The Man From Earth (feat. Adrian Falcone, Nerd) : Episode 41

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The Man From Earth

What: One of our favorite movies! A really interesting extended thought experiment.
Directed by: Richard Schenkman
Starring: David Lee Smith, Tony Todd, John Billingsley

Featuring guest co-host
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Adrian Falcone, general-purpose internet nerd

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Show Notes


Jerome Bixby’s final, lifelong work. A bittorrent success story. The Man From Earth: The Series

Why this movie is the best

A great mechanism for great conversation: a collection of domain experts exploring hypotheticals.

Human Evolution

Biological differences. Geography. Proto human language.

Memory and Learning

Plasticity. Long term memories. Retrospective fill-ins. Meta-memory.

Immortal Biology

Regeneration. Disease. Scarring and cancer.

Nasty, Brutish, and Short

Living through humanity’s violent past. Adjusting to the current morality. Old fashioned ways.

Danger and Risk

Micromorts. Judging risk and how to live life when you’re immortal.


I’m going home to watch some Star Trek for a dose of sanity.

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