Month: January 2018

The Orange Belt

There Is No Escape From Tribalism The Orange Belt At first glance, people from other tribes can seem so different. This is the Orange Belt of Mixed Mental Arts: Although our cultural software has evolved a lot over the last 10,000 years, our hardware has changed little. Our hardwired intuitions are those that allowed our hunter-gatherer ancestors to survive. We relied on tribes to survive and so got very good at tracking relationships within our tribes. All animals have a naturally stable group size. For humans, it’s about 150. This is known as the Dunbar Number. Go any higher,...

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The Yellow Belt

Culture Binds and Blinds The Yellow Belt In the White Belt, you started to see the the interwoven cultures around you; the knowledge, beliefs, art, morals, laws, customs, and all other aspects and habits of a group. Culture isn’t a problem.  It’s the glue that allows human beings to survive in the world, physically, mentally, and emotionally.  What can be a problem as Thomas Sowell points out in Black Rednecks and White Liberals, is not understanding the cultures that affect you. “No one chooses which culture to be born into or can be blamed for how that culture evolved...

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The White Belt

What Is Your Culture? The White Belt This is the place to begin the journey: learn who you are, see what influences you, and grow. Just like entering a Mixed Martial Arts dojo, we enter knowing that we know nothing. Along our own path of Mixed Mental Arts, we have found mental tools to refine our thinking and improve our intelligence. The belt system is us sharing what we’ve found. These concepts work together, each building on the next.  Study and apply them; they are Mental Arts designed to help you when grappling with life’s complex problems. Come join...

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Ep 306 Supplement – Federalist No. 1: The Mother of All Podcasts

To the People: AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficiency of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America. The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the existence of the UNION, the safety and welfare of the parts of which it is composed, the fate of an empire in many respects the most interesting in the world. It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the...

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  • Idea Quickie 2: Making Smart Funny February 18, 2018
    Bryan and Hunter are alone together agian for some nice idea sex. They discuss the recent descent of the Emperor on the Washington DC and how he's incorporating his Mixed Mental Arts into his new standup. He is a true master of his craft, as the elves will tell you. Don't forget to go to https://mixedmentalarts.online/ and […]
  • Ep 316 Mosaics of Reality Part 2: Spiros Michalakos and Ed Solomon February 16, 2018
    At the end of last week's podcast, a man named Spiros walked in. Then he blew everyone's mind. Spiros has been on the podcast before, and if you've listened to those episodes (129, 142, 236, 237, 247) you know what's in store. But the rabbit hole never ends when you're talking to a quantum mathematician […]
  • Special Release! The Drunken Taoist Practices Mixed Mental Arts February 15, 2018
    Daniele Bolelli and Rich Evirs again sat down with Hunter, and this time Michael Brooks tagged along. They talk about everything. Mentioned is Bolelli's book, "How to Create Your Own Religion."  Don't forget to support us on Patreon and use our Amazon Affiliate if you like our website. The Amazon money goes to support Bryan […]
  • Ep 315 Mosaics of Reality Part 1: Ed Solomon February 11, 2018
    Ed Solomon is a screenwriter. He worked on Lavern and Shirley, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, and his latest work is with Steven Soderbergh on a show called Mosaic. Ed discusses the creative process, how to go along to get along, and when that doesn’t cut it anymore. Go watch Mosaic on Amazon or HBO. […]
  • Ep 314 Saving the Republic: Lawrence Lessig February 8, 2018
    Lawrence Lessig ran for President of the United States in 2016. He lost, and we got Donald Trump instead. Lessig is a Harvard Law professor whose book, "Republic Lost" outlines exactly how the swamp in Washington DC got so swampy to begin with. Go to lessig.org for more information. Don’t forget to support us on […]

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