Bret Weinstein | DarkHorse Podcast

#101: When Doctors Were Scientists (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

October 23, 2021
Bret Weinstein | DarkHorse Podcast
#101: When Doctors Were Scientists (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)
Show Notes

In this 101st 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.

Beginning with a discussion of Room 101 from Orwell’s 1984, we then share excerpts from Ross Douthat’s forthcoming book, The Deep Place, with discussion of how we arrive at medical consensus, how long-term illness is often misunderstood by the medical establishment, and how weirdos on the internet can get things more right than the authorities. Rose and McCullough’s research paper on myocarditis was pulled by the journal with no explanation; the letter that came back from the editor had no info in it. The Washington Post makes the extraordinary claim that “the public is observing the scientific method up-close and in real time.” New research finds that obstetricians are human and fallible, and prone to the same kinds of cognitive distortions that we all are. We read and then discuss C.S. Lewis’s short 1948 essay, On Living in an Atomic Age. And we finish with a discussion of sea lions.

Get your Goliath shirts right here: store.darkhorsepodcast.org

Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox; next post: vitamin D deficiency and Covid-19): https://naturalselections.substack.com

Support the sponsors of the show:

ReliefBand: Get relief from nausea without drugs. Go to https://www.reliefband.com, use code DARKHORSE, and you’ll receive 20% off plus free shipping.

Four Sigmatic: Delicious mushroom coffee made with both real coffee and two species of mushrooms. Up to 40% off and free shipping at Foursigmatic.com/DARKHORSE.

MUD\WTR: is a coffee alternative with mushrooms and herbs (and cacao!) and is delicious, with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit mudwtr.com/darkhorse and use DARKHORSE at check out for $5 off.

*****

Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is now available for at amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0593086880/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_5BDTABYFKRJKZBT5GSQA

Heather’s newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com

Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com).

Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon.

Get your Goliath shirts right here: store.darkhorsepodcast.org

Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal.

Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Check out our other channel:  @DarkHorse Podcast Clips  

Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.

Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/BydB_mEbAig

Mentioned in this episode:

A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: https://huntergatherersguide.com is once again available at amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hunter-Gatherers-Guide-21st-Century-Challenges/dp/0593086880/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1634424371&sr=8-1

Douthat, Ross. 2021. The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery: https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Places-Memoir-Illness-Discovery/dp/0593237366/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Five tactics used to spread vaccine misinformation in the wellness community, and why they work. Washington Post, 10-22-21: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/10/22/wellness-vaccine-misinformation-social-media/

Singh, M., 2021. Heuristics in the delivery room. Science, 374(6565), pp.324-329. https://www.

Support the show