Fight Like An Animal

Fight Like An Animal searches for a synthesis of behavioral science and political theory that illuminates paths to survival for this planet and our species. Each episode examines political conflict through the lens of innate contributors to human behavior, offering new understandings of our current crises. Bibliographies: https://www.againsttheinternet.com/ Periodic outbursts: https://twitter.com/arnold_schroder Support: https://www.patreon.com/biologicalsingularity

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h26m. Bisher sind 54 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

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Heal Like An Animal: Interview with Joshua Sylvae pt. 2


In our last discussion, Joshua described cross-species uniformities in responses to traumatic experiences, and how he works to help people access their evolved capacities for recovery. In this episode, we discuss why  our society sees such escalating levels of psychological distress and the utter discontinuity between innate human needs and the structure of the modern world...


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 2021-02-06  1h15m
 
 

Aggression, Specialization, Dysregulation, and Power pt. 1 (preview)


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The year is 2050, and I have been making this podcast for 30 years. In this episode, I continue with the themes first developed in the Biology of the Right-Left Divide, using the revolutions of the mid-2030s to illustrate how social conditions amplify innate differences. We focus on two ways the social-technological trajectory is changing us: specialization (i.e...


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 2021-01-31  3m
 
 

Group Mind pt. 3: Oxytocin Atrocities


We use religious cults as an example of extreme group psychology to make generalizations about the group dynamics that determine sociopolitical possibility. We investigate the relationship between ingroup cohesion and outgroup animosity, the oxytocin-laden war rituals of chimpanzees, the unique human developmental biology associated with social cognition, and the general neurobiology of the repetitive group dynamics we encounter.  


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 2021-01-20  1h27m
 
 

Heal Like An Animal: Interview with Joshua Sylvae pt. 1


Joshua Sylvae practices and teaches Somatic Experiencing, an approach to trauma recovery based on a cross-species understanding of behavior and its evolutionary foundations. Proceeding from the observation that many species routinely encounter mortal peril without long-term traumatization, SE facilitates the innate recovery processes that our culture of restraint impedes, placing an emphasis on the embodied aspects of the trauma response...


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 2021-01-07  1h5m
 
 

Group Mind pt. 2: Concerts, Riots, Cults


We continue to describe extreme aspects of group psychology, delving into phenomena like death from social exclusion. We examine cross-species similarities in the drive for sociality for its own sake,  discuss how certain varieties of evolutionary theory cannot account for the behaviors we observe, and how they also contribute to a culture war regarding evolutionary explanations...


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 2020-12-27  1h30m
 
 

Scientific Militant pt. 2


How scientific is science? In this episode, we further the argument that "science communication" about the ecological crisis is based on an unscientific understanding of what motivates people. Having described some of the innate components of an ecological worldview in the last episode, in this one we look at the raw empirical reality of public perceptions of climate change, the incessant liberal freakout about declining rationality, and more...


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 2020-12-06  1h16m
 
 

Scientific Militant pt. 1


Here, we try out a somewhat dreamlike new format. We will describe a problem in terms of the present day, but we will also describe the resolution of that problem from the perspective of this same podcast 30 years in the future. For the present day portion, Arnold tells his friend Evan about the failure of science communication as a strategy for saving the world, and the rich psychometric landscape that relates to ecological perspectives...


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 2020-11-29  1h2m
 
 

Group Mind pt. 1: Dancing Epidemics


We begin a series on evolved psychological mechanisms for group participation, evaluating the wild variation in behavior and belief that groups exhibit. We'll start with dancing epidemics, divine madness, possession states, culture bound syndromes, and a host of other particularly idiosyncratic forms of social contagion...


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 2020-11-18  1h26m
 
 

The Nine Elders and the Ancient Scroll: A Constitutional Crisis Comedy Special


In these difficult times, it is important to remember that no matter what we do, it should be entirely based on what the Very Powerful Magi wrote on the Ancient Scroll that they entrusted to the Nine Elders. 


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 2020-11-03  11m
 
 

GHG Removal and the Worldviews That Consider It


Movements for climate and ecological survival have largely eschewed talk of taking CO2 out of the sky. For good reason. We don't know if it will work and it shifts the focus away from ceasing the damage. However, if we have already crossed climate tipping points, it's probably a good idea to begin looking at our options: the uncertain, the dubious, and the overtly evil...


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 2020-11-03  1h57m