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    • All Models Are Wrong - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      • 8,153 views
      Every scientific model or representation of something in nature is simplified, reduced, in order to make them useful.
    • Why I'm A Card-Carrying Skeptic - Duration: 5 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 10,273 views
      I want to tell the story of my skeptical and scientific epiphany, and I invite you to do the same. You can do it as part of this campaign, or not. It's just important that people who value scienc...
    • Why Cops Shoot Unarmed Black Men - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 7 months ago
      • 22,530 views
      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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 21,782 views
      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?

      References:
      1. Nature. 1...
    • "Four Ages of Sand" by Douglas Adams - Duration: 29 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 10,120 views
      Originally titled "Is There An Artificial God?" Can be found in the unfinished "Salmon of Doubt" novel.

      Abridged for length and clarity from original source here:
      http://www.biota.org/people/doug...
    • Lysenkoism - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 16,454 views
      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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 25,972 views
      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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 29,313 views
      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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 13,280 views
      How does the Supplements and Health Food industry get away with intentionally deceptive and confusing marketing and packaging labels?

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietary_Supplement_Health_a......
    • John Horgan's "Soft vs. Hard Targets" - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 11,215 views
      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.

      • 2 years ago
      • 68,634 views
      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.

      • 2 years ago
      • 17,788 views
      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:
      https://www.youtube.com/w...
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