Rebecca Watson

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.
  • Skepticism

    Livestreamer Valkyrae Launches “Blue Light” Skincare Based on BS

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Some of you may know that in addition to being a light of rationality here on YouTube, I am also a semi-professional gamer girl on Twitch. That’s right, I’m a pretty big deal over there. I mean, not to American…

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  • Skepticism

    Is “Hacker X,” who Helped Natural News Take Over Facebook, Stupid or Lying?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Last week, Ars Technica featured an exclusive interview with HACKER X, which is an extremely cool nickname for a guy named Bob who is actually kind of a giant chud.  Okay, so this started back in the spring of…

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  • Feminism

    Why Girls Don’t Play with LEGOs

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! I LOVE Legos. And you know I love Legos based on the mere fact that I say “Legos” because that’s what I GREW UP SAYING in the god damn ‘80s and ‘90s and I refuse to bow to the POLITICALLY…

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  • Science

    Are Depressed People Just More Realistic?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: I’ve produced two different videos recently in which I mentioned that maybe a certain group of people (educated girls in sexist societies and vegans and vegetarians in meat-eating societies) may be more depressed or more anxious because they are…

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  • Science

    Are Vegans and Vegetarians More Depressed?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Here we go again: a new study has found that vegetarians and vegans are more likely to have depression and anxiety compared to meat eaters. Feeling sad? Eat a pile of dino nugs! Okay, I said that ironically but…

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  • Religion

    Study: Atheists are Made By Their Parents

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Why am I an atheist? If you ask me that, I will say that I am an atheist because I’ve critically evaluated the claims made by world religions and found there to be no compelling evidence that they’re true. That…

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  • Science

    How the Flu Vaccine Might Help You Beat COVID

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! I’ve been a fan of vaccines for a long time. Like, easily since I was a toddler and, according to my mom, I insisted on staring with abject delight at the needle as it went into my arm, while asking…

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  • Religion

    Are Poor People Happier in Religious Societies?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Is it better to be poor in a rich country or in a poor country? It’s a deceptively complicated question! An overall poor country may have less income inequality, meaning you might be poor, but everyone you see and…

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