grow Up An Eschatologist

The title pretty much says it all, but if you don't know what an Eschatologist is, it's someone who studies eschatology, "a part of theology concerned with the final events of history, or the ultimate destiny of humanity. This concept is commonly referred to as the 'end of the world' or 'end times'. In my discussion of eschatology I intend to broaden the definition both horizontally (to include secular concerns) and vertically (to include not merely the end of the world, but the end of the nation).

9 MIN2019 DEC 15
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I Finally Figure out What I Want to Be When I Grow Up An Eschatologist

Books I Finished in November

My book reviews for November: -The Unthinkable By: Amanda Ripley -The Mapping of Love and Death By: Jacqueline Winspear -The Origins of Political Order By:Francis Fukuyama -The OdysseyBy: Homer -Incidents in the Life of a Slave GirlBy:Harriet Ann Jacobs -You Are a Badass By:Jen Sincero -Ayoade on TopBy:Richard Ayoade -Amusing Ourselves to Death By: Neil Postman -Technopoly By: Neil Postman -Midnight Riot By:Ben Aaronovitch - Aeschylus I By:Aeschylus

29 MIN2019 DEC 5
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Books I Finished in November

Latest Episodes

"The Good Place", Brain-uploading, and Eschatology

Now thatThe Good Place is over I discuss what it had to say about eschatology. ***Warning this episode contains spoilers forThe Good Place*** When they eventually got to the Good Place there were numerous problems. They may have been included for comedic effect, bu they reflected real issues with a world were all your desires are met. We may be able to create such a world with brain uploading. And even without that, we've developed numerous desire granting technologies.

19 MIN2 d ago
Comments
"The Good Place", Brain-uploading, and Eschatology

Churchills, Hitlers, and Hedonists

George Orwell said: Hitler is a criminal lunatic, and [yet] Hitler has an army of millions of men...tanks in tens of thousands. For his sake a great nation has been willing to overwork itself for six years and then to fight for two years more, whereas for the common-sense, essentially hedonistic world-view which Mr. Wells puts forward, hardly a human creature is willing to shed a pint of blood Is this true? Have the number of people with a "common-sense, essentially hedonistic world-view" grown?

27 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Churchills, Hitlers, and Hedonists

Books I Finished in January

- The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral LifeBy:David Brooks - The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and ReasonBy:Chapo Trap House - Supernormal Stimuli:Deirdre Barrett - My Life and WorkBy:Henry Ford - My InventionsBy:Nikola Tesla - The Autobiography of Benjamin FranklinBy:Benjamin Franklin - LoserthinkBy:Scott Adams - The Library BookBy:Susan Orleans - Sophocles I: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at ColonusBy:Sophocles

30 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Books I Finished in January

Don't Don't Fear the Filter

Scott Alexander of SlateStarCodex recently declared that "nobody ever really believed [that Fermi's Paradox] was a problem. I not only believed it was a problem I still believe it's a problem, and I think everyone else should as well. If you're one of those who don't think it is, then this episode is designed to change your mind.

33 MINJAN 26
Comments
Don't Don't Fear the Filter

We're All Montezuma, and the Europeans Are Always Just Around the Corner

In 1519 Cortés began his invasion of the Aztec empire. By 1520 Montezuma would be dead, and by 1521 the empire would have fallen. Within the next half dozen decades 95% of the Aztecs would be dead of disease. But Montezuma and the Aztecs had almost no warning of the cataclysm that was about to befall them. Is there some cataclysm waiting in our future which we will similarly be completely ignorant of until it is upon us? Probably. If that's the case what measures could we possibly take?

15 MINJAN 17
Comments
We're All Montezuma, and the Europeans Are Always Just Around the Corner

Predictions Looking Back to 2019 and Forward to 2020

My annual episode where I look back on predictions I've made in the past and make some predictions for the upcoming year. As you might imagine there would be no point of making 2020 predictions if I didn't cover the upcoming election. I think there's a lot going on there, and while Bloomberg hasn't made a big impact he might still do that. Also Biden looks increasingly shaky as a front runner. Whatever happens it's going to be chaotic, but I take a stab at saying what exactly that chaos will look like.

23 MINJAN 11
Comments
Predictions Looking Back to 2019 and Forward to 2020

Books I Finished in December

1 Only the Dead-Bear F. Braumoeller 2 Tower Lord-Anthony Ryan 3 Oath of Swords-David Weber 4 The War God’s Own-David Weber 5 Aeschylus: The Oresteia-Aeschylus 6 The New Testament (LDS) Translated-Thomas A. Wayment 7 The Book of Mormon Study Edition Annotated-Grant Hardy 8 Republican Party Animal-David Cole 9 Utterly Dwarfed-Rich Burlew 10 Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus- WotC 11 A Calendar of Wisdom-Leo Tolstoy 12 The Daily Stoic-Ryan Holiday 13 The Last Lion #1-William Manchester

26 MINJAN 3
Comments
Books I Finished in December

Pornography and the End of the World

A recent debate on the dangers of pornography, and whether government should restrict things more or whether people just need to "parent better" plus an article about "total sexual freedom" causing the collapse of a nation within three generations are all tied together into a discussion of how to deal with more subtle eschatological concerns.

23 MIN2019 DEC 24
Comments
Pornography and the End of the World

I Finally Figure out What I Want to Be When I Grow Up An Eschatologist

The title pretty much says it all, but if you don't know what an Eschatologist is, it's someone who studies eschatology, "a part of theology concerned with the final events of history, or the ultimate destiny of humanity. This concept is commonly referred to as the 'end of the world' or 'end times'. In my discussion of eschatology I intend to broaden the definition both horizontally (to include secular concerns) and vertically (to include not merely the end of the world, but the end of the nation).

9 MIN2019 DEC 15
Comments
I Finally Figure out What I Want to Be When I Grow Up An Eschatologist

Books I Finished in November

My book reviews for November: -The Unthinkable By: Amanda Ripley -The Mapping of Love and Death By: Jacqueline Winspear -The Origins of Political Order By:Francis Fukuyama -The OdysseyBy: Homer -Incidents in the Life of a Slave GirlBy:Harriet Ann Jacobs -You Are a Badass By:Jen Sincero -Ayoade on TopBy:Richard Ayoade -Amusing Ourselves to Death By: Neil Postman -Technopoly By: Neil Postman -Midnight Riot By:Ben Aaronovitch - Aeschylus I By:Aeschylus

29 MIN2019 DEC 5
Comments
Books I Finished in November
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