In this 153rd 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 committee newly empaneled by Florida governor Ron DeSantis to explore Covid policy and treatment, in which Bret is a part. It has been roundly mocked in the media, who cite a truly remarkable piece of non-research that contains no new data, no references, and methods and results that cannot be assessed. We discuss Science magazine’s editorial that deifies Fauci, Nature magazine’s editorial claiming that science is hard and we’ll never know what happened during Covid, and the White House’s Summit on Equity and Excellence in STEMM, which threatens to create Harrison Bergeron University. Finally: do female snakes experience sexual pleasure? Tune in to find out all about hemiclitores. ***** Our sponsors: Allform: Get 20% off any order (of a beautiful sofa) from Allform at https://allform.com/darkhorse. LMNT: Electrolyte drink mix with all the good salts, and none of the bad stuff. Free sample pack of all 8 flavors with any purchase at DrinkLMNT.com/DARKHORSE. ReliefBand: Get relief from nausea without drugs. Go to https://www.reliefband.com, use code DARKHORSE, and you’ll receive 20% off plus free shipping. ***** 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. Mentioned in this episode: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis holds an accountability roundtable for mRNA shots: https://twitter.com/GovRonDeSantis/status/1602683363994705920 Fauci responds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuXUelJezeM&t=291s Stephen Colbert responds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBzD14v1g8U&t=81s Fitzpatrick et al 2022. Two years of U.S. Covid-19 Vaccines have Prevented Millions of Hospitalizations and Deaths. The Commonwealth Fund: https://www.commonwealthfund.org/blog/2022/two-years-covid-vaccines-prevented-millions-deaths-hospitalizations Thank you, Tony! Editorial in Science, by the editor-in-chief of Science:
https://www.sciencemagazinedigital.org/sciencemagazine/library/item/09_december_2022/4063695/ Missing data mean we’ll probably never know how many people died of COVID. Nature editorial:
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-04422-9 Msemburi et al 2022. The WHO estimates of excess mortality associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Nature (12-14-22): https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-05522-2 White House Summit on Equity and Excellence in STEMM, livestreamed 12-12-22: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=6l4ynrYnUTg Folwell et al 2022. First Evidence of Hemiclitores in Snakes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 289: https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2022.1702Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon.
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