At the weekend, the New York Times published a long awaited article about one of the world's most celebrated blogs, Slate Star Codex, a central node of the influential rationalist community.
Called 'Silicon Valley's Safe Space', it was widely criticised as an inaccurate hit piece: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/13/te...
This is an interview with Tom Chivers, the writer of 'The Rationalist's Guide to the Galaxy', on the backstory to the controversy. What does this say about the ongoing crisis of journalism, and tensions with the tech sector.
The New Yorker wrote a more well-received piece on SSC here: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/ann...
Dr Gabor Maté is a bestselling author and one of the world's leading voices in the science of the mind-body connection, healing addiction and transforming trauma. In this episode of the Wisdom Gym, he talks about how the pandemic is affecting our ability to connect, and what we can do in relation to it. He also demonstrates a powerful psychotherapeutic approach he has developed called Compassionate Inquiry, and answers audience questions.
This is an edit of our Wisdom Gym, which is available for Rebel Wisdom Sensemakers. To join these sessions, consider becoming a member: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans
Our next Wisdom Gym guest is Thomas Hübl on Wednesday, 24 February at 8pm GMT. Read more about what's happening in the Rebel Wisdom community on https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans/commu...
What is the link between spirituality and eugenics? What is the dark side of spirituality?
This conversation brings together Alex Ebert, singer and songwriter for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Jules Evans, philosopher and writer.
Jules will be doing a series of exclusive talks for the Rebel Wisdom Digital Campfire starting Thursday 11th February, to join, check here: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans
In the last week so many of the topics that Rebel Wisdom has been covering burst onto the world stage, the birth of new religions, the overlap between spirituality and conspiracy/Q Anon, and more, all personified in the iconic image of the Q Anon Shaman, leading the mob that stormed the seat of American democracy.
In this film, we try to pull apart the deeper strands of mythology, religious fervour and high weirdness with three experts in the esoteric, Erik Davis, Gary Lachman and Jules Evans.
We will have a Sensemaker's Q&A on this topic on Wednesday 20th January at 8pm UK, to join, check out memberships: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans