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What Happened at the 2017 IONS Conference |361|

Johnny Verive reports on the 2017 IONS conference.  photo by: Skeptiko …And that is why the Institute of Noetic Sciences is so focused on bringing together science, observations, hypothesis, measurements… I have a lot of respect for the Institute of Noetic Sciences. That’s Cassandra Vieten, the current president of IONS, talking at their annual conference. […]

Study Shows Censoring Hate Speech Works

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: For many years, I’ve been critical of attempts to suppress hate speech, especially on the part of governments. In Germany and Austria,... (Read more...) The post Study Shows Censoring Hate Speech Works appeared first on Skepchick.

Study: Atheists Are Fairer Than Christians…Sometimes

Categories: Religion Science Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Who is more generous: atheists, or Christians? As I’ve discussed in the past, our society’s stereotype is that atheists lack morality, and... (Read more...) The post Study: Atheists Are Fairer Than Christians…Sometimes appeared first on Skepchick.

Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to be Special Snowflakes

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: New research published in the European Journal of Social Psychology suggests that people who believe in many conspiracy theories do so in... (Read more...) The post Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to be Special Snowflakes appeared first on Skepchick.

Cody Noconi, Can Entheogens Lead to Deep Spirituality? |360|

Cody Noconi of the Psilly Rabbits Podcast on whether entheogens and psychedelics lead to deep spirituality.  photo by: Skeptiko [Joe Rogan] My first DMT experience changed everything I thought about the world. The Joe Rogan podcast you’re listening to is hugely popular… [Graham Hancock] So that’s the aliens, an utterly alien realm, filled with alien […]

Dog Walking Makes Us Happy: What It’s Like to Have an Emotional Support Animal

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: A new study claims that the main reason people walk their dogs is because it makes them and their dogs happy. As... (Read more...) The post Dog Walking Makes Us Happy: What It’s Like to Have an Emotional Support Animal appeared first on Skepchick.

Injecting People with Herpes for Fun and Profit

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: I’ve mentioned Peter Thiel before — he’s the billionaire tech bro who supports Donald Trump and paid millions to shut down Gawker... (Read more...) The post Injecting People with Herpes for Fun and Profit appeared first on Skepchick.

Can Monkeys See Optical Illusions?

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: A big part of being a skeptic is having a healthy (or some would say unhealthy) interest in optical illusions. After all,... (Read more...) The post Can Monkeys See Optical Illusions? appeared first on Skepchick.

Dr. Jacques Vallée’s Diaries Reveal What Most Scientists Still Deny |359|

Dr. Jacques Vallée’s 40 years of diary entries disclose a large body of science that’s been intentionally hidden.  photo by: Skeptiko Dr. Jacques Vallée is an almost mythical figure among those interested in UFOs. (movie clip from Close Encounters of the Third Kind) Who are you people? Please, one more question. Have you recently had […]

The Science of Whiskey!

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Drinking alcohol may lower our inhibitions and make us generally feel more sociable, but sometimes ordering alcohol at a bar can be... (Read more...) The post The Science of Whiskey! appeared first on Skepchick.

Study Reveals Shocking News on the Female Orgasm (If You’ve Never Met a Woman)

Categories: Feminism Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Did you know that when having sex, different women prefer different kinds of touching and have different kinds of orgasms? I don’t... (Read more...) The post Study Reveals Shocking News on the Female Orgasm (If You’ve Never Met a Woman) appeared first on Skepchick.

Don’t Trust Past-Life Regression!

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: This week I read an article on Jezebel about a “skeptic” who underwent past life regression and surprise! She was super convinced... (Read more...

Robbie Graham Busts the UFO Paradigm |358|

Robbie Graham and Robert Brandstetter challenge us to look beyond UFOs, extraterrestrials and disclosure.  photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Robbie Graham:  I would be surprised if there were not an extraterrestrial component to the UFO phenomenon but again, I would be very surprised if the extraterrestrial hypothesis could be proved to be a […]

What science-as-we-know-it can learn from the 9/11 truth movement |295|

Investigative journalist Luke Rudkowski shows us how to talk to power and challenge the status quo. photo by: Luke Rudkowski I don’t like Las Vegas very much.  Too many grueling COMDEX computer trade shows burned into my memory I suppose. But a few years ago, my wife and I were on our way to the mountains to celebrate our wedding […]

Psychic mediums tested under tightest laboratory conditions. Proven accurate. What will debunkers say now? |287|

Dr. Julie Beischel’s newly published research on assisted after-death communication sets a new standard of proof, but don’t expect science to change its stance on psychic mediums. Photo by Craig Sunter Before becoming the preeminent researcher of medium communication, or as she likes to call it, “assisted after-death communication”, Dr. Show More Summary

Why you, me, and our neighbors have a distrust of science and New York Times science journalists

George Johnson’s recent piece in the New York Times demonstrates what’s wrong with status quo science and lazy science journalism. Photo by Scott Beale New York Times science writer George Johnson just published an article bemoaningShow More Summary

Near-death experiences more than dreams, study says. But neuroscience’s denial of NDEs undaunted. |285|

Recent study of near-death experience survivors flies in the face of neuroscience’s assertion about NDEs. photo by Carl A According to science’s current model, your minute-by-minute experience — all your thoughts, feelings, and emotions — are a product of your brain. Show More Summary

Why police don’t use psychic detectives. Even though they’re effective |284|

Interview with renowned psychic detective Noreen Renier. photo by Samuel Globus Join host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Noreen Renier renowned psychic detective and author author of A Mind For Murder and The Practical Psychic: Alex Tsakiris: What about from the standpoint of law enforcement? What changes have you seen in law enforcement over the […]

Respected science writer burned out with “unscientific” string theory… looks to consciousness science |283|

John Horgan is a top-notch science journalist, but he’s looking toward consciousness research to discover where science is heading. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with science writer and author John Horgan: John Horgan: I think consciousness studies is the most exciting frontier in science right now. I’m really burned out on cosmology and […]

Can your dreams predict death? New research says yes |282|

Are precognitive dreams real? Andy Paquette is a dream researcher who has compiled more than anyone in history. Dreaming of someone death is scary enough, but finding out you’re right…  When Andy Paquette left his job as a leading Hollywood film animator he had no idea he would wind up compiling the largest database of […]

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