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
Adrian Falcone, general-purpose internet nerd
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Why this movie is the best
A great mechanism for great conversation: a collection of domain experts exploring hypotheticals.
Biological differences. Geography. Proto human language.
Memory and Learning
Plasticity. Long term memories. Retrospective fill-ins. Meta-memory.
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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