1660: Wokeism, Equity & Social Justice with Gad Saad

Oct 11, 2021
1660: Wokeism, Equity & Social Justice with Gad Saad

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Gad Saad, a Lebanese-Canadian evolutionary psychologist and professor, and the author of The Parasitic Mind.

  • His journey to the field of evolutionary psychology. (1:42)
  • Is it hard to do what he does in this current climate? (3:28)
  • The consequences of ignoring the biological drivers of our behaviors. (5:45)
  • Why the equality of outcomes is cancer on the human spirit. (9:49)
  • How much of our biology drives our culture? (12:30)
  • Do men have a greater desire for sexual variety than women? (15:00)
  • What are the arguments for monogamy? (20:21)
  • Where does he see the greatest pushback for his field of study? (22:38)
  • How closely connected is our biological sex from our gender? (29:54)
  • His take on the pros and cons of social media. (31:50)
  • Is cancel culture a dangerous thing we should look out for? (35:20)
  • Where does postmodernism come from? (40:24)
  • Are we seeing the inevitable collapse of western society? (51:33)
  • Dr. Gad Saad, too difficult to cancel? (54:00)
  • What makes academia so vulnerable to terrible ideas? (56:30)
  • Why do we have to make things so hard for ourselves? (1:00:08)
  • Are there any evolutionary roots to religion? (1:05:37)
  • What is the best way to inoculate yourself from bullshit? (1:14:48)

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