Science Salon Podcast # 42: The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything. A dialogue between Michael Shermer and psychologist Clay Routledge (Supernatural: Death, Meaning, and the Power of the Invisible World) on life’s deepest and most...
Sex differences in risk seeking behaviour, emergency hospital admissions, and mortality are well documented. However, little is known about sex differences in idiotic risk taking behaviour. This paper reviews the data on winners of the Darwin Award...
Michael ShermerWhen science confirms our intuitions, in this case that men are idiots: "a marked sex difference in Darwin Award winners. Males thus made up 88.7% of Darwin Award winners, and this sex difference is highly statistically significant (χ2=190.30; P<0.0001)." bmj.com/content/349/bm…pic.twitter.com/PnevSjv6ZK
Michael ShermerThe always poignant and in this case prescient Monty Python:
"What's the point of fighting for his right to have babies when he can't have babies?"
"It's symbolic of our struggle against oppression!"
"It's symbolic of his struggle against reality."
An OUPD investigation found Anna Ayers had placed the threatening messages herself.
Michael ShermerAn LGBTQ Ohio University Student Senate member arrested by OU Police Department on Monday & charged with 3 counts of making false alarms—she reported she received 3 threatening messages. Turns out she sent them herself.
Michael ShermerSenescence Music Video. The great science rapper @BabaBrinkman explains the evolutionary origin of aging & answers the ultimate question Why do we die? I address this in Heavens on Earth. There's an evolutionary logic behind senescence well explained here
Days after the Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead, Republican Kevin Nicholson was asked about the shooting and whether anything should be done. Nicholson, who touts his support of the Second Amendment, is running for the U.S. Senate...
Michael ShermerThe larger problem @CHSommers is that there are ~250-300 million guns in the U.S. & enough loopholes & black market opportunities that if someone wants a gun to kill someone else or themselves they can get one and there's nothing we can do to prevent that.