#101: When Doctors Were Scientists (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)


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In this 101st 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.
Beginning with a discussion of Room 101 from Orwell’s 1984, we then share excerpts from Ross Douthat’s forthcoming book, The Deep Place, with discussion of how we arrive at medical consensus, how long-term illness is often misunderstood by the medical establishment, and how weirdos on the internet can get things more right than the authorities. Rose and McCullough’s research paper on myocarditis was pulled by the journal with no explanation; the letter that came back from the editor had no info in it. The Washington Post makes the extraordinary claim that “the public is observing the scientific method up-close and in real time.” New research finds that obstetricians are human and fallible, and prone to the same kinds of cognitive distortions that we all are. We read and then discuss C.S. Lewis’s short 1948 essay, On Living in an Atomic Age. And we finish with a discussion of sea lions.
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Mentioned in this episode:
A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: https://huntergatherersguide.com is once again available at amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hunter-Gatherers-Guide-21st-Century-Challenges/dp/0593086880/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1634424371&sr=8-1
Douthat, Ross. 2021. The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery: https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Places-Memoir-Illness-Discovery/dp/0593237366/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Five tactics used to spread vaccine misinformation in the wellness community, and why they work. Washington Post, 10-22-21: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/10/22/wellness-vaccine-misinformation-social-media/
Singh, M., 2021. Heuristics in the delivery room. Scie

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