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SFP: Episode 334: 95% Effective

This episode contains: We talk about President Biden’s inauguration, and what we did to celebrate (like buy a bone folder or a hot tub).

Debunking Pseudoscience: Ineffective ‘learning styles’ theory persists in education. Were told you were a ‘visual learner’ or an ‘auditory learner’ or something similar? Turns out that 89% of teachers also believe this pseudoscience. We also talk about the merits of having physical books.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210106111959.htm

Just One Step in Front of the Other: First task for Biden’s CDC director: Fix everything Trump broke. We talk about Dr. Rochelle Walensky and the 100,000,000 shots in 100 days promise from the Biden administration. Finally, we chat about the efficacy of the coronavirus vaccine and how we don’t really need to worry about the variants that have emerged.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/01/first-task-for-bidens-cdc-director-fix-everything-trump-broke/

Science Fiction: Steven has been reading Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi and gives an extended review of the first half of the book. Do you remember Lor San Tekka? You should. Finally, Ben and Steven talk about WandaVision and attempt to convince Devon to watch the show (which he had already agreed to do). We cover the Agatha Harkness theory as well as the meaning behind S.W.O.R.D.

 

 

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