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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!

    Who Missed the Boat? Bret Speaks with Maajid Nawaz

    Who Missed the Boat? Bret Speaks with Maajid Nawaz

    Bret speaks with Maajid Nawaz was the founding chairman of Quilliam, a counter-extremism think tank that sought to challenge the narratives of Islamist extremists and, until January 2022, was the host of an LBC radio show on Saturdays and Sundays.
    https://twitter.com/MaajidNawaz
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    UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, Article 6: Consent: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000212116
    Under-30s offered alternative to Oxford-AstraZeneca jab: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56665517
    0.096% fatality rate – British parliamentary record: https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2021-07-12/31381
    Pfizer documents on >1200 deaths in first 90 days of vaccine roll-out: https://perma.cc/6W69-9WFT
    Radical w/Maajid Nawaz, 6 - On Allegations of Involuntary State Euthanasia Using Midazolam: https://odysee.com/@MaajidNawaz:d/Ep6-Radical:9
    The faces from China’s Uyghur detention camps: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/85qihtvw6e/the-faces-from-chinas-uyghur-detention-camps
    Hillary Clinton Did It: https://www.wsj.com/articles/hillary-clinton-did-it-robby-mook-michael-sussmann-donald-trump-russia-collusion-alfa-bank-11653084709
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    Timestamps
    (00:00) Introduction
    (02:12) Maajid’s vax history and Crimes against Humanity
    (04:35) Vax issues
    (09:36) War against humanity
    (13:25) Importance of relationship in keeping sane
    (14:08) Sponsor
    (17:28) Would Bret have predicted their alliance?
    (19:02) Intelligence and fear
    (20:50) Disappointment with Academia
    (24:13) They’re coming for your 5-year-old
    (27:06) Lineage and courage
    (28:03) Maajid’s injection site
    (32:02) Parents tolerating nonsense
    (36:38) MMR and Wakefield
    (39:06) Better Way Conference Debate
    (43:45) We’re at ideological war
    (50:22) Radical cynicism
    (53:02) What is going on?
    (58:49) Guerilla warfare
    (01:01:03) Fatal flaw in people who see through the nonsense
    (01:01:57) Evolving myths
    (01:07:46) Disagreements with Jordan Peterson
    (01:15:04) Creating new myths
    (01:19:26) Doctors and pharmacist relationship
    (01:21:55) Friends who failed during COVID
    (01:36:08) The IDW
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    #132: 50 States not in a Roe (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    #132: 50 States not in a Roe (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 132nd 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 overturning of Roe v. Wade, and how both individuals and political entities on both “sides” are responding to it. We discuss the implications of whether other organisms might use abortifacients, and how fuzzy categories are revealed with the discovery of a giant bacterium. We discuss whether twitter is sanctioning violence, while saying that they are doing the opposite. And we discuss the recent reveal that the CDC, despite seeming to claim the opposite for well over a year now, is now acknowledging that they have not been analyzing adverse events from the Covid vaccines.
     
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    Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/usP2D_qGUZs
     
    Mentioned in this episode:
     
    Alito Goes a Long Way: DarkHorse livestream #125, on SCOTUS, Roe and abortion, May 4, 2022: https://youtu.be/XTPba-Hz4gM
     
    Heying 2018. On Abortion: Time, Space, Error and Ethics. Areo: https://areomagazine.com/2018/08/24/on-abortion-time-space-error-and-ethics/
     
    Volland et al 2022. A centimeter-long bacterium with DNA compartmentalized in membrane-bound organelles. Science 376, 1453–1458. DOI: 10.1126/science.abb3634
     
    Less technical summary of the giant bacterium discovery, in Nature: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-01757-1
     
    Guetzkow, for Children’s Health Defense, 6/21/22: CDC Admits It Never Monitored VAERS for COVID Vaccine Safety Signals: https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/cdc-vaers-covid-vaccine-safety/
     
    Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
    Standard Operating Procedures for COVID-19, from the CDC, 2021 (updated 2022: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/pdf/VAERS-v2-SOP.pdf
     


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    Staving Off Extinction: Bret Speaks with Konstantin Kisin

    Staving Off Extinction: Bret Speaks with Konstantin Kisin

    Bret speaks with Konstantin Kisin in London about fatherhood, thinking in public, and human extinction.
    Konstantin Kisin is a Russian-British comedian, social commentator, and co-host of the Triggernometry podcast.
    https://twitter.com/KonstantinKisin
    https://www.youtube.com/c/Triggerpod
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    References:
    A Letter to Dr Andrew Hill – Oracle Films
    https://odysee.com/@OracleFilms:1/2022.03.04-A-Letter-to-Andrew-Hill-V8_HD:3
    Principal investigator on TOGETHER trial admits effectiveness of ivermectin:
    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/did-the-together-study-show-that
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    Timestamps:
    (00:00) Introduction
    (01:50) New baby
    (07:06) Bret’s transition into fatherhood
    (12:55) Societal change compared to 20th century
    (24:04) Heading to extinction?
    (33:52) Happy if you died today
    (39:50) COVID response
    (43:43) Conflict of visions by Thomas Sowell
    (49:28) Contentious issues like vaccines & ivermectin
    (59:41) Tess Lawrie & Andrew Hill video
    (01:06:54) Worst informational landscape in history
    (01:09:00) Reversing Nuremberg & Pharma capture
    (01:18:28) Trusting people not facts
    (01:20:50) Ukraine and tribal thinking
    (01:28:49) Shaping discussions with bots
    (01:34:17) Transparency of corruption
    (01:42:10) Conservatives, progressives, liberals and technological power
    (01:54:50) Heterodox podcasts and too many opinions
    (01:58:19) We need the IDW back
    (02:02:32) Wrap up
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    #131 Becoming Allergic to Truth (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    #131 Becoming Allergic to Truth (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    View on Odysee: https://odysee.com/@BretWeinstein:f/EvoLens131:b
     
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    In this 131st 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 why so many things, in modernity, and right now in particular, are labeled the opposite of what they truly are. What we are told is safe, is toxic; we are told we must do, we should not. How did this happen? Beginning with a tale of scientific discovery in the 1990s and early 2000s—involving telomeres and cancer and senescence and mice—we arrive at one answer: if the powers-that-be have insight, they are better served by keeping that insight to themselves, by refusing to share it. And so: all the newspapers, all the universities, all the everything, are failing. We also discuss baby formula—why you might want or need it, and share a recipe from a naturopath that will be far better than anything you can (or cannot) find on the shelves. And we discuss fathers: genetic fatherhood, biological fatherhood, cultural fatherhood. There are many ways to be a good father.
     
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    Q&A Link: https://odysee.com/EvoLens131QandA:eeb46459ec6ced74436f7a852e3f9e57a5c525c0
     
    Mentioned in this episode:
     
    Paris Brest Paris bike race: https://rusa.org/pages/pbp
     
    Le Tour de France: It’s like bike racing on steroids: https://teespring.com/le-tour-de-france-2022?tsmac=store&tsmic=dark-horse-podcast&pid=46&cid=2755
     
    Abigail Shrier’s 2021 book, Irreversible Damage: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/irreversible-damage-abigail-shrier/1133754701
     
    Lahti, D.C. and Weinstein, B.S., 2005. The better angels of our nature: Group stability and the evolution of moral tension. Evolution and Human Behavior, 26(1): 47-63. https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-better-angels-of-our-nature%3A-group-stability-of-Lahti-Weinstein/c5669ae3f2b5ba89967ab466b1095ab9c6d99c8c
     
    Mice, telomeres, senescence and cancer, all in one place (Weinstein and Ciszek 2002): http://176.9.41.242/docs/longevity/2002-weinstein.pdf
     
    Baby formula recipe from Dr. Lockwood: https://terrainwellness.com/diy-baby-formula-recipe/
    Orwell, 1937. The Road to Wigan Pier. https://files.libcom.org/files/wiganpier.pdf

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    (00:00) Welcome and announcements
    (12:10) Sponsors

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    Mass Vaccination and Natural Immunity: Bret Speaks with Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche

    Mass Vaccination and Natural Immunity: Bret Speaks with Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche

    Bret speaks with Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche in Bath, England, together for the COVID Better Way Conference 2022.
    Geert Vanden Bossche is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine who has specialist expertise in virology and vaccinology, Geert has worked in industry in the construction of vaccines, and in the non profit sector working to bring immunity to larger numbers of people.
    Find Geert:
    https://www.geertvandenbossche.org/
    https://twitter.com/GVDBossche
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_yhGQiJ5lTmOaoIQA91GzA
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    First DarkHorse Podcast with Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche:
    https://youtu.be/BNyAovuUxro
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    Timestamps:
    (00:00) Introduction
    (02:10) Previous predictions
    (08:06) Mass vaccination during a pandemic
    (14:40) Sterilizing immunity
    (17:44) T-Cell immunity
    (25:52) Narrow immunity to one antigen
    (36:05) Selection of vaccine-immune escaped variants
    (38:43) Why are we still mass vaccinating with same antigen?
    (45:20) Where would we be without the vaccines?
    (52:41) Spanish Flu and natural immunity
    (57:53) Why innate immunity decays
    (01:07:28) Non neutralizing antibodies binding to the spike
    (01:13:35) Seasonality and age
    (01:18:02) Geert’s hypothesis on ivermectin dosage increase
    (01:23:07) Will the virus transmit outside?
    (01:27:23) Where are we now in this pandemic?
    (01:35:03) Geert’s hypothesis
    (01:41:33) Bret breaks down Geert’s hypothesis
    (01:47:37) A new phase of the pandemic
    (01:56:28) Advice to the world
    (02:02:05) Wrap up
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    #130: Coerced Consensus (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    #130: Coerced Consensus (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)

    In this 130th 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 state of Portland, Oregon, two years after protests and riots made a mess of the city. Still found on the streets: entreaties to abolish the police, and protect “black trans sex workers,” and to attend a pride brunch that is actually a “drag queen brunch.” And yet when you talk to people, you almost invariably find that the veneer on the surface is not what it seems. Few people seem to agree with the coerced consensus: that letting people camp and shoot up and defecate on sidewalks is being compassionate to them; or that men can become women. We discuss whether a minority’s self-declared rights should be allowed to infringe on already established rights of others. And we discuss the self-assembly of rackets to fill niches—such as Covid testing centers that are both lucrative for those running them, and mandatory to participate in activities like international travel, and camp.
     
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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
     
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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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    Mentioned in this episode:
     
    Pride Brunch: https://events.humanitix.com/pride-drag-brunch
     
    News from Reuters this week: https://twitter.com/i/events/1534530310607499264
     
    Mice, telomeres, senescence and cancer, all in one place (Weinstein and Ciszek 2002): http://176.9.41.242/docs/longevity/2002-weinstein.pdf  
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Would recommend for anyone who wants evidence based information about different topics, such as telomeres and covid-19 info (and a LOT more). Thanks for making this podcast - from a psychology student in Oslo

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