Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon mstdn.social/@rebeccawatson Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky @rebeccawatson.bsky.social
  • Skepticism

    This “Pro-Science” Political Charity Actually Sucks

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Remember that episode in season 10 of The Simpsons, in which Lisa joins MENSA and the group ends up taking over as mayor of Springfield in order to improve the lives of the idiot residents, but it all goes horribly…

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    Did a Worm Really Eat RFK, Jr.’s Brain?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! I have very serious, breaking news to report: US presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has brainworms. Well, “had.” “Brainworm.” Singular. But I am NOT being sarcastic, for once: RFK, Jr. literally said that a worm got into his brain…

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    Turbocancer Isn’t Real and Can’t Hurt You

    I know that this channel is focused primarily on correcting egregious misinformation in the public eye, but it brings me no satisfaction to address today’s topic: turbo cancer. I’ve danced around it, addressing many similar anti-vaccine conspiracy theories that have cropped up in the years since the COVID vaccine first dropped, but I’ve stayed away from turbo cancer for one…

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    “Psychic” Psychopaths Have to Go

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! As many of you know, I got my start in this business – the business of talking to you on YouTube – through psychics. When I was 17 I started working at a magic shop and that eventually led me…

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    Aaron Rodgers Believes in EVERYTHING STUPID

    Good news and bad news, everyone: the good news is that anti-vaccine kook RFK, Jr. did NOT choose NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers as his running mate in his doomed presidential campaign. The bad news: people are still listening to what Aaron Rodgers has to say. The worse news: what Aaron Rodgers is saying is getting dumber, and also possibly even…

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    Is Jonathan Haidt Right About Social Media Rewiring Kids’ Brains??

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! A few weeks ago, I talked about a study that refuted a key part of Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel, and in the comments a lot of you recommended the podcast “If Books Could Kill,” which I did end…

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    Banning TikTok Won’t Fix the Problem

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! I love being an American. I have so many freedoms that other humans do not: the freedom to criticize my government! The freedom to call myself an “American” in a YouTube video, knowing that it will infuriate certain pedants who…

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    Did Skeptics Debunk Havana Syndrome?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Last year, I thought my best friend was dying. My dog Indy suddenly got clumsy, tripping over his own feet, having trouble jumping up on the sofa, and even as we were rushing to the car to get to the…

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