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They’re Going to Destroy Science! Eric Weinstein and Brian Keating Part 1 of 2

05 Mar 2023 • 58 min • EN
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Please support the podcast by taking our short listener survey: Watch the video of this episode here: PART 1 of 2 Fresh off his appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience (JRE), join me and Eric Weinstein in this frank discussion diving deep into philosophical and existential questions of nuclear war, UFOs, faith, belief, global conflict, antisemitism, the state of elite academia, geopolitical threats including American leadership in STEM, COVID annihilation and more. Eric holds a Ph.D. in mathematical physics from Harvard, but did not pursue the traditional academic route at all. He is an author, mathematician, economist, and Managing Director of Thiel Capital. Eric practices physics outside the academic establishment, and in that regard he is most famous for his geometric unity proposal. He is the host of The Portal podcast and known as one of the voices of the intellectual dark web. Weinstein is a vocal critic of modern academic hierarchies and advocates for advances in scientific theory over an emphasis on experimental results. He is the host of The Portal Podcast which can be found at 00:04:30 Difference between atheism, agnosticism, and the belief in a “first cause”. Is “creation” necessary for God to exist 00:07:00 The Torah, according to Eric Weinstein. Religious scientists and perception-mediated evolution 00:09:29 Evolutionary biology,, intelligent design, and Brett Weinstein’s perception mediated selection and the examples of the Lampsilis Mussel and Darwin’s orchids.  00:22:00 Belief in god Vs atheism. Doubts about atheism? We are meant to believe!  00:27:40 What is the greatest challenge to humanity below the Von Karman Line (beginning of space): global warming, COVID, nuclear annihilation, or UFOs? 00:34:00 Dealing with extreme events. What can prevent nuclear annihilation? Should we restart atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons to remind humanity how terrible they are? Is this the “end”? Three monuments to the Holocaust to remind humanity of the worst-case scenario: Berlin Memorial ( ), Babyn Yar Memorial ( and the memorial to Sinti boxer Johann Trollman ( ).  00:42:30 What about UFO and the balloon phenomenon? Could it be a psyop? Direct Vs indirect evidence. 00:45:50 Sources and methods and the issue of privilege in controlling information and the erosion of the public faith in science and public health. 00:50:20 Is faith in science being undermined to our doom? Especially in the realm of public health and the manipulation of people and policy.  Connect with Professor Keating: 🏄‍♂️ Twitter: 📸 Instagram:  🔔 Subscribe 📝 Join my mailing list; just click here ✍️ Detailed Blog posts here: 🎙️ Listen on audio-only platforms: Subscribe to the Jordan Harbinger Show for amazing content from Apple’s best podcast of 2018!  Please leave a rating and review of my Podcast: scroll down to the ratings and leave a 5-star rating and review for The INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast. On Apple devices, click here, On Spotify it’s here: On Audible it’s here  Find other ways to rate here: Support the podcast on Patreon  or become a Member on YouTube- To advertise with us, contact Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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