In this 72nd 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. It’s the Spring equinox, and there are frogs—frogs who are anatomically able to tune out some of the voices of other frogs whom they have no interest in. Then: Bret’s challenge to Ibram Kendi, which includes a simple proof involving dogs and anti-racism. And: the left are increasingly gullible; we provide an example from a class action lawsuit in California against the use of CRT in state agencies. Finally: Is widespread vaccination during a pandemic safe? We discuss the views of a scientist, Geert Vanden Bossche, who argues “no.”
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Mentioned in this episode:
How Female Frogs Tune Out Useless, Noisy Males, published March 4, 2021 in The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2021/03/how-female-frogs-tune-out-useless-noisy-males/618199/
Lee et al 2021. Lung Mediated Auditory Contrast Enhancement Improves the Signal-to-Noise Ratio for Communication in Frogs. Current Biology 31:1-11. https://www.cell.com/action/showPdf?pii=S0960-9822%2821%2900113-5
Class action complaint against the use of Critical Race Theory in state agencies in California: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ac03e14ec4eb74c10016931/t/5fa02b0c4ddbcf7db99555e7/1604332300428/CNRA+class+action+complaint.pdf
Papers and videos from Geert Vanden Bossche, an independent virologist and vaccine expert:
March 6 paper: https://dryburgh.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Geert_Vanden_Bossche_Open_Letter_WHO_March_6_2021.pdf
March 13 paper: https://media-exp1.licdn.com/dms/document/C4D1FAQG4uUor_dt9uA/feedshare-document-pdf-analyzed/0/1615659141527?e=1616353200&v=beta&t=YVZm6g22QhVEgd5sxs52YKAe8hKgVkL28bd75DBd8fg
March 17 paper: https://media-exp1.licdn.com/dms/document/C4D1FAQGu6420Qc24mQ/feedshare-document-pdf-analyzed/0/1615982686272?e=1616353200&v=beta&t=yf_dSRB1HkuEZtRMrckGqOeh0KxzyhNMFbs2OrHqxk4
YouTube video from March 6: Mass Vaccination in a Pandemic - Benefits versus Risks: Interview with Geert Vanden Bossche: https://youtu.be/ZJZxiNxYLpc