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

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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+Politics:
-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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