articles tagged: skeptcism
why do we believe what we believe in the age of disinformation?
# education

why do we believe what we believe in the age of disinformation?

Debunking scams and disinformation has become exponentially harder. We need to dig deep into why people believe what they do, and how social media exploits their fear and anger.

why the myth of nasa’s $165 million space pen just won’t die
# space

why the myth of nasa’s $165 million space pen just won’t die

The long-debunked story of NASA buying ridiculously expensive pens is just too gratifying for some people to pass up.

because it turns out you just can’t milk a controversy enough…
# politics

because it turns out you just can’t milk a controversy enough…

Elevatorgate was an incident worth talking about and what it means for the future of skeptical conferences. Watson turned it into a personal brand instead.