This Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcast

The kickass weekly science and technology radio show presenting a humorous and irreverent look at the week in science and tech. Each show TWIS discusses the latest in cutting edge science news on topics such as genetic engineering, cybernetics, space exploration, neuro science, and a show favorite Countdown to World Robot Domination. The show is hosted by Dr. Kirsten Sanford, a PhD in neuroscience, Justin Jackson, a wisecracking professional car salesman and armchair physicist, and Blair Bazdarich, a zoologist. Consistently voted one of the top science radio shows on the web - check it out and hear a science news program like no other.


episode 792: 23 September, 2020 – Episode 792 – Where is the Dark Energy?

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Wobbly Ring, Covid Cats, Oldest sperm, Pi Planet, Close Call, Early Arsenic Life, Interview w/ Dr. Kevin Croker re: GEODEs, Friend Zone, Stranger Danger, Chicago Race, Microbial Brains, Dissociation Center, And Much More…
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It’s the reason for the modern world
Why medicine is a thing
How technology comes to exist
A great collection of facts that have given humanity access to reliable knowledge
Reliable because it is derived rationally, based on evidence and experimentation.
Take the evidence of facts collected by thousands of scientists using the scientific method on the subject of global warming.
Increases in atmospheric carbon
Global temperature rise
Warming oceans
Melting ice sheets
Retreating glaciers
Decreased snow cover
Rising sea levels
Increases in extreme weather events
Ocean acidification
Now contrast that with a politician who says
“It’ll just start getting cooler, you just watch,
I don’t think science knows, actually,”
And while not thinking science knows is nothing new amongst politicians, cigarette manufacturers, the fossil fuel industry, religion, racists, lawyers fighting dna evidence, who ever’s job it is to convince people to wear magnets, go on a pre-packaged diet or avoid vaccinating their kids…
None of these are reliable sources of information.
Science works because it comes from the most reliable source of information humans have ever discovered… a combination of reality, rational unbiased methodology, and of course
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