TRC #595: Can The Oura Ring Detect COVID-19? + LSA vs Steven Pinker

Cristina dunks into a segment about the NBA and how it’s hoping to protect its players with wearable technology as the league resumes the season in a Disneyworld-based bubble. Does the Oura smart ring really live up to the hype it can predict COVID-19 symptoms early? Darren provides important background and context after an open letter from the Linguistic Society of America calls for the removal of Dr. Steven Pinker.

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Can The Oura Ring Detect COVID-19?

NBA Central on Twitter

McGill – Jonathan Jarry: The Magical Ring That Was Claimed to Predict COVID-19

Forbes: Oura NBA Smart Rings

Wiki: Hayley Wickenheiser

The Skeptical Cardiologist

Slate: NBA Coronavirus Oura Ring 

Sports Illustrated: Oura Ring NBA Restart

CNN: NBA Smart Ring Tracking Covid

Guardian: Tom Brady TB12 Snake Oil Junk Science

Oura Ring Official Site

LSA vs Steven Pinker


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Letter to Linguistic Society of America 

Why Evolution is True – The Purity Posse Pursues Pinker  

Barbara Partee – Comment on Pinker

Why Evolution is True – Two More People Take up the Cudgels for Pinker

Chomsky doesn’t sign letter against Pinker 

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