In today’s episode, Mikhaila hosts the evolutionary biologists Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying. They had an insightful discussion with Mikhaila about how in the most prosperous age of human history, suicide and illness rates are skyrocketing. Humans are more miserable than ever. How did that happen from an evolutionary perspective? Are the challenges of modern life really that hard? They also delved into humanity’s reaction to COVID, birth control, switching genders, monogamy, and religion. Watch this episode to see how evolution shapes our lives.
Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying are former professors at Evergreen State College. The married couple were among the college’s most popular teachers. They specialized in evolutionary biology. Together, they authored A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life, a book discussing why humans are miserable despite living in the most prosperous age in all of human history.
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