John Siracusa and Merlin Mann try to figure out exactly how they got this way.



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#31: Backsolve From Your Urges

July 28th, 2016 · 106 minutes

This week we open on John struggling to jump through the hoops to get verified on Twitter. This leads to a discussion of the myriad ways in which abuse thrives unchecked in the absence of decisive action by Twitter-the-company. John excruciates over his now-required bio blurb.

In follow-up, several listeners are thanked and acknowledged, and Good Cop John just can't believe Merlin isn't a more strident and principled critic of "The Popcorn Trick."

The main topic is what we talk about when we talk about Evolutionary Biology. John runs through some common misconceptions, popular misnomers, and widespread errors of analogy on this mostly misunderstood topic. Merlin candidly admits that he still doesn't really understand what he doesn't understand.

Note: Since this episode was recorded, Paramount Vault appears to have pulled the Millennium Actress video from YouTube. Team RecDiffs will update if it reappears.

(Episode recorded Tuesday, July 19, 2016)

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