TRC #521: Brief History Of Early Earth + Hoax Academic Papers + Does Exposing Kids To Alcohol Mitigate Dependence?

This week, Darren goes back billions of years to give us a fascinating look at early Earth. Adam takes a deep dive into how recent academic journals in the field of “grievance studies” were successfully published despite being a hoax. After NBA star Lebron James raised some eyebrows when stating his 11 and 14 year olds drink wine, Cristina looks into whether there is any tangible evidence to support a well-held notion that exposing kids to alcohol helps mitigate alcohol-related harms and dependence as teens and adults.

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Brief History Of Early EarthWikipedia Earth Formation

Wikipedia Evolution of Solar System

Wikipedia Precambrian

New Scientist – Evolution of Life

Hoax Academic Papers

Grievance Studies affair – Wikipedia

The Grievance Studies Scandal: Five Academics Respond – Quillette

Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship – Areo Magazine

Does Exposing Kids To Alcohol Influence Dependence?

Mel Magazine


The Lancet

The Guardian

Cambridge: Psychological Medicine

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