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Does Mindfulness Work for Teens?

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Mindfulness is a trend that really caught on in the last few years, particularly in skeptic and sciencey communities. It’s a form... (Read more...) The post Does Mindfulness Work for Teens? appeared first on Skepchick.

How Google is Spreading Fake News about an “Antifa” Killer

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: A few years ago, I started doing a talk about using social media to advance skepticism, though in reality it was also... (Read more...) The post How Google is Spreading Fake News about an “Antifa” Killer appeared first on Skepchick.

Trump Nominates Ghost Hunter to be Judge

Categories: Politics Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: The Trump administration has made a lot of kooky appointments, and by “kooky” I mean “oh god we’re all going to die.”... (Read more...) The post Trump Nominates Ghost Hunter to be Judge appeared first on Skepchick.

Gordon White, Will Magic Kill Parapsychology? |366|

Chaos magician and author Gordon White on the blurring of parapsychology and magic. photo by: Skeptiko Nobody does magic quite like Disney. The sciency wizard, the wand, the spells, it’s all burned into our collective consciousness, along with the idea that it’s all silly nonsense, but hey, what about this… (Dr. Dean Radin on RuneSoup) Sorry, […]

Damore's Pseudoscientific Google manifesto is a better evidence for sexism than it is for intellectual sex differences

Pseudoscience is effective. If it weren’t, people wouldn’t generate so much of it to try to justify opinions not supported by the bulk of the evidence. It’s effective because people trust science as a method of understanding the world, and ideological actors want that trust conferred to their opinions. Show More Summary

ACSH is astroturf, here's why

The American Council on Science and Health recently got some exposure on twitter, then a little too much exposure, after publishing this highly problematic (and hysterically bad) op-ed/infographic on twitter and on their site. This opinion...Show More Summary

Science always has been, and always will be, political

Inevitably, with the announcement of The March for Science on Earth Day, April 22nd of this year, come the inevitable naysayers decrying the politicization of science. Astroturf groups such as ACSH (diversity excludes white dudes and...Show More Summary

So, you've elected a conspiracy theorist

I’ve not written about this election believing the flaws of the Republican candidate were pretty obvious; further litigating his failures as a candidate is now moot, he is now the president-elect of the United States. However, it isShow More Summary

Shocking Report: The Bible is a Myth

Categories: Religion Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Okay look, I’m going to need you to take a seat. If you’re already sitting, you may want to lay down, or... (Read more...) The post Shocking Report: The Bible is a Myth appeared first on Skepchick.

Christopher Knowles, Are Occult Symbols Present in Science? |365|

Christopher Knowles finds occult symbolism in pop culture and science impossible to ignore. photo by: Skeptiko (News announcer) When you celebrate science, perhaps it’s best to not get carried away. The inauguration ceremony included some, how shall we put it, original choreography. It was quite bizarre… do you associate this kind of dancing with the inauguration of a […]

Why Steven Pinker is Wrong About Violence

Categories: Science Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: In 2011, celebrity psychologist Steven Pinker published the book The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, putting forward his... (Read more...) The post Why Steven Pinker is Wrong About Violence appeared first on Skepchick.

White People Get Better Plea Bargains Than Black People

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Here in the United States, we have a pretty clear problem with race and law enforcement. The Black Lives Matter movement has... (Read more...) The post White People Get Better Plea Bargains Than Black People appeared first on Skepchick.

Fighting the Common Cold: Myths and Facts!

Categories: Science Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: It’s autumn here in the US, which means we’re heading toward cold season. And THAT means a whole lot of misinformation about... (Read more...) The post Fighting the Common Cold: Myths and Facts! appeared first on Skepchick.

Rand Paul Tries to Stop Scientific Progress Because He Can’t Understand It

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: US Senator Rand Paul recently spent his valuable time attacking government spending on scientific progress as part of deliberations by the Subcommittee... (Read more...) The post Rand Paul Tries to Stop Scientific Progress Because He Can’t Understand It appeared first on Skepchick.

The Herstory of Hepeating

Categories: Feminism Tags: feminismhepeathepeatedhepeatingracismsocial mediatwitterviral What follows is a guest post by my friend and former Skepchick Maria D’Souza Walters. I’ve added a bit of commentary below. Everyone needs a place to vent their daily frustrations... (Read more...) The post The Herstory of Hepeating appeared first on Skepchick.

Breathing Polluted Air: Aromatherapy vs Ionizers

Categories: Science Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: So right now, California is on fire. Not all of it, obviously, but a significant portion — thousands of people are displaced... (Read more...) The post Breathing Polluted Air: Aromatherapy vs Ionizers appeared first on Skepchick.

How to Debunk Misinformation

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Every year or so, there’s a new study put out by psychologists telling us another reason why I shouldn’t bother debunking pseudoscience.... (Read more...) The post How to Debunk Misinformation appeared first on Skepchick.

Joseph Atwill, Why is the Deep State Interested in Psychedelics? |364|

Joe Atwill cautions against the resurging interest in psychedelics and entheogens. photo by: Skeptiko (audio 1979 news report) In their never ending search for the miracle weapons, CIA operatives searched here, in the remote mountain areas of Southern Mexico, for what, up until then, had been considered a myth; magic mushrooms. The clip you’re listening to is […]

The Science of the Female Orgasm

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Since the beginning of humanity, humans have been fucking. And since the beginning of the scientific method, humans have been fucking for... (Read more...) The post The Science of the Female Orgasm appeared first on Skepchick.

Brian Dunning, Is the “Skeptical Thing” Over? |363|

Brian Dunning hosts a popular skeptical podcast, but is the “skeptical community” being pushed to the fringe. photo by: Skeptiko (audio from James Rani’s 2013 Amazing Meeting) Welcome back everybody. Moving right along, as they say, get your seats, get your seats. This is going to be a killer panel, I’m so excited to listen to […]

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