What we're about

This group is for anyone who has an interest in ideas or individuals related to the Intellectual Dark Web (IDW) such as Jordan Peterson, Joe Rogan, Ben Shapiro, Christina Hoff Sommers, Dave Rubin, Sam Harris and more.

The purpose of the group is to bring together people in the Chicago area who are interested in open, honest and respectful discourse, with an emphasis on topics relating to freedom of speech and political correctness. Together, we aim to foster a community of individuals with varying perspectives on politics, religion and morality, who all value open, honest discussion of said topics, thus creating an intellectual and social outlet for all freethinking individuals in the Chicago area.

For background about the IDW, Rebel Wisdom has put together a great documentary (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKeMIWVOnbo) on its origins. Also below are links to some of the most important podcasts and sites created by the IDW.

Joe Rogan Experience (http://podcasts.joerogan.net/)

Rubin Report (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJdKr0Bgd_5saZYqLCa9mng)

Rebel Wisdom (https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/)

Quillette (https://quillette.com/)

Making Sense with Sam Harris (https://samharris.org/podcast/)

Ben Shapiro Show (https://www.podcastone.com/the-ben-shapiro-show)

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Homo Deus - A Brief History of tomorrow - Part 1

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This is a topic discussion of the Book Homo Deus, you do not have to read the book to join. I have also added some Youtube videos of the chapter breakdown as well as a discussion from the Author, we will be discussing this book in three parts and include youtube resources for people that do not have time.

Homo Deus:

https://www.penguin.com.au/book-clubs/2702-homo-deus-book-club-notes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ChHc5jhZxs

Part 1:
the new Human Agenda
https://unearnedwisdom.com/chapter-1-the-new-human-agenda-homo-deus/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mblHOelcoG8

You may also find the complete Audiobook on Hoopla or Libby app depending on your library.

The Anthropocene
https://unearnedwisdom.com/chapter-2-the-anthropocene-homo-deus/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVY1Kkx8vqg

The Human Spark
https://unearnedwisdom.com/chapter-3-the-human-spark-homo-deus/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHe3rfLrm_c

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The Journal of controversial Ideas

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A few weeks ago Sam Harris had a discussion with Peter Singer, Francesca Minerva, and Jeff McMahan on a new journal they will have launched on controversial topics hence the title.
In the coming weeks we would like to cover some of the readings being published but for this week, we would like to discuss, what controversial ideas or controversial ideas do you think you have? why do you think it is important? and how do we present them to be more palatable to the everyone.

Below is the link to Sam Harris discussion on Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MzGIL8oCdU

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