#146 Art, Science, and the Quest for Truth (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)
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In this 146th 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 science, art, and the shared values and virtues between them. We often discuss how science and scientific institutions are failing; this week we discuss the failure of artistic institutions, as well as the political ideology of Wikipedia, which is destroying it from the inside. We also discuss how twitter is protecting those who do harm, and punishing those who would stop them. Also: Bret offers an invitation to Robert Wright.
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Mentioned in this episode:
Thread on Wikipedia finances and politics, 10/11/22: https://twitter.com/echetus/status/1579776106034757633
“Twitter Is Actively Contributing to the Spread of Serious Self-Injury: And suppressing those calling attention to it”, by Pamela Paresky, 10/16/22: https://wesleyyang.substack.com/p/twitter-is-actively-contributing
(00:00) Welcome and announcements
(11:55) Minor corrections
(13:57) Vaccines and trans critique
(23:18) Art, science, sculpting, welding
(34:55) Arts and science are bulwarks against stupidity
(44:20) Where do Wikipedia donations go
(57:35) Has Bret lost his mind?
(01:04:20) Twitter account suspended
(01:19:17) Dr John Campbell navigating censorship
(01:22:50) Wrap upSupport the show