The Reality Check Episode 16 – Mortality/Risk+Evidence/Falsifiability+Coriolis Effect/Toilets

Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear

This week we discuss fear of mortality vs actual risk, the nature of scientific evidence, and the myth that toilets work differently in Australia.

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Show Notes

Show Notes:

Risk and Fear:
The Onion article about mortality rates
Statistics Canada article about major causes of death
Canadian death stats
Global death stats

Science and Evidence:
Wikipedia article about evidence
Is Intelligent Design Unfalsifiable? by Dr. Steven Novella
Lamarckism and Lysenkoism

Coriolis and Toilets
Snopes article
Wikipedia article (Contains easy to understand animations, and tough to understand equations)

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