Ep 98 – Sci-Fi vs Reality (part 2)

Featuring Teddy Wilson from the TV, the second of a two part discussion of (mostly) science fiction and how it influences and represents reality.

Ep 98 – Sci-Fi vs Reality (part 2)

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Ep 97 – Sci-Fi vs Reality (part 1)

Featuring Teddy Wilson from the TV, the first of a two part discussion of (mostly) science fiction and how it influences and represents reality.

Ep 97 – Sci-Fi vs Reality (part 1)

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Ep 96 – JFK (part 2)

In Part 2, why you’re wrong about JFK conspiracy theories and how Oliver Stone has ruined the popular belief about his assassination.

Ep 96 – JFK (part 2)

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Further reading:

Virtual reconstruction of Dealey Plaza and the JFK assassination

Exhaustive page on the JFK assassination evidence and myths

100 Errors of Fact and Judgment in Oliver Stone’s JFK

Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Vincent Bugliosi

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Ep 95 – JFK (part 1)

In Part 1, why you’re wrong about Lee Harvey Oswald and his life, the role he played in the JFK assassination, and why it’s entirely possible he did it all himself.

Ep 95 – JFK (part 1)

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Further reading:

Lee Harvey Oswald – junior psych assessment

Lee Harvey Oswald’s history in Russia

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Ep 94 – Not What You Think (part 2)

In Part 2, why you shouldn’t be too worried about coming into contact with small amounts of harmful things, or others drinking and driving on holiday weekends.

Ep 94 – Not What You Think (part 2)

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Further reading:

New York Times Science – Can a Playground Be Too Safe? – How mild injury in children might insulate them from phobias as adults

CBC News – Road fatalities rise on long weekends, but not for the usual reasons – Causes of higher accident rates and fatalities on holiday weekends

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Ep 93 – Not What You Think (part 1)

In Part 1, why it doesn’t matter that much about how you dry your hands, and why you shouldn’t be too worried about coming into contact with harmful things. More to come in part 2.

Ep 93 – Not What You Think (part 1)

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Further reading:

Snopes on hand driers spreading germs

Minnesota Department of Health on hand washing statistics

Mayo Clinic on the effects of moderate alcohol consumption

Stanford School of Medicine on immunity to germs that you’ve never been exposed to before

Nature on mice and early exposure to germs

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Ep 92 – Energy 2 – Power (part 2)

Misconceptions about green and alternative sources of energy. In part 2, why you’re wrong about clean coal, the viability of current green and alternative energy sources, and the nirvana fallacy.

Ep 92 – Energy 2 – Power (part 2)

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Further reading:

http://climate.nasa.gov/news/903 – NASA report on the number of coal/gas deaths prevented by nuclear power generation

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/coal-oil-gas/4339171 – Popular Mechanics on the state of clean coal

http://www.cce.cornell.edu/Environment/Documents/PDFs/Heating%20with%20Wood%20and%20Coal.pdf – Report on heating with wood and coal as fuel

http://www.bcbioenergy.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/c02_whitepaper.pdf – Comparing CO2 emissions of burning wood and coal as fuel

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Ep 91 – Energy 2 – Power (part 1)

Misconceptions about green and alternative sources of energy. In part 1, why you’re wrong about hydroelectricity, solar panels in the winter, and wind turbines killing birds. More to come in part 2.

Ep 91 – Energy 2 – Power (part 1)

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Further reading:

http://www.appropedia.org/Open_Solar_Outdoors_Test_Field – Open Solar Outdoors Test Field information

http://www.academia.edu/1991659/Prediction_of_Energy_Effects_on_Photovoltaic_Systems_due_to_Snowfall_Events – Research from the OSOTF on the efficacy of solar panels in the snow

http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/magazine/jun12/solar_panels.asp – Canadian Geographic on the efficacy of solar panels in snowy climates

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/wind-turbine-kill-birds.htm – Bird deaths due to various sources

http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/pdfs/wpa/wpa_factsheet_myths.pdf – US Department of Energy on Wind Energy Myths

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2010/climate-wind-0312.html – MIT study on wind energy weather effects

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Ep 90 – Glass Houses

What skeptics and critical thinkers (us included!) get wrong. Why you can easily prove a negative and why it doesn’t matter, the naturalistic fallacy and why it isn’t what you think it is, the fallacy fallacy and why not to dismiss arguments, and the differences between atheism and agnosticism.

Ep 90 – Glass Houses

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Ep 89 – Advertising

Does advertising work? Probably not on you, since you’re so smart. Attractive too! Listen to this episode! We’re taking a look at if advertising works, how it claims to work, how much of it you need, and what happens if it goes too far.

Ep 89 – Advertising

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