Predicting the Future

A new Crash Course Statistics video talks about the tools we use to predict the future, what they can do, what they can’t and how they can fail: As one of the fathers of quantum mechanics, Niels Bohr, said, “its difficult to predict, especially the future.” Most of us don’t do well on thinking tasks […]

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Are Camera Tricks Magic

  Daniel Madison — a UK magician and walking tattoo display stand — posted a long vlog in defence of using camera tricks on television and online magic. (This is as a lead-up to teaching a piece of magic that uses a camera trick.) It’s difficult to know how seriously to take this as this […]

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Keep your New Years Resolutions secret

It’s a New Year and this is a nice chance to get back to the heart of what this blog is supposed to be about. Firstly — the video by Greg (of Greg & Mitch, the Toronto-based couple who run ASAP Science) is about why telling other people what your New Year’s resolutions are makes […]

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A Fascinating Experiment in Debate

Apparently, Eric Hovind — a young-Earth creationist minister in Florida with a tenuous connection to reality — offered ten thousand dollars to Matt Walsh of the Daily Wire to debate him on the subject of a six thousand year old earth. While that debate never happened (as a general rule, any religious person who claims […]

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Is The Left Eating Itself

A slightly old video from Rationality Rules, a UK YouTuber that speaks to the ways of thinking I find interesting. For those unfamiliar, Brett Weinstein fell out of the sky in 2017 as a public intellectual to be taken seriously (actually he was catapulted there following some unpleasant campus protests sparked by an email he sent). […]

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