#137 Hostile Work Environments & Folks Who Love Them (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)


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In this 137th 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 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the academy, and ask: does DEI belong in science? If the answer is no, are we contributing to a hostile or alienating workplace? We argue that it is the DEI enthusiasts who are creating hostile and alienating spaces for all of the rest of us. Then: laboratory of the self, and some hypotheses about pain perception, illness, and pathogens. Finally: land sharks. Who are they, what do they want, and how do they get where they’re going?


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Mentioned in this episode:

Krylov 2021. The peril of politicizing science. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 12(22): 5371-5376. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c01475

DarkHorse Livestream #84: https://odysee.com/@BretWeinstein:f/EvoLens84:b

Krylov receives Communicator of the Year award from USC: https://dornsife.usc.edu/news/stories/3656/2021-communicator-of-the-year-awards/

Herbert et al 2022. Words Matter: On the Debate over Free Speech, Inclusivity, and Academic Excellence. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters13(30): 7100-7104. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jpclett.2c02242

Feminism, then and now: https://twitter.com/HeatherEHeying/status/959874657036861440?s=20&t=RmYYEP-2-SusY350VGsNQwd

Land sharks: https://metro.co.uk/2022/08/01/shark-week-rare-walking-breed-spotted-on-land-blows-viewers-minds-17108324/



(00:00) Welcome

(06:38) Sponsors

(12:00) Diversity equity inclusion

(20:00) Words matter

(36:15) Faculty hiring based on color

(49:30) Defining excellence

(57:15) Christopher Columbus

(01:01:00) Parking lot interaction and 1914 feminism

(01:16:28) Bret's joints and laboratory of self

(01:38:15) Land Sharks

(01:59:55) Wrap up

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