#69: Evolution of Power (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)
In this 69th 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 begin by discussing power, race and social media, specifically regarding the app Clubhouse. We talk about how Covid outcomes are affected by preexisting conditions, such as obesity and hypertension. We ask: should children be vaccinated, and are the reasons being proposed to do so justified? We review a truly sexist obituary of an esteemed scientist, and ask what should be done about it. And we review a new finding in octopi.
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Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/yq45vlkDjDE
Mentioned in this episode:
O’Hearn et al 2021. Coronavirus Disease 2019 Hospitalizations Attributable to Cardiometabolic Conditions in the United States: A Comparative Risk Assessment Analysis, published in the Journal of American Heart Association:
Vaccine trials ramp up in children and adolescents (Feb 26, 2021): https://science.sciencemag.org/content/sci/371/6532/874.full.pdf
2019-20 Season’s Pediatric Flu Deaths Tie High Mark Set During 2017-18 Season, from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/spotlights/2019-2020/2019-20-pediatric-flu-deaths.htm?web=1&wdLOR=c5656CABB-FBB6-CB48-AD0A-446F825CCC75
Obituary of Hertha Ayrton: https://www.nature.com/articles/112800a0
Call to retract the obituary of Hertha Ayrton: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00472-7?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20210225&utm_source=nature_etoc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20210225&sap-outbound-id=CBFDD09F8D5DBA5A4D4963684E47377FB3D52DC8
Perception: Feel the Light (a short story about what octopi can do, Feb 26, 2021): https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6532/twil?utm_campaign=toc_sci-mag_2021-02-25&et_rid=337917989&et_cid=3679411
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