Leonard examines the question, if death isn’t inevitable, what else may not be? A jovial, light-hearted conversation ensues. Links: Statistical Significance 2045 Initiative (it’s really weird…)
Ben posits that breakfast is not, in fact, the most important meal of the day; in fact, the research on the nutritional value of eating breakfast is quite conflicted. Resources/Studies: Comparative Obesity Rates 1992 Study/2014 Study: same trial, different results 2013 Overview (Belief in the PEBO…) Cornell University 2013 Study (Consumed fewer calories by the end of the day) Bacon Campaign and the beginning of American breakfast Interview with Terence Kealey (professor of Clinical...
Leonard postulates that Rubik’s cubes aren’t impossible. Learning how to solve one is actually quite easy, if you break it down. Links: Feliks Zemdegs Average of 12 How to Solve a Rubik’s Cube Good first cube: Qiyi Sail
Ben chats with Leonard about how pirates fit the mold of what we think of them. Did you know pirates had bedtimes? Pirates have feelings too, you know. Books The Invisible Hook by Peter Leeson A General History of the Pyrates by Daniel Defoe
Theodor Seuss Geisel
Leonard contends that Dr. Seuss’s books have literary merit; Ben postulates that they may have more literary merit than a lot of other classics.
Ben informs Leonard that Bitcoin isn’t dead, that it's helping Venezuela, and that economic collapse is generally a bad thing for stability. What is Bitcoin? How much a Bitcoin is worth: preev.com Wikipedia article: Bitcoin New York Times: What Is Bitcoin, and How Does It Work? Articles referenced Bitcoin Is All that Stands between My Family and Starvation Big in Venezuela: Bitcoin Mining Venezuela's Socialist Hellscape, Captured in 28 Horrifying Headlines
This is the inaugural episode of Reconceived. As we didn't do much to introduce the idea in the episode, we'll mend that here. We think changing your mind is a healthy thing. So our goal is to take your preconceived notions about the world, and present them in a different way. To change your mind, or just to make you think. Links: 16personalities (Myers-Briggs type personality test) Big 5 test