The Pseudoscientists Episode 107: Escherichia unholi
Tom, Sarah and Jack discuss bacteria acquiring mammoth DNA, beliefs on different sides of the political spectrum, and why memories and fears might be able to be passed to your children. Jargonauts works through “alignment”, and the Question of the Week is all about the public image of the skeptical community.
- “Fearful memories haunt mouse descendants” - Nature News
- “Bacteria recycle genes from DNA scrapheap” - ABC Science
- “For Liberals and Conservatives, ‘Belief Superiority’ Is Bipartisan: People With Extreme Views Feel Most Superior About Their Beliefs” - ScienceDaily
Question For Next Week
Is it ethical to teach your children about the existence of something that doesn’t exist (aka. Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, etc.)?
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