Self Defense Against BS
People who tell you not to argue with idiots are probably idiots. Here's a handy guide on how to do it properly without being an idiot yourself.
The media needs to stop catering to both confirmation bias and the temper-tantrums of those who abuse it.
A magnified minority is a type of bullshit in which a group of people on the fringes of an area of expertise is gathered to disingenuously misrepresent or undermine the consensus of that field. Here's how that works.
If you feel like it's getting harder and harder to keep up with the stream of BS, that's because it is, and that's on purpose.
Social media covers up the fact that half of us are not nearly so bright as the other half and very few of us are as smart as we think we are.
Why internet arguments almost always become puerile shouting matches that solve nothing and are as satisfying as trying to eat a bowl of steam.
If we’re going to make it as a species we need to devote time to more than staring at our own navels and the little boxes we hold in front of them.
If you believe the world is "just", in its very nature, you have no personal responsibility to pursue making it better.
If you've never even read the abstract from David Dunning and Justin Kruger's "Unskilled and Unaware of it" but still insist on referring to the Dunning-Kruger Effect to try and dunk on someone, there's a good chance you fall under its purview.
The Omicron variant is all the rage in viruses, and Dr. Jason Goldsmith, Immunologist (MD, PhD), comes on the show to provide his genuinely...
Drunk and intoxicated drivers are a risk to the public. But as attorney and Constitutional scholar, Derek Debus comes on the show to explain, the system for arresting and prosecuting DUIs is flawed at every level, creating incentives for bad police practices, and criminals out of innocent people.
Narcissism and a lack of intelligence predicts one's belief in Astrology. Who'd have guessed? (Not the horoscope section, that's for sure.)
Author of "Anatomy of a Catastrophe", Andrew Vaillencourt, comes on the pod to discuss the ongoing trial of Kyle Rittenhouse and the looming fate...