I have just discovered this set of podcasts. It’s maybe not everybody’s cup of tea, but it certainly appeals to me. It consists of a slightly nerdish but very good-humoured debunking of various misconceptions, conspiracy theories and pseudoscientific claims. So far, I’ve listened to three of them and really enjoyed them, so give it a try!
In this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Ashlyn is joined by Lauren, Laura, and Gem to discuss some common misconceptions (and maybe some that aren’t so common).
Life, the Universe & Everything Else is a program promoting secular humanism and scientific skepticism that is produced by the Winnipeg Skeptics.
Links:Misconceptions (xkcd) | List of common misconceptions (Wikipedia) | Horned helmet (Wikipedia) | List of common false etymologies of English words (Wikipedia) | Anglo-Saxon runes (Wikipedia) | Thorn (Wikipedia) | What Are Paper Towns? (John Green) | Fictitious entry (Wikipedia) | Argleton (Wikipedia) | Not a Word (The New Yorker) | Heat death of the universe (Wikipedia) | Hyperactivity and sugar (MedlinePlus) | Busting the Sugar-Hyperactivity Myth | Episode 77: Coffee & Tea (LUEE) | Not Enough Evidence the Internet of Things Botnet Actually Exists | New toolkit seeks routers, Internet of Things for DDoS…
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