60 minutes | Aug 16th 2018

Arrogance and Ignorance

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Clancey sits down with fellow Kansan-turned-Angeleno, Trent Ubben, to deconstruct the divide in America between the "coastal elites" and the "heartlanders".   --- Show Notes NFL controversies CTE / police brutality  American Christian culture The New Testament  The telephone game of knowledge and the inevitability of subconscious spin Religion as means of understanding our purpose Heaven as beyond vs here and now. Ken Wilber (Ascenders, Descenders, evolution of consciousness) Intellect vs. Instinct Curiosity and conspiracy theories  Alternate dimensions  Creative instinct and an emotional approach to story-telling “Feeling is the truest thing." “You obtain emotional intelligence the more you work." Authenticity, Conditioning, and Essence “The mind is the matrix of all matter.” - Max Planck Solipsism  A brief aside on the word "arbitrary" How to create conversations without ‘selling out'   Tapping into "the core" of creative work False Authenticity and Brashness politics as window into human behavior the entitlement of the white majority / libertarian  the fine line between autonomy and entitlement   Religion’s decline and religious opposition to science Logic vs Faith the importance of turning inward and not getting drawn into the outer conflicts Self aware of your faults, owning what you don’t know The Humility of self-awareness / "the more self aware you are the easier it is to give someone else a break..." ---- THE IMMERSIONEER PROJECT |  With our political system in disarray, trust in media declining, cultural fractures deepening, and depression rates rising, many of us are turning inward to find some sanity in these chaotic times.  Whether we’re turning to mindfulness, meditation, or mind-expanding substances, our exploration of inner space is advancing rapidly and bringing with it profound questions about the nature of human identity and modern society. Blending insights from psychology, philosophy, science, and spirituality, The Immersioneer Project seeks to supercharge this exploration, hone our shared understanding of inner space, and deepen human dialogue in the process.  Basically, it’s as far from filtered selfies and fake news as you can get. To donate to The Immersioneer Project, please visit our paypal page or www.immersioneer.org To join the conversation on social media, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@immersioneer). Questions and comments?  Drop us a line at: podcast@immersioneer.org Thanks for being a part of The Immersioneer Project! 
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