Bret Weinstein | DarkHorse Podcast
Bret Weinstein | DarkHorse Podcast

Bret Weinstein | DarkHorse Podcast

Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying

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On The DarkHorse Podcast, we will explore questions that matter, with tools that work. Weekly episodes of "The Evolutionary Lens" are co-hosted with Heather Heying, in which we use an evolutionary toolkit to reveal patterns in nature--including human nature. Other episodes will feature Bret hosting long form discussions. Some guests will be well known, others obscure, but all of them are chosen because they have demonstrated unusual insight. The state and future of civilization will be a recurring theme, so buckle up!

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#138 Thou Shalt Follow the Science (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)
AUG 13, 2022
#138 Thou Shalt Follow the Science (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 138th 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 week, we discuss what fatwas and cancel culture have in common. Why are we allowing zealots to decide what we can say and do by fiat? The circuitry of religion has an ancient history (even when it goes off the rails, as in the attack on Salman Rushdie); it is being hijacked by a secular cult. This new cult is targeting apostates, and heretics. The new cult does not admit when it is wrong—the CDC simply puts out new guidelines that recommend treating vaccinated and unvaccinated people as equivalent. The new cult sneaks in ideology when you’re not looking. The new cult is anti-science, anti-reality, and anti-democracy.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/jdRX7kNAhG0

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

Salman Rushdie stabbed: https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/13/us/salman-rushdie-attacked-saturday/index.html

 

USAFacts is full of truth (but check the footnotes): https://usafacts.org/articles/what-is-the-tampon-tax/

NPR reports on the changes to the CDC Guidelines: https://twitter.com/npr/status/1557816501796851714?s=11&t=LQ6Ozwa4UTj7gH1gG1qIhg

 

CDC Guidelines for Covid, August 2022: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7133e1.htm?s_cid=mm7133e1_w

 

Tweet thread about how one person responds to the CDC Guidelines: https://twitter.com/denHolisticmama/status/1558208254374662144?s=20&t=dbSn8GDrntoStW_SPN9EXQ

 

The Fauci Effect (from an event at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle): htt

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#137 Hostile Work Environments & Folks Who Love Them (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)
AUG 6, 2022
#137 Hostile Work Environments & Folks Who Love Them (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 137th 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 week, we discuss Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the academy, and ask: does DEI belong in science? If the answer is no, are we contributing to a hostile or alienating workplace? We argue that it is the DEI enthusiasts who are creating hostile and alienating spaces for all of the rest of us. Then: laboratory of the self, and some hypotheses about pain perception, illness, and pathogens. Finally: land sharks. Who are they, what do they want, and how do they get where they’re going?

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Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org

Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org

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.

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Mentioned in this episode:

Krylov 2021. The peril of politicizing science. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 12(22): 5371-5376. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c01475

DarkHorse Livestream #84: https://odysee.com/@BretWeinstein:f/EvoLens84:b

Krylov receives Communicator of the Year award from USC: https://dornsife.usc.edu/news/stories/3656/2021-communicator-of-the-year-awards/

Herbert et al 2022. Words Matter: On the Debate over Free Speech, Inclusivity, and Academic Excellence. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters13(30): 7100-7104. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jpclett.2c02242

Feminism, then and now: https://twitter.com/HeatherEHeying/status/959874657036861440?s=20&t=RmYYEP-2-SusY350VGsNQwd

Land sharks: https://metro.co.uk/2022/08/01/shark-week-rare-walking-breed-spotted-on-land-blows-viewers-minds-17108324/

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Timestamps:

(00:00) Welcome

(06:38) Sponsors

(12:00) Diversity equity inclusion

(20:00) Words matter

(36:15) Faculty hiring based on color

(49:30) Defining excellence

(57:15) Christopher Columbus

(01:01:00) Parking lot interaction and 1914 feminism

(01:16:28) Bret's joints and laboratory of self

(01:38:15) Land Sharks

(01:59:55) Wrap up

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Where Are We Heading? Bret Speaks with Peter Boghossian
JUL 31, 2022
Where Are We Heading? Bret Speaks with Peter Boghossian

Bret Speaks with Peter Boghossian on a multitude of subjects surrounding wokeism, Covid, and the endpoint of our present course. 

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Find Peter Boghossian on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/drpeterboghossian

 

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Timestamps:

(00:00) Introduction

(04:20) Sponsors

(08:08) Woke ideology and confirmation bias

(13:00) Professors and institution’s culture

(17:30) Thinking critically

(24:21) Shared characteristics of woke

(30:38) Responding to friends who you disagree with

(37:22) Pandemic and expertise

(43:22) I stopped listening to NPR when...

(51:06) Is Wokeism an existential threat?

(56:00) The Selfish Gene and culture

(01:03:00) Is Wokeism seeded by foreign entities?

(01:10:12) New atheists and woke

(01:14:28) Wrap up

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#136 Sex, Lies, and Prison Escape (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)
JUL 30, 2022
#136 Sex, Lies, and Prison Escape (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

In this 136th 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 week, we discuss the tragic tale of a woman who became a murderer….or actually, we discuss a murderer who claims to have become a woman. We talk about the order to close Tavistock, the gender identity clinic in England, and whether “affirmative care” for children who declare themselves trans may soon be a thing of the past. We discuss Wikipedia, which was once the Universe’s best encyclopedia, and how far it has fallen. We discuss definitions, including the definition of “recession.” And we discuss the drinking age for young adults.

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Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org

Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org

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.

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:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA

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

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Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/6pDoKLEPEGI

Mentioned in this episode:

QPARQ, exploring disagreements: https://youtu.be/n7DUJ6lgbh4

The New York Times on a homicidal maniac: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/30/nyregion/how-did-a-two-time-killer-get-out-to-be-charged-again-at-age-83.html?searchResultPosition=1

Genspect, a rational approach to gender: https://genspect.org

Tavistock gender clinic forced to shut over safety fears: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tavistock-gender-clinic-forced-to-shut-over-safety-fears-wpdx3v6nw

The Cass Independent Review: https://cass.independent-review.uk/about-the-review/

Protect Children: Do not allow them to medically transition: https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/childrentransitioning?r=83qgf&s=w&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

Wikipedia on recession as of July 30, 2022: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recession

(00:00) Welcome

(05:05) Sponsors

(10:37) QPARQ

(14:13) Murder by 83 year old "woman"

(36:42) Tavistock clinic

(54:06) Wikipedia  recession

(01:13:05) Drinking age

(01:24:00) Joe Biden

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#135 Signal Lost (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)
JUL 23, 2022
#135 Signal Lost (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

View on Odysee: https://odysee.com/@BretWeinstein:f/EvoLens135:4

 

View on Spotify (With video): 

 

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In this 135th 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 week, we discuss how, with regard to Covid, natural immunity compares to vaccine-induced immunity. Is the omicron variant unique in this regard? What science has been done to address the question? When is it acceptable to cite a preprint, and when must you absolutely, positively rely solely on peer-reviewed literature? What did the world do to deserve wrestling with this virus into an unspecified future? Are the Attorneys General of Missouri and Louisiana on to something? Political violence in this country is being pursued by the January 6 committee—but how much of it is being included? And: is peer review value added, or value subtracted? Also: how alarmist are glaciers?

 

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Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org

 

Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org

 

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

 

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Mentioned in this episode:

 

Nature News article on prior Omicron infection: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01950-2

 

CDC on SARS-CoV2 variants: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/variant-classifications.html?msclkid=29647209ac7011ec95de22acaee31a78

 

Altarawneh et al 2022. Protection of SARS-CoV-2 natural infection against reinfection with the BA. 4 or BA. 5 Omicron subvariants. medRxiv: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.07.11.22277448v1

 

Chemaitelly et al 2022. Duration of immune protection of SARS-CoV-2 natural infection against reinfection in Qatar. medRxiv: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.07.06.22277306v1.full.pdf

 

Missouri & Louisiana Attorneys General File Suit Against President Biden, Top Admin Officials for Allegedly Colluding with Social Media Giants to Censor and Suppress Free Speech: https://ago.mo.gov/home/news/2022/05/05/missouri-louisiana-ags-file-suit-against-president-biden-top-admin-officials-for-allegedly-colluding-with-social-media-giants-to-censor-and-suppress-free-speech

 

Jeremy Lee Quinn article in Newsweek on January 6 hearings: https://www.newsweek.com/jan-6-followed-years-political-violence-committee-should-investigate-leftist-violence-too-1727190

 

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