Skepticism

  • Naomi Wolf’s Anti-Vax Potluck & Why Requiring Vaccines May Backfire

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! A few months ago, I talked about how feminist icon Naomi Wolf had gone completely off the deep end concerning COVID and shelter-in-place and mask guidelines meant to reduce the spread of the deadly pandemic. Back then, it was sort…

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  • Why the Lab Leak Hypothesis is so Controversial (There’s No Evidence!)

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Alright, I guess I’ve put it off for long enough: let’s talk about the “lab leak” hypothesis — the idea that COVID-19 was either accidentally or deliberately released from a lab studying coronaviruses in Wuhan, China. I’ve only even mentioned…

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  • Mayim Bialik Peddles Brain-Boosting Snake Oil

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Back in 2019, I talked about nootropics — substances that are thought to maybe improve brain function. They’re often pushed by people like Joe Rogan, who is part owner of a company that sells pills to gullible young men promising…

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  • New Study: Is it Worth it to Argue on Twitter?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! For literal decades now there has been a robust industry of researchers studying debunking. How do we correct misinformation? Do we have to be nice? Does sarcasm backfire? Should we use facts? Should we rely on emotional appeals? Is it…

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  • Why Scientists Know More About Sexy Plants

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Look, we all got into some weird, random stuff during quarantine. I developed so many hobbies I started ranking them based on how difficult they were and how rewarding they were. Sourdough? Way too difficult for me, sorry. You gotta…

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  • Bill Gates is Not Pro-Science or Pro-Humanity. He’s Pro-Money

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Something I noticed very early on in the skeptic/critical thinking community was that certain public figures were held in very high regard and it was unusual to ever hear a negative word about them. Understandable for the scientists and celebrities…

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  • Why Nicole Prause Filed DMCAs to Remove My Videos

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Hello, YouTube. What a few weeks I’ve had! I’ve learned something very important recently: no one reads the description. You know, the doobly doo. So with that in mind, I’m going to put everything important right here, in the video…

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  • Moby: A Vegan World Would Have No Pandemics???

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Remember Moby? Bald, got famous selling all his songs to car commercials, got more famous for claiming he dated Natalie Portman when, according to Portman, “my recollection is a much older man being creepy with me when I just had…

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