About Thomas Westbrook

Thomas Westbrook, the founder of Holy Koolaid LLC, is a world traveler & autodidact. He grew up in a former Soviet, Muslim county, speaks 3 languages, and is learning his 4th. He graduated with honors from Texas A&M with a double major in International Studies & Russian with a Political Science concentration. He went on to work in IT for 5 years as a security administrator & web developer while simultaneously working on his own tech startup before becoming a full-time media producer and science communicator.

Can we predict the future? The Science of Forecasting

By |2018-07-08T01:06:05+00:00July 8th, 2018|

020 Can We Predict the Future? Can we predict the future? Explore the history and science of prophecy, psychic predictions, future simulations, and science-based forecasting. How can we accurately determine the future? What works and what doesn't? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZq-3f88iTY Watch this episode on YouTube References: Methods of Divination List of End [...]

Will Robots Replace Us?

By |2018-05-26T20:10:22+00:00May 26th, 2018|

014 Will Robots Replace Us? What is the future of artificial intelligence? Will our new robot overlords wipe us out? Will we live in man-machine harmony and live in a futuristic utopia? Or will the bots just take our jobs and leave most of us homeless? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSxehH5FZTs Watch this episode on YouTube [...]

Do you have a soul?

By |2018-05-15T02:10:29+00:00May 5th, 2018|

011 Do You Have a Soul? What is mind-body dualism? Explore the science of the mind and discover what science can tell us about the existence (or non-existence) of the soul. We'll explore Descartes' proposition of mind-body dualism and the holes in his reasoning. We'll ask what the soul is and what [...]

Are Psychics Real?

By |2018-05-15T02:01:57+00:00April 14th, 2018|

008 Are Psychics Real? Explore the techniques used by psychics. Learn the tricks/methods of psychics, why it's a scam, and what the harm is. Be on your guard for psychic trickery, because they can be pretty devious. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0tHkXxTLJ8 Watch this episode on YouTube References: Rationality Rules' Astrology Video Rachel Oates [...]

Where did life come from?

By |2018-05-15T02:12:38+00:00March 24th, 2018|

005 Where Did Life Come From Where did life on earth come from? How can life come from nothing? In this episode, we dive deep into the chemical evolution behind abiogenesis to discover how life emerged here on earth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkKF7MZYSzY Watch This Episode on YouTube References: Freidrich Wohler synthesized urea [...]

Where are all the Aliens?

By |2018-05-15T02:21:52+00:00March 3rd, 2018|

002 Where are all the aliens? Where are all the aliens? Explore the Drake Equation & the Fermi Paradox. Do intelligent, broadcasting alien civilizations exist in our galaxy, and if so, why haven’t we encountered them yet? Or have we? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OGYs68EpbQ Watch this Episode on YouTube REFERENCES: 1). The mentioned [...]