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#11 - Debating Existential Risk with Mauricio Baker

September 16, 2020 Ben Chugg and Vaden Masrani
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#11 - Debating Existential Risk with Mauricio Baker
Sep 16, 2020
Ben Chugg and Vaden Masrani

Vaden's arguments against Bayesian philosophy and existential risk are examined by someone who might actually know what they're talking about, i.e., not Ben. After writing a critique of our conversation in Episode 7, which started off a series of blog posts, Mauricio Baker kindly agrees to come on the podcast and try to figure out who's more confused. Does Vaden convert?

Mauricio Baker studies political science, economics, and philosophy at Stanford University. He is one of the organizers of the Stanford Effective Altruism group and the Stanford Existential Risks Initiative.

We apologize for the long wait between this episode and the last one. It was all Vaden's fault.

Hit us up at [email protected]!

Note from Vaden:  Upon relistening, I've just learned my new computer chair clicks in the most annoying possible way every time I get enthusiastic. My apologies - I'll work on being less enthusiastic in future episodes.  

Second note from Vaden: Yeesh lots of audio issues with this episode - I replaced the file with a cleaned up version at 5:30pm September 17th. Still learning... 

Show Notes

Vaden's arguments against Bayesian philosophy and existential risk are examined by someone who might actually know what they're talking about, i.e., not Ben. After writing a critique of our conversation in Episode 7, which started off a series of blog posts, Mauricio Baker kindly agrees to come on the podcast and try to figure out who's more confused. Does Vaden convert?

Mauricio Baker studies political science, economics, and philosophy at Stanford University. He is one of the organizers of the Stanford Effective Altruism group and the Stanford Existential Risks Initiative.

We apologize for the long wait between this episode and the last one. It was all Vaden's fault.

Hit us up at [email protected]!

Note from Vaden:  Upon relistening, I've just learned my new computer chair clicks in the most annoying possible way every time I get enthusiastic. My apologies - I'll work on being less enthusiastic in future episodes.  

Second note from Vaden: Yeesh lots of audio issues with this episode - I replaced the file with a cleaned up version at 5:30pm September 17th. Still learning...