Manage episode 337768814 series 2583721
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.
Support the sponsors of the show:
Thesis: personalized nootropics for motivation, creativity, confidence and more. To get a customized Thesis starter kit, take the quiz at takethesis.com/DARKHORSE, and use code DARKHORSE at checkout for 10% off your first box.
Ned: is a CBD company that uses USDA certified organic full spectrum hemp oil, and creates specialty blends to help with stress and sleep. Visit www.helloned.com/darkhorse to get 15% off.
MDHearingAid: Use promo code DARKHORSE to receive a significant discount off your order of already inexpensive, high-quality hearing aids, plus receive a free extra charging case. https://www.mdhearingaid.com
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.
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): httSupport the show