EF28 Show Notes

EF28 peeks behind the curtain of Episode EF8 to dissect the following submitted questions: Are there any identity-changing drugs planned? Could a drug really change your identity? The metaphor seems to be that if you have a compass (a plan for your life) then you can navigate the rough emotional waters of life, is what the episode is implying? Who originally posed the Theseus Ship thought experiment? Hasn’t the Theseus paradox been “solved” and/or re-posed as a more important paradox? How does the insanity defense work in the context of Locke’s theory? Characters talk about research that says the more intelligent a being is, the more choices it has, but that also comes with more problems. So does this imply that being intelligent is worse or just hard? If I’m swayed by my emotions, how can I get some control? And more…
What defines our identity? John Locke thought it is our consciousness and the daily actions that shape who we are. Similarly, Erik and Joan Erickson created an entire step-by-step description of the phases each individual goes through. Finally, recent neuroscientific research manages to make a hard connection between various emotions we experience and our brain. Is there anything we can actually do to navigate the rough emotional waters of life any more effectively?

(EF28) AMA-EF8: Drugs, Consciousness Manipulation and Cheating Your Way To a Better You Ask Me Anything for Episode EF8

EF28 (AMA-EF8): Drugs, Consciousness Manipulation and Cheating Your Way To a Better You — Ask Me Anything for Episode EF8

EF28 is an Ask Me Anything about Episode EF8 (Without a Compass: All Who Sail the Seas of Identity Are Not Lost). The sixth episode of the first season of the Evolve Faster Podcast Episode is driven by the big question Who Am I? Many people use drugs to make quick “fixes” to their identity. But if there was a drug that could instantly change you once and for all, would you take it?

EF27 Show Notes

EF27 peeks behind the curtain of Episode EF8 to dissect the following submitted questions: Why this question (who are you)? Are Lisa and Isaac modeled after anyone? Lisa changes an awful lot between this and the next episode… is this level of transformation really possible? Why did you decide to have CBT be a part of the drug test? Is the Mule a reference to Asimov’s Foundation? In a previous question you say she was in the placebo group … so the drug did work, but she didn’t take it? And more…

(EF27) BTP-EF8: Who are You and is it Possible to Upgrage Your Identity as an Adult Behind the Podcast of Episode EF8

EF27 (BTP-EF8): Who are You and is it Possible to Upgrade Your Identity as an Adult? — Behind the Podcast of Episode EF8

EF27 is a Behind The Podcast of Episode EF8 (Without a Compass: All Who Sail the Seas of Identity Are Not Lost). The driving question of this episode is … Can you change your identity? Or the shorter philosophical classic, who are you? Although you know your name, vital statistics, and other necessary information — you likely still ask yourself from time to time ‘who am I?’ What do we mean when we ask this seemingly simple, but infinitely deep, question? And is it possible that the answer could change over time, implying that your identity can evolve?

(EF26) AMA-EF7: The Impossibility of Honest Politicians and Protecting Our Kids from The Most Insidious Fake News Ask Me Anything for Episode EF3

(EF26) Challenged Realities

What is the worse reality: Complete freedom where anyone can create fake news and thus manipulate society? Or constrained press where the government can manipulate society with the laws?