In this 62nd 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. In this episode, we discuss the value of gratitude, always but especially now. We pivot to the lab leak hypothesis, and what its discussion in the mainstream media means for the ability of society at large to consider what might be true regarding the origins of SARS-CoV2. We discuss what happened in the Capitol on January 6, and and the ensuing censorship and purges by the big tech platforms. We see the boot coming down hard and fast, with calls from U.S. Representatives to refocus our concern on events and enemies within our own borders. Finally, a reading from Thich Nhat Hanh’s 2012 book, Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm.
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Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/CS3w9zOGvmw
Mentioned in this episode:
Baker 2020. The Lab Leak Hypothesis. Published in New York Magazine: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/coronavirus-lab-escape-theory.html
Klotz & Sylvester 2012. The unacceptable risks of a man-made pandemic. Published in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: https://thebulletin.org/2012/08/the-unacceptable-risks-of-a-man-made-pandemic/
Op-ed by Aaron Zubia in the Wall Street Journal, The Founders’ Guide to ‘Knock Down, Drag Out’ Fighting: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-founders-guide-to-knock-down-drag-out-fighting 11610133634?st=xwxxiioo6trfkag&reflink=article_email_share
Johnstone 2020. The Boot Is Coming Down Hard And Fast. Published in Medium: https://caityjohnstone.medium.com/the-boot-is-coming-down-hard-and-fast-5e05befc156a
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