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Oct 21, 2020

Are you seriously reading the show notes?! Don't you know that reading is the worst thing you can do in a Lovecraft story? That and being a person of color. And reading while a person of color, that is right out.

We're starting our first of many forays into Lovecraft Country, both the book and the show (and eventually...


Oct 14, 2020

Another epic journey comes to a close and the excitement is PALPable. I honestly have very little to add here beyond a bunch of links to cool studies and the sincere hope that the Portids come and uplift us with their empathy virus one day. I'm here for you Portia.
 
Prisoners Dilemma studies:


Oct 7, 2020

Ugh, filthy hoot-mans. Truly the worst part of any sci-fi. We must struggle through though as we can't really explain the brilliant climax without explaining the absurd journey of the misguided bipeds. We make it tolerable by focusing on the dangers of uploading/copying human minds in hardware and software. 
 


Sep 30, 2020

What has eight legs and the advanced cognitive capabilities to get excited we're back?! This Portid! We're fresh from our cryosleep and ready to enjoy easily one of the best books either of us has read. Children of Time! We're starting off with a discussion of the Portids and the ethics of uplifting. 

Ethics of...


Sep 23, 2020

Beware the ethics benders my child. The most advanced among them can make even cold blooded murder ethical. We're covering Avatar and combining it with another round of our endless series of debates over metaethics. Highly recommend listening to this interview with Schafer Landau first.

Mindscape: