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.
  • Science

    Big New Study Says No, Video Games Don’t Cause Violence IRL

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: It’s a day that ends in “y” so it’s time for another important study on whether or not our youths are being negatively affected by the proliferation of the scary new technology, scrolls. Wait I mean books. Hold on,…

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  • Skepticism

    No, QAnon is Not Right Because Jeffrey Epstein Exists

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Was QAnon…right??? So asks New York Magazine’s ironically named Intelligencer, in an article that is, surprisingly, not quite as bad as its headline. I’ve talked about QAnon before — it’s the completely bonkers conspiracy theory that Democrats are secretly…

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  • Feminism

    Lawrence Krauss, Jeffrey Epstein, and Firing Your Heroes into the Sun

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is back in the news, because after years of avoiding any real punishment for literally running a worldwide underage sex trafficking ring, he’s finally been arrested and this time he may actually go to prison…

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  • Skepticism

    Brain Boosting Pills Probably Don’t Work (Sorry Joe Rogan Fans)

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Hey, are you dumb? Would you like to be SMART? Well, allow me to sell you some pills with no scientific evidence that they will help you at all! I know you’ll buy them. Because, well. For real, selling…

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  • Politics

    Michael Shermer Says Nazis are Left Wing

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! With the recent relaunch of Skepchick, I’ve started paying a bit more attention to what’s happening amongst my old friends, the Skeptics. And I’m often left horrified. Because they’re the worst. Take an actual former friend of mine, Michael Shermer.…

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  • Events

    Bay Area! Come See Quiz-o-Tron Live Tomorrow Night!

    It’s the end of the month, and that means it’s time for the greatest live science-themed comedy panel quiz show of all time, Quiz-o-Tron! On Friday, June 28 at 7pm you can see Discovery Channel’s Julia Wilde, biologist Cat Bobino, and stand-up comedians Johnny Taylor and Keith Lowell Jensen battle it out to see who knows more about science and/or…

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  • Science

    Do Cell Phones Cause You to Grow Horns???

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Will using your cell phone make you grow HORNS out of your SKULL like HELLBOY? No. Don’t be ridiculous. It’s only one horn and it’s not even on the top of your head. And no one really knows if it’s…

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  • Politics

    Kids are Dying in US Camps & the US Holocaust Museum is Wrong

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Guys, I’m going off-script. I mean, not really, there will be a transcript because I know some of you hate watching videos. But what I mean is that this video isn’t about science or critical thinking. Well, I guess…

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