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    • Transgender as therapy - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
      • 12,924 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.

      • 3 months ago
      • 8,032 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.

      • 4 months ago
      • 11,322 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.

      • 7 months ago
      • 21,932 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.

      • 9 months ago
      • 18,864 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.

      • 9 months ago
      • 11,674 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 10,698 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 61,540 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 16,012 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...
    • "On Liberty" by John Stuart Mill, excerpted - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 13,681 views
      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...
    • "Tangled Up In Quantum Mechanics" by Lawrence Krauss - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 14,302 views
      First published October 31st, 2015 in the New Yorker.
      http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/tangled-up-in-enta...

      Nature journal on the Delft Experiment.
      http://www.nature....
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    • Richard Dawkins: Essentialism - Duration: 7 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 19,440 views
      Richard Dawkins was asked in 2014 by Edge.org, "what scientific idea is ready for retirement" and this was his answer. I think it conveys an important idea in science, and is well articulated.

      Fr...
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