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This Is Not Normal

One of the messages that activists tried to warn everyone about before Trump took office was that when an authoritarian or fascist government takes control of a democracy, things will, …

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Bad Chart Thursday: Pseudoscientific Chart Judges Science Reporting

A chart purporting to rank credible science journalism uses the most unscientific means ever: opinion presented as fact. Editors for the American Council of Science and Health (ACSH), an industry-funded …

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Throwback Bad Chart Thursday: You Are Not a Special Miracle Because Odds. Sorry.

Today’s chart is actually a few years old, but it occasionally pops up in my various feeds, and the concept behind it is prevalent in multiple mathematically challenged arguments, such …

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A Tale of Two Sessions

What’s new in the wacky world of authoritarian-republican-American-regimes? Well, thanks for asking! On Tuesday night Trump managed to read his way through a TelePrompTer speech while actually wearing a suit …

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Why We Can’t Clone Wooly Mammoths in 2 Years

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: “Prehistoric Wooly Mammoths About to Be Resurrected, Claim Harvard Scientists!” Holy crap! Wooly mammoths! Harvard! No way is this fake news, …

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Lady Gaga’s Satanic Half-Time Show & Confirmation Bias

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: So the Super Bowl was yesterday, and I know there’s not a lot of overlap between football fans and, well, my …

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Heroic Dog Saves Friend from River! Or He Just Wants a Stick.

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: I know there are a lot of really horrific things happening in the world right now, all of which touch on …

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How Big Alt-Med Tried (and Failed) to Silence a Scientist

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: In past videos, I’ve mentioned “Big Alt Med.” Obviously this is a reference to “Big Pharma,” the label given to the …

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