Anti-Science

  • Photo of Retracted Paper Claims Religion Keeps Dumb People From Murdering Each Other

    Retracted Paper Claims Religion Keeps Dumb People From Murdering Each Other

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: I’m not really sure what I want to talk about today so let’s bring out my idea hat. It’s full of different topics and is really helpful for finding a stress-free way to find something to talk about. Let’s…

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  • Photo of How is Astrology Still A Thing When It Fails To Predict A Pandemic?

    How is Astrology Still A Thing When It Fails To Predict A Pandemic?

    The New York Times posted an article on Saturday by Hayley Phelan titled Will Coronavirus Kill Astrology? and although I know the answer to this type of headline is always no, I was intrigued and hopeful. Astrology hasn’t been on my radar for a few years and I though maybe Covid-19 would indeed have a significant impact on believers. The…

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  • Photo of Why Yes, Mayo Clinic. Even the Vice President of the United States Can Transmit COVID-19

    Why Yes, Mayo Clinic. Even the Vice President of the United States Can Transmit COVID-19

    Three days after I gave birth to my youngest child TD, I developed the worst fever I’ve ever had in my life. My teeth chattered so badly I thought my jaw would break and I simultaneously sweat through my bedding and shooks with chills. I had developed Puerperal Fever, colloquially known as “Childbed Fever.” When my temperature hit 104F, I…

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  • Photo of Step Away From Your Z-Pack…

    Step Away From Your Z-Pack…

      Our president is going to get people killed. I don’t say this lightly. His actions today fall nothing short of reckless. Earlier today, President Trump tweeted: ….be put in use IMMEDIATELY. PEOPLE ARE DYING, MOVE FAST, and GOD BLESS EVERYONE! @US_FDA @SteveFDA @CDCgov @DHSgov — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2020 Yes, calling for the FDA to act…

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  • Photo of Richard Dawkins Claims Eugenics Works. He’s Wrong.

    Richard Dawkins Claims Eugenics Works. He’s Wrong.

    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, Britain discovered that they had a eugenicist advising the prime minister, and that caused a polite bit of upset for almost everyone, who agreed that eugenics is wrong. Well, almost everyone. Some people argued that while eugenics…

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  • Photo of Jordan Peterson, Addiction, and the Cult of Personal Responsibility

    Jordan Peterson, Addiction, and the Cult of Personal Responsibility

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Remember Jordan Peterson? He’s the Canadian author who uses pseudoscience to trick men into giving him money in return for him telling them all their problems are their own fault and that they should clean their rooms. You know…

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  • Photo of Mark Zuckerberg Is the World’s Most Beautiful Man According to Science

    Mark Zuckerberg Is the World’s Most Beautiful Man According to Science

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Nobody does science reporting quite like British tabloids, and let me be very clear when I say that that’s a good thing. The United States definitely has it’s own unique way of being bad at science communication but the…

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  • Photo of Netflix Presents GOOP Lab, Gwyneth Paltrow’s New Way to Spread Misinformation

    Netflix Presents GOOP Lab, Gwyneth Paltrow’s New Way to Spread Misinformation

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Gwyneth Paltrow’s “GOOP” is getting a TV show! I saw the trailer for the show and…it’s like, this must be what political comedy writers felt when Donald Trump was elected. It’s impossible to satire something that is so fucked…

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