The Reality Check #139 The Decline Effect + Birthers + MLK Jr Misquote

Elan talks about the decline effect, does it explain declining effects in replicated scientific studies? Adam talks about the “birther” movement. Darren tracks the origins of a Martin Luther King Jr “quote” that spread around twitter after Osama Bin Laden death.

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Show Notes

The Decline Effect

Neurologica Blog – The Decline Effect
Radiolab Podcast – Cosmic Habituation
The Truth Wears Off New Yorker Article

Natural born citizen clause of the U.S. Constitution – Wikipedia
Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theoriesBarack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories – Wikipedia
President Obama’s birth certificate – CNN
The Birthers


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