Cosmic Tortoise

(Mostly) Rational exploration of ideas, science, technology, philosophy, society; musical performances; the sensible and the nonsensical; everything between and beyond.

CTP #005 - Electric James and Michael Koefman (The Gouwuns)

July 13th, 2017

I feel very lucky to have befriended such interesting fellows as James and Michael. 

It's with these two that I have spent many an evening talking about anything and everything into the early hours.

Michael and James are both highly knowledegable and curious people; they always carry a wide range of topical discussion plucked from a bunch of disciplines.

This conversation was particularly enjoyable. Some topics we discuss include:  Brain interfaces, dreams, philosophy, the multiverse, gods, abstinence, pheromones, conspiracy theorists, food ethics, movies, craigslist and non-human entities...

So...strap yourself in - this is a gouwun.



Neuralink Wait But Why Article: 

Trans-cranial direct current stimulation: 

God Helmet: 


Qualia (In discussion of Free Will): 

Max Tegmark Level 4 Multiverse: 

Atum Egyptian God: 

Wizard Chan: 

Art of the Conspiracy Theory:

Alex Jones as a performance artist: 

Story of the Cashew 

Breast Milk Ice Cream: 

Mark Chadbourn (Author Michael talks about near the end)



- Sapience/Sentience: Sapience is the ability to think, and to reason, while Sentience is the capacity to feel, perceive, or experience subjectively.

- Ryan had read that David Icke had gone back on his theory of reptilians, but alas he was incorrect: It seems Icke still believes the Queen is a lizard (  )

Recorded in Christchurch, New Zealand
Edited by Michael Koefman
Theme song by Cosmic Tortoise