Does 1×1=2?
Is the periodic table wrong?
Are all conspiracies wrong?
Are experts failing us?

It is clear that there is a growing public distrust of experts and institutions, and even more clear that this has severe consequences for society and science. Join me and my colleague Eric Weinstein as we explore this in the context of Terrence Howard’s appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience. We dig deep into the reasons for this skepticism, from political pressures to historical deceptions, and discuss potential solutions! We also discuss funding, academic freedom, and theoretical vs experimental physics.

Key Takeaways:
00:00:00 Intro
00:00:33 Giving platforms to unorthodox thinkers
00:03:39 Eric on the collapse of institutional trust
00:06:25 The decline in the reputation of universities and their impact
00:11:49 Need for reconciliation over COVID-related lies
00:24:08 Dangers of misinformation
00:28:04 The complicated relationship between national security and science
00:40:57 Eric’s vision for re-establishing trust in the scientific community
01:06:14 Outro