Episode Number: 1022
Episode Guest: Eric Weinstein
Original Airdate: October 10, 2017
Episode Sponsors: Blue Apron, MeUndies, White Famous
Guest Bio: Eric Weinstein is a mathematician, economist, and he is also the managing director at Thiel Capital.
Topics Discussed: Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations; mating habits of cuttlefish; mollusks are like aliens; cephalopods; mimic octopus; Humboldt squid; animal intelligence; dung beetle; genital size of primates; bonobos; having children; CRISPR; could computers produce art/music; talk about musicians; making music with your mouth; talk box; sarangi; pan flute; more talk about the sarangi and Indian music; (they listen to Indian music on YouTube); ukulele history; Snopes talk; rats and whistleblowers; Eric was lumped in as part of the alt right with Ben Shapiro; racist symbols like swastikas and Pepe the frog; “gay” used to mean happy; (1:00:00) selfies; TV shows where people live in the middle of nowhere and provide from themselves off the land; Eric talks about hiking in Hawaii; durian fruit; Thermacell mosquito repellent; no good mutations come from radiation exposure; more talk about CRISPR and genetic editing; talk about the Icarus documentary and Bryan Fogel; theatrical executions like the videos ISIS releases; why doesn’t the left criticize Islam; Eric talks about his female Rabbi; Joe talks about Ari Shaffir and Jewish people; Eric used to live in Jerusalem; you can question things in the Jewish religion; the grown-up way to believe in a religion; why have so many European Jews won Nobel prizes; genetic and cultural predispositions; talk about his brother Bret Weinstein; Joe talks again about Bret and Evergreen College; people are changing the definition of words, like “racism” and “gender”; talk about the Google memo; we need to pay women more; A Nincompoop story by Anton Chekhov; Eric talks about his coding job and himself; Eric talks about the differences between men and women; he thinks we need to teach women how to under deliver; over promising; women are averse to bullshitting people; The Physics of Wall Street book; more talk about gender, jobs, and the Google memo; (2:00:00) he talks about giving speeches about physics; some of the fields he works in are too male and he didn’t like it; Richard Dawkins Berkeley event cancellation; free speech is important; female Google employees stayed home after release of the Google memo for emotional reasons; talk about James Damore; it’s corrosive to work at a job where you don’t feel welcome; strong people vs. aggressive people; we are losing empathy from being worn down by terrible arguments; why does the left refuse to criticize religions like Islam; it’s common to not be religious; why do atheists/agnostics adopt or exhibit religious ideology; Eric talks about his kids and what they’re into; more talk about religion; no one knows whether there is a God; the mind seeks deep archetype; genetic memories and instincts; the wolves of Paris; religion is a toolkit for living; trauma is hereditary; (Eric starts to eat and Joe shuts him down); things that may not work for you will work for others; religions and food laws; Islam marriage contract; getting around laws of religion; Heaven’s Gate; Rumspringa.
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