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These Vibes are Too Cosmic

Aug 1, 2021 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

With Brian

Your Weekly WPRB Science Show!

The Computer Simulation Show

Putting your consciousness inside a computer is very, very hard

These Vibes are Too Cosmic
10:01 AM
Jeff Snyder - Happy Swing
Jeff Snyder Happy Swing Jeff Snyder
These Vibes Theme Song S/R 2016
10:02 AM
YPY - Mild Mind Bending
YPY Mild Mind Bending
Zurhyrethm EM 2016
Japan
10:08 AM
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Show intro: Happy August / delta variant news

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/delta-variant-...

10:16 AM
Angkanang Khunchai - Tang Wai Song Chai Thung Thahan (Tang Wai, My Beloved Soldier)
Angkanang Khunchai Tang Wai Song Chai Thung Thahan (Tang Wai, My Beloved Soldier)
Never Forget Me EM 2016
10:21 AM
Sophie - Faceshopping
Sophie Faceshopping SOPHIE
Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides MSMSMSM / Future Classic 2018
10:26 AM
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Three-way arms race between caterpillars, parasitic wasps and viruses

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/07/deadly-vir...

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10:34 AM
Dereck Higgins - CV
Dereck Higgins CV Dereck Higgins N
Future Still FPE Records 2021
10:38 AM
Gamelan Sekar Tunjung - Ketawang Angleng, laras slendro, patet sanga
Gamelan Sekar Tunjung Ketawang Angleng, laras slendro, patet sanga Gamelan Sekar Tunjung
The Music of K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat Creative Music Productions 1990
10:43 AM
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The Oddo-Harkins rule: what makes some elements more common than others?

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10:55 AM
Lena Raine - In the Mirror
Lena Raine In the Mirror Lena Raine
Celeste (Original Soundtrack) Radical Dreamland 2018
11:04 AM
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Heatwaves in Greenland and the Big Melt

https://phys.org/news/2021-07-heatwave-massive-gre...

11:14 AM
Los Corraleros de Majagual - Ocho Dias
Los Corraleros de Majagual Ocho Dias Los Corraleros de Majagual
Coleccion de Oro Vol. 2 Discos Fuentes 2015
11:17 AM
The Orange Peels - Mindego Hill
The Orange Peels Mindego Hill The Orange Peels N
Celebrate the Moments of Your Life Minty Fresh 2021
11:19 AM
Nuns from Jangchub Choeling Nunnery - Gaden Lhagya
Nuns from Jangchub Choeling Nunnery Gaden Lhagya
The Rough Guide to the Music of the Himalayas World Music Network 2006
11:24 AM
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Computer simulations: what they can do and why they are hard

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11:42 AM
Malouma - Rafi
Malouma Rafi Malouma
Dunya Marabi 2003
11:46 AM
Seneca Tribe & Herbert Dowdy, Sr. - Alligator Dance
Seneca Tribe & Herbert Dowdy, Sr. Alligator Dance
Songs of Earth, Water, Fire and Sky: Music of the American Indian New World Records 1976
11:49 AM
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Exomoons are now evidenced with real-life images

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/tiny-dot-exomo...

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Littering with plastic microfibers from your clothes and out your washing machine

https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/reduce-lau...

11:58 AM
Sofia Kourtesis - Dakotas
Sofia Kourtesis Dakotas Sofia Kourtesis
Fresia Magdalena - EP Technicolour 2021
Chat is archived.
Brian (host) 10:04:14 AM
A very happy Sunday to everyone out there, listening or not!
Richard from Rocky Hill 10:57:54 AM
Hello Brian, and thanks for the tutorial on the significance of odd numbers of protons and neutrons in elements for their abundance or scarcity. That's what I love about your show and WPRB in general -- even the "odd" info and music are valuable! LOL
Brian (host) 10:59:28 AM
Hi Richard! Thanks for tuning in. I try to be as odd as possible without being completely unintelligible... Hopefully the balance is right! If we are the oddest radio station around, I think we're doing our job
Richard from Rocky Hill 11:27:03 AM
Yes!
Richard from Rocky Hill 11:46:18 AM
A question for which the answer may be too large for a chat window (or your time as a multi-tasking host LOL): The people who speculate we may actually be living inside a gigantic commuter simulation (probably created by a fantastically advanced alien civilizaton) ... What indications do they have that this could be true? I'm not asking What proof? I'm asking what indications, what suggestions, leasd them to ask this question?
Shri Amin 11:51:06 AM
@SERIOUS_CACTUS WHEN THE SNAKE EYES IS A COMIN' I BE THERE
Shri Amin 11:52:10 AM
@SERIOUS_CACTUS BILLION SIMULATION IS BILLION CACTUS
Richard from Rocky Hill 11:58:20 AM
Thanks for replying to my question re: speculating our world is an incredible alien intelligence's computer simulation. If the proponents suggest that there'd be so many of such simulations that, odds are, we'd have to be one of them, reminds me of Anshelm's argument for the existence of God: God is a being such that a greater being than God can't be imagined (or exist). If God did NOT exist, God would NOT be the greatest thing/being that could be imagined. Therefore, God MUST exist, odds are.
Richard from Rocky Hill 11:58:43 AM
Obviously, I don't accept either argument on either question!
Richard from Rocky Hill 11:59:09 AM
Thanks for another outstanding show!
Brian (host) 12:01:04 PM
@Richard I agree that these arguments are indistinguishable at the root... interesting point! Thank you for listening!
Brian (host) 12:02:15 PM
@Shri I look forward to waking up as a cactus, learning it's been dreaming my life the whole time