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Ask Me Anything #13

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July 25, 2018

Questions Answered

What are your thoughts on suicide?

00:00:49June 10, 2018

What do you know about hypnosis?

00:06:12June 10, 2018

Do you see any value in being lost in thought, or is it always harmful?

00:10:12June 9, 2018

If you could acquire PhD-level knowledge of any subject other than neuroscience what would it be?

00:12:34June 8, 2018

My friend’s sister was murdered, and she claims that her faith is the only thing keeping her going. What would you say to her?

00:13:13May 26, 2018

Have you ever struggled with depression?

00:16:36May 23, 2018

Is there anyone you find intellectually intimidating? If so, why?

00:17:43June 8, 2018

You often speak of a failure of Muslims to assimilate to western society. Why should they have to assimilate?

00:24:59July 3, 2018

What do you think is the best strategy for Democrats to combat Trump and the GOP?

00:32:26May 21, 2018

Can you reflect on your two debates with Jordan Peterson in Vancouver?

00:35:25June 25, 2018

Why won’t you speak with Ta-Nehisi Coates on the podcast?

00:41:09July 3, 2018

You’ve said that it’s possible to cut through the illusion of free will. But you also acknowledge that there is a difference between voluntary and involuntary action. What is the difference in the absence of free will?

00:44:20June 8, 2018

What would constitute evidence for free will?

00:48:51May 27, 2018

What are your reading habits?

00:52:43June 8, 2018

How do you balance loyalty and honesty?

01:00:15June 26, 2018