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

    You’re Wrong about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! I’ve spent several years now studiously avoiding learning anything about the ongoing battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, but as an avid user of social media I find that it has finally become completely and utterly unavoidable. This is…

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  • Skepticism

    The Science of How to Stop Mass Shootings

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: On Tuesday, May 24 2022, an 18-year old South Texas man shot his grandmother, drove to an elementary school, barricaded himself in a classroom, and murdered 19 small children and 2 adults before he was eventually shot and killed…

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  • Skepticism

    Are MATH TEXTBOOKS Teaching Kids Critical Race Theory?????

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Well, I made it to May of 2022 before I finally gave up and decided to talk about “critical race theory,” or CRT, the latest straw-filled bogeyman being attacked by whatever alt-right morons haven’t died of COVID yet. I…

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  • Skepticism

    The Great Replacement: The Past & Disturbing Present of American Nazis

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Last weekend, a man gunned down nearly a dozen people in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. The next day, Richard Dawkins encouraged his 3 million Twitter followers to read Douglas Murray’s “utterly superb” new book, “The War on…

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  • Skepticism

    Scientists Describe The Six Kinds of Bullshit that Spreads Online

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: We often talk about how to stop the spread of “misinformation” online, and by “we” I mean “me.” Me often talk about how to stop the spread of “misinformation” online. But the word “misinformation” encompasses a lot of different…

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  • Science

    Study: Are Pit Bulls Genetically Predisposed to Violence?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Recently, dog shelters here in the Bay Area have been putting out the red alert that they are overwhelmed with good boys and girls that need homes. I do not want a second dog, but I do have a…

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  • Meta Stuff

    A Dreamy Tour of Monterey Bay Aquarium

    Good news, everyone! I’ve launched an alternate YouTube channel where I’ll be posting more casual videos about my hobbies, pets, plants, travels, and whatever else I happen to be doing. If you prefer my usual scripted science videos, don’t worry! I’ll continue my usual two videos per week. But I do hope you like this new venture, starting with a…

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  • Politics

    Why We Must Keep Abortion Safe, Legal, and Accessible

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Gorsuch: Roe v Wade decided 1973 is a precedent of the United States Supreme Court it has been reaffirmed..and all the other factors have to be considered. It is a precedent of the United States Supreme Court it was…

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