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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!

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!

    Locking the Gates of Dentistry: Bret Speaks with Dr. Mike Mew

    Locking the Gates of Dentistry: Bret Speaks with Dr. Mike Mew

    Bret Speaks with Dr. Mike Mew for the second time on the Darkhorse podcast. Dr. Mew is working to tackle the problem face, jaw, and teeth alignment from an evolutionary perspective. His approach, known as orthotropics, has been widely successful in those with whom he has worked; he now faces the potential loss of his license to practice dentistry in a tribunal going on as this episode is released.
     
    Find Dr. Mew on YouTube: Orthotropics (https://www.youtube.com/@Orthotropics)
    Find Dr. Mew at: https://orthodontichealth.co.uk/
     
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    #151 How to Think, not What to Think (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    #151 How to Think, not What to Think (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 151st 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 difference between people who crashed and burned in the last few years, and those who remain standing. What was your position on SARS-CoV2 origins, vaccines, early treatment, masks, when those topics first came to your consciousness? Have your positions moved? Has your model of the world become better over time, or has it remained static? Static models of the world are doomed to failure, even when held by those with some heterodox beliefs. Also: what does wordle have to do with any of this? And is Elon Musk really opening the gates of hell? Finally, how to eat pears.
     
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    Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/HcCsomJo0Ck
     
    Mentioned in this episode:
     
    Taylor Lorenz in the Washington Post, 11-24-22: ‘Opening the gates of hell’: Musk says he will revive banned accounts: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/11/24/twitter-musk-reverses-suspensions/
     
    WaPo 11-22-22: Musk’s ‘free speech’ agenda dismantles safety work at Twitter, insiders say: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/11/22/elon-musk-twitter-content-moderations/
     
    The End of Faith…in Sam Harris: https://hollymathnerd.substack.com/p/the-end-of-faithin-sam-harris
     
    FDA Says Telling People Not to Take Ivermectin for COVID-19 Was Just a Recommendation (The Epoch Times, 11-19-22):  https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/fda-says-telling-people-not-to-take-ivermectin-for-covid-19-was-just-a-recommendation_4873897.html
     
    Henry Ward Beecher on pears (1863): https://twitter.com/paulisci/status/1596545609296936961
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    #150 The Time Traveling Money Printer (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    #150 The Time Traveling Money Printer (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 150th 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 myriad stories of failure and corruption might be linked together beneath the surface by systems of power that know more about where we are headed than we are being told. With the collapse of FTX this week, connections between woke ideology and covid ideology have been made clear. A coming centralized bank digital currency is implicated as well. We also discuss twitter, and whether it is “just” a social media platform, or if it has a chance of replacing legacy media in bringing us the news. Then: how should doctors respond to those who ask for Covid vaccine exemptions? And finally: do cats understand when humans are talking to them? Are cats savvy enough to ignore strange men who give orders? Are humans?
     
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    Mentioned in this episode:
     
    The Covid/Crypto Connection: The Grim Saga of FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried (Brownstone Institute): https://brownstone.org/articles/covid-crypto-connection-ftx-and-sbf/
     
    Sam Bankman-Fried tries to explain himself (Vox): https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/23462333/sam-bankman-fried-ftx-cryptocurrency-effective-altruism-crypto-bahamas-philanthropy
     
    Alexandros Marinos on Ivermectin, the TOGETHER trial, and other things: https://doyourownresearch.substack.com/
     
    Maajid Nawaz on Joe Rogan (#1780): https://open.spotify.com/episode/1ugbn7cuab3mNgKbo81ajM?si=f82cb4e064ad4728&nd=1
     
    This Pivotal Moment – episode 2: https://youtu.be/auhNY1EZ6UI
     
    College of Physicians and Surgeons in Ontario, 11-18-22, Covid19 FAWs for Physicians: https://www.cpso.on.ca/Physicians/Your-Practice/Physi
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    Has Bret Strayed from Reason? Bret Speaks with Robert Wright on Darkhorse

    Has Bret Strayed from Reason? Bret Speaks with Robert Wright on Darkhorse

    Bret speaks with Robert Wright on the Darkhorse Podcast. They discuss Robert’s suggestion that Bret’s ideas have strayed from plausibility.
     
    Find Robert on Twitter: @robertwrighter (https://twitter.com/robertwrighter)
    Find Robert on bloggingheads: https://bloggingheads.tv/
     
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    Timestamps:
    (00:00) Introductions
    (00:50) Motivated reasoning
    (06:17) Sponsors
    (11:08) Trump era and media
    (14:30) Bret was pissed off. And inverse of correct response
    (19:37) Military podcast quotes
    (32:15) Alternative hypothesis for military mandates
    (53:20) mRNA injections to children
    (01:07:20) More hypotheses
    (01:18:27) Foreign influence and China
    (01:26:00) Why Robert doesn't trust Bret's COVID analysis
    (01:35:30) Robert Malone and censoring dissidents
    (01:42:30) Absolute corruption of the system
    (01:54:35) Podcast invitation and wrap up
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    #149 If Not Amnesty, What? (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    #149 If Not Amnesty, What? (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 149th 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 certainty. How certain are you of your positions—on the efficacy of masks, SARS-CoV2 origins, mRNA vaccines, Ukraine, elections, trans, CRT, the police? Has your certainty changed over time? We discuss whether people on a particular side of many fraught issues are more likely to have adopted a position, and a level of certainty, from authorities, and never had it change. We discuss apology, and what a real apology sounds like, and how it should be received. We also ask why so many cities, and those who live in cities, are celebrating mental illness and addiction, rather than working to actually help those afflicted. Being anxious and confused doesn’t mean that the rest of us should go along with your contorted worldview; in fact, it is our duty not to.
    NOTE: Tech issue with Livestream Q&A so it never happened. Questions will be answered next week.
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    Mentioned in this episode:
    DarkHorse Livestream #112 (The Scramble to Protect the Elites, aired January 21, 2022): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMqwMptiBfo
    Partial transcript of same: 
    https://open.substack.com/pub/naturalselections/p/reckoning?r=83qgf&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web
    Willamette Week’s endorsement of Rene Gonzalez: https://www.wweek.com/news/2022/10/19/wws-general-election-2022-endorsements-portland-city-hall/
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    Timestamps:
    (00:00) Welcome
    (08:40) Sponsors
    (16:20) Certainty and we are all judging each other
    (33:50) Wrong about masks
    (38:35) Certainty of doctors
    (49:40) Loss of trust between people and apologies
    (01:01:30) Honesty between Bret and Heather
    (01:06:30) Safety and harm
    (01:09:00) Is Bret angry?
    (01:14:40) Celebration of mental illness
    (01:33:20) Wrap up
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    #148 An Outbreak of Governance (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    #148 An Outbreak of Governance (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 148th 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 elections and democracy. What happens if we start investigating the relationship between pharma/Pfizer and the public health apparatus? Are there any patriots left in politics? We also discuss twitter, Elon Musk, and the “pause” being taken by some former advertisers on twitter. Then: what precisely is going on with the bivalent vaccines against Covid—is it whiz-bang scientific cleverness, or whiz-bang scientific recklessness? Finally, what is the difference between black-face and woman-face?
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    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.
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    Mentioned in this episode:
    Let’s Declare a Pandemic Amnesty, by Emily Oster, in The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/10/covid-response-forgiveness/671879/
    Premier of Alberta Danielle Smith offers an apology: https://twitter.com/RebelNewsOnline/status/1583944132266848256
    General Mills, Audi and Pfizer Join Growing List of Companies Pausing Twitter Ads (Wall Street Journal): https://www.wsj.com/articles/general-mills-audi-and-pfizer-join-growing-list-of-companies-pausing-twitter-ads-11667507765
    The Ink Black Heart, by Kenneth Galbraith: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Heart-Cormoran-Strike-Novel/dp/0316413038/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
    Woke Hypocrisies, by Heather: https://open.substack.com/pub/naturalselections/p/wokehypocrisies

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    Timestamps:
    (00:00) Welcome
    (11:35) Robert Wright follow up
    (15:20) Sponsors
    (26:05) Packaging and cognitive pollution
    (31:30) Election
    (51:20) Amnesty
    (01:01:00) Elon Musk on Twitter
    (01:26:45) Bivalent boosters
    (01:39:20) Womanface
    (01:56:40) Wrap up
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