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    • All Models Are Wrong - Duration: 10 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Every scientific model or representation of something in nature is simplified, reduced, in order to make them useful.
    • Why Cops Shoot Unarmed Black Men - Duration: 13 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      Why do police officers keep shooting unarmed black men? Is it racially motivated, statistically inevitable, or something else? Can we do anything about a worrying trend that is damaging the relat...
    • Transgender as therapy - Duration: 13 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      If we strip away the usual talking points: how effective is transgender therapy at resolving gender dysphoria? Does it improve the lives of people who undergo transition?

      1. Nature. 1...
    • Lysenkoism - Duration: 10 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      What happens when the government enforces pseudoscience? We don't have to guess. The Soviet Union experienced it from the 1930's to 1960's, with government required orthodoxy in science.

      If I mi...
    • Why I Can't Vote for Trump - Duration: 8 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      You are welcome to your opinion, and I encourage you to exercise your right to vote, but I can't bring myself to vote for a ticket that represents the opposite of what I have dedicated my life to. ...
    • The Threat of Creationism, by Isaac Asimov - Duration: 28 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      Asimov wrote this essay in 1981, before the invention of Intelligent Design creationism. I found it interesting that he responded to the same arguments I still see from creationists today. They t...
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    • The Quack Miranda and Weasel Words - Duration: 11 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      How does the Supplements and Health Food industry get away with intentionally deceptive and confusing marketing and packaging labels?

    • John Horgan's "Soft vs. Hard Targets" - Duration: 13 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      An audio reading of John Horgan's article in Scientific American. I am not endorsing Mr. Horgan's views, but I think it's an essay worth responding to. I invite you in comments to add your respon...
    • Non-binary gender/sex - Duration: 8 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      I want to examine in a little more detail the realities of sex and gender diversity, viewed through a biological and historical lens. It's easy to poke fun at the Tumblr alternative subcultures, a...
    • Vaccines: Too Many Too Soon? - Duration: 9 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Share with concerned parents in your life. Good science is the cure for misinformation and fear.

      I referenced the fifth US-GOP debate, where candidates discuss vaccines:
    • "On Liberty" by John Stuart Mill, excerpted - Duration: 11 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      John Stuart Mill's essay on the importance of freedom of expression. What he has to say here reflects my own views on why it's important that people feel free to be able to speak... and to be hear...
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