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In this 123rd 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 Elon Musk’s twitter play, and the implications for censorship, and the new public square. We discuss the modern impulse to make binaries of things that aren’t (e.g. political opinions), and to reject binaries that are real (e.g. sex). We talk about puberty blockers, and their non-reversibility, and whether “gender identity” is a real thing. And we discuss great evolutionary theorist W.D. Hamilton who, in the late 1990s, warned of the coming “hospitalization” of humans—an observation well worth considering in the Age of Covid.
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Mentioned in this episode:
4thWaveNow on sex ed for 5th graders: https://twitter.com/4th_WaveNow/status/1514595208650018820?s=20&t=_vVi9M9ZmsynMFnetcOiUw
Amaze.org’s “instructional” video on gender identity: https://youtu.be/f7VyJKVBt7g
Global Medicalization Has Come, With Selfish Herd Immunity (Badcock 2021, Psychology Today): https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-imprinted-brain/202103/global-medicalization-has-come-selfish-herd-immunity
Alan Grafen’s obituary of W.D. Hamilton: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2000/mar/09/guardianobituaries3Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)