No. I’m not going to listen to it. I’ll take the Readers’ Digest Condensed version of the epic encounter between Boghossian and Bret Weinstein.
1/ Peter Boghossian's interview with Bret is, predictably, an hour of them discussing the mental and moral defects (including 'being ugly') that lead people to disagree with them
Bret brags about how intellectually honest he is and how hard he works to disconfirm his hypotheses pic.twitter.com/WK8RqEYEfm
— bad_stats (@thebadstats) August 1, 2022
This was amazing.
1/ Peter Boghossian’s interview with Bret is, predictably, an hour of them discussing the mental and moral defects (including ‘being ugly’) that lead people to disagree with them
Bret brags about how intellectually honest he is and how hard he works to disconfirm his hypotheses
2/ IMO the highlight was when Bret released a suprise new hypothesis
Apparently, the Woke Mind Virus could very well be a bioweapon seeded by our geopolitical enemies to destroy The West!
3/ I thought he probably meant this in an unfalsifiable sort of “well there are russian/chinese troll farms sowing dissent on twitter” kind of way, but no, he’s very clear that he believes they might have *invented wokeness* and deployed it as a weapon
4/ Also funny that Peter Boghossian seems to have paid absolutely no attention to Bret’s content and does not know that he’s become a hardcore antivax conspiracy loon.
5/ Bret’s recent interactions twitter with yours truly😘 seem to have crystalized into a new talking point. You don’t have to pay attention to your critics if they haven’t “accomplished anything.” This raises the question – what has Bret accomplished?
Yeah, Bret used to be a biologist. Boghossian used to be a skeptic.