Pop Science And The Limitations Of Infotainment


From Coffee Break.

it’s finally here… Pop Science, a video essay.

Popular Science is science for the masses. The stock in trade is nifty insights and suprising facts, conclusions that amaze and astound. Here’s my TED talk about it. It’s simple, it’s neat, and hopefully it’s backed by science.

Pop Sci 2 – Electric Boogaloo HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2BGKReRLdY

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Go check these out:
Dr. Steel’s blog on procrastination https://procrastinus.com/
Dr. Crede’s Twitter on methodological issues in science. https://twitter.com/MarcusCrede

Books Referenced Here:
everything by Malcolm Gladwell – your barnes and noble front shelves
Chasing the Scream – Johann Hari https://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Scream-Opposite-Addiction-Connection/dp/1620408902/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=chasing+the+scream&qid=1555563662&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Originals – Adam Grant https://www.amazon.com/Originals-How-Non-Conformists-Move-World/dp/0525429565/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=originals&qid=1555563251&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Grit – Angela Duckworth https://www.amazon.com/Grit-Passion-Perseverance-Angela-Duckworth/dp/1501111108/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=grit&qid=1555563686&s=gateway&sr=8-2
Paradox of Choice – Barry Schwartz https://www.amazon.com/Paradox-Choice-Publisher-Harper-Perennial/dp/B004NLTIGE/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=paradox+of+choice&qid=1555563740&s=gateway&sr=8-4

ibrahim – land of petals https://soundcloud.com/ibr/land-of-petals
ibrahim – unfamiliar and wonderful https://soundcloud.com/ibr/unfamiliar-and-wonderful
Hill – String Thing
Soiree – Untitled 2016 https://soundcloud.com/soireebeats/untitled-2016
ibrahim – a world at peace https://soundcloud.com/ibr/a-world-at-peace


NOTE: Youtube has a limit to the length of the description, and so I’ve been forced to put my source page above: my apologies for the inconvenience.

EDIT: To those of you who wondered in the comments, yes, this was the video planned before all the Kurzgesagt in a nutshell stuff blew up.

EDIT 2: I received a kind comment on 4/22 letting me know that I have used a VOX graph at 12:32 without proper attribution in the video. That was an oversight during my editing process, and I wanted to correct this. That graph is sourced from here:
https://www.vox.com/2015/3/23/8264355/research-study-hype and the study it is building off of can be found here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23193004

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