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Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying on Sex, Gender, and Preparing Kids for Adulthood
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Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying on Sex, Gender, and Preparing Kids for Adulthood

In part two of my conversation with evolutionary biologists Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying, we discuss what evolutionary biology can teach us about sex, gender, adulthood, and religion. With the recent explosion in transgender identification across American society, along with the censorious condemnation of any criticism within polite circles, we must reexamine the nature of human individuality and our fundamental understanding of male and female. Bret and Heather give a thorough explanation of why biological sex evolved in the first place and how it’s actually defined scientifically. We then zoom out to see how this particular issue is just one facet of a broader cultural trend that’s undermining our ability to become true adults who are capable of leading productive, fulfilling, and moral lives.


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Outline:

[0:00] Why going outside really matters

[4:51] Gender is the software of sex

[13:55] Human flexibility vs inescapable biology

[22:58] Monogamy, birth control, and casual sex

[29:22] Transgender dogma undermines women’s liberation

[37:31] Valuable diversity and the scientific method

[44:42] The provisional role of scientific authority

[47:09] How media twists true data to spread false narratives

[52:39] What does it mean to be (and become) an adult?

[1:01:55] Kids destroy your life…and give you something better

[1:10:38] The purpose of traditional rites of passage

[1:18:00] Adapting religious orthodoxy to the 21st century

[1:24:23] Faith, Catholicism, and morality

[1:33:53] How do we justify human dignity?

[1:38:35] Be grateful for and protect what we have


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