In this 94th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.
In this episode, we discuss adulthood. Beginning with an excerpt from the Adulthood chapter of our forthcoming book, we discuss postmodernism and physical reality. We then discuss error correction, and explain our concern about the Carvallo study out of Argentina. We discuss cargo cult science, and Heather’s conversation with a liberal Christian outside of a farmer’s market: on being good to one another and connecting, the police and protests and leadership and forgiveness. We share a short excerpt from Elie Wiesel’s book Night, discuss diminishing returns curves, and vitamin D and other low-hanging pandemic fruit. Finally, we enjoin you to smile at people, put your phone down, and define your fights for whom and what you love, rather than against whom and what you hate.
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Mentioned in this episode:
A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: https://huntergatherersguide.com
Feynman, R.P., 1974. Cargo cult science. Engineering and Science, 37(7), pp.10-13.: https://calteches.library.caltech.edu/3043/1/CargoCult.pdf
Carvallo et al 2020. Study of the efficacy and safety of topical ivermectin+ iota-carrageenan in the prophylaxis against COVID-19 in health personnel. J biomed res clin investig, 2(1). https://www.medicalpressopenaccess.com/upload/1605709669_1007.pdf
Heidary and Gharebaghi 2020. Ivermectin: a systematic review from antiviral effects to COVID-19 complementary regimen. The Journal of antibiotics, 73(9), pp.593-602: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41429-020-0336-z.pdf
Wiesel, E., 2017. Night: Memorial Edition. Hill and Wang. (originally published 1960)
Koestler, A. 1944. We, The Screamers. Audio read by Eric Weinstein. https://wethescreamers.com
Josh Rogin on Bari Weiss’s podcast. “You’re Already Living in China’s World”: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/youre-already-living-in-chinas-world-pt-