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Exposing PseudoAstronomy

Stuart Robbins

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Exposing PseudoAstronomy
Exposing PseudoAstronomy

Exposing PseudoAstronomy

Stuart Robbins

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Listen to learn the real state of science behind astronomy-, physics-, and geology-related creationist claims, hoaxes, conspiracy theories, misconceptions, and bad or incomplete media reporting.

Latest Episodes

Episode 170 - Interlude, and Another Podcast Endeavor

After being gone for a bit of time, I return to discuss where I have been, what to expect for the future (when more episodes will air), and if you need your fix of Dr. Stu, there is a new podcast that I have released with two of the co-hosts of The Reality Check podcast, entitled: 5 Minutes with an Astronomer. In this episode, I play four of the twenty-eight shows we have released so far.

41 MIN2018 JUL 14
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Episode 170 - Interlude, and Another Podcast Endeavor

Episode 169 - Modern Eclipse Lunacy, Part 3: Richard Hoagland's Claims

In the final regular episode in the three-part Solar Eclipse of August 2017 series, several of the claims made by Richard Hoagland are addressed. Three types of claims are examined: Whether shadow bands indicate there are glass structures on the Moon, whether the Accutron watch readings indicate there is a hyperdimensional physics, and alleged disinformation.

49 MIN2017 DEC 22
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Episode 169 - Modern Eclipse Lunacy, Part 3: Richard Hoagland's Claims

Episode 168 - Common (and False) Fine-Tuned Universe Beliefs, Discussed

An exploration into four groups of fine-tuning arguments used by some to say that we are special: Solar outbursts, habitable zone, lunar origin and effects, and giant planets and impacts on Earth.

21 MIN2017 NOV 27
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Episode 168 - Common (and False) Fine-Tuned Universe Beliefs, Discussed

Episode 167 - Modern Eclipse Lunacy, Part 2: Flat Earth

The August 2017 total solar eclipse was seen by hundreds of millions of people, and yet some of them have tried to use it to promulgate pseudoscience. In this Part 2 episode, I discuss ideas about the eclipse promoted by proponents of the idea that Earth is flat.

30 MIN2017 NOV 14
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Episode 167 - Modern Eclipse Lunacy, Part 2: Flat Earth

Episode 166 - Stellar Evolution, Age of the Universe, and Young-Earth Creationism

The half-truth and misconception addressed in this episode is whether the age of a star with error bars that overlap with the age of the universe means all of science is wrong and the universe was created 6000 years ago.

24 MIN2017 OCT 18
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Episode 166 - Stellar Evolution, Age of the Universe, and Young-Earth Creationism

Episode 165 - Little Things in Space

Three separate topics all tied together by a commonality: A little bit of something that you tend to only experience in space. First up is microgravity, then near-vacuum, and then what it means to have a temperature in space.

30 MIN2017 OCT 1
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Episode 165 - Little Things in Space

Episode 164 - The World Didn't End on September 23, 2017

The world did not end, again, on September 23, 2017. However, the story behind this latest doomsday prognostication may surprise you -- it did me as I investigated it.

11 MIN2017 SEP 24
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Episode 164 - The World Didn't End on September 23, 2017

Episode 163 - Modern Eclipse Lunacy, Part 1

This past eclipse on August 21, 2017, was perhaps one of the most-hyped and most-viewed solar eclipses in human history. As with any such mass-sighted event, pseudoscience is bound to rear its ugly head. In this episode, I address doom and gloom, earthquake predictions, astrologic predictions, Planet X predictions, and other topics related to the eclipse.

42 MIN2017 SEP 1
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Episode 163 - Modern Eclipse Lunacy, Part 1

Episode 162 - Geocentrism, Take 2

Young-Earth creationists who are not geocentrists - those who accept the Copernican Revolution so far as Earth's place in the universe - have a vested interest in combatting some forms of pseudoscience, including geocentrism. In this episode, I lay out some of their more convincing arguments against geocentrism and point out that their methods of argument are very similar to scientists, which leads one to wonder about hoe much cognitive dissonance one mind can hold.

33 MIN2017 APR 16
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Episode 162 - Geocentrism, Take 2

Episode 161 - Water on Earth— Coriolis and Tides

Inspired by one of the longest-running primetime television shows in history, and frustration with late-night radio hosts pretending they can Science, this episode addresses two common misconceptions about the forces from and on water on our planet and their effects on human scales. I first discuss whether Coriols makes toilet bowls swirl in opposite directions in opposite hemispheres, and then whether the moon's tides are strong enough to affect the water in your body.

33 MIN2017 APR 1
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Episode 161 - Water on Earth— Coriolis and Tides

Latest Episodes

Episode 170 - Interlude, and Another Podcast Endeavor

After being gone for a bit of time, I return to discuss where I have been, what to expect for the future (when more episodes will air), and if you need your fix of Dr. Stu, there is a new podcast that I have released with two of the co-hosts of The Reality Check podcast, entitled: 5 Minutes with an Astronomer. In this episode, I play four of the twenty-eight shows we have released so far.

41 MIN2018 JUL 14
Comments
Episode 170 - Interlude, and Another Podcast Endeavor

Episode 169 - Modern Eclipse Lunacy, Part 3: Richard Hoagland's Claims

In the final regular episode in the three-part Solar Eclipse of August 2017 series, several of the claims made by Richard Hoagland are addressed. Three types of claims are examined: Whether shadow bands indicate there are glass structures on the Moon, whether the Accutron watch readings indicate there is a hyperdimensional physics, and alleged disinformation.

49 MIN2017 DEC 22
Comments
Episode 169 - Modern Eclipse Lunacy, Part 3: Richard Hoagland's Claims

Episode 168 - Common (and False) Fine-Tuned Universe Beliefs, Discussed

An exploration into four groups of fine-tuning arguments used by some to say that we are special: Solar outbursts, habitable zone, lunar origin and effects, and giant planets and impacts on Earth.

21 MIN2017 NOV 27
Comments
Episode 168 - Common (and False) Fine-Tuned Universe Beliefs, Discussed

Episode 167 - Modern Eclipse Lunacy, Part 2: Flat Earth

The August 2017 total solar eclipse was seen by hundreds of millions of people, and yet some of them have tried to use it to promulgate pseudoscience. In this Part 2 episode, I discuss ideas about the eclipse promoted by proponents of the idea that Earth is flat.

30 MIN2017 NOV 14
Comments
Episode 167 - Modern Eclipse Lunacy, Part 2: Flat Earth

Episode 166 - Stellar Evolution, Age of the Universe, and Young-Earth Creationism

The half-truth and misconception addressed in this episode is whether the age of a star with error bars that overlap with the age of the universe means all of science is wrong and the universe was created 6000 years ago.

24 MIN2017 OCT 18
Comments
Episode 166 - Stellar Evolution, Age of the Universe, and Young-Earth Creationism

Episode 165 - Little Things in Space

Three separate topics all tied together by a commonality: A little bit of something that you tend to only experience in space. First up is microgravity, then near-vacuum, and then what it means to have a temperature in space.

30 MIN2017 OCT 1
Comments
Episode 165 - Little Things in Space

Episode 164 - The World Didn't End on September 23, 2017

The world did not end, again, on September 23, 2017. However, the story behind this latest doomsday prognostication may surprise you -- it did me as I investigated it.

11 MIN2017 SEP 24
Comments
Episode 164 - The World Didn't End on September 23, 2017

Episode 163 - Modern Eclipse Lunacy, Part 1

This past eclipse on August 21, 2017, was perhaps one of the most-hyped and most-viewed solar eclipses in human history. As with any such mass-sighted event, pseudoscience is bound to rear its ugly head. In this episode, I address doom and gloom, earthquake predictions, astrologic predictions, Planet X predictions, and other topics related to the eclipse.

42 MIN2017 SEP 1
Comments
Episode 163 - Modern Eclipse Lunacy, Part 1

Episode 162 - Geocentrism, Take 2

Young-Earth creationists who are not geocentrists - those who accept the Copernican Revolution so far as Earth's place in the universe - have a vested interest in combatting some forms of pseudoscience, including geocentrism. In this episode, I lay out some of their more convincing arguments against geocentrism and point out that their methods of argument are very similar to scientists, which leads one to wonder about hoe much cognitive dissonance one mind can hold.

33 MIN2017 APR 16
Comments
Episode 162 - Geocentrism, Take 2

Episode 161 - Water on Earth— Coriolis and Tides

Inspired by one of the longest-running primetime television shows in history, and frustration with late-night radio hosts pretending they can Science, this episode addresses two common misconceptions about the forces from and on water on our planet and their effects on human scales. I first discuss whether Coriols makes toilet bowls swirl in opposite directions in opposite hemispheres, and then whether the moon's tides are strong enough to affect the water in your body.

33 MIN2017 APR 1
Comments
Episode 161 - Water on Earth— Coriolis and Tides
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