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Astral Codex Ten Podcast

Oct 29, 2022

I. To The Republic, For Witches Stand

Did you know you can just buy the Malleus Maleficarum? You can go into a bookstore and say “I would like the legendary manual of witch-hunters everywhere, the one that’s a plot device in dozens of tired...

Oct 29, 2022

Buddhists say that if you meditate enough, you can learn to enter a state of extreme bliss called jhana.

(there are many different jhana states - there’s a discussion of the distinctions here - but I’m lumping them together for simplicity. For attempted...

Oct 27, 2022

[Original post here: How Trustworthy Are Supplements?]

1: AvalancheGenesis writes:

I think the bigger issue is that the industry as a whole sort of exists as solutions-in-search-of-problems...deficiencies really aren't that common, or...

Oct 26, 2022

Answers to the questions I get most often at meetup Q&As

DEAR SCOTT: When are you going to publish Unsong? — Erik from Uruk

Dear Erik,

Aaargh. I have an offer from a publisher to publish it if I run it by their editor who will ask me to edit lots of things, and...

Oct 23, 2022

Brain waves have always felt like a mystery. You learn some psychology, some neuroscience, a bit of neuroanatomy. And then totally separate from all of this, you know that there are things called “brain waves” that get measured with an EEG. Why...