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Abraham "Avi" Loeb is an Israeli-American theoretical physicist who works on astrophysics and cosmology.
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00:01:27 On writing to sharpen one's thinking, and the purpose of Avi's writings
00:04:16 Don't let the repudiation by "experts" deter your ideas
00:11:49 Academia requires other people's evaluation and conformance
00:17:12 How do you allow outré ideas while retaining integrity?
00:18:21 Responding to the Pluto-like rock of Oumuamua theory of Desch and Jackson
00:25:37 Why is investigating aliens considered academically uncouth?
00:29:16 How the discovery of intelligent aliens would change society
00:30:27 How to find alien relics
00:31:53 Privatizing the search for aliens, and Elon Musk
00:34:03 The problems with inhabiting Mars are deeper than Musk thinks
00:35:41 Sean Carole's Many Worlds Interpretation
00:41:14 Are singularities "real"?
00:44:13 Bob Lazar
00:49:35 Cosmic Inflation is not falsifiable
01:00:26 Comparing velocities across different points on a manifold
01:05:56 Testing Wolfram's theory using the lower bound on masses
01:07:42 Eric Weinstein and innovation coming from the outside
01:12:34 Gödel's theorems and a Theory of Everything
01:15:02 Science learning from religion (and falsifying religion)
01:21:35 What is the meaning of life? The question Avi would ask an alien
01:24:29 Living forever. Heaven and hell as psychological phenomenon.
01:26:04 Consciousness, emergence, and free will
01:29:29 Why is the universe "fine tuned" for life?
01:30:37 Wisdom vs Intelligence
01:34:09 Which goal should you follow?
01:36:00 Steve Scully: Infinity of smallness and largeness
01:37:15 Can you interpret data without presuming a theory?
01:40:02 Barfyman: How has aging changed how Avi learns new math / physics?
01:42:25 Learning math when you're over 40
01:43:26 Artificial wisdom vs Artificial intelligence
01:44:11 Brian Keating: Does Avi Loeb dislike the criticism of his ideas, due to his fame?
01:49:47 How to balance work and life if you're extremely productive and work constantly?
01:51:09 Why does Avi do podcasts?
01:53:09 On abnegating social media
01:56:58 Rabbitskywalk3r: Claims of Haim Eshed (former Israeli director of space programs)
01:57:39 On UFO's and Prof. Kevin Knuth's analysis
01:59:36 Getting data on aliens visiting Earth
02:01:09 Amjad Hussain: Panpsychism, proto-consciousness, and aliens living with us
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