#047 Weird Science With Karl Popper and Maryam Zaringhalam

Maryam Zaringhalam and Monica McCarthy at Caveat // Photo by Philip Van Nostrand

Maryam Zaringhalam and Monica McCarthy at Caveat // Photo by Philip Van Nostrand

It is easy to find confirmation of a theory if you are looking for it.
— Karl Popper

In this episode you’ll learn the difference between science and pseudoscience and how the philosopher Karl Popper radically changed how we view both. You’ll also hear from molecular biologist turned science advocate, Maryam Zaringhalam, about why diversity is imperative for progress, and how all of us can (and should) ward off science skeptics in order for all of us to be happier. #thehappierhour

What is a belief you have that you’ve only examined via confirmation that you could attempt to explore via falsification?
— QUESTION OF THE EPISODE
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ABOUT MARYAM ZARINGHALAM

Maryam Zaringhalam is a molecular biologist who traded in her pipettes for the world of science policy and advocacy after receiving her PhD from The Rockefeller University. She is currently based in Washington, DC where she is an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, producer for The Story Collider, and a leadership member of 500 Women Scientists. Her words have appeared in Slate, Scientific American, and Quartz. Her cat is named Tesla, after Nikola and not Elon Musk's car. For insights like this and more, follow her on Twitter @webmz_


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