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Science Magazine Podcast
"one anthropologist" Discussed on Science Magazine Podcast
"Collapsed, people are leaving the city. There's just not that many people around to do that stuff anymore. And it's probably not really anyone's priority in someplace like real view. And in some places that were being that people were gradually moving out of, it just wasn't something that they had to be time or the resources to do. So these things just kind of suck around. Yeah. There are some other examples in your story. Can you talk about one more for us? Sure. So real viejo has elites, rulers, reappropriating ruin. And in other places, the people who interact with these runs the most are commoners, which is also really interesting because often these ruins are quite fancy spaces that are no longer being used for their original purposes and by the people who would have lived in them before. In the city, the Maya city of Boca in Guatemala. There is a temple pyramid that goes through many phases of remodeling and older history, like it's kind of constantly incorporated and reincorporated into this building in really interesting ways through royal tombs and repositioning of statues and things. But eventually waka, like a lot of my cities around this time starts to fall apart and the royal family loses power and probably leaves lots of other people start to leave and at this time archeologists find offerings of pretty normal everyday objects like pottery that normal people would use at home or stone tools are left in offerings around the temple staircase at this time when the city is being abandoned the building is no longer really being fixed up or maintained. But obviously for the people in this community, this place still really meant something to them and they meant something about their community and it meant something about their identity and they wanted to stay connected to it even if the same ceremonies weren't happening in this place. They wanted to leave a part of themselves in this building that was falling in true and then I think that's also really interesting. What about today, the people who have inherited this land, this culture, the people who live there, how do they interact with these monuments? As ruins or as part of their history, you know, Maya people today, especially lots of my communities still leave offerings in places that we would say are archeological sites that has not always been allowed or in some places it's still not allowed, unfortunately, but these practices and connections have survived for a long time and for example, and the site of, yes, you'd learn, which is on the Mexico Guatemalan border la condon Maya communities would make pilgrimages there for centuries and leave offerings in Nashville, which they considered to be the home of one of their most important gods. And unfortunately, a lot of my community still do this, but unfortunately those pilgrimages were stopped when archeologists and tourists started coming more intensively to Yoshi bun and practices like burning and since were prohibited and some archeologists are trying to help reconstruct those pilgrimage routes now for lots of my communities that still live around these sites. They're considered to be very much alive and not empty in a way that we would see them as tourists who visit western tourists who visit their homes to forest spirits or homes to ancestors or homes to gods in a very literal way. They're like living active members of their communities and I think archeologists are working hard to try to respect those connections and to understand their importance. And this is why some people don't want to call them ruins anymore. Yeah, I talked to one anthropologist who you protect Maya and he likes this idea of trying to respect and understand how communities engage with these older places over time. But he doesn't really like the word ruins for them because it's sort of implies something that's dead that's over fits in with this like lost city idea of a lot of western archeology and mesoamerica, which was part of that history of not seeing these things. The places that were connected to living communities implies an ending in some way. And the whole point of how my community is really to them and the point of these studies is that the meaning of these places never really ends. It always is changing. Thank you so much, Lizzie. Thanks, Sarah. Lizzie wade is a contributing correspondent for science. You can find a link to the story we discussed at science dot org slash podcast. Up next, we hear from Robert engelbert's in about the intricacies
"one anthropologist" Discussed on Hidden Brain
"Bill I understand that you have a somewhat unusual living arrangement, and I'm wondering if you can tell me a little bit about it, then talk about some of the relationships that are embedded in your housing. Sure. Okay, disclaimer. I am not a hippie and we are not a tribe, but I live with my partner and another married couple. There are four of us together and the other couple has a young son. And before their child was born, we became very close friends. We were living a few blocks away from each other. We ended up kind of eating at each other's houses every night. It kind of close little network of friends. And I live in Southern California. It's very expensive. We are for professionals, but even with for professional salaries, we felt that we couldn't necessarily have the kind of house that we wanted. So we thought, you know, we're kind of eating together all the time anyway and doing everything together. Let's buy a house together. And something should just sort of make these decisions and you don't know if they're good or bad or what. But we jumped in, we spent a year looking for a place that sort of two flats, but with an interior staircase. So it feels more like one. One big house. They gave birth to their son Carter. And we all moved in together. And we've been living together now for, I guess, 13 years, maybe more. And you know, as someone who sort of studies money in economic relationships, if I take a step back and look at my own situation, it's kind of interesting because we don't actually have any kind of internal system of accounting. We own the house as tenants in common. We share the mortgage, so we split the mortgage down the middle. At tax time, we split the interest down the middle for filing our taxes. But other than that, we're basically sharing all of our expenses and just kind of living that way. There's no mental accounting really. There's no I paid for the groceries this week, so you do it next week. We're just comfortable doing that and operating as a kind of larger economic unit. And yeah, we really are kind of living in a sort of alternative economic arrangement that's based on these close I think you could almost call them kin relationships that we've established together. And in many ways, like the house is the symbol of those relationships, right? I mean, the house is the house's hour shell valuable. It's the thing that signifies that connection. So what's so interesting about this arrangement is in some ways it speaks to what you said some time ago about the difference between the way economists want to think about transactions and the way that you're describing them, which is that if you want to live in a world where the transaction is over, you know, you give me something, I pay you something, we shake hands, we never see each other again. That is not the system that you have set up for your housing, right? Because the system you have set up is a system in some ways of indefinite debts and obligations that are constantly being created and repaid. Your constantly engaged in gift giving gift taking, but that binds you in some ways in a web of obligations that I'm hearing you say in some ways has worked very well for you. It's worked very well. You know, we actually had an anthropologist want to come live with us. I said no. She's like, I would really love to study this. This is fascinating. No, you can't live in our House. So in other words, the anthropologist doesn't like it when other anthropologists come in and want to study the first anthropologist. The anthropologist finds it amusing when others want to do so. Ben morrow is an anthropologist at the University of California Irvine. He is the author of how would you like to pay and other works about the nature and origin of money. Bill thanks for joining me today on hit and breath. Thank you so much on how I've enjoyed it. Hidden brain is produced by hidden brain media, our audio production team includes Bridget McCarthy, Annie Murphy Paul, Laura corel, Kristen Wong, Ryan Katz, autumn Barnes, and Andrew Chadwick. Tara Boyle is our executive producer. I'm hidden brain's executive editor. Some of our best ideas on the show come from conversations we have with friends. That's why our unsung hero this week is Dominique munoz. He gave us the idea to explore the story of Harriet Tubman and the $20 bill. Thank you, Dominique. Next week in our money two series, the psychology of inequality. That awkward moment standing in the lunch line suddenly increased my awareness of not only the inequality in my classroom, but the implications of what it meant to be one of the poor kids. We're working on a story about people who claim to be someone they were not. 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The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
"one anthropologist" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
"You say, oh, it's the purple hat. That's why I was protected. No, it's all the freaking therapy you just had. And all of the techniques you learned about how to not be a stressed as you drive across the bridge. That's EMDR. It's the purple hat. And it's basically a Tapping. Totally. But sadly, EMDR, I mean, I don't think it's better because you're right, they base it on neuro babble and just made up stuff. But at least they're not basing it on like chakras. Yeah, it's hard to know what's worse. I agree. Flavors of annoying. But this is like explicitly endorsing energy medicine and acupressure points and all that stuff. It's just complete nonsense. And for that reason, I do want to say just to kind of like defend my field. Of course, they're probably psychologists who do this. But the APA is not like, yeah, do this. They didn't list this as anything evidence based. They don't promote this or say you should be using this therapeutic approach. Give it a ten or 20 years. No, they're pretty good. APA is tries to be really, really. What do they say about EMDR? That one's questionable. Yeah, see, that's what I think this is heading in that direction. That's what I'm saying. But we'll see the problem is they're not getting to the right threshold of clinical research. Where you have remember we talked about, you have to pre register your trials so that you can have a file drawer effect. You need to adequate effect size. You need to be powerful and if you need a large study, it needs to be properly blinded. You need to assess the blinding. And it needs to be, you need to have a replicatable protocol. If you don't have that, again, you don't have a real phenomenon. You can not demonstrate the phenomenon is real. And when the basis of it is magic, you need to be especially skeptical and they're not, or a lot of practitioners are not a lot of the people who are promoting it and saying, oh, it's evidence based. It's not really evidence based. You are accepting a two low level of evidence. So it's very, very problematic. Okay. Evan, you're going to tell us about another paranormal pseudoscientific thing. This one in anthropology tell us about that. Yeah, pear anthropology. So like para, anthropology. Put together. All right, I read about this one at the Harvard gazette. In their science and technology section. What? Yes. What? Hey, these are the facts. Colleen Walsh was the staff writer who handled this one. Anthropologists, here's the headline. Anthropologist anthropologist describes Supernatural adventures, studying the paranormal, can contribute to the field of anthropology, says Jack hunter in a recent Harvard talk. Oh yes, and he did give it hawk online for about an hour. This was back in late March and it got reported on. Unfortunately for the purposes of the news item, talks available that you can watch it on YouTube, and that's what I did. I watched it. It makes, well, let me jump to the news article first and I'll go directly to the video and tell you what it says. But the news article makes some observations, a couple basic things. So again, the subject of the article is doctor Jack hunter. Here are some of his bona fides. I grabbed them directly from his website. He's an anthropologist exploring the borderlands of consciousness, religion, ecology, and the paranormal. He holds various teaching positions at the university of Wales, Trinity, saint David, and at Newton college. His PhD at the university, his PhD at the university of Bristol, took the form of an ethnographic study of contemporary trance and physical mediumship. Wait, what? What does that even mean? In mediumship. Mediumship? Yep. Physical mediumship. But it's very professional. But wait, wait, wait, so just like theologians are scholars of the literature and the cultural norms around religion. Please tell me this guy is just an anthropologist who studies how Supernatural experiences shape culture and how stories around the school wouldn't that be nice if that's the world we live in. We were all thinking, I think, exactly. Right, which would have some bearing. Oh, yeah, that would be legitimate to study as an absolute. Absolutely, to better understand past civilizations by those cultural influences and their belief systems. And how we got to who we are right now. Absolutely. But yeah, so he's a research fellow at a couple different places among them the parapsychology foundation. Which we've heard of before, I believe. And oh, here's the more interesting one. He's a member of the fairy investigation society. Oh, the very investigation society. I was thinking, so he investigates. Yes, he does. How investigates fairies? And the fairy investigation society. They missed an opportunity here. They should have called themselves the ferry investigation guild for, and that way he could give a fig about that. But I digress. So essentially, this guy, and this may be some racist history to this term. But he, as an anthropologist, he has quote unquote gone native, meaning that he's not studying about something from the outside, he now believes in it and is part of it from the inside. Right. So that's the difference between an attic and an emic perspective, which interestingly we usually want a more emic perspective. We want to know like the inside view, but we want to ask people who are inside of it for that view. Instead, he inserts himself into it and goes into these experiences himself and gives his own relays his own information about the experiences that he had. From a believer perspective, again, not from an object. He lost his objectivity. It's like the other Harvard Professor of the psychologist, psychiatrist. John Mack, who believed the delusions of his own patients. No, as I was psychiatrist, you're not supposed to believe your own patient's delusions. Right. Right. And that's I think UFO abductions. It's sort of like a misappropriation of the Emmy edit perspective because those usually just refer to the cultural viewpoints of the individuals. It's like, you don't want to have this colonialist like, I, white man, from the west, I'm going to tell you about these people, also like you want to really understand the people from their perspective, but that's not really, that doesn't translate to, I'm going to.
Bob and Sheri
"one anthropologist" Discussed on Bob and Sheri
"Fight. For your right to fight apparently vomited once. Come on, sit down. This is gonna be a real party, isn't it? Now, before the party begins, let's go over the details. Encouraging people to party. That's what it's all about. Now getting the party started from the palatial bob and sherry studios. Bob and Jerry. Oh, it's Friday, we're so psyched for the people's movie critic. He's doing something a little bit different today, bob. He's reviewing Elton John's fair well tour. Really? Yeah. Which is a little bit different because it's not a movie, but it's entertaining. And the people's movie critic is pure showbiz. And speaking of showbiz, Julia Roberts was on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert a couple of days ago. I think it was Tuesday night. And so I finally got around to watching the interview and it is one of the most charming interviews that I've seen in a really long time. I don't know anyone that doesn't like Julia Roberts. I mean, some people love Julia Roberts, and some people are like, yeah, Julia Roberts. I've never met anybody that didn't like Julia Roberts. Have you? Can you think of that? No. No. Do you know I just read something about her? She has not made a romantic comedy in 21 years. Nope, but I think she's got one coming out with George Clooney. Oh, she does. I think that's something that they're talking about. Are there joking about doing? Anyway, she's got a new movie coming out called gaslit. And so she's making the rounds talking about that. And she goes on the Colbert show and this really adorable thing happened and max has the clip. Congratulations this year celebrating 20 years of marriage. If you didn't know, if you didn't know, I wanted to, I'm the first to tell you that that is fantastic. I want to ask you, what do you think the secret is to a successful marriage young lady? Well, you had to know the answer to that as well. 28, 28 years. Yeah. You want to say, well, say, on three, we'll stay with the secret is. Okay. One, two, three, apologize. He said, what? I said kissing. Well, I would like to apologize to my wife for not saying kissing. Well, no, or maybe it's you apologize and then you just start making it. It's the make up sex. Exactly. The makeup kissing, obviously, because at this age. Making up. Okay. There is someone in the audience who is so sweet and every third thing I've said, they've gone aw. Do we have to who that is? Madam. A delight. Thank you. Gas lit premieres Sunday on stars. It's Julia Roberts, everybody. We'll be right back. So how adorable is that? The secret of a long marriage is kissing. And that got me thinking, you know, when I watched this, I was like, you know, there's probably a lot of truth to that because that stops you from becoming what bob dreads most, which is roommates, right? But did you did you know? So I started kind of hunting around and reading and looking at things. Did you know that there are 10% of the world that doesn't kiss at all? Kissing is not done. Yeah, and their culture isn't that wild to think about because we just assume, right? That everybody kisses. But it's not the case at all. Which I thought was just so interesting to think about. And according to what I read, people who kiss regularly have stronger immune systems because you're swapping germs, right? And it is the most intimate of human interactions. When you get down to it, I mean, you're in each other's face. Right in each other's face, yeah. So think about like in Japan, kissing, and this definitely is not as true today as it was. Back in time. But kissing on the mouth was considered to be absolutely so intimate that it was something that was always done in the privacy of your bedroom. You would not you would not kiss publicly. The first Europeans to come to Japan because they never saw the Japanese people kissing. Assumed that they didn't kiss at all. And until fairly recently, there wasn't even a word in Japanese for kissing because it was considered yeah, it was considered so incredibly private. Isn't that wild to think about? Yeah, yeah, whereas today, I mean, you could see a couple kissing on the lips. Publicly, you know, somebody might say, hey, get a room, but you know it's not that big of deal. There's not probably a day goes by if you're watching any amount of TV that you don't see a couple kissing on TV. There's this one anthropologist who wrote, this was back. I mean, this was a hundred and probably 30 years ago, right? But he wrote that in many Asian cultures, mouth to mouth kissing is considered so abominable that it's a form of cannibalism. It is just that you just wouldn't do it. You might rub noses. You might rub cheeks. But you would never lay your mouth on somebody else and just go to town on them. It's like, did you say that was in certain Asian cultures? Yeah. Yeah. So I just thought that was really interesting. And it gave me a lot to think about because every time I see a paparazzi picture of Julia Robertson her husband, they're kissing. So I think she's absolutely sincere when she says that's the secret to a happy marriage. Yeah. I believe it. Coming up, we got morons in the news. We have comedian Nick Griffin. We're going to take you down the rabbit hole with the true story. Of how Barbie became Barbie the doll and the people's movie critic reviews Elton John, it's bob and Cher. Now available on the bob and sherry website, it's the book of bob. Sherry has collected bob's insights witticisms and proclamations and now they're available in a single volume. With pictures. What do you know what you will and won't do? What do I know what I would do? 'cause I am I for an incredibly affordable price. You don't know. Just hit shop at the bobbin cherry website. I would not have lunch with a stuffed animal in their staring to a stranger's eyes. Dot com. Hit the shop tab at bob and cherry dot com. 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"one anthropologist" Discussed on Latino USA
"A few days ago, they're now switching gears and sending them to a different place. And that's when we took us to the Rio San Juan where there was another completely different scene. This time, it's at a small river, and near the riverbank. There's already a Mexican forensics team well into their work. They were brought there by the macedon. They're cleaning and laying out burnt remains on the ground. The remains were in a plastic garbage bag that had been pulled from the water. They were coming out with fragments of bones. A lot of different fragments. Maybe I don't know how many there could have been a hundred or more or something like that. To her eye, the bones all seem charred, almost cremated. She looks for a fragment that could be a good candidate for testing. I remember very distinctly, I saw this fragment of bone that was very different from the rest, because it was way bigger. And it was almost not burned. Immediately caught my attention because I thought it was very different from the rest. And because I thought, if in this bag, there is more like this, we're going to be able to get DNA. And so we're going to know if this remains or not to the students. And was there more like that? No. That was the only one. And so Mimi sets that bonus side, feeling reassured. Even if it was the only bone in the bag, it would be tested. And the world would know if the students died here or not. Then she says to myself agents approaching. They brought these two guys to the scene detainees that they were holding from the neck like that. Mimi grabs the scruff of her own neck to show me how they were holding the men. She remembers one in particular, one of his eyes was black and swollen. The face of the gael was remember that he seemed absolutely terrorized. Looks like a kid. It was very, very young, you know? Very, very scared. And there, in front of dozens of people, this man who looks like a kid starts shaking. And in a barely audible voice, he begins to confess to the crime. He starts saying, well, you know, we were in different cars. We brought the students up there to the garbage dump. We killed then. We burned them. Mimi is aghast by this play by play. You know, there's like 50 people here, this guy is incriminating himself. Their lawyer is walking around not really actively giving them advice. Then, one of Satan's men turns to Mimi. Ask questions. Am I authorized to interrogate someone? I'm just one anthropologist just doing the work, you know? And I was like, no, no, no, I'm not going to. Because I felt I'm not sure of this is legal. Almost as if sensing her concern, the police start talking about how well they're treating the detainees. And the fact that they call my name and the fact that they said several times, see how we treat them well. See how we treat with them? Well, my mind was exactly the opposite. And that's when I thought, is this torture here? For me, it was a red flag there. But as far as the Mexican authorities are concerned, they're on their way to.
WNYC 93.9 FM
"one anthropologist" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Urgent message from government officials One of the two federal prosecutors came to the garbage town and said you have to come to another place to another site and I said but we're working here We don't have a lot of people You have to come She climbs up the wall of garbage with the prosecutor pressing her to hurry We must go now and she gets into an official car and speeds away It's a dizzying turn Just as urgently as the government wanted them to rush to the dump a few days ago they're now switching gears and sending them to a different place And that's when we took us to the Rio San Juan where there was another completely different scene This time it's at a small river and near the riverbank There's already a Mexican forensics team well into their work They were brought there by the macedon They're cleaning and laying out burnt remains on the ground The remains were in a plastic garbage bag that had been pulled from the water They were coming out with fragments of bones A lot of different fragments Maybe I don't know how many there could have been a hundred or more or something like that To her eye the bones all seem charred almost cremated She looks for a fragment that could be a good candidate for testing I remember very distinctly I saw this fragment of bone that was very different from the rest because it was way bigger And it was almost not burned You immediately caught my attention because I thought it was very different from the rest And because I thought if in this bag there is more like this we're going to be able to get DNA and so we're going to know if this remains or not to the students And was there more like that No That was the only one And so Mimi sets that bonus side feeling reassured Even if it was the only bone in the bag it would be tested And the world would know if the students died here or not Then she says to myself agents approaching They brought these two guys to the scene detainees that they were holding from the neck like that Mimi grabs the scruff of her own neck to show me how they were holding the men She remembers one in particular one of his eyes was black and swollen The face of the gael with remember that he seemed absolutely terrorized Looks like a kid It was very very young you know Very very scared And there in front of dozens of people this man who looks like a kid starts shaking And in a barely audible voice he begins to confess to the crime He does say well you know we were in different cars We brought the students up there to the garbage dump We killed then We burned them Mimi is aghast by this play by play You know there's like 50 people here this guy is incriminating himself Their lawyer is walking around not really actively giving them advice Then one of Satan's men turns to Mimi Ask questions Am I authorized to interrogate someone I'm just one anthropologist just doing the work you know And I was like no no no I'm not going to because I felt I'm not sure if this is legal Almost as if sensing her concern the police start talking about how well they're treating the detainees And the fact that they call my name and the fact that they said several times see how we treat them well See how we treat them well my mind was exactly the opposite And that's when I thought is this torture here For me it was a red flag there But as far as the Mexican authorities are concerned they're on their way to solving the case And just over a month after the attack on the students they hold.
The Dr. Susan Block Show
"one anthropologist" Discussed on The Dr. Susan Block Show
"Brian hair were just overwhelmed with bonobo and dog expertise and also both worked with one of our favorite primatology anthropologists. Dr richard wrangham. Who has a place of honor here. In bonobo ville being one of the first anthropologists to dare to come on my show to talk about bonobos for which he actually said. He almost lost his job at harvard. I did great so brian. And vanessa have both worked with dr richard. And they've come up with this fantastic book. Survival of the friendliest. So welcome to the dr susan. Bloch show.
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast
"one anthropologist" Discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast
"That was. That was. Because i went on and it was all sixteen or seventeen year old girls and young men you know and i went on. Did my filthy south about an anal sex and they were all kind of people that just didn't think it was really nothing in the room but i just did it. I just all to the camera and did as if it was working. Well the minute looks really good. Exactly there was some people telling you especially into the apollo style cakes if you have an amazing gig as in the audience you've feel your fly in the audience. Clap after jokes. And you can't help it. Your face goes smock. Because you have to wait. You have to wait for the club. Those was awful on 'cause watching clapping. Something about beds agnes shit but whereas if you have a bad gig and as its together in a crap at the end of they've added on and then your homegrown. Oh i see something on this say you want to have like a quite bad to mediocre gig should have pay is trevor. Shand from bloody disgusting. 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And that is a sign of a real friend is interested in this idea that within sperm sperm the evolved to kill the sperm of so they didn't know for ages. Two kinds of spam kamikaze and cars got shorter tail and they can't fertilize snakes. Look like this byproduct. They didn't understand what they did until tests in labs they mixed together semen from different men and suddenly these kamikaze guys woke up. Started attacking the man's getters and this is where they realized that actually they were hormones are man can secrete that makes his spur more aggressive and they form if a man thinks that his partner is cheating sleeping with other men he listed. This hormone and his kamikaze wants can become like a ring around the cervix waiting for whoever comes. It's so amazing. And so obviously this is gonna for millions of years we've evolved from a kind of eight but was so interesting about. Sperm selection is that women are female ancestors used to have sex if lots of different men throughout the evening and inside her span fights and the one that created the healthiest child based on her dna. The one that makes it to the egg and all of the victorians people like darwin victorian. So the first. Darwin wish means that they will be the first anthropologist victorians people so they all of this because they didn't think that women were sexually thought that we were coy and that we would nurturing and so now scientists finding out actually in terms of history women have a whole dynamic sexuality that involves fencing lots of partners ups being attached to one which is the current model is really interesting. Look it up on internet but also in the nineteen was really late. They realize the women had anything to do with the actual reproduction. The baby so the the nineteenth century they believe the men just plan to their seed in the soil. Rubbish came up with this special women were soil. The amount planted his seed in and then the seat and then so that only men were related to their children. They did think it was anything to do. With which just why people that day. So he kept having his wife's killer because they couldn't have mayo children didn't realize that was in the sperm. Same had no idea. Yeah they had no control of that Yeah so the male sperm that decides what gender. The child is been saying. You know that. Oh maybe in greek times thought. This in the nineteenth century wasn't till they look to another. There's an egg in. There was an among killers. They thought firm was o-man the plan just grow into the baby. First of all have we benjamin button on mice. Birth giving birth. benjamin. Unless you really fancy brad pitt. A bit like having a six foot pain so fast. Is this close to science case. Say all women horse. Basically the killers closest. We have to have the because we've been hose women at definitely sexual and i think that's something that any of us would say that said fierce where we have urges and tony periods and and fantasies and his whole world going on but actually even back to our parents generation. That wasn't unacknowledged thing. And that's what's really scary is so go back even fifty years if it has oh wives were home. Desperately sexually frustrated never had an orgasm with the man that married and then she's hysterical. I wonder what's wrong with you now. Go sky forever. The idea that men would be having sex with that wife as well. We'll see but they were saying that they didn't know what to do. They were too scared they would never look at their wives naked and all of that that all of the shame around it. It's really. It's really sad because it ruin people's lives well. My wife has amazing amount. The creation of vibrators. And which i can't go to retain its good into the okay interesting. It's an interesting routine. Check it out when she does the next show. I think that it has the anytime. I realized i was going to start doing. So and more with. There's a lot of crossover between you. Me you're obsessed with a red. Do not about swimming etiquette annoying you the swimming. I am really from drive to you. Dry do dry okay. So i don't drive. I've never had that experience before of being very very irritated by bad manners by people. Slight things that you can do that make everyone have a nice time and and being only wanted to be in zone you don't want to be always conscious of other people and their bodies and it can be difficult. Why what's your thinking. Just take not obey the rules of it not working the slow medium. I could honestly do a whole podcast thing about. This is like if you're also you got to judge it by the people in the pool and all my not by your beliefs what your family says the different areas that if you've had this so if you have a gig outside of town you might go to their swimming pool. People have different speeds coaches to my mom. Lives there fast lane. It's like it's like swiss cottages slow swiss. It's called testers for us. All chester essentially the really lazy sperm and jackie. I two had had a.
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"one anthropologist" Discussed on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point
"Like with david jacobs head on the show a couple times and also kind of interleaved those interviews with a woman named mary rodwell. Have you ever heard of mary. Rodwell show show well known nice. Nice very nice person. So they're kind of going back and forth on this issue that you explore in the book of the goody versus batty evily t versus spiritual loving here to bring transformation kind of et and david jacobs. Who is it's important to know. I think if i can interject i think david jacobs and a bunch hopkins have to be understood from an atheist perspective. That's what they see. When you talk spirituality those guys it just complete they go. You're not mean there's not any of it anyway. So why even talk about it. And that's how they see it but they also have some pretty solid evidence. They bring back that. That says that i mean like david jacobs. Some people criticize him that. He's not a professional hypnotist. Well i gotta tell you as a pretty smart guy. I think he trained well enough and it sounds like his protocol was pretty good. He tried to intentionally mislead people. You know he would say okay. Now go over to the corner of the craft and they'd go. Okay wait a minute. There is no corner of crafty goes. Okay yeah that is confirming what you said anyways. I don't want to long in the story but being david jacobs. I'm interviewing mary red bull. They're going back and forth one sank. Evil batty t sense. People back rapes people which comes through again and again. I don't know how how we understand. That inside of our culture is anything other than the ultimate intrusion of our personal space and that is reported and then go to mary. Rodwell says look deeper. You know there's a spiritual thing but here's the point. David jacobs one. I'm sure is. This is a project this program. This is like as we would understand it in our world. Somebody's trying to get some shit done right. So then i go. Manic say merry. What about that long pause and she goes. Yeah well it is definitely a program. They are doing some kind of genetic manipulation that means they are doing something. There is an intention allergy to it. There is a directive to it. And so i guess i'd throw that out there and what do you think about that. We jump into that other space of other rea- you know other dimension and stuff you know. Well listen as jack valenti and other experts have said if that's the case they're very bad scientists because they have to keep doing the same experiment over and over again they want to know how reproduction reproduction works. So they take the guk. The man and woman sometimes people who know each other and make them have sex in front of the alien beings so they can understand reproduction so as one anthropologist told me for my books you don't need to do that. You just get a hygiene manual reproductions. Nothing ought to figure out to make people go through that again and again and again and to you know examine the bodies again and again through all these medical procedures that you know the experiences detail. At great length the actually describing the instruments used a. So why do they have to do it again. and again..
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"one anthropologist" Discussed on Science for the People
"The government is trying to rebuild those reservoirs and so all farmers have been kicked out and their re flooding the reservoirs but yeah i mean people were just you know. Hey it's a big area. It's a why not put a farm here. It's big areas flat. You know and the moseley waters as there when it rains. Yeah so it was a good. I mean it just looks at this point. This was the east beret The east cer- major reservoir in the downtown area and it really just looked like an indentation in the ground and You know i'm sure now you know like three or four years later. It's probably looking much better. But yeah it was farmland. And the last thing i wanted to ask about because i knew i can't keep you forever but one of the things that struck me about angkor and also cahokia And pompeii which should who did not have and that was our deep devotion to giant objects lighten pyramids and mounts and temples and that huge silver. Bean thing in chicago like why are we so into monumental architecture like when when you go to look for a city or the ruins of a city what you often find is not you know Somebody's townhouse you find a buried half buried remnants of the statue of liberty now inhabited by apes right exactly or you find like ziggurat or whatever Yes so. I mean there's a million hypotheses about why it is that people build monuments but As i mentioned earlier one of the Definitions of a city which we get from an early twentieth century anthropologist named v. Gordon child Is that it has to have monuments like so. That's kinda just built in to anthropologist view of of how this works Of how urbanization works. I was really interested in this one. anthropologist i talked to who studies the neolithic marian and she writes about Monumental texture as an expression of kind of identity crisis or just Sort of social crisis and she connects are urged to build monuments to Basically the urge to stake claim somewhere to kind of clean a piece of land as ours. so kind of acting out the same crisis that we talked about it to tell who where people are moving from nomadic life too. Sedentary life That there's this need to kind of hyperbolic assert like this is our land sea. We built the dams ziggurat And so she thinks that monumental architecture kind of comes up at different points in history when people are having an urban crisis so Tall apparently was not having this kind of urban crisis although to tell who is located very near Good beckley teppei. Which was a neolithic. Settle on yeah. It's a massive monument And it's it's older than chattel but the culture there seems to strongly influence to tahoe culture. So so she kind of thinks of beckley teppei as as this crisis made manifest and She and i talked a little bit about how Today as we're transitioning from cities to megacities Cities that are just super large Were suddenly seeing this obsession with super tall skyscrapers And she and. I were just sort of spitballing wondering like if this was the same kind of psychological crisis where people are feeling Anxious about living in cities that are so dense and so big these historically agglomerations of people and in order to kind of just express our feelings. We're building these super tall skyscrapers And other weird ass monuments And that it's really just us just kinda like working out our Our neurosis about how weird it is that we're living in these new kinds of cities that are just so bewilderingly complex and big so I love that theory. I think it's one of many many possible hypotheses. i don't think it's the only reason why we build monuments. I think there's spiritual reasons why people build monuments there's political and social reasons But it does seem. It's interesting to think about how it is an expression of of kind of sense of of not belonging and that in order to convince ourselves that we belong somewhere. We say all right. We'll just like build a giant thing and then then we know for sure that we belong there because we built that thing so instead of you know feeling your feelings you can build your feelings. Build a super tall skyscraper built the empire state building or leg build. I know yeah ziggurat or a pyramid or Like a really tall. Totem pole along the coast. The pacific coast. You know. i'm now thinking i knew. Giant corona virus monument like just a big virus spike protein. Thing i i would. Here's here's the thing is nobody's gonna wanna remember this when we're done you know what i mean like. Nobody's gonna want to see a giant spike protein ever again. It'll be opposite right like somebody will build like a giant. Let's forget about the pandemic building where nobody's allowed to wear masks and we're all just like smashed up against each other and it'll be like yay. This is our monument to not having another pandemic. We can only hope. Well thank you so much for being here and giving us so many new things to think about in the urban age. Yeah thank you so much for having me. I'm such a huge fan of the show so it's really fun to get to be on. Finally it is an honor to have you You can find out more about emily new. It's and their book. Four law cities a secret history of the urban age at our website. Science for the people dot ca. You know where that is and if you haven't yet you could subscribe. You.