Science is one of the most interesting subjects that you can study. How does the World actually work? What are the physical laws that govern our reality? These are questions that only science can answer.
You can check out various Joe Rogan Podcast episodes if you are interested in science. This article lists some of the best episodes to listen to.
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Episode #1422 – Lex Fridman
Lex Fridman is an AI researcher at MIT and has a successful self-titled podcast of his own. He specializes in artificial intelligence and machine learning. He received his Ph.D. at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Fridman is interested in simulation theory, which is the theory that our reality is actually a simulation. The logic goes that if we can simulate reality to a sophisticated enough degree, then those simulations could build simulations, and it becomes likely that you are not in the original reality. Mind-bending stuff!
Fridman says that simulation theory is the modern way to talk about God. Who is the programmer? Who designed the simulation? It also sheds light on how we think about a being that could create a universe.
Fridman says that the interesting thing about simulations such as the “game of life” is that you can create a world with simple rules and watch complexity emerge from them. We think of God or a designer as a detailed organizer, but maybe he set initial conditions and let things go from there.
If you are interested in some of the bigger questions of our universe, you would probably enjoy the episode of the Joe Rogan podcast featuring Lex Fridman.
Other Episodes With Lex Fridman
Episode #1540 – Frank von Hippel
Frank von Hippel is a physicist who was born in America. He appeared on Joe Rogan to promote his book “The Chemical Age.”
While on the Joe Rogan podcast, Frank spoke about the dangers of using pesticides by humans. According to Frank, pesticides act as contaminants for human beings and their food supply, and the public at large really is not aware of the danger they pose.
Frank draws attention to how this affects indigenous peoples in places like the arctic. Due to how the chemicals in pesticides move into the atmosphere and around the globe through the “grasshopper effect,” they contaminate the food supply of those indigenous people in the Arctic.
These people who never actually used these chemicals themselves are subject to some of the harshest effects. One potential solution to these problems is that we cease using these chemicals altogether, according to Frank.
If you are interested in using pesticides and the potential ramifications of their use, you should listen to Joe Rogan’s interview with Frank von Hippel.
Episode #1035 – Paul Stamets
Paul Stamets is a mycologist who was born in America and obtained his degree from The Evergreen State College in Washington. Stamets is an expert in all things mushrooms and makes appearances on various shows to talk about them.
While on Joe Rogan’s podcast, Stamets talked to him about Lion’s Mane mushrooms. He sees this mushroom as possessing a lot of nutritional value and is something he would recommend to anyone listening.
Stamets states that there is evidence that Lion’s Mane mushroom contains a chemical that may actually help stave off Alzheimer’s. Some studies show it can help treat mild cognitive dysfunction.
He also speaks to another experiment done with mice where they were injected with something which caused a cognitive decline. Once they were then further injected with the beneficial chemical found in Lion’s Mane, it was found that their cognitive capacities returned.
If you are interested in science, nutrition, or mushrooms, you will get a lot out of the Joe Rogan Podcast episode with Paul Stamets.
Other Episodes With Paul Stamets
Episode #1513 – Andrew Huberman
Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist from America. He specializes in topics like brain plasticity, development, and its capacity for regeneration and repair. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California.
While on the Joe Rogan podcast, Huberman discussed the relationship between a quality night’s sleep and the ability to pick up new skills. According to Huberman, a positive relationship exists between brain plasticity and a good night’s rest.
According to Huberman, after periods of deep and slow-wave sleep, there is a change in your brain structures, making it easier to pick up new skills. Furthermore, this change can also occur during naps and shallow sleep. It really is important to get your rest!
Huberman also talked about how dopamine is vital to the process of keeping yourself going when things get hard. He gives the example of being in a stressful situation with friends and then making a joke that gives everyone energy. That is the release of dopamine.
If you are interested in neuroscience and how the brain works, you would really enjoy Andrew Huberman’s appearance on the Joe Rogan Podcast.
Episode #1211 – Dr. Ben Goertzel
Ben Goertzel is a Brazilian researcher who is primarily focused on Artificial Intelligence. He received his Ph.D. from Temple University.
Goertzel, he tends to focus on the positive sides of the debate around Artificial Intelligence. As opposed to the perspective that they might be a bit too powerful to control and could result in some sort of dystopia.
Goertzel says that he believes there are many different kinds of intelligence. Humans have a kind of intelligence; bugs that self-organize have a kind. It is not out of the question that humans will invent a new form of sophisticated intelligence called artificial intelligence.
Goertzel believes that humans are thirty to fifty years away from completing a superhuman artificial intelligence.
The question now is what kind of intelligence do we want it to be. If you are interested in artificial intelligence, then check out this episode with Goertzel!