TRC #443: Theory Vs Scientific Theory + Pesticides In Canadian Water? + Cheerios: Bring Back The Bees

Tired of hearing people say ‘it’s just a theory’? Pat tackles a listener’s email and schools us on the true definition of the often misunderstood word ‘theory’ in science. Adam dives into a recent article claiming a pesticide banned in Europe is turning up in Canadian water supplies. Finally, Cristina looks into the recent bad buzz around Cheerios cereal’s #bringbackthebees campaign. Bonus: name that drum loop!

 

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Theory Vs Scientific Theory

Lifehacker: The Difference Between a Fact, Hypothesis, Theory, and Law In Science

Not Just A Theory

Livescience: What Is a Scientific Theory?

Scientific American: 7 Misused Science Words

Reddit: Fave response to it’s just a theory

Pesticides In Canadian Water?

Pesticide banned in Europe found in Toronto’s tap water – NOW Magazine

Pesticide banned in Europe found in Toronto’s tap water – /r/toronto

Un dangereux pesticide dans l’eau potable de Montréal – La Presse

How much atrazine needs to be in our water until Canada bans this harmful pesticide? – Environmental Defence

Environmental groups find atrazine in drinking water and urge the federal government to ban the use of this toxic pesticide – Environmental Defence

Un pesticide dangereux détecté dans l’eau potable de millions de Canadiens – equiterre.org

Atrazine Banned in Europe and other atrazine ban myths – Syngenta Crop Protection

Atrazine – Toxipedia

Cheerios:  Bring Back The Bees

NOW: Cheerios’ #bringbackthebees seed giveaway creates bad buzz

Global News: Reality check – Will Cheerios’ free wildflower seeds spread invasive plant species?

IFL Science: Cheerios’ Attempt To Save Bees Backfired Massively

LIfehacker: Don’t Plant Those “Bee-Friendly” Wildflowers Cheerios Is Giving Away

Business Insider: Cheerios’ attempt to save bees backfired massively

General Mills Blog: http://blog.generalmills.com/2017/03/1-week-1-5-billion-seeds/

Canada Seeds Act

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2 Responses to TRC #443: Theory Vs Scientific Theory + Pesticides In Canadian Water? + Cheerios: Bring Back The Bees

  1. Gem Newman says:

    Excellent episode, folks. I was particularly impressed with how well you handled the am-BEE-guity of the first two items.

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