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Lee Cronin: Origin of Life, Aliens, Complexity, and Consciousness | Lex Fridman Podcast

  • Опубліковано 3 жов 2023
  • Lee Cronin is a chemist at the University of Glasgow. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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    0:00 - Introduction
    2:02 - Life and chemistry
    15:27 - Self-replicating molecules
    25:51 - Origin of life
    42:16 - Life on Mars
    47:20 - Aliens
    54:01 - Origin of life continued
    1:00:55 - Fermi Paradox
    1:10:35 - UFOs
    1:18:56 - Science and authority
    1:24:59 - Pickle experiment
    1:27:54 - Assembly theory
    2:10:53 - Free will
    2:22:08 - Cellular automata
    2:45:40 - Chemputation
    3:02:54 - Universal programming language for chemistry
    3:16:05 - Chemputer safety
    3:28:47 - Automated engineering of nanomaterials
    3:37:46 - Consciousness
    3:47:19 - Joscha Bach
    3:58:35 - Meaning of life
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  • Lex Fridman
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    Here are the timestamps. Please check out our sponsors to support this podcast.
    0:00 - Introduction & sponsor mentions:
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    - Athletic Greens: athleticgreens.com/lex and use code LEX to get 1 month of fish oil
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    2:02 - Life and chemistry
    15:27 - Self-replicating molecules
    25:51 - Origin of life
    42:16 - Life on Mars
    47:20 - Aliens
    54:01 - Origin of life continued
    1:00:55 - Fermi Paradox
    1:10:35 - UFOs
    1:18:56 - Science and authority
    1:24:59 - Pickle experiment
    1:27:54 - Assembly theory
    2:10:53 - Free will
    2:22:08 - Cellular automata
    2:45:40 - Chemputation
    3:02:54 - Universal programming language for chemistry
    3:16:05 - Chemputer safety
    3:28:47 - Automated engineering of nanomaterials
    3:37:46 - Consciousness
    3:47:19 - Joscha Bach
    3:58:35 - Meaning of life

    • savaloy666999
      savaloy666999 Рік тому +11

      Love and gratitude from The UK.

    • Mind Left-Buddy
      Mind Left-Buddy Рік тому +7

      Much Love and Respect from Vermont USA Lex. So much gratitude!

    • Cezara M.M. H2O
      Cezara M.M. H2O Рік тому +7

      Is this one of the best interviews? I just love it! Thanks for everything you are & doing! 💌

    • Matija Zorko
      Matija Zorko Рік тому

      @TimKast Podcast You sir are missing the point of this podcast.

  • Hoss Hosmer
    Hoss Hosmer Рік тому +937

    Don’t sell yourself short. This is no silly little podcast. It’s one of the most interesting podcasts that I listen to. There’s many that feel the same. Hang in there if at all possible.❤️

    • Grant Perkins
      Grant Perkins Рік тому +2

      Haaaaaa! 2m min 50 in and I'm OUT!

    • Tammy Seguin
      Tammy Seguin Рік тому +3

      @Grant Perkins I am all about manifesting. The almighty creator and his magic. I made it 20 min, reading comments.

    • Robinette
      Robinette Рік тому +12

      I listened to it in its entirety and i'd say it was most probably my favourite lex podcast.

    • Chooch Chipperson
      Chooch Chipperson Рік тому +2

      Yes or yes?🤘

    • PureMichiganDET
      PureMichiganDET Рік тому +16

      @Grant Perkins oof..if you don't enjoy it why even watch the podcast and comment? You're not a fan of science? Stop wasting your time hating because you'll never be able to get that time back. You only live once mate...make better use of your time on earth.

  • Chandrasekhar V
    Chandrasekhar V Рік тому +54

    Never paid for YT content, but this is golden. Small token of my appreciation. What a conversation!

    • Eric Graham
      Eric Graham Рік тому +8

      I felt you deserved some acknowledgement. :) That's cool to see your commitment for supporting the channel.

    • Hyzer Sozay
      Hyzer Sozay 4 місяці тому +4

      Huge. The world needs more generous people

    • Christian
      Christian 3 місяці тому +2

      Amazing! You're a very generous and thoughtful person

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      martin mcfly 2 місяці тому +1

      get youtube premium

    • Local_Brain_Error // Synaptic_Misfire_Detected
      Local_Brain_Error // Synaptic_Misfire_Detected 2 місяці тому +1

      If there ever is a channel that deserves this, it’s this one.

  • Devon Campbell
    Devon Campbell Рік тому +30

    Don’t stop brother. You’re making people better, and enriching the lives of everyone who has the chance to listen. Whenever I spend time listening to you and your guests I feel like I’m back in my college physics classes, except this time I’m enjoying myself! Sending good energy to your friends, family, and colleagues in Russia and Ukraine.

    • OlderBadboy
      OlderBadboy 10 місяців тому +3

      i wish he could clone himself and sell them to us

    • Devon Campbell
      Devon Campbell 10 місяців тому +2

      @OlderBadboy hell yeah lol

  • GriffDiddy
    GriffDiddy Рік тому +41

    Every podcast I watch my brain is exposed to another form of philosophy and I love it, the power of your platform is immeasurable. I hope this stays around for a long time.

  • Peoples Video
    Peoples Video Рік тому +9

    I was skeptical when you began this podcast-even critical. But now it has become something really valuable. You have grown with it Lex. It’s too good, my friend. Keep up the good work! You are putting something great into this world. Thank you

    • dubchile
      dubchile 11 місяців тому +1

      @Peoples video: A natural response when confronted with something or rather someone with so much to offer. My reaction was the exactly the same at first thinking "Who IS this dude?" Well, for the first 2 or 3 minutes anyhow. The rest now is History.

    • Louis Franklin
      Louis Franklin 8 місяців тому

      @dubchile ,same

  • Chris Smith
    Chris Smith Рік тому +209

    Lex, thank you for the love you bring into the world, and always stay curious, genuine, fearless... keep doing what you're doing, the world needs you and more like you! 🙏🏻

    • Glenn Younger with EnLIGHTertainment
      Glenn Younger with EnLIGHTertainment Рік тому +1

      Hey Chris, where did you find the sticker to make a donation of thanks? Is only available during a live broadcast?

    • Chris Smith
      Chris Smith Рік тому +2

      @Glenn Younger with EnLIGHTertainment yea I think it must be, it was like a super chat option (I think, but don’t recall - was a while ago) :)

    • Glenn Younger with EnLIGHTertainment
      Glenn Younger with EnLIGHTertainment Рік тому +7

      @Chris Smith Thanks, Chris. I've been clicking around and I think it was the live chat. Love this fellow's work and I want to show my appreciation, you know?

    • Jeremy Kriska
      Jeremy Kriska Рік тому +2

      @Glenn Younger with EnLIGHTertainment I'm seeing it on the same row of buttons as the like, dislike, share, etc. It's a heart with a $ sign in the middle

    • Glenn Younger with EnLIGHTertainment
      Glenn Younger with EnLIGHTertainment Рік тому +6

      @Jeremy Kriska Selective perception. It's amazing how many times my eyes skipped over that icon until you specifically pointed it out.Thank you.

  • Tyler
    Tyler Рік тому +284

    This podcast is *not* silly. You're doing really important work here, bringing on such a wide range of guests to have important and sometimes hard conversations! Thanks for all your hard work!!

    • dismalthoughts
      dismalthoughts Рік тому +5

      What's amazing to me is the absolute--not just respect--genuine interest he displays whenever people are explaining things. It doesn't seem to matter how controversial or "wacky" or whatever--everyone is treated as if their ideas are important. It's beautiful

  • Javi O.
    Javi O. 10 місяців тому +2

    Lex don't ever quit! You're a light in a very dark world and this is what people need. Anytime you think of quitting, remember your love/energy is reaching people and you're making a difference.

  • Joshua 420
    Joshua 420 Рік тому +17

    Lex, never stop. I have learned so much thru you. You have the intelligence to understand your guests and you bring it to us how we can understand. Its like they speak a different language and your the best interperator out there. Your Robot idea is great too. You know its coming whether you do it or someone else does. Go for it.

  • Denise Wadhed
    Denise Wadhed Рік тому +15

    Lex, I stoped breathing for awhile when you said that you considering to stop. You bring light to the world challenging the reality of hard questions. You bring peace to suffering minds that is able to see beyond certain levels. Thanks from of the bottom of my heart that I found you. Continue your work. Love from a county-side Swedish girl.

  • the7HoffmanGirls
    the7HoffmanGirls 3 місяці тому +8

    Lex's face got a beautiful softness and smile when he addressed the audience, the people he loves to interact with during the introduction. We love you, too, Lex.

  • Robert J.
    Robert J. Рік тому +15

    I am more than sure you will never see this, Lex. I just wanted to say thank you for all of your time. Your selfless will to go above and beyond has brought joy to countless people, myself included. You are appreciated on another level by your viewers, whether they know it or not...

  • Gema P.
    Gema P. Рік тому +155

    Take the time you need but know that you enrich our society with your presence and your work, Lex. Thank you so much for everything.

  • Brad W
    Brad W 9 місяців тому +15

    Yes, please dont ever stop the podcast. You ask great questions and make great insights. There is no other like it.

  • Grid One
    Grid One Рік тому +12

    Lex is one of my favourite podcasters now. All interesting guests and all articulate and very interesting conversations about alien life, ufos etc. Keep them coming Lex.

  • Pika So
    Pika So Рік тому +57

    Your ability to summarise and reformulate your guests' thoughts in real tim is truly incredible.

    • Xandra Fadey
      Xandra Fadey 6 місяців тому +1

      You are parrotting research that is deeply flawed. You need to balance up this garbage or you are part of the problem.

    • Pika So
      Pika So 6 місяців тому +2

      @Xandra Fadey is it a response to my comment?

    • Doughlo
      Doughlo 6 місяців тому

      @Xandra Fadey ? What exactly is flawed mr smart guy

    • Sentinel 2.0
      Sentinel 2.0 6 місяців тому +1

      @Xandra Fadey yeah, everyone here just kinda praises the topics they talk about but never comments about their thoughts on said topics

  • Fragrance Memoir
    Fragrance Memoir 4 місяці тому +2

    Lex is so humble & open minded & embracing 😌💜

  • roboMike
    roboMike 8 місяців тому +4

    Most educational and insightful podcast out there! Thank you, and keep it up!

  • I am that I am
    I am that I am Рік тому +263

    I am a very ordinary middle-aged Japanese living in Middle-East for long time. Though I don't understand the technicalities of technology in details, I am learning about the progress of science, technologies and the potential of human beings by watching your podcasts.
    I learnt the given power of human beings that transcends even science from you. Its sounds too simple to say but I think I will not give up now though many hopes were crushed. Because reaching conclusion is not at this point. Rather, it may start here and now.
    It's an honor to get to know such an amazing scientist like you through this podcast. May God bless you and your work.  My heart is with you always.

    • Ecom Masters
      Ecom Masters Рік тому +9

      Beautifully said.

    • RTTP - Right to the point
      RTTP - Right to the point  Рік тому +13

      Your English is already better than 90% of Americans

    • Eliot Zarkofski
      Eliot Zarkofski Рік тому +1

      Keep sciencing it broöther

    • girlplanetboy
      girlplanetboy Рік тому +3

      I'm an extraordinary Englishman living in Japan. Konichiwa Middle East san, genki of the desuka? I'm guessing you are no longer a salaryman working for Toyota or the like. I wish you continued betterment in the land of sando.

    • Gorgon
      Gorgon Рік тому

      Why do you live in the middle east and wich country? Just curious.

  • Brennan Daniels
    Brennan Daniels 10 місяців тому +14

    Lex, you are an inspiration to humankind. Thank you for existing. You have helped me with the daily questions of existence and I appreciate you for more than I can verbalize in a youtube comment. All the best from Alaska.

  • Mikhail Kuffel
    Mikhail Kuffel Рік тому +14

    Absolute top quality stuff! Such great work by whoever is lining up the oh so many fascinating guests for this show. Lex you are a legitimate "sense maker" in the world today but you also do such an incredible job at helping the listener to build a foundational understanding for themselves. You are cultivating a movement of goodness, intellectual curiosity, openness, and humility that I think is absolutely essential for the forward progress of humanity!! I LOVE YOU

    • Louis Franklin
      Louis Franklin 8 місяців тому +1

      Nice. I agree. We are evolving into something new. Hopefully, Better. One thing I know. The Balance will be maintained. That's ALL that I KNOW. I LOVE YOU, too.

  • speirk yamagishi
    speirk yamagishi Рік тому +32

    This is one of the best guests so far! I have never heard you pause before replying so many times, nor get "lost" as to whether or not the question was "answered." AMAZING!! Thank you both

    • Xandra Fadey
      Xandra Fadey 6 місяців тому +1

      Look at James Tour, a genuine inorganic chemist, who completely debunks Lee's rubbish.

  • Anita Peters
    Anita Peters Рік тому +10

    Love your podcast! Don’t stop, a lot of people need your insight and the insights of your guests. You ask the right questions and this makes your podcast amazing.

  • Andy Darbyshire
    Andy Darbyshire 9 місяців тому +20

    I watch lots of podcasts, I like to be educated while being entertained.
    As I listen/watch them you seem to be one of the most genuine and humble humans and are my favourite host😊
    If I want to watch something I go to your channel and just randomly select any of them

  • Sandra Studdert
    Sandra Studdert Рік тому +51

    Don’t stop Lex, I binge watch your podcasts….. so interesting!
    I’m a 75 year old woman and by my watching you, I can feel my brain expanding. My level of education….. graduated high school but I never wanted to stop learning
    Stay strong!!!!!

  • that guy
    that guy Рік тому +19

    It´s no time to let wonderful voices like yours become quiet. Don´t ever leave us, Lex. We need smart people who give us hope to be humans, and a method for thinking outside the box. We need more "What does love mean to you?" type of questions out there!!

  • Alvie Roach
    Alvie Roach 7 місяців тому +3

    You give me hope Lex. I need to know that people like you exist.

  • Nicholas Bouloukos
    Nicholas Bouloukos Рік тому +9

    Absolutely brilliant! One of the best conversations I've ever heard in my entire life. Please don't ever stop, Lex.

  • RIghteous Shift
    RIghteous Shift Рік тому +11

    Lex, I love the way you conduct interviews.
    Please don't stop. You're a cool human.

  • Ronny Jakobsson
    Ronny Jakobsson Рік тому +60

    The best podcast in the world. Please never stop. This interview was completely mind blowing and made me think out of the box. Thank you.
    The universe evolved into @leecronin to try to understand itself.

    • Louis Franklin
      Louis Franklin 8 місяців тому +2

      Synchronicity, or algorithm? Does it matter? Just glad I found you. My feeble mind can't handle another cute kitten. My poor disused brain matter was starving...thank you. Thank you. Delicious.

  • Lisa Kiefer
    Lisa Kiefer Рік тому +139

    The tightness in your throat during your heartfelt introduction echoes the devastating feeling of helplessness in this betrayal of peace. For now though, I am able to turn to your podcast and let my mind be soothed for a few hours. I know that, for now, I am extremely lucky to be living elsewhere in Europe. Your podcasts are a gift to us all and I am so sorry you are hurting Lex and hope your family and friends are safe. Much love 🕊️☮️

    NEON BUDDHA Рік тому +12

    You're one of the most authentic people I've ever had the luck to discover, I can't describe to you how much your approach and humility is cherished and loved

    • Chooch Chipperson
      Chooch Chipperson Рік тому +1

      Lex is a real ass dude 🤘👍🔥

      NEON BUDDHA Рік тому

      @tinkle tinkI fail to see your point of contention

  • Jaroslav Cech
    Jaroslav Cech Рік тому +5

    I can't believe I've actually listed to the whole 4 hours, what a great talk! Thank you Lex!

  • kon5ad
    kon5ad Рік тому +1

    For a curiosity junkies this podcast is our fix. 4 hours sounded like an overdose; it was a mellow rush and brought a steady stream of incredible mind bending wonder to the fantastical world we inhabit. I only want to say Thank You for the journey, I am truly inspired.

  • Joseph Jordan
    Joseph Jordan 7 місяців тому +2

    This is so fascinating!! I've watched it more than 4 times already and it's enlightened me every time

  • J. Curtis
    J. Curtis Рік тому +9

    Another lovely episode, very thought provoking, flowing, joyous romp...thank you both!

  • jaamaan123
    jaamaan123 Рік тому +336

    Please keep going. The world needs real conversations like these !

  • Laney H
    Laney H Рік тому +11

    Thanks so much for this. Assembly theory explains a thought I’ve not been able to explain coherently for decades. Life is localized anti-entropy.

    • YP Paq
      YP Paq Рік тому +2

      Slowing down the entropy at best.

  • Jojo Millward
    Jojo Millward 11 місяців тому +2

    You’re a new podcast discovery for me and I adore your manner and use of language. Tackling challenging emotional and moral conversations with dignity, respect and intelligence. I’m making my way through your uploads. Fantastic work. Thank you.

  • Chris Jones
    Chris Jones Рік тому +32

    I'm a huge fan of you, Lex. It was great to hear from your heart at the beginning of this podcast. My heart is with you and everyone affected by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

  • FP889
    FP889 Рік тому +25

    Lee Cronin interview was one of the best I’ve listened to. Thank you Lex. Keep it up.
    Now about Cronin: I just say he’s one of the most articulate and creative scientists I’ve come across to listen to.
    I learned a lot. That doesn’t happen often (in a good way). The conversation reminded me of the time when I was doing my PhD thesis and the thinking that went into it. Purely beautiful thoughts and imagination that comes from relentless struggle and persist of perfection.
    And most curious results.
    Thanks again.

  • Dustin Stopo
    Dustin Stopo Рік тому +1

    The conversations you have with others really help the world, whether you give your self credit for that or not. You are hugely instrumental to technology spreading. What waves will that create? Thank you, please keep going!!

  • Dennis Pack
    Dennis Pack Рік тому +56

    I have to say, Lex, this is one of the best podcasts on the internet. Thank you for stimulating my brain in a world full of nonsense. We need this.

  • John
    John Рік тому +3

    This is the only podcast I consistently watch. Its not silly, its brilliant

  • B Petrova
    B Petrova Рік тому +3

    Thank you Lex Fridman and Lee Cronin for the wonderful conversation!
    I also work on Assembly Theory but from the stand point of the Sport Science. Waiting forward for the further development of Computer Science and Neuroscience!
    I believe that we Scientists can work together for a better World!❤

  • nerd gamer
    nerd gamer Рік тому +1

    This podcast is .. freaking brilliant. This man is an old soul

  • Nuno Core
    Nuno Core Рік тому +11

    Lex, dont stop. You are an inspiration already for many viewers around the world, with the amazing guests you bring and your interesting and clever questions, you touch so many wide variety of topics that every podcast is a blast to wonder.
    Kudos from Portugal!

  • Tommy Daniels
    Tommy Daniels Рік тому +327

    “I thought about quitting this podcast for a time; but for now at least I’ll keep going.
    I love people to much, You the listener”
    -Lex Fridman
    We love you too; and thank & applaud you for your commitment to excellency and dedication to spreading knowledge!

    • Alan Robertson
      Alan Robertson Рік тому +9

      Totally agree.

    • Chris Esau
      Chris Esau Рік тому +15

      We need you Lex, quitting would let hate win, we need more love in this world, and you bring it every episode!

    • Александр Годзиковский
      Александр Годзиковский Рік тому +12

      Hate is like a disease. It spreads so quickly. We find reasons to hate one another way more better than reasons to love.

    • arisoda
      arisoda Рік тому +2

      Lex is interrupting way too long with his tangents

    • Mary LaPorte
      Mary LaPorte Рік тому +2

      Lex, you are reaching people from all walks of life. You are the role model for truth and love. Don't stop. Also, when you look into what to say about Russia, I am very interested in Putin"s attraction to the philosphor Dugan, and the connection to Bannon's same thoughts . There are so many layers to this. Do you think it is ultimately a religious/spiritual war?

  • Bart Verouden
    Bart Verouden Рік тому +1

    I happend to stumble upon this podcast, and this is the first episode I listened to. As a theoretical physicist that moved into finance after obtaining my master this episode made me question my life choices. Listening to such intelligent conversation on such fascinating topics like assembly theory with such well formulated and thought out arguments quenched a thirst I didn't know I had. Big compliments on creating such an interesting discussion!

  • Christian Jensen
    Christian Jensen 2 місяці тому

    I know I'm very late to the party, but I've been benching your podcasts lately, and I'm unbelievably grateful you didn't give up! I haven't watched the entire podcast yet, but for the past many podcasts I've listened to in the past few days, I'm incredibly humbled about your devotion to spreading the word of love and understanding! You're truly a gem to the world, and you deserve every single viewer and admiration of your guests.

  • The Path of Eudaimonia
    The Path of Eudaimonia 3 місяці тому +1

    Personally I find these podcast episodes with scientists doing groundbreaking research, and who are capable of discussing ideas, the most interesting ones. Thanks, Lex!

  • Leo Lindgren
    Leo Lindgren Рік тому +1

    Your podcast is the best thing available on the internet right now! Thank you so much ❤️

  • Justin Davis
    Justin Davis 5 місяців тому +1

    this guy's theories are incredible...
    one of the best episodes of the podcast

  • Donald Jackson
    Donald Jackson Рік тому +69

    Please keep going Lex. I can only speak for my wife, Sharon and myself. You bring such clarity and truth to so many topics of interest to us. Your podcast is successful because of your participation with your guests. Thank you for staying strong during this terrible crisis. Don Jackson, San Diego, California.

  • Garden Chick
    Garden Chick Рік тому +3

    Don’t stop!!! I just discovered your amazing podcast. You’re guests are so fascinating and your interviewing style sets you apart. Keep going please!!!

  • Gideon Davidson
    Gideon Davidson Рік тому +3

    This may be one of the best podcasts ever. The very fact you ask these questions, bringing out the details that other listeners want to hear without knowing it is what makes them special. This, along with your humility to paraphrase and appreciate your guests is a very rare skill. Most people are only interested in their own views whereas you open the door for other beings to fully express theirs. Please keep going, the universe and especially this planet with it’s stumbling confused media need you! And I wish all the best to you and your family.
    Thank you for being a human being for real!

  • Danielle Whitney
    Danielle Whitney Рік тому +4

    You are a rare shining bright light in a Time when so much darkness is being exposed I look forward to an appreciate your podcast beyond measure

  • Glenn Younger with EnLIGHTertainment

    Thank you so much for this interview. Lee Cronin lives in such a different paradigm of thought than me, I spent half my time Googling terms and the other half trying to catch up. Loved it!

  • wes C
    wes C Рік тому +8

    Amazing Discussion, thanks for turning me on to Lee Cronin. Two unique minds, so impressive to listen to. keep it up Lex, you are having some of the most intellectual and inspiring conversations of modern times.

  • snelhest
    snelhest Рік тому +157

    Noting how the "Please check out our sponsors in the description" took out two seconds of four hours worth of content. Lex, you're awesome.

    • Sean Ryno
      Sean Ryno Рік тому +3

      That's one of many privileges UAclips rockstar have that unpopular, up and coming creators don't.

    • Sean Ryno
      Sean Ryno Рік тому +7

      @Jimmy Joe I agree. If you're not paying for a product, you are the product. I pay subs to a couple content creators out there. But Lex doesn't have to pimp his sponsors. He can barely mention them and it does the trick.
      I say "privilege" with a tongue in cheek sarcasm about it. I see nothing wrong with privilege.

    • The Free Agent
      The Free Agent Рік тому +14

      The fact that he's so subtle about it actually MAKES me want to check them out because it seems more genuine

  • Easy Geeze Enlightenment
    Easy Geeze Enlightenment Рік тому +14

    I love how sincerely Lex addresses his audience before the conversation begins.

    • JohnnyZenith
      JohnnyZenith 4 місяці тому

      This guy is wonderful.

  • Leta Lucy
    Leta Lucy Рік тому

    This podcast is absolutely important to me personally. I ALWAYS derive many special ponderous funny inspiring things from every podcast of yours I listen to!!! It’s not a silly little podcast by any means. I love Lex Friedman! I tell people to give you a listen all the time. You are adding important information to those that participate in your podcast by listening. Thank you!

  • Backyard Birds Podcast
    Backyard Birds Podcast Рік тому +3

    This was my favorite conversation so far Lex. You are the man.

  • Steven Dorath
    Steven Dorath Рік тому

    Lex brother stay strong. I know that this most be a very difficult, complex and hard to understand moment for you and for most of us for that matter. Don’t stop doing what you love. We’ll get through this my friend. Love to everyone listening to this wonderful podcast.

  • Adrian Costa
    Adrian Costa Рік тому +1

    Lex is my idol. If it wasn't for him I wouldn't had chosen to study a degree in Computer Science. Him and Ivan On Tech push me to a higher level.

  • Dr Brian Keating
    Dr Brian Keating Рік тому +11

    Fabulous to see Lex and Lee together. Truly an episode to savor and sip like a fine tumbler of Talisker; both featuring fine and complex chemistry 🥃

  • Elaine Andrepont
    Elaine Andrepont 4 місяці тому

    Lee totally reminds me of my first cousins all gathered around the Christmas tree or any family gathering playing hypothetical math computational trivia for days on end, each and every year.
    I actually felt at home once again and stuck it through till the end.
    Love Lee’s fun and brilliant imagination. Probably the best teacher in the world.

  • T Alex
    T Alex 11 місяців тому

    Lex, this is the best content not only on UAclips, but the entire internet. Please don’t stop. Thank you Lex for your work.

  • Double Helix
    Double Helix Рік тому +4

    Love your podcasts.💕
    Please don’t stop.
    You have a real talent for this.
    Thank you!💕

  • Michael Kahler
    Michael Kahler Рік тому +2

    Keep up the good work Lex. Honor, Courage, Commitment. ❤️

  • szamszatan
    szamszatan Рік тому +6

    His Assembly Theory and the increasing novelty is chillingly similar to the late Terence Mckenna's theory of Novelty, and maybe even timewave zero. Amazing

    • Chooch Chipperson
      Chooch Chipperson Рік тому +1

      Ultimately there is a universal truth 👍✌️

  • Rusty™
    Rusty™ Рік тому +102

    There is a lot of pain and suffering in your eyes Lex. Please stay strong, we love you back as much as you love us.

    • APSanswer
      APSanswer Рік тому +4

      The burden of knowledge. Or perhaps a better way of saying it would be this.
      Understanding acquired Knowledge is a burden on the human ego.

    • Dom2dmountain Vendigo
      Dom2dmountain Vendigo Рік тому +2

      @APSanswer The more you know the more you realise how little you know haha

  • Heather MacGregor, RHN
    Heather MacGregor, RHN Рік тому +2

    Please go on, this is sooooo refreshing to listen to. I am expanding my brain just listening. I appreciate your generosity to release all of this on the web.

  • Elissa Parkerson
    Elissa Parkerson 10 місяців тому +1

    Your podcasts are so freaking awesome and amazing. Always interesting.

  • el⚪cin
    el⚪cin Рік тому

    Lex, you are cherished. The conversations you have with people are so, so important. please dont stop, unless you absolutely had to.

  • Christopher
    Christopher Рік тому

    Lex, You are giving us all a beautiful example of human connection at its best. The way you have of tackling the difficult stuff, understanding yourself and the contours of reality, you come to the conversations full of humility and grace. I've gained insights into the world from your podcast that have changed the way I live in it. Most importantly, I've become a better listener by watching you listen to your guests. That's huge! And I know there are others out there who would agree with me. Please keep going, Lex. You're adding so much good to our world, one connection at a time.

  • Danielle Berko
    Danielle Berko Рік тому +2

    Love your podcast. Thank you for making me think. The content is awesome. I'm sorry for you and your family and friend's pain. I hope a solution will make itself known asap but I also know you can't reason with the unreasonable. Light will ultimately defeat the dark. I know it can't happen soon enough. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • JustSomeHero
    JustSomeHero Рік тому +189

    Loved this one. “Life is the universe developing a memory.” An inspiring thought.

    • Trip4man
      Trip4man Рік тому +2

      Yeah if you want to simplify it to the limitttttt. Life, basically, is that. Particles with a memory if you will. Everything is a son/daughter of something carrying "genetic testimonies" from their ancestors ... Although we're leaving the evolution & variation aside, and that's the problem with simplifications... Humans for example are not exactly sponges or fishes like the primordial life. We did evolve and developed complex senses

    • EXISTENCE1891
      EXISTENCE1891 Рік тому +5

      Change 'memory' to consciousness

    • Christopher Kelly
      Christopher Kelly Рік тому +2

      It’s ridiculous. He says Physics has no memory. This guy is so far off the reservation it’s scary

    • applebighead
      applebighead Рік тому

      The last question

    • Trip4man
      Trip4man Рік тому +4

      @EXISTENCE1891 That's another thing... A tree is alive but it has no consciousness. So consciousness is not exactly a parameter to describe life (in my opinion)... Many many lifeforms multiply, replicate and propagate without awareness, let's say. Same thing with animals. They don't know what compassion or mathematics are for example. They operate at basic instinct levels

  • Julie Serene
    Julie Serene Рік тому

    Lex, I love the calmness in your entire person regardless of the subject. Really allows the listener to absorb more information. Thank you for the guest's as well as the content you choose to explore! Good on you my friend! Keep it up! 🗣💋

  • Phil Paisley
    Phil Paisley Рік тому

    Lex i have become very committed to your Podcast. The way you approach subjects is always thoughtful and almost spiritually. Please don't stop.

  • Rori McKinnon
    Rori McKinnon Рік тому

    Please don't quit this for some time lex, you've helped me and many others become better people.

  • IDGaming
    IDGaming 11 місяців тому

    Truly appreciate all of your videos, I've learned more watching them than anything other type of media combined. Thank you for all you do Lex, keep up the amazing work

  • Joshua Gharis
    Joshua Gharis 6 місяців тому

    Lex you are one of my favorite podcasts I only discovered you this year but I listen to you often infrequently whatever you got going on in your personal life I hope you sorted out and figure out your path because you definitely help a lot of people including myself on this path thank you for what you do brother

  • J Mitch
    J Mitch Рік тому +82

    Lex, I could feel the pain in your words at the opening of this, I can’t pretend to understand what you are going through personally right now, but I can tell you that you have been an inspiration and what you are doing has great value, please don’t give up on it, and don’t let the bastards get you down!

  • chuglyc
    chuglyc Рік тому

    This “silly” little pod cast gets me through the rough spots brother. Thank you so much for doing it. You are a beautiful person.

  • Swirlin Ember
    Swirlin Ember Рік тому

    When you model two people having a respectful back and forth dialogue you are giving an extremely important gift to the world. As opposed to where impatience and debate become a normal way of having a verbiage interaction leaving people feeling lonely and ruled over. Your conversations create rather than tear down. We need this. Thank you so much.

  • emi
    emi 7 місяців тому

    This was so fascinating. I want to study synthetic biology or something related when I finish my genetics degree. I just discovered this podcast recently, i'm looking forward to listening to many more episodes. I like how some of them are several hours long and you can have proper full conversations rather than trying to get them down to half an hour or an hour or something arbitrarily

  • Joaquín Herrero Pintado
    Joaquín Herrero Pintado Рік тому +1

    Please, don't quit. You are a source of inspiration for me and, I'm quite sure, for many people. Your podcast is awesome.

  • Farah A.
    Farah A. Рік тому

    Don't stop your podcasts, please. You've helped me a lot over this past year, and I would hate if you stop sharing your thoughts and words. 🧡 If you ever need to talk with someone, please email me. I have family in Iran so I understand when something horrific is happening in the motherland and you can't do anything. But whether you know it or not, you help us all with your podcasts. "No matter how hard it gets, stick your chest out, keep your head up, and handle it." - Tupac Shakur🧡

  • Enter the Bully
    Enter the Bully Рік тому +32

    Don't quit this podcast my dude. Much love and respect for you always putting your cards on the table, and wearing your heart on your sleave. You bring so much positivity to the world, and are fighting the good fight. Eternally appreciated my brother

  • daniella paterson
    daniella paterson 10 місяців тому +10

    Keep doing what you do your lovely to listen too your voice is so calming and good subjects you speak so beautifully remind me slightly of bright eyes 🥴 my fav artist lol , well I love listening to this pod cast and enjoy quantum physics learning so much ❤️

  • Valentine Anochili
    Valentine Anochili Рік тому

    We love you Lex, we need this content for the furtherance of humanity. Thank you for all your very hard work.

  • t0nberry
    t0nberry Рік тому +2

    Don't quit Lex! You're the amazing one

  • lefrif houssam
    lefrif houssam 9 місяців тому +1

    i had a panic attack recently and went completely mental to the point i was completely gone crazy, that little voice that speaks in my head became quiet and there was only me, and in my trip for some reason my mind kept feeding me this sentence " i am life discovering the universe itself with all possibilities through time ", it was such a strong experience, i was aware but completely gone, it got so bad that it took me 3 days to remember what is reality and to convince myself that i was being delusional all the time, but damn, i felt that every second was like a eternity because i would, in my delusion, start breaking down every second that passes by and deconstruct every aspect of reality, as in time passing, emotions i am having and what is my mind thinking.
    because every second passed like an eternity (literally) when i came back to sanity, my understanding of emotions changed so much, i felt that every emotion is something we chose to carry from one moment to another, and we carry it to remember something we want to remember, but worse i realized so much of what brought me pain in my life, are emotions that we want to forget but still chose to carry just so we dont feel them again which is the funny thing, we are so afraid that we would rather chose to remember that fear just so the next time we might be in that situation, we can evade it, so when i comeback to sanity, i realized i no longer need to hold to these emotions as i am the one in control of what to feel in the next moment.
    it changed me

  • Ollie Beumkes
    Ollie Beumkes Рік тому

    Thank you for your videos Lex! Please don't stop in this time of human stupidity and confusion your intellectual discussions are Far and Few between! You are a source of sanity and I appreciate all you do for all of Us!

  • Philip Giacalone
    Philip Giacalone Рік тому +122

    Lex: Please, please continue your podcast. Your podcast gives me hope, while it is also always enjoyable and educational. What you do is so valuable, so unique and so needed. I hope you continue.

    • Y Brueckner
      Y Brueckner Рік тому

      Even doggies live Lex!?!?!

  • yourboy
    yourboy Рік тому

    Love you Lex, you are important to this community! You have a purpose! ❤️
    We all have a purpose, love you guys!

  • Travis Gregory
    Travis Gregory 10 місяців тому

    You are one of my only inspirations in life currently Lex. We need you, don't doubt that for a second. Bringing actual unbiased content from all sides. How society should be allowed to see things.

  • Michael Negenman
    Michael Negenman Рік тому

    Pains me to hear how heavy your heart is for those back home. To the point that it's weaning on your motivation to put out he podcast that I, and I'm positive that you as well, hold so dearly. I hope for the best for you and those closest, stay strong brother.