Dr. Bret Weinstein is a biologist and evolutionary theorist. He is also known for Day of Absence controversy. Weinstein is a member of the "Intellectual Dark Web".
 In this 76th 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 Portland going off the rails again. More riots and vandalism happened downtown, and we went to document some of it: the Apple store, the dumpster fires, the volunteers picking up trash, the companies proclaiming that we are “united by love” while (only) the white women in their displays are crossed out by activists. Meanwhile, the public schools debate changing names and mascots, and we are told that we need to register our cats. Then: a discussion of four numbers in the news this week. Three: shots now needed for the Pfizer vaccine. Ninety: the percentage of false positives from Covid tests in England. Thirteen: the proposed new number of Supreme Court Justices. 2.5 billion: the number of T. rexes who once roamed the Earth. Penultimately, we discuss lizards that aren’t lizards (but are in fact salamanders). And finally: footage from a coyote den that we (or rather, our dog) found near us, which had in it a mother and two kits. Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is now available for pre-sale at amazon. Publication date: 9-14-21: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0593086880/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_5BDTABYFKRJKZBT5GSQA DarkHorse merchandise now available at: store.darkhorsepodcast.org 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. 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? Here are some, updated frequently: @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/a7wWmzmBw6I Mentioned in this episode: Rapid COVID testing in England returns positive results that are ~90% false:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/15/rapid-covid-testing-in-england-may-be-scaled-back-over-false-positives CNN’s original headline: How many T. rex were there? Billions, it turns outhttps://www.cnn.com/2021/04/15/world/t-rex-billions-intl-scli-scn/index.html Original research estimating how many T. rex there were: Marshall et al 2021. Absolute abundance and preservation rate of Tyrannosaurus rex. Science 372(6539): 284-287. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/372/6539/284 Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)
In this 75th 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 privacy, and the amazing things that we (and you) can see with game cameras: beaver, river otters, nutria, coyotes. Then: should children be allowed to medically and surgically transition? One approach to understanding our answer is to consider type-I vs type-II errors in statistics. And: shall we drug children to get them to fit with modernity (specifically, a new ADHD drug)? What helps breed “persistence” in children? On a different topic: on the villainification of Jordan Peterson by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Finally: sunlight really is the best disinfectant (of SARS-CoV2). Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is now available for pre-sale at amazon. Publication date: 9-14-21: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0593086880/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_5BDTABYFKRJKZBT5GSQA DarkHorse merchandise now available at: store.darkhorsepodcast.org 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. 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? Here are some, updated frequently: @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/TmjIv4qcLFE Mentioned in this episode: Heather’s pushback on the ACLU’s gender ideology: https://twitter.com/HeatherEHeying/status/1376688022117179395?s=20 Zaliznyak et al 2020. Age at first experience of gender dysphoria among transgender adults seeking gender-affirming surgery. JAMA network open, 3(3): e201236: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/article-abstract/2762788 Criteria for diagnosis of ADHD from the DSM-5: https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/adhd_toolkit/adhd19-assessment-table1.pdf Announcement of FDA approval of new drug to treat ADHD: https://www.fox5ny.com/news/fda-approves-new-adhd-drug-for-children-the-first-in-more-than-a-decade Leonard et al 2021. Children Persist Less When Adults Take Over. Child Development. Volume, issue and pages still in process; doc is only easily available for the moment with university access. H/T to Lenore Skenazy (co-founder and president of the amazing Let Grow foundation) for making us aware of this: https://letgrow.org Sunlight Inactivates Coronavirus 8 Times Faster Than Predicted. We Need to Know Why: https://www.sciencealert.com/sunlight-inactivates-sars-cov-2-a-lot-faster-than-predicted-and-we-need-to-work-out-why Luzzatto-Fegiz et al 2021. UVB radiation alone may not explain sunlight inactivation of SARS-CoV-2. The Journal of Infectious Diseases: https://academic.oup.com/jid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/infdis/jiab070/6129304 Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)
Brittany Talissa King is an independent Journalist, Freelance Writer, and host of #AmericanShade with Brittany King on YouTube. Find Brittany on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQVlAwsrGCKLA-3pUudSRjQ Find Brittany on Twitter: @KingTalissa --- Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon. Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts. DarkHorse merchandise now available at: store.darkhorsepodcast.org Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)
In this 74th 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. This episode marks the first episode in which we broadcast ads. After speaking two ads at the top of the show, we devote the rest of the episode to a critique of advertising, a history of ads in nature (bird plumage or song, bright coloration or patterning on a toxic frog or butterfly), and a discussion of how ads have been used to drive editorial content in some places, notably magazines aimed at women and girls. We then provide eight pro bono ads: products or things that we think are awesome (or not), and why we think so. This was fun; we hope you think so, too.Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is now available for pre-sale at amazon. Publication date: 9-14-21: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0593086880/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_5BDTABYFKRJKZBT5GSQA DarkHorse merchandise now available at: store.darkhorsepodcast.org 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. 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? Here are some, updated frequently: @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/NYOpn7eDImE Mentioned in this episode: ExpressVPN: VPNs keep you and your information safe. Use this code—darkhorse—to get 3 months free on a year-long subscription at ExpressVPN. Go to: https://www.expressvpn.com/darkhorse  OMAX CryoFreeze: Pain is necessary and adaptive, but sometimes it interferes with life. This CryoFreeze CBD Roll-On is effective at reducing pain. Go to: https://omaxhealth.com and use code DARKHORSE for 20% off Cryofreeze and all other products sitewide. Gloria Steinem’s 1990 essay, “Sex, Lies & Advertising” published in (by then ad-free) Ms. Magazine: http://www1.udel.edu/comm245/readings/advertising.pdf If you have a library of print books that you read and return to, and you don’t know about bookdarts, you should: https://www.bookdarts.com The next time you find yourself in the jungle, or just slogging through a wet forest, try Aigle boots: https://www.aigle.com/eu/en/made-in-france Beautiful pottery by Matthew Kelly: https://matthewkellypottery.com Delicious and effective teas, tinctures and more, with a lot of humor: http://giant-herbs.com Adjustable crescent wrench with vise lock: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Stanley-MaxGrip-10-in-Locking-Adjustable-Wrench-85-610/203713967Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)
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Oregon, USA
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144
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24
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1 week, 2 days
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