In this 84th 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—now for the first time live on Odysee!
In this episode, we discuss chapter 1 of our forthcoming book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, and read an excerpt on culture and consciousness, and the need for generalists in a hyper-specialized world. Bret then introduces a new term: Asch-troturfing, to help explain some of the problems on social media (and beyond). We briefly discuss a new meta-analysis that reviews the evidence for the efficacy of Ivermectin as both prophylaxis and treatment for Covid-19. We discuss the perils of the politicizing of science, and also the perils of bringing market forces directly into contact with scientific endeavors, as the grant-university pipeline in the U.S. has done for many decades now. We discuss what science is, and how varied it can look. We mock PolitiFact for its absurdity. And we read a few excerpts from Nineteen-Eighty-Four, in honor of this moment in time, and this being episode #84.
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
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Q&A Link: https://odysee.com/EvoLensQaA84:a7a639064b2a62e6d211091259b447dd4c9e77e6
Mentioned in this episode:
A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: https://huntergatherersguide.com
Weinstein, B. 2021. Why We Should Welcome the Lab Leak Hypothesis. Unherd, published June 5, 2021: https://unherd.com/2021/06/why-we-should-welcome-the-lab-leak-theory/
Heying, H. 2021. What If We’re Wrong? Areo, published May 19, 2021: https://areomagazine.com/2021/05/19/what-if-were-wrong/
Taibbi, M. 2021. Why Has "Ivermectin" Become a Dirty Word? TK News, Substack, published June 18, 2021. https://taibbi.substack.com/p/why-has-ivermectin-become-a-dirty-7bd
Taibbi, M. 2021. Meet the Censored: Bret Weinstein. TK News, Substack, published June 19, 2021. https://taibbi.substack.com/p/meet-the-censored-bret-weinstein
Jon Stewart talks lab leak on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSfejgwbDQ8
Bryant, A., Lawrie, T.A., Dowswell, T., Fordham, E.J., Scott, M., Hill, S.R. and Tham, T.C., 2021. Ivermectin for prevention and treatment of COVID-19 infection: a systematic review, meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis to inform clinical guidelines: https://journals.lww.com/americantherapeutics/Abstract/9000/Ivermectin_for_Prevention_and_Treatment_of.98040.aspx
Krylov, A.I., 2021. The Peril of Politicizing Science. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 12(22), pp.5371-5376. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c01475
Dougherty, M. 2021. The Fall of Saint Anthony Fauci. National Review, published May 27, 2021: https://www.nationalreview