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In this 104th 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.
How can higher education be saved? The University of Austin launched this week, to much enthusiasm, some ridicule, and cautious optimism. We discuss what higher ed in general, and UATX in particular, needs to consider, including that faculty need to know something real, be able to communicate it, and have a fundamental belief in the humanity of their students. We discuss religion in the context of Chesterton’s fence, and apologies. What is an apology, why are apologies not just valuable but necessary, and how is modernity rendering them less useful? Finally: an update on the zoo giraffes who died, which we discussed last week: they had not been vaccinated, according to a Newsweek fact check. And a short discussion of quail.
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Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/NIOycjlVc5k
Mentioned in this episode:
University of Austin: https://www.uaustin.org
Fact Check: Did Dallas Zoo Giraffes Die After COVID Vaccine? https://www.newsweek.com/dallas-zoo-giraffe-covid-vaccine-death-sick-1647415
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00:00 Delayed by quail
09:22 University of Austin
30:48 Should you be allowed to educate?
52:15 Religion as a Chesterton's fence
01:19:28 Giraffes and COVID vaccines correction
01:27:50 Wrap up