The Evolution of Consciousness - Part 2
Evolution Talk
by Rick Coste
17h ago
Do our thoughts serve a purpose, or are they just a byproduct of something deeper? Consciousness studies bridge the realms of philosophy and science. Are we truly aware, or is it all just an illusion? Please consider becoming a show Patron to help keep new episodes coming! Evolution Talk is also a book! You can find links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and others on the front page of EvolutionTalk.com, or call your local bookstore and ask them to order a copy.   Music in this Episode Horn Haze by Podington Bear, License (CC BY 3.0): Artist website: soundofpicture.com Gentle Hear ..read more
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The Evolution of Consciousness - Part 1
Evolution Talk
by Rick Coste
2w ago
In this episode, we delve into the mysterious world of consciousness, a mystery that resides within the depths of our minds. We'll explore the physical and philosophical theories of consciousness, from the brain's intricate processes to the elusive concept of qualia.  Please consider becoming a show Patron to help keep new episodes coming! Evolution Talk is also a book! You can find links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and others on the front page of EvolutionTalk.com, or call your local bookstore and ask them to order a copy.   Music in this Episode Caterpillar Tunnel by P ..read more
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AI - The Next Step
Evolution Talk
by Rick Coste
1M ago
In this episode, we dive deep into the astounding journey of technological evolution, from the Wright brothers' inaugural flight to humanity's giant leap on the moon, and onto the revolutionary frontiers of AI with ChatGPT. Let's contemplate AI's potential to become a new form of life, pondering its future impacts and the ethical dilemmas it presents.  Evolution Talk is also a book! You can find links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and others on the front page of EvolutionTalk.com, or call your local bookstore and ask them to order a copy. Figure & Open AI Collaboration: Vide ..read more
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Exploring the Depths of Evolutionary Psychiatry Part 2
Evolution Talk
by Rick Coste
1M ago
In this episode, we continue our exploration into the realm of evolutionary psychiatry, a field that seeks to understand the ancient roots of our modern mental health challenges. Are mental disorders "glitches" in our evolutionary programming, where ancient survival strategies may not align with contemporary societal demands? Evolution Talk is also a book! You can find links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and others on the front page of EvolutionTalk.com, or call your local bookstore and ask them to order a copy. Music in this Episode Memory Wind by Podington Bear, License (CC BY 3 ..read more
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The Foundations of Evolutionary Psychiatry Part 1
Evolution Talk
by Rick Coste
2M ago
Let's dive deep into the fascinating world of Evolutionary Psychiatry, building on our previous exploration of Evolutionary Psychology (from 100 episodes ago!). In that episode we compared the brain to an information processing device shaped by eons of evolution? Today, we venture further from the shore, exploring how our mental software, which evolved for ancient challenges, copes in our modern world. We'll unravel the mysteries of mental disorders through the evolutionary lens, questioning why traits beneficial in our past might be problematic today.    Music in this Episode Memo ..read more
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Evolution Talk Needs Your Help
Evolution Talk
by Rick Coste
2M ago
The "Evolution Talk" podcast needs your help! I have some great ideas for the show and for continuing to bring you free content. The truth is that the expense of keeping the show active and producing new episodes has become prohibitive.   I’ve researched different funding options, including Kickstarter, sponsorships, and grants for science education.   I’ve settled on a Patreon. This will enable me to plan for the next season.   More information about how you can help support the show is at EvolutionTalk.com/Support . You can also go directly to Patreon.   In the meant ..read more
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2 New Projects
Evolution Talk
by Rick Coste
4M ago
I wanted to tell you about a couple of projects I have underway outside of the world of science that may interest some of you. One is a podcast, and the other is a YouTube channel, which may turn into a podcast. I’ll start with the podcast, and that is Introvert’s Almanac. I recently launched this show to talk about the introvert experience, some tips, a bit of advice, and the science behind it (so I guess there’s a bit of science involved). If you’re an introvert or have a friend or family member who is, please share this with them.  The other project is an extension of a hobby of mine ..read more
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The Case of the Missing Chromosomes
Evolution Talk
by Rick Coste
4M ago
Our story starts with cells.  Not our cells but the cells of our closest relatives.  The great apes. Within the nucleus of their cells the great apes have 24 chromosome pairs.  We have 23 pairs.  If we share a common ancestor, what happened to the missing chromosomes? Evolution Talk is also a book! You can find links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and others on the front page of EvolutionTalk.com, or call your local bookstore and ask them to order a copy.   Music in this Episode Firefly by Podington Bear, License (CC BY 3.0): Artist website: soundofpicture.c ..read more
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About Those Fingerprints
Evolution Talk
by Rick Coste
5M ago
When it comes to personal IDs, we have many.  There’s your driver’s license, passport, online username, among other human-made forms of proving who you are.  Then there are those that nature gave you that’s yours and yours alone.  Like your DNA. And then there are your fingerprints.  Other than leaving incriminating evidence behind if you’ve committed a crime and weren't careful enough to wipe them away or wear gloves, what are fingerprints good for? Evolution Talk is also a book! You can find links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and others on the front page of Evo ..read more
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What's Old is New Again
Evolution Talk
by Rick Coste
6M ago
Attics aren’t the only places you’ll find old secrets from the past, begging to be rediscovered or let out. You have them in you as well. I’m not talking about the the type of secrets you keep to yourself and only tell close friends. I’m talking about those like the ones you’ll find in old attics.  Secrets you don't even know are there.  These secrets are locked in your DNA. Every once in a while, those secrets come back to haunt us. Evolution Talk is also a book! You can find links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and others on the front page of EvolutionTalk.com, or call you ..read more
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