Jana and Jordan discuss how conspiracy theories develop and how we should evaluate the evidence behind them.
1:38 - Physics of Gymnastics
3:24 - Meteor Shower
Lewin, S. (2019, August 12). Perseid Meteor Shower 2019: When, Where, and How to See It. Space.com. Retrieved from https://www.space.com/32868-perseid-meteor-shower-guide.html
3:53 - Total Solar Eclipse
6:27 - Pesticide
Erickson, B.E. (2019, July 15). Sulfoxaflor pesticide returns to the US market: The EPA allows new and former uses on many crops without restrictions. Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN). Retrieved from https://cen.acs.org/environment/pesticides/Sulfoxaflor-pesticide-returns-US-market/97/web/2019/07?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=CEN
13:29 - Fermi Paradox
Kurzesagt-In a Nutshell. 2015. “The Fermi Paradox - Solutions and Ideas- Where Are All the Aliens?”. YouTube. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fQkVqno-uI&ab_channel=Kurzgesagt%E2%80%93InaNutshell
13:31 - Drake Equation
15:03 - Confirmation Bias
Heshmat, S. 2015. “What is Confirmation Bias?: People are prone to believe what they want to believe.” Psychology Today. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/science-choice/201504/what-is-confirmation-bias
18:49 - Navigating Digital Information
24:00 - The Tuskegee Experiment
Heller, H. 2017. “AP WAS THERE: Black men untreated in Tuskegee Syphilis Study”. Associated Press. Retrieved from https://apnews.com/e9dd07eaa4e74052878a68132cd3803a/AP-WAS-THERE:-Black-men-untreated-in-Tuskegee-Syphilis-Study
27:09 - Syphilis Stages
28:52 - Penicillin was discovered earlier (1928) but it had become used in clinical trials around 1945.
Gaynes, R. 2017. “The Discovery of Penicillin-New Insights After More Than 75 Years of Clinical Use”. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(5). 849 - 853. Retrieved from https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2305.161556.
30:54 - CDC Tuskegee Timeline
31:05 - Syphilis Timeline Tuskegee
32:46 - National Research Act of 1974. Pub. L. No. 93-348, Stat. 88 (1974).
48:20 - The Blowback Effect
Mooney, C. 2011. “The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science: How our brains fool us on climate, creationism, and the vaccine-autism link.” Mother Jones. Retrieved from https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/04/denial-science-chris-mooney/
52:29 - A Scientific Method Flowchart
Helmenstine, A. 2020. “Six Steps of the Scientific Method: Learn What Makes Each Stage Important”. ThoughtCo. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/steps-of-the-scientific-method-p2-606045