Message from Myndrian in Literature Club #general

2018-12-29 21:32:01 UTC  

Aaahhh no problem my fellow brother.

2018-12-29 21:32:57 UTC  

I just bought some of the list today, I’m behind since I just joined recently but I got 10,000 year explosion by Gregory Cochran and A troublesome Inheritance by Nicholas Wade

2018-12-29 21:33:11 UTC  

I’m excited. Started 10,000 year explosion already. It’s fascinating

2018-12-29 21:36:09 UTC  

So far it’s talking about . . . . even if we are separated for 3,000 years from other populations sometimes the selective pressure can be 100x stronger so effectively it can be 300,000 years of evolution compared to other rates of change.

2018-12-29 21:40:06 UTC  

Historically I've done better

2018-12-29 21:41:14 UTC  

@Myndrian sounds interesting. I'll have to add that to my list. Have you checked out the revolutionary phenotype from JFG?

2018-12-29 21:43:37 UTC  

@AidanGillen What app is that?

2018-12-29 21:44:45 UTC  

@AidanGillen I saw him announce it and have been following JFG. Is it good? I haven’t bought it yet

2018-12-29 21:45:16 UTC  

@AidanGillen apparently it’s pretty bold right. A solid theory of the origins of life etc

2018-12-29 21:45:34 UTC  

@Hakujin - CA its goodreads dot com

2018-12-29 21:46:58 UTC  

@Myndrian so far I've only read the first chapter but I'm very compelled by the premise. And I bought some as gifts to support /ourfrenchman/ lol its shorter than I would have thought at like 150pages but its denser than most popsci books

2018-12-29 21:47:01 UTC  


2018-12-29 21:48:38 UTC  

The idea of RNA being hijacked by DNA is such a premise on it's own that deserves some sort of award.

2018-12-29 21:48:44 UTC  

@AidanGillen I’ll have to definitely pick it up soon, JFG is awesome

2018-12-29 21:48:56 UTC  

So that’s the theory right? The first origin of life was RNA?

2018-12-29 21:49:18 UTC  

Or some primitive form. I watched him explain it but it went over my head

2018-12-29 21:50:02 UTC  

Well the book is more focused on replicator self interest rather than all cells as self interest. I'd also watch his debate with Vegangains(iirc) about vegetarianism. It's actually a good primer to his way of thinking

2018-12-29 21:52:42 UTC  

Ya I love JFG cause he really is a scientist

2018-12-29 21:52:56 UTC  

He bases his thinking primarily off biological sciences and gives it a lot of rigor

2018-12-29 21:53:20 UTC  

I saw him critique the hell out of Richard Dawkin’s talk with Bret Weinstein

2018-12-29 21:54:03 UTC  

I really want to get the Evolution channel popping with more discussion

2018-12-29 21:58:13 UTC  

I'll have to find that Dawkins talk. Sounds interesting

2018-12-29 22:00:12 UTC  

@Myndrian check out some of the papers posted in <#393251982258995201>

2018-12-29 22:03:26 UTC  

@Nemets ok ty

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2019-01-02 02:40:25 UTC  

Funniest part of the book imo

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2019-01-02 19:02:09 UTC  

Just saw the announcement. That's amazing. I'll be sure to schedule an off day at work to attend.

2019-01-03 07:11:57 UTC  

It's a Sunday, so hopefully you don't usually work those days anyway.

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2019-01-05 13:48:04 UTC  

You guys are all set!

@Volkmom @Deleted User @Nicolas Meski

2019-01-06 18:13:45 UTC  

When amazon finally realizes what you’re really interested in lol

2019-01-06 18:14:20 UTC  

They are on to you

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Hello all, glad to be here.