Hunter "Toto" Maats

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End Cultural Appropriation! Ban Banh Mi! End Pizza Now!

It is a sad fact that the white men of the world are not content to simply rape and pillage other cultures. They also want to appropriate the traditions of other cultures for...

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An Intellectual Terrorist’s Manifesto: A Guide to Non-Violent Conflict in the Age of Social Media

For the last decade, I have been trying to solve a problem most people don’t even realize exists. If you’re a non-scientist you probably believe that if scientists had...

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Ep235 – The Art of Charm: Really Mean It

Recently, I appeared on Chris Ryan’s Tangentially Speaking podcast and afterwards had a conversation with Euan Grant in the Mixed Mental Arts Facebook Group. Euan said...

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If you build a vision of a better world, people will come. And then those people will have to rebuild it better.

“There is a hidden truth in science, and it is unveiled in this book. Science is interesting when it is about us, and when it is useful to us. This is why the ideas in this...

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If You Want to Remember a Lot of Things, Ask Why.

There are two questions I get asked more than any others. How do I remember so many things? How do I speak so many languages? Don’t they all get confused? It turns out these...

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Ep234 – A Prepper’s Guide to the #Jobocalypse

With the sounds of Bryan’s offspring gently playing in the background, Bryan’s thoughts turn to how to prepare the progeny he has sired from his loins for a world of...

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The Romance of the 196 Kingdoms: If you don’t like what bad ISIS is doing, then help us build good ISIS.

Sometime after college, I stumbled on the fact that out of thousands of years of literature, there were four novels that the Chinese people had picked out as the greats. Think...

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This Saint Patrick’s Day, let’s all engage in Irish cultural appropriation!

Even when I was at college, there was a tremendous sensitivity to cultural appropriation that I didn’t understand. Growing up all over the world, I spent my time with ex-pats...

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Want To Change Your Life? Forget about Silicon Valley’s Big Data and Focus on Evolution’s Small Data.

Humanity has been promised salvation many, many times. We’ve been told that the key to our salvation is Christianity, Communism, Trickle Down Economics and an endless variety of...

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Ep233 – What Does Your Hinky Meter Tell You? Part 2

In Part 1 of “What Does Your Hinky Meter Tell You?”, Bryan and Hunter explored the controversy that the Frying Dutchman, Hunter Maats, had created in calling out Sam...