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2021-06-14 -Great Cultural Revolution
So @TeamYouTube is shutting down dissenting Biology PhDs & MDs!!
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Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2021-06-14 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [249 views ]  Top

#1 (oh shoot, meant to post for tomorrow).

Anyway, y'all get the point.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2021-06-13 16:28||   2021-06-13 16:28|| Front Page Top

#2 Wikipedia:

Eric Ross Weinstein (born October 26, 1965)[2] is an American cultural commentator. He is the managing director of Thiel Capital.[1][3]

Weinstein received his PhD in mathematical physics from Harvard University in 1992 under the supervision of Raoul Bott.[4][5][6] In his dissertation, Extension of Self-Dual Yang-Mills Equations Across the Eighth Dimension, Weinstein showed that the self-dual Yang–Mills equations were not really peculiar to dimension four and admitted generalizations to higher dimensions.[7]

Weinstein left academia after stints at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. More than 20 years later, in 2013, he announced a potential unified theory of physics. At the invitation of mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, Weinstein described the theory at a colloquium, Geometric Unity, in May 2013 at the University of Oxford's Clarendon Laboratory.[8] Physicists expressed skepticism about the theory.[8][9] Joseph Conlon of Oxford stated that some of the predicted particles would already have been detected in existing accelerators such as the Large Hadron Collider.[8] Science writer Jennifer Ouellette criticized the colloquium in a blog for Scientific American, arguing that experts could not properly evaluate Weinstein's ideas because there was no published paper.[10]

Eight years passed until Weinstein released a draft paper of Geometric Unity on April 1, 2021. The paper qualifies that the author "is not a physicist" but an "entertainer", and it has received strong criticism from the scientific community, including having "no visible impact" and having "gaps both mathematical and physical in origin that jeopardize Geometric Unity as a well-defined theory, much less one that is a candidate for a theory of everything."[11]

Incidentally, his younger brother is the Progressive evolutionary biologist who was driven out of Evergreen State College in 2017 for objecting to white students and faculty being requested to participate in off-campus anti-racism training during the annual Day of Absence protest, instead of continuing the tradition of carrying on as usual while minority members took the day off to highlight their contributions.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-06-13 17:15||   2021-06-13 17:15|| Front Page Top

#3 OK. I meant to link to the discussion of this at "hack" news.

I don't know who Weinstein was interviewing on his youtube channel; I'm guessing from context they had an MD or biology degree.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2021-06-13 17:30||   2021-06-13 17:30|| Front Page Top

#4 Here it is: link. Which has the following comment:

Bret (Eric's brother, biology PhD) had a 2h long conversation with Pierre Kory (MD) and it was taken down by YT. One of the things they talked was the recommendations of WHO and other organisations to focus on supportive care only (supporting the patient while their organism fights the disease by itself). They insist on not using other treatments outside clinical trials. The argument that running experiments would cost lives doesn't seem coherent. It's not like we have this 100+ yrs practice of dealing with SARS-CoV-2 epidemic with well established protocols. What if we're clinging to a suboptimal strategy?

Which I guess answers the question of who the Biologist was.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2021-06-13 17:35||   2021-06-13 17:35|| Front Page Top

#5 BTW, the thread has links now to vimeo and bitchute versions of the video.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2021-06-13 17:57||   2021-06-13 17:57|| Front Page Top

#6 moved
Posted by Frank G 2021-06-13 18:39||   2021-06-13 18:39|| Front Page Top

#7 But can any of these PhDs and MDs code in JAVA?
Posted by Large and Company9026 2021-06-14 02:15||   2021-06-14 02:15|| Front Page Top

#8 So Eric Weinstein has a PhD in Physics, runs a hedge fund for Peter Thiel, and is destribed at Wikipedia as a "Cultural Commentor?" Why not a mathematician or a businessman or physicist who also comments on culture?
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2021-06-14 12:48||   2021-06-14 12:48|| Front Page Top

#9 re #7: Why would any of them have to code in Indonesia?
Posted by Rambler in Virginia  2021-06-14 12:56||   2021-06-14 12:56|| Front Page Top

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