Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Gad Saad (evolutionary psychologist, author, The Parasitic Mind) about how diversity and equity pledges are beginning to compromise scientific inquiry, how he’s been treated on campus since becoming an outspoken heterodox thinker, and what you can do to fight back against the woke indoctrination of your child in public schools by woke school curriculums. Gad talks about the dangers of idea pathogens. This is the label he applies to the dangerous ideas of identity politics, intersectionality and social justice that have infected people’s brains like a parasite. Gad shares how deeply these religious-like ideas of diversity and equity have penetrated the university system. Gad reveals how even STEM fields are being compromised. Even science researchers are now expected to sign diversity pledges to explain how their research will promote diversity and inclusion in order to obtain grant research funding. These kinds of ideas run counter to the philosophy of science and the scientific method. How can we trust scientific inquiry that prioritizes the race of it’s scientists over critical thinking and the pursuit of truth? Gad discusses how all people are vulnerable to idea pathogens including highly intelligent people. Gad worries about what he calls ostrich parasitic syndrome where even our best and brightest seem to stick their heads in the sand to avoid uncomfortable truths. Gad also reveals the personal consequences he has suffered as a tenured professor for having the courage to voice his heterodox ideas. He cautions that we can’t rely on a silent majority to save us and that we all need to overcome the bravery deficit and develop the courage to challenge these bad ideas. Gad cautions us to not think that Donald Trump can fix these problems or make critical race theory vanish with the strike of his pen. These idea pathogens are being pushed towards younger and younger audiences. Public schools are becoming factories of indoctrination and there are increasing reports of woke school curriculums aiming to get into kid’s brains before they’ve made it to high school. These woke kids are being taught bizarre and dangerous ideas about racial identity. Gad shares a personal story of his own young son’s reaction to the ideas of toxic masculinity and the dangers of pathologizing normal boy behavior. Gad also discusses why we all need to find our inner honey badger to fight off the threat of idea pathogens.
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