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    Armoured Skeptic Falls for Notre Dame Conspiracy Theory

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: On the one hand, I have a pretty great life, because I get to spend it talking about science and critical thinking with fellow nerds. On the other hand, sometimes my life is horrible because I have to spend some of my precious time learning about a YouTuber who calls himself “Armoured…

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    Landmark Astronomical Discovery: Men Online Identify New Woman to Hate

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Something nice happened last week: for the first time in the history of humanity, a team of scientists were able to take a picture of a black hole, confirming Einstein’s theory of general relativity a century after he came up with it. They literally did something that people thought may be completely…

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    Fatphobia and Type II Diabetes

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: I have accidentally discovered a previously unknown (to me) medical conspiracy theory, and while it’s not quite up there with “HIV doesn’t lead to AIDS” it was equally shocking to me to hear. It is this: the idea that a bad diet is not the cause of Type II Diabetes. This happened…

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  • Skepticism

    Nipsey Hussle, Conspiracy Theories, and the Cure for AIDS

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: This week, rapper and philanthropist Nipsey Hussle was shot to death in front of his LA clothing store, apparently by a man named Eric Holder who had previously had beef with Hussle. This is awful, especially considering that Hussle worked hard to get out of the gang life and was set on…

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  • Skepticism

    Conspiracy Theorists and the Parkland Suicides

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: I want to start with a big ol’ content warning, even though I’ll make it obvious in the title: I’m going to be talking about suicide, and it may be pretty rough. If you’re depressed or suicidal, please reach out to friends, family, or medical professionals for help. Last year, a gunman…

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  • Skepticism

    Oprah and Apple TV+: A New Place for Psuedoscience?

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: This week, Apple held an event in which they revealed a new streaming service called Apple TV+. This wasn’t exactly groundbreaking news since most people already knew it was in the works, but there was a new tidbit (also known previously) that I had missed thus far. At the end of the…

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  • Skepticism

    Your Argument About How to Pronounce GIF is Wrong

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: I am old, for the internet. For YouTube, especially. I was born in 1980, a mere 7 years before Steve Wilhite developed the Graphics Interchange Format, .gif. And so when I started saving files of that type along with Tiffs and bitmaps and jpegs, I called it “(JIFF).” Why? I don’t know.…

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    Correction or Censorship? An Anti-Trans Study Sparks Controversy

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Last year, Lisa Littmann, an assistant professor at Brown University, published a paper in PLOS One claiming to show evidence for the existence of Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria. By the name, you can guess what this disease is: the terrifying chance that one day, out of nowhere, you might suddenly and unexpectedly…

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