TRC #487: Solar Eclipse Fallout + The Bicameral Mind + eHarmony Backed By Science?

This week, Darren looks into the potential downside of watching a solar eclipse and asks, ‘Is it worth it?’ Adam gets all ‘Darren’ on us with an interesting segment about consciousness and the bicameral mind. Lastly, Cristina investigates whether an online dating site has the evidence to back up their claims that they use science to match people.

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Solar Eclipse Fallout

Washington Post (in Ottawa Citizen)

Wikipedia

The Bicameral Mind

The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes – Goodreads

Julian Jaynes Society

Bicameralism (psychology) – Wikipedia

eHarmony Backed By Science?

ASA: Ruling on eHarmony UK Ltd

Independent: eHarmony banned from claiming dating site’s matching system is ‘scientifically proven’

CNN: eHarmony told to pull ads promising ‘scientific’ matches

TFL: London Underground

IFL Science: eHarmony Have Their Advert Banned After Claiming Their Service Is “Scientifically Proven” To Work

Sky News: eHarmony Have Their Advert Banned After Claiming Their Service Is “Scientifically Proven” To Work

eHarmony UK Website

eHarmony Canada Website

Advertising Standards Canada: How to Submit a Complaint

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