12 January 2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Vaccine Against Pseudosciece

Posted by Dan Satterfield

motivator2459909What does alternative math have in common with alternative physics, and alternative medicine?

None of them work!

This is a sample of an excellent edition of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Star Talk podcast about pseudoscience. It’s this kind of plain reasoning that make Neil Tyson the hero of college educated millennials, and science lovers everywhere. In the episode, the wiki list of cognitive biases is mentioned, and you can read it here.

You can get vaccinated against pseudoscience by listening to the podcast on pseudoscience here:

I particularly liked Tyson’s definition of scientific method, and while it may not be in your high school science book, he gets it spot on.