Skepticism

  • My Psychic Predictions for 2020! Sort of.

    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 that time again! At the end of each year, I offer my psychic predictions for the upcoming year. I am absolutely not a psychic, because psychics don’t exist. Anyone claiming to be a psychic is either fooling themselves…

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  • Is the “Natural Human Lifespan” Only 37?? The Daily Mail vs Science

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: In my live science trivia show Quiz-o-Tron I used to always end with a round called “Science According to the Daily Mail” and after several rounds of answering questions about real science it was fun to ask questions like,…

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  • Should We Lie to Kids about Santa?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Many years ago I used to give one of my favorite talks of all time, which was about how it’s okay to lie to kids. I wrote it for atheists and skeptics who often worry that lying to kids…

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  • dog whelks, a species of snails, eating barnacles

    Quickies: When an ad goes awry, and “Radical” Mr. Rogers…

    Hello, all! I’m just barely catching up on what’s going on around me as I’ve spent the entire week firmly in “Grading Jail” because I still have poor time and task management skills. Upscale stationary bike company Peloton spectacularly fails to get a positive fitness message across in a 30-second ad. As someone who just this week wrote about their…

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  • Is Pornography Addictive? NoFap Founder Sues Neuroscientist Who Says No

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: “NoFap Founder Is Suing a Neuroscientist Who Thinks Masturbating Is Fine,” so I read in Vice this week. How appropriate! It’s about sex, science, pseudoscience, AND this is “#NoNutNovember!” I couldn’t wait to make a video on this. I…

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  • Germany Finally Releases Scan of Stolen Egyptian Sculpture

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: I must be getting nostalgic because this is, like, the tenth update video I’ve done in the past few months, and this is a fun one. Waaaay back in 2016 I made a video about the bust of Nefertiti…

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  • “Get Rich Quick” Guru Tries to Silence Critic with DMCA

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: When I was in my late teens, I dated a moron. It’s a rite of passage, isn’t it? Anyway, this dumbass was ten years older than me and so I thought he had his shit together. Spoiler alert: he…

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  • Man Uses Wormholes to Make It Rain

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: What would you do with a wormhole? Like, if you have the ability to make a wormhole at any time just by snapping your fingers, what would you do with it? A wormhole, in case you’ve been living in…

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