Blood can be racially or ethnically specific, so having more blood donors in certain groups can be crucial for saving the lives of patients who share their backgrounds.
Bret WeinsteinOf late it has become fashionable in some circles to claim that science is purely a front for privilege and oppressive power, and that race is entirely a social construct. But even in such circles, no one is fool enough to prefer a random blood transfusion
A hard-hitting report into the impact of humans on nature shows that nearly one million species risk becoming extinct within decades, while current efforts to conserve the earth’s resources will likely fail without radical action, UN biodiversity...
Bret WeinsteinConservatives find it odd that I remain a liberal. But there’s no mystery. Opportunity is hoarded by rent sneakers and the future to which they have us shackled is bleak, to the extent it is viable at all. We need revolutionary change, without revolution.
Sometimes a scandal is not just a scandal, but a biopsy of a society. So it is with the assault on Sir Roger Scruton, who in recent weeks has been smeared in the media, fired by the government and had…
What should intellectuals do when everything they believe in regarding individual liberty is recast as cultural imperialism?
Bret WeinsteinGreat analysis. Includes a clean description of the stigma-generating function
IDW is labeled alt-right, conservative, racist, etc
The only reason to reject [false claim X] is if you're in [bad group Y]. --> Logic becomes immoral
Six months ago CERN hosted a workshop on “High Energy Theory and Gender.” Nearly all the contributors to this and previous workshops on the same topic endorsed the view that gender imbalances in physics, particularly in the higher echelons, are...
Bret WeinsteinWhen will we accept that this threat is real, dangerous and on the march? When it reaches CERN?
Earlier this month, popular author and podcaster Sam Harris tweeted out a graph titled, “A Visual Breakdown of Intellectual Dark Web (IDW) Positions.” The graph purports to compare the political positions of six prominent members of the IDW on the...
Bernie Sanders’ foray onto the typically Trump-friendly Fox News on Monday night was a success by most measures.
Bret WeinsteinImagine if Fox News kept going and took up independent journalism full time. That would leave the NYT and NPR little choice but to follow suit. Where would it end? Slate? Breitbart? Trump might even be forced to become president of all the people...
The latest UN report on climate says reducing deforestation is crucial to slowing global warming. But researchers must first reconcile two contradictory sets of statistics on tree loss in order to determine whether promises made by nations to...
Prof Alister McGrath and Prof Bret Weinstein Chaired by Justin Brierley US biologist Bret Weinstein is one of the leading voices in the ‘Intellectual Dark Web’. As an atheist he says religion is a product of evolution, but it has been good for...