About This Episode
Now extended with 10 extra minutes of Elise Andrew, Bill Nye, and Chuck Nice discussing how to tell the difference between good science and bad.
Put on your thinking caps, because in this episode Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Leighann Lord answer questions from our fans about pseudoscience. You’ll learn all about Bigfoot and ancient aliens, crystals, and creationism. Find out which types of pseudoscience Neil feels are the most entertaining (Ouija boards), and the most dangerous (alternative medicine that leaves people vulnerable to real illness). Discover whether scientific literacy is a vaccine against pseudoscience, and why even science needs to invent methods and tools to reduce the human susceptibility to fool ourselves into thinking something is true when it’s not. Plus, Neil and Leighann discuss kids, adults and the difference between imagination, magical thinking and pseudoscience. It’s an episode that’s sure to get people thinking… and commenting.
NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries: Pseudoscience, now with Elise Andrew of IFLS and Bill Nye.