Sunday, October 26, 2014

Big Picture Science for Monday 27 October 2014 - Skeptic Check: Friends Like These

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Big Picture Science - Skeptic Check: Friends Like These

ENCORE: We love our family and friends, but sometimes their ideas about how the world works seem a little wacky. We asked BiPiSci listeners to share examples of what they can’t believe their loved-ones believe, no matter how much they hear rational explanations to the contrary. Then we asked some scientists about those beliefs, to get their take.

Discover whether newspaper ink causes cancer … if King Tut really did add a curse to his sarcophagus … the efficacy of examining your irises – iridology – to diagnose disease … and more!

Oh, and what about string theory? Is it falsifiable?


This encore podcast was first released on March 25, 2013


You can listen to this and other episodes at, and be sure to check out Blog Picture Science, the companion blog to the radio show.

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