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In this 61st in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens. In this episode, we discuss kambo, the poison of an Amazonian frog, which is being used by Americans who are seeking a purgative and possibly spiritual experience, but the people at the NYT once again reveal that they have no idea even how to speak science, much less assess it. From there, down the rabbit hole we go to a discussion of the different diets of four Amazonian tribes. We then discuss the politicization of science, in discussion of the COVID-19 vaccine from the Oregon Healthcare Authority, possible drug treatments for COVID, and a third, promising vaccine which is on the horizon. We also reveal that Ted Wheeler, mayor of Portland, has said some mean things about antifa. At the top of this episode, we reveal new “First Against the Wall Club” merchandise, and make a correction from episode #60, regarding the Evergreen locker room story.

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Mentioned in this episode:

Can you poison your way to good health? New York Times article from January 1, 2021:

Hesselink 2018. Kambo and its Multitude of Biological Effects: Adverse Events or Pharmacological Effects?

Milton 1992. Comparative aspects of diet in Amazonian forest-dwellers.

In Far-Flung Places, COVID-19 Is Being Treated Early And Well. Here’s Why Americans Don’t Know This. December 27, 2020:

Website devoted to providing research on drug treatments for COVID-19 (recently censored by twitter):

Show Notes:
00:00 Happy New Year
01:58 First Against the Wall Club
05:13 Why last week’s episode was down for a few hours
06:28 Is an Amazonian frog toxin a vaccine?
19:18 Licking and tattooing frogs in the rainforest
35:23 Amazonian forest-dwellers’ diet
57:55 Politicization of COVID vaccines
01:03:17 COVID drug treatments & Twitter censorship
01:17:02 mRNA vaccines vs Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
01:38:20 Portland Mayor on Antifa and Anarchists
01:43:07 Wrap Up



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