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Org missions rant Sarah Haider



Thought this clip from Sara Haider re: her experience in non-profit sector and her personal viewpoint intersecting to believe that organizations really need to focus on the ONE thing they are doing, and not fold in the social justice cause du jour.

timestamped: https://pca.st/episode/d2bbe267-677f-4ecc-9177-f8d388ea7d1b?t=4104

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Black Death -> Autoimmunity



Interesting discussion in this time-stamped link about black death as a forcing function driving selection effects for overly active immune systems (why we have so much autoimmunity):

https://pca.st/episode/a8480134-d4f4-4587-8a9b-0cc2d60d1624?t=1828

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8% of historical humanity exists now



ChatGPT tells me it’s hard to estimate but if it must the total number of people who have ever lived on earth is around 100 billion.

The current world population is ~8 billion.

8% of humans to ever exist are currently alive.

Are we contributing 8% of civilizational (or individual) progress?

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Excellent anecdote re: digital market distortions



Anyone know how to link in a specific audio clip from a podcast episode? The timestamps in the link are not honored in how WordPress picks up the link.

Nevertheless, check out 15m30s to 16m30s here from Ross Roberts:

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War on the Rocks recco



Such a good podcast find earlier this summer. Not too late to jump in to get your Ukraine war updates:

https://warontherocks.com/category/podcasts/war-on-the-rocks/

For example this week:

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