Biological sciences were my favorite subject in college. For many years, I was majoring in Microbiology to become a Parasitology researcher. Science has done a lot more for me than provide endless topics of fascination.
· Taught me critical thinking and problem solving skills
· Taught me the importance of evidence-based peer-reviewed research and double-blind clinical trials
· Shown me how to decipher between good and bad information, apply skepticism and not be fooled by pseudoscience and marketing ploys
· Shown me what motivates human behavior through evolutionary biology
· Given me an appreciation for statistics and how frequently they are misused by the public
· Given me the ability to expose logical fallacies and win arguments
· Granted me a sense of security in not knowing all the answers to life’s big questions
· Moved me from a narrow view of the world and to an ever growing love of learning
My source for coronavirus information comes from my favorite podcasters at This Week in Virology. A team of virology experts and physicians with special guests have been updating several days a week on the latest in COVID-19/SARS CoV2. The podcast is free and available on multiple platforms.
Dr. Weiss is a world-renowned leader in coronavirus research at the University of Pennsylvania.
Lecture by Michael Shermer on the psychology and science behind belief, bias, and how the brain looks for patterns in nature.