52: Eric Weinstein Part 2: Parenting, Peak Prosperity, & Weinstein University


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Part 2 of Brian Keating's conversation with Eric Weinstein on the INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE podcast pivots from faith & family to the course catalog at “Weinstein University” (fictional, for now!) which would combine scholarship with wonder. We also contemplate the notion of legacies, not just for our actual children, but for our ideological children as well. Show notes and, by popular demand, Eric’s slides from his famous 2013 “Geometric Unity” lecture at Oxford are available when you join my mailing list: http://briankeating.com/mailing_list.php


  • 00:12:18 A place for the rituals of religion in an atheist's life.
  • 00:19:26 Crisis of faith versus crisis of reason.
  • 00:25:20 Eric Weinstein’s parenting philosophy.
  • 00:33:05 Resolving dualities in human lives and behaviors.
  • 00:36:05 Rapid fire questions about God and aliens.
  • 00:40:26 Eric’s legacies in space and time.

Eric Weinstein has a Ph.D. from Harvard in mathematical physics. He is the managing director of Thiel Capital. Weinstein hosts the podcast The Portal 

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