Ep 549 – Dr. Weird Science and the Woonderful Woorld of Woo

Written by on November 25, 2018

Once upon a time, a Mormon scientist worked at the Pentagon. They nicknamed him Dr. Weird Science. He was later stationed in Japan for the US Air Force, where he investigated and invested in the most cutting edge scientific research in Asia. He listened to a recent episode of Infants on Thrones. He has a thing or two to say about the line between science and woo. He is Dave Sonntag, and today he and Chelsea Shields join Glenn to talk a little more about the Mormon (and post-Mormon) cultural attraction towards woo.
Link Bomb for nearly every reference we dropped:
Anne Jacobsen, Phenomena: https://www.amazon.com/Phenomena-Governments-Investigations-Extrasensory-Psychokinesis/dp/0316349364
Men Who Stare at Goats (IMDB): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1234548/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
CIA Reading Room Stargate: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/collection/stargate
Google Quantum Biology Workshop: https://aoardlifesci.wordpress.com
Johnjoe McFadden, Quantum Evolution: https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Evolution-Weirdest-Paperback-2002-05-17
Not mentioned, more recent: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Edge-Quantum-McFadden-2015-07-28/dp/B01LP8VESM/
Herb Froehlich: https://publishing.aip.org/publishing/journal-highlights/quantum-coherent-state-observed-biological-protein-first-time, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Fr%C3%B6hlich
Stuart Hameroff, Anirban, and microtubules.
http://discovermagazine.com/bonus/quantum
Penrose, Emperor’s New Mind:
https://www.amazon.com/Emperors-New-Mind-Concerning-Computers/dp/0198784929
Penrose Institute: https://penroseinstitute.com/
Stuart Hameroff: Science of Consciousness Conference: http://consciousness.arizona.edu
Lieberman, Social: https://www.amazon.com/Matthew-D-Lieberman-Social-Hardcover/dp/B07DFDL998
Bob Rees, Heartmath Institute, coherent group changes: https://www.heartmath.org/research/featured-research/
Irwin Schroedinger, What Is Life: http://www.whatislife.ie/downloads/What-is-Life.pdf
Rosalind Franklin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosalind_Franklin
Grid Cells: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grid_cell
Kirschvink and Radiobio: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/10/20/448449
Luca Turin’s Google Workshop talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HteQf2fqrWc
David Eagleman, Neo-Sensory Lab Stanford
https://www.eagleman.com/blog/umwelt
Noisebridge: Haptic magnetic sense anklet.
https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Compass_Vibro_Anklet
Edgar Mitchell, IONS: https://noetic.org/
Dean Radin: http://www.deanradin.com/NewWeb/activities.html
Real Magic book link: https://www.amazon.com/Real-Magic-Ancient-Science-Universe/dp/1524758825
Richard Poll, “What the Church Means to People Like Me.” (Liahona vs Iron-Rodders)
https://mormondiscussionpodcast.org/2014/06/richard-poll-iron-rodders-and-liahonas/
Richard Nisbett, Geography of Thought:
https://www.amazon.com/Geography-Thought-Asians-Westerners-Differently/dp/0743255356
Marc Prensky, https://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Digital-Natives-Partnering-Learning-ebook/dp/B07C6MV5CC
Stuart Kauffman, Reinventing the Sacred: https://www.amazon.com/Reinventing-Sacred-Science-Reason-Religion/dp/0465003001
Mormon Transhumanist Association: http://transfigurism.org
OS-Fund, Bryan Johnson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_Johnson_(entrepreneur)
https://medium.com/@rhettrites/braintree-founder-opposes-mormonism-in-arena-of-faithful-mormonism-a377bedc2952
P.W. Singer:
Wired for War, Excerpts: http://dcsonntag.org/Wired4War-Sonntag-Excerpt.pdf
LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media: https://www.amazon.com/LikeWar-Weaponization-P-W-Singer-ebook/dp/B0795FB3ZY



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