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War of Ideas

Join Cody Cimbal in discussing the important topics and issues about society, science, religion, morals, and technology.

Cody received a degree in biochemistry and chemistry from Macaulay Honors College.

Feb 7, 2024

The rise of envy from social media and the rise of individualism are having downstream effects on how we view the people around us and what goals we set for ourselves. Always looking out for number one is good for us in some respects but can make us feel lonely and rudderless.

Books referenced - Generations by Jean...

May 29, 2023

"The progressive among us want our society to be equal, and yet many of the selfsame people uncritically accept the notion of meritocracy, the idea that we should receive rewards consistent with our abilities. Meritocracy is a machine for creating inequality; that is its very purpose. Only the false god of "equality...

Sep 30, 2021

Why aren't we happier? We don’t always do voluntary things for enjoyment. Leisure time is spent trying to be productive or trying to keep up with the Joneses. We let somebody else's goals become our goals. Not only that, but we usually aren't connected to the present moment when we do spend our time wisely.


Apr 14, 2021

How did the problem of misinformation and disinformation get so bad? Belonging is stronger than facts.

How do we fix it?


"Extreme opinions inspire loyalty among a minority that is ultimately more valuable than the unenthusiastic approval of the whole crowd. These are unhealthy incentives. But they are powerful...

Nov 20, 2020

Attention is one of the most precious things we have. How do we make sure that we're paying attention to the things we really want? Better yet, how do we make sure the things we pay attention to are actually conducive to our happiness and well-being? Companies like Google aren't doing us any favors in figuring this...