Blocked and Reported

Ethan Watters On The Latest Skirmish In The Never-Ending Recovered-Memory Wars



January 25th, 2021  •  56 mins 55 secs  •  Download (22.8 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

RSS Feed

Katie and Jesse bring on Ethan Watters, an author and freelance journalist who helped debunk the recovered-memory craze back in the 1990s, to discuss the most recent development in that area: an article in The Cut that Watters does not think does a good and accurate job relating the (scant) scientific evidence for recovered memories. The hosts and Watters also discuss certain arguable therapeutic parallels between the recovered-memory movement and treatment for youth gender dysphoria, as well as the general tendency of liberals to violate their "We <3 Science" stance fairly regulary when moral outrage is afoot.