In this 75th 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 discuss privacy, and the amazing things that we (and you) can see with game cameras: beaver, river otters, nutria, coyotes. Then: should children be allowed to medically and surgically transition? One approach to understanding our answer is to consider type-I vs type-II errors in statistics. And: shall we drug children to get them to fit with modernity (specifically, a new ADHD drug)? What helps breed “persistence” in children? On a different topic: on the villainification of Jordan Peterson by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Finally: sunlight really is the best disinfectant (of SARS-CoV2).
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Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/TmjIv4qcLFE
Mentioned in this episode:
Heather’s pushback on the ACLU’s gender ideology: https://twitter.com/HeatherEHeying/status/1376688022117179395?s=20
Zaliznyak et al 2020. Age at first experience of gender dysphoria among transgender adults seeking gender-affirming surgery. JAMA network open, 3(3): e201236: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/article-abstract/2762788
Criteria for diagnosis of ADHD from the DSM-5: https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/adhd_toolkit/adhd19-assessment-table1.pdf
Announcement of FDA approval of new drug to treat ADHD: https://www.fox5ny.com/news/fda-approves-new-adhd-drug-for-children-the-first-in-more-than-a-decade
Leonard et al 2021. Children Persist Less When Adults Take Over. Child Development. Volume, issue and pages still in process; doc is only easily available for the moment with university access. H/T to Lenore Skenazy (co-founder and president of the amazing Let Grow foundation) for making us aware of this: https://letgrow.org
Sunlight Inactivates Coronavirus 8 Times Faster Than Predicted. We Need to Know Why: https://www.sciencealert.com/sunlight-inactivates-sars-cov-2-a-lot-faster-than-predicted-and-we-need-to-work-out-why
Luzzatto-Fegiz et al 2021. UVB radiation alone may not explain sunlight inactivation of SARS-CoV-2. The Journal of Infectious Diseases: https://academic.oup.com/jid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/infdis/jiab070/6129304
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