Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bill Nye and Pseudoscience

Bill Nye, the new generation's Mr. Wizard, is known world-wide for his television work introducing children (and adults) to the wonderful world of science. Bill Nye also has a website that has a few features that include fast facts, featured scientists, and video clips. The section on pseudoscience is a short clip on fire walking at the end of which Bill exhorts viewers to be astounded by science and not by people trying to take advantage of them. Short and convincing. There are other features, one of which is on race. Informative and interesting.

1 comment:

Virginia Welle said...

I've also used the episode on Addiction (my school owns a copy) in my psych classes before. It's an interesting primer on the role of neurotransmitters and the brain (and how addictive drugs affect them).