Episode 38: The War on Science
We start out with a Bill Nye video where he responds like a gentleman to a stupid CNN news anchor (link in our other posts). Then we talk about the anti-vaccination movement and homeopathy. We discuss how people decide what is and is not true and how to identify junk science. Then we talk about spin (even within the scientific community), Photoshopping on the Internet, global warming deniers, the Amazing Meeting, and vitamin supplements. Then Nick tells the story about his buddy who tried to poison the municipal water supply with homeopathic medicine. Yep. That worked well.