December 30, 2020

ReTHINK Roundup - with David and Nika

Notes: Episode contains mild profanity, local politics and frank opinions.

For our final episode, Nika and I decided to sit back and reflect over the last season of ReTHINK. What starts off as an exercise in nostalgia quickly develops into a lively discussion about our sense of self and identity, Stoicism and Buddhism and politics.

99.9% of humans’ DNA is the same.

http://www.genomenewsnetwork.org/resources/whats_a_genome/Chp4_1.shtml

 

Skinner’s pigeon experiment in which subjects are rewarded with food and as a result, keep getting the dopamine hit

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/bf-skinner-the-man-who-taught-pigeons-to-play-ping-pong-and-rats-to-pull-levers-5363946/

Coercive Design and Social Media
https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Characteristics-of-Coercive-and-Enabling-Process-Design_tbl1_261457845

How much of the population is addicted to social media?
https://www.statista.com/statistics/1081292/social-media-addiction-by-age-usa/


Why does being wrong feel like an attack
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/feb/28/why-being-wrong-really-hurts

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2016/12/28/14088992/brain-study-change-minds

 Stoicism and Buddhism
https://dailystoic.com/stoicism-buddhism/

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