Do advanced civilizations exist? Can psychedelics help us better understand ourselves? What goes on in Elon's mind? Can one episode answer all of these questions? When Tim Urban is the guest that's exactly what happens. Tim is an incredible writer known for his blog, Wait But Why, which has gained the respect of some of the world's brightest minds, including Elon Musk. He joins host Sahil Bloom to help answer many deep questions, including evidence that explains our place in the universe.

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SHOW NOTES
00:00 Sneak Peek
00:28 Twitter talk
02:48 Riverside Ad
04:10 Fundrise Ad
05:30 Solitude and internal reflection
09:35 Psychedelics
10:53 Zooming way in and way out
16:26 Peak abstraction and coasting in the middle
17:45 How Elon Musk thinks
19:46 Tim’s analytical nature
25:38 A little bit of arrogance is an asset
26:50 Forming theories and thinking visually
30:17 The origin story of Wait But Why
36:11 Fundrise Ad
37:30 Riverside Ad
38:53 Gaining Elon’s respect
47:21 How Elon thinks about new opportunities
51:41 Charlie Munger vs Elon Musk
52:54 The Fermi Paradox
1:01:20 Koch’s Rule and The Great Filter
1:06:57 The allure of “bigness”
1:10:50 Back to the future
1:13:49 Thanks for listening