The Reality Check Episode 12 – Persinger’s God Helmet and Halloween Dangers

In this ‘spooky’ halloween episode Darren, Xander, and Jon discuss if maybe Dr. Michael Persinger’s claims deserve a bit of skepticism, and we discuss the real stats behind the dangers of ‘trick or treating’. The logical fallacy of the week is the ‘Appeal to FEAR’. The science myth of the week is ‘Does the moon affect people’s personality?’

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Show Notes

Show Notes:

Persinger’s God Helmet
Sciam article
Replication experiment published in Nature

Halloween Dangers
Razor blades in Apples on Snopes
Melamine in Canadian Chocolates

Logical Fallacy of the Week
Appeal to Fear

Science Myth of the Week
Does the moon affect people?

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