Is Organic Food Better for You?

Bonus points if you can pronounce the name of the video’s creator: Kurzgesagt. It’s been a badly kept secret for a while that “organic” is really just a marketing term. You say it with a positive connotation and with some confidence so that people will assume it means something good, but behind it, there’s not […]

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Valuing the Unseen

Last year, Freakonomics Radio had an episode about the impact of important medical technologies. At one point, they’re discussing two discoveries that revolutionized medicine. The first was anesthesia. The second was sterilizing equipment to stop the spread of germs. One was adopted immediately — it spread like wildfire through the medical community. The other took […]

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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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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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