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donothing1979
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28 Mar 2013, 1:26 pm

hallo!

i know that Aspies have varied and special interests... but how many of us here are fans of science in general, and the skepticism movement? i love the Skeptics Guide to the Universe, Skeptoid, Rationally Speaking, and a few of the Australian podcasts...

i didn't do well in science and mathematics in grade/high school, which i think is strange, because i have a degree in science, and i'm working on a second. i definitely love knowing about science and technology, specifically computer science, genetics and biotechnology, and neuroscience.

also, what's your favorite pseudoscience... i mean "favorite" as in "love to hate". ;) my favorites are cryptozoology and anti-vaxers.


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28 Mar 2013, 2:59 pm

My favorite skeptics' websites are Cosmophobia, the James Randi Educational Foundation, the Skeptic's Dictionary, and the Skeptic Project.

The Devil's Dictionary also has some useful material.


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28 Mar 2013, 4:40 pm

My favorite to hate is anything this uses and abuses the word Quantum. For example, Richard Dawkins calling out Deepak Chopra for his Quantum Healing.

I suppose that is an example pseudoscience borrowing terms from physics to try and sound more legitamate.



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28 Mar 2013, 6:59 pm

YES. I agreeeeeee. Quantum-bullshit is one of the worst, but i just find myself laughing at them rather than getting mad about it! :D i suppose that's because i live in San Francisco, and quantum crapolla is as common out here as going to a sushi bar and seeing Oilfish or Escolar on the menu advertised as "Butterfish".

and the Jref and Skeptic's Dictionary are both in my bookmarks toolbar in firefox!


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