Jack is joined by new co-host Joanna Ward to discuss online scientific hoaxes, the annoying trend of “viral” Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts that steal science images, and why parachutes will save you from falling out of a plane even though they haven’t been tested “scientifically”, while Jargonauts gets a rush from “endorphins”.
The Internet has revolutionised the way we communicate, right? It’s brought us all together and enables instantaneous knowledge transfer between people who would otherwise never meet? Well, on paper, sure.
The Pseudo Scientists Episode 49 — Tuberculosis, dystopia, research into leadership and guest panelist Laura Henderson
Richard, Belinda, and special guest panelist Laura Henderson discuss ‘vagina’ (walrus), a new leadership study, tuberculosis in India, and a dystopian future Civilisation. Also, Belinda had a bad day, and the much overlooked classic Troll II.
The Pseudo Scientists Episode 37 — Ghost photos, Facebook blasphemy, skeptical discourse and Simon Singh
Jason, Jack and Belinda talk about an increase in ghost photos and an Indian court ordering Facebook and Google to remove anti-religious content, and discuss how skeptics should talk to each other when they disagree. Plus, Richard and Jason interview Simon Singh about his libel lawsuit from the British Chiropractic Association, the state of British libel law and what it means for skeptics who want to fairly criticise the claims of others.