The Reality Check – Episode 6 – The Placebo Effect, Science on TV, and the art of persuasion

This week we discuss the placebo effect, science in entertainment, Science Debate 2008, and the art of persuasion in politics.

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Show Notes

Show notes:

Placebo Effect:
-Steven Novella discusses the placebo effect: link
-Review of Snake Oil Science: link
-Wikipedia entry on the placebo effect: link

Science on TV:
-Fringe’s scientific accuracy: link
-House MD’s scientific accuracy: link

-Science Debate 2008, 14 Questions: link
-Mccain on the Economy: link
-Haper on Budget Officer: link

Science Myth of the Week:
-Video of Xander balancing eggs: link
-Phil Plait explores the myth: link

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