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Episode 120 – Identity Crisis

Who are we really? That is the question Jordan poses relative to the prevailing culture in the state in which Bobby resides. Is Bobby having an identity crisis? You be the judge.

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Referenced in the Podcast

Correction: The territorial capital of Utah was Fillmore until 1856.


  1. I play the radio
    I play the radio March 28, 2023

    “Well, it’s been nice knowing ya”
    “Alright everybody, take care, and we’ll see you next time “

  2. Dr Nick Riviera
    Dr Nick Riviera March 28, 2023

    The LDS teachings I grew up with around Eve and the Fall were a real source of cognitive dissonance for many. Several books have been written about that subject… All trying to reconcile why disobedience to God was really a good thing, and splitting hairs over the difference between “sin” and “transgression,” and many other mental gymnastics. All great practice for justifying almost anything, like creating phony shell companies to hide an enormous pile of money, for example.

  3. Les
    Les March 29, 2023

    Back to ChatGPT, re: climate change on Venus. The final sentence in the second to last paragraph is particularly illuminating.

    Climate change on Venus is quite different from what we experience on Earth. Venus is a neighboring planet of Earth, but it has a very different climate due to a runaway greenhouse effect that has caused extreme heating and a very dense, carbon dioxide-dominated atmosphere.

    The atmosphere of Venus is composed primarily of carbon dioxide, with smaller amounts of nitrogen and trace amounts of other gases. This atmosphere traps heat from the Sun, leading to surface temperatures that are hot enough to melt lead – over 460 degrees Celsius (860 degrees Fahrenheit).

    It is believed that the warming of Venus’ surface is due to a process called the “runaway greenhouse effect.” The greenhouse effect is a natural process that helps to keep the Earth’s temperature within a range that is comfortable for life. However, on Venus, the process has gone out of control, with the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere leading to a positive feedback loop of ever-increasing temperatures.

    The surface temperature of Venus has been rising steadily over time, with some estimates suggesting that it has increased by as much as 30 degrees Celsius (54 degrees Fahrenheit) in the last few decades. This is likely due to a combination of natural climate variability and human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, which can contribute to the warming of Venus’ atmosphere.

    In summary, climate change on Venus is caused by a runaway greenhouse effect, which has resulted in extreme heating and a dense, carbon dioxide-dominated atmosphere. This makes Venus an extreme example of the potential consequences of greenhouse gas emissions on Earth.

  4. Les
    Les March 29, 2023

    The prompt for climate change on Venus was: “tell me about climate change on Venus”

  5. Dr Nick Riviera
    Dr Nick Riviera March 29, 2023

    So climate change on Venus is because of my gas guzzling carbonmobile. That’s fantastic.

  6. TBM
    TBM March 29, 2023

    1:43 “make friends with the mammon of unrighteousness “. One of the most perplexing parables until someone showed me Interrogatio Iohannis.

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