TRC #479: Dowsing + Violence Decreasing? + #1 Restaurant Fake?

On this week’s TRC, Cristina looks into whether the City of Ottawa is really using dowsing to locate water. Next, Adam checks into a study that seems to contradict Steven Pinker’s “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined”. Lastly, Darren asks: did a fake restaurant in London reach #1 rated on Trip Advisor?

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CBC: City Of Ottawa Using Divining Rods

Wikipedia: Ideomotor Phenomenon

Wikipedia: Dowsing UK Water Companies Still Rely On Magic

Canadian Association Of Dowsers

James Randi Speaks On Dowsing

Violence Decreasing

Annual War Deaths in Small-Scale versus State Societies Scale with Population Size Rather than Violence

The Reality Check #206: Violence Declining + Judge Shows + Steve Jobs Stole The Mouse

Steven Pinker: This Is History’s Most Peaceful Time–New Study: “Not So Fast” – Scientific American

#1 Restaurant Fake



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