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Ep 439: Open Your Eyes

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“Let’s all take a collective second and hope not… For my sake.”

I wrote and recorded two songs yesterday and two songs today. I need a break for a minute. I’m gonna pass the mic over to a friend of ours. Listen up to what this kid has to say. He’s smarter than you are. Without further ado, I would like to present to you, once again guest writing the show notes for Mat because he has something way better to say than I did… Redfox from Sporkroast!

As you may or may not know, I like to call myself a skeptic. It’s hard for one to define what it means to be a skeptic, but I’ll try my best. It’s all about the scientific method. Skeptics love to not only have evidence to support a fact or theory, but that evidence must go through rigorous testing itself to make sure it is good evidence. Consider the Mythbusters. They are skeptics, and do a great job demonstrating what skeptics do and how they think. Skeptics never like to take facts and theories on people’s word alone. They test all sorts of things people believe to be true, and many of them turn out to be false.

Many of my friends agree with my stance on science, however they aren’t self titled skeptics or aren’t active in the skeptical community. I’ve found that, listening to skeptical podcasts and reading science blogs brings people to you. They come to you when they want to know about different alternative medicines, or what’s really happening on this episode of the Ghost Hunters. Lately, though, I’ve been sort of on the defense when it comes to science and reason, which is an odd position for me to be in. I’ve found out several people I know are very rooted in alternative medicines. It really brings you down knowing that you can take a whole bottle of homeopathic sleeping pills, only to be just as awake as when you took them. There have been two major wins for the skeptical community recently, though, that have brought back a feeling of satisfaction that science does in fact work, and it will continue to work in the future.

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