I explore the world through science and story.
I love to discover new things—places, ideas, relationships, organisms, processes, foods. I create with words, with hypotheses, with craft. I grew up in Los Angeles, have lived all up and down the West coast of the United States, and also lived in Michigan for many years. For months at a time, I have conducted research and lived in parts of Central America, as well as Madagascar.
I have fallen in love with the Amazon and with Istanbul, with the Sea of Cortez and with Rome. Archipelagos I have known and hope to return to include Bocas del Toro and Kuna Yala in Panama, Galápagos in Ecuador, the San Juan and Gulf Islands in the U.S. and Canada, and the Exumas in the Bahamas.
Dr. Bret Weinstein has spent two decades advancing the field of evolutionary biology, and is currently working to uncover the evolutionary meaning of large scale patterns in human history, and seeking a game theoretically stable path forward for humanity.
Dr. Weinstein earned a PhD in Biology from the University of Michigan, where he was given the Don Tinkle Award for distinguished work in Evolutionary Ecology, and he earned a BA in Biology from UCSC.
He was a professor at The Evergreen State College for 14 years. He and his wife, Heather Heying, resigned in the wake of 2017 campus riots that focused in part on Weinstein and Heying’s opposition to a day of racial segregation and other college “equity” proposals.