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Skepticism

Ad Hominem Fallacy: A Lesson for Sea World

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: As someone who has spent the past decade advocating for people to think critically, which includes being able to identify and …

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ScienceSkepticism

Pop Psychology, Personality Types, And Thick Skin

If people love anything, they love pop psychology, especially if they get to take a little test that tells them what kind of person they are. Of course many of …

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Random AsidesSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: Nielsen’s Pretty . . . Useless Charts

If you’ve ever seen a Nielsen report or article, you’ve seen the company’s charts. In fact, the reports often read more like brochures, as though marketing their market research is …

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ScienceSkepticism

Physicians Speak Out Against Dr. Oz’s Position on Columbia Medical School Faculty

Dr. Oz is America’s trusted television doctor. Though his expertise is cardiac surgery, the Dr. Oz Show covers myriad subjects and tops ratings, with millions tuning in daily to heed …

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Anti-ScienceSkepticism

Rapist Darren Sharper’s Magical Penis Monitoring Machine

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sort of transcript: Darren Sharper is a former NFL player for the New Orleans Saints who was recently found guilty of drugging, sexually …

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Global Quickies: Not Just a Number, Red River Women, and Coding in the Slum

KENYA #147notjustanumber: “An open-source social media campaign has begun commemorating those who died in the al-Shabaab terror assault, tweet by tweet” GHANA Girls in a slum in the Ghanaian capital …

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ScienceSkepticism

#AskAchemist: Poison. Not the band. Or the Bell Biv DeVoe song.

In this installment of #AskAchemist, we’ll be talking about a favorite of mine… No, not Idris Elba. @DrRubidium What is a poison? How is it defined by chemists? #AskAChemist — …

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Random AsidesSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: How Hip Hop, Heavy Metal, and My Little Pony Can Kill You

University of Sydney researcher Dianna Theadora Kenny recently wrote an article titled “Music to die for: how genre affects popular musicians’ life expectancy,” about her research into early mortality and …

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