Bret Weinstein and His Unity 2020 Project
I am not sure when I first became aware of the evolutionary biologist Bret Weinstein. It could have been during the infamous Evergreen State College takeover by SJWs when he showed great fortitude and courage standing up to the mob. But what I do recall well was his even handed moderation of the discussion between Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris. Thus, it has been through my awareness of Peterson and his progeny that I knew of Bret and the IDW (the Intellectual Dark Web, a term coined by Bret’s brother Eric).
Over the last few months I have been following his Dark Horse Podcast co-hosted by his wife, also an evolutionary biologist, Heather Heying. From my point of view you can’t help but liking Bret. At first he comes across as somewhat pompous (but nothing compared to his brother); however he really is an open and funny guy in the many hours of discussions I have watched. He certainly is very intelligent, but again, not in a typical way. He had a difficult time in school yet persevered to achieve a PhD. This mirrors his brother who had a tortuous route to achieving his PhD in mathematics from Harvard. I should say I also like Heather. She seems to have a more balanced view of the world (e.g., a lot of literature) than Bret. The husband and wife repartee of their podcast is amusing and heart warming.
I do not want to analyze and critique all of Bret’s views even if I could. I can say that I think he relies too much on his background as an evolutionary b
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