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Debunking Republican Tax Myths: The Reagan Tax Cuts
 
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Conservatives endlessly praise the Reagan tax cuts, claiming that they stimulated economic growth while reducing unemployment and growing personal income. In reality, many different factors contributed to the growth under Reagan, including a lowering of interest rates, a post-recession recovery, and stimulative government spending. Rarely mentioned are the many tax *increases* passed by Reagan. When presenting statistics to glorify the Reagan tax cuts, right-wingers often use very misleading tactics. Support my videos on Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content is available on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/politics/2019/3/6/debunking-republican-tax-myths-the-reagan-tax-cuts Thumbnail photo: Reagan White House Photographs/Picryl;
Views: 1741 A Skeptical Human
Debunking: "Climate Change Model Predictions Are Unreliable!"
 
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Climate change deniers are wrong when they claim that the predictions made by climate models are unreliable. As I show here, most of them are very accurate—and where they get it wrong, they're more likely to *underestimate* the warming (or associated consequences) than overestimate it. The most inaccurate predictions are actually those made by climate change "skeptics." I also show some of the problems in the data and graphs used to support this viewpoint, and I debunk a variety of related arguments, including one made by Jordan Peterson about whether can measure the impact of our climate-related actions. Support my videos on Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content is available on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/science/2019/3/16/debunking-climate-change-model-predictions-are-unreliable Thumbnail photo: Edited version of graph from: "Testimony of John R. Christy." Docs.House.gov. Feb 2, 2016.
Views: 3829 A Skeptical Human
Debunking The Paranormal – The Existence of Ghosts: Sightings, Photos & Videos
 
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The paranormal belief in the existence of ghosts is unjustified because the evidence provided is unconvincing and ample alternative explanations exist. Here, in addition to making my case, I also examine some ghost stories to see if they're impressive enough to warrant belief, and finally, I point out the flaws in arguments made by people who believe in ghosts. Support my videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/paranormal/2018/5/17/debunking-the-paranormal-the-existence-of-ghosts-sightings-photos-videos Thumbnail photos: Rachel Titiriga/Flickr; Waldkunst/Pixabay; tombud/Pixabay
Views: 1635 A Skeptical Human
Debunking Creationism: "Radiometric Dating Is Unreliable!"
 
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Radiometric dating methods are very accurate and very trustworthy. Creationist arguments to the contrary are riddled with flaws, as is the scientific research used by them to support their position. Support my videos on Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/religion/2018/8/24/debunking-creationism-radiometric-dating-is-unreliable Thumbnail photos: Waiting For The Word/Flickr; rodoluca/Wikimedia Commons
Views: 1846 A Skeptical Human
Candace Owens Is CLUELESS On Climate Change
 
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Candace Owens recently appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience, making a series of faulty and absurd arguments on climate change which I debunk in this video. To put it bluntly, she has absolutely no idea what she's talking about when it comes to global warming. Support my videos on Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content is available on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/science/2018/12/9/candace-owens-is-clueless-on-climate-change Thumbnail photos: PowerfulJRE/YouTube; Rilson S. Avelar (Rilsonav)/Pixabay
Views: 2547 A Skeptical Human
Debunking Republican Healthcare Myths: U.S. Quality & Outcomes
 
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Conservatives argue that healthcare quality in the United States is superior to that of other countries with more progressive systems. An actual examination of objection healthcare outcomes, however, demonstrates that U.S. healthcare quality can only be described as average. Support my videos on Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content is available on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/politics/2018/10/1/debunking-republican-healthcare-myths-us-quality-amp-outcomes Thumbnail photos: U.S. Air Force/afdw.af.mil; Photo #704304/PxHere
Views: 2823 A Skeptical Human
Debunking Republican Healthcare Myths: U.S. Innovation & Subsidizing Others
 
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Conservatives argue that the U.S. healthcare system is responsible for a uniquely high amount of medical innovation. They also argue that higher U.S. healthcare costs supply the medical industry with the necessary income to fund their R&D—which the rest of the world benefits from. As I show here, these, and other related arguments, are not supported by the appropriate data and don't stand up to scrutiny. Support my videos on Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content is available on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/politics/2018/9/24/debunking-republican-healthcare-myths-us-innovation-amp-subsidizing-others Thumbnail photos: Ajale/Pixabay; jnn1776/Flickr
Views: 1996 A Skeptical Human
Debunking Republican Healthcare Myths: "People Come To U.S. For Care!"
 
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While many do come to the U.S. for healthcare, a much larger number of people leave the U.S. for care. Medical tourism takes place to and from many different countries for many different reasons, and the complex reality of the situation is nothing like the crude, one-sided picture that conservatives paint for us. There's also no good evidence to support the claim that the U.S. has the world's best doctors and medical facilities. Support my videos on Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content is available on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/politics/2018/10/16/debunking-republican-healthcare-myths-people-come-to-us-for-care Thumbnail photos: Photo #1043976/PxHere; Kristopher Radder - Official U.S. Navy Page/Flickr
Views: 2272 A Skeptical Human
Debunking: "Drug Decriminalization In Portugal Is A Failure!"
 
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Contrary to what drug warriors argue, drug decriminalization in Portugal has been an outstanding success. Since the policy change, problem drug-usage rates have actually declined, as has the number of intravenous HIV/AIDS transmissions and drug-related deaths. These outcomes are the product of both decriminalization and harm-reduction programs working in concert. Here, I run through the data in these areas while also debunking some of the arguments made by critics of Portugal's decriminalization. Support my videos on Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content is available on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/politics/2018/12/3/debunking-drug-decriminalization-in-portugal-is-a-failure Thumbnail photos: Aivazovsky/Wikimedia Commons; Chrisdesign/OpenClipArt
Views: 3050 A Skeptical Human
Debunking Republican Healthcare Myths: Wait Times & Rationing
 
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Here, I compare wait times among various healthcare systems, assessing how single- or mixed-payer systems stack up against the private system of the United States. I also examine the question of rationing in healthcare as well as debunk a variety of flawed right-wing arguments that I come across. Support my videos on Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content is available on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/politics/2018/9/10/debunking-right-wing-healthcare-myths-wait-times-rationing Thumbnail photos: アラツク/Wikimedia Commons; Marta Cuesta (creades)/Pixabay
Views: 2989 A Skeptical Human
Debunking Creationism: "Dinosaurs and Humans Coexisted 6,000 Years Ago!"
 
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Young-earth creationists believe that dinosaurs and humans coexisted less than 6,000 years ago. Supporting evidence for this position includes the Bible, archaeological evidence, cultural evidence, and fossil evidence—none of which stand up to scrutiny. Support my videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/religion/2018/7/30/debunking-dinosaurs-and-humans-coexisted Thumbnail photos: Roy Buri/Pixabay; David Lines, Creation Evidence Museum/GenesisPark
Views: 1964 A Skeptical Human
Debunking The "Mysterious" Bermuda Triangle: Disappearances & Paranormal Events
 
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Contrary to popular belief, there's actually nothing dangerous about The Bermuda Triangle. Proposed paranormal explanations for why planes and ships go missing here don't stand up to scrutiny, and a variety of ordinary, naturalistic events can account for the Bermuda Triangle disappearances—even the ones held up as proof of the mysterious nature of the Triangle. Support my videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/paranormal/2018/8/9/debunking-the-mysterious-bermuda-triangle-disappearances-paranormal-events Thumbnail photos: Alphaios & -Majestic-/Wikimedia Commons; Lt. Comdr. Horace Bristol, U.S. Navy/Wikimedia Commons
Views: 917 A Skeptical Human
Debunking: "The Left Is A Violent Mob!"
 
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Republicans often talk about the scourge of left-wing violence—yet as I show here, right-wing violence is actually much more prevalent, both recently and historically. They also *pretend* as if Democratic politicians are calling for violence when really, they do nothing of the sort. Finally, their arguments on this subject are fraught with double standards and contradictions. Support my videos on Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content is available on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/politics/2019/1/6/debunking-the-left-is-a-violent-mob Thumbnail photos: cantfightthetendies/Flickr; Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons.
Views: 4065 A Skeptical Human
Refuting Dave Rubin's Falsehoods & Junk Arguments in David Pakman Interview
 
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Here, I debunk some of the flawed arguments and falsehoods put forth by Dave Rubin in a recent David Pakman interview. Topics include the left vs. the right, the Trump administration, and gay marriage. Support my videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/politics/2017/11/26/refuting-dave-rubins-falsehoods-junk-arguments-in-david-pakman-interview Photo: DavidJanet88/Wikimedia Commons; Dpakman91/Wikimedia Commons
Views: 15615 A Skeptical Human
Debunking Creationism: "Evolution & Speciation Has Never Been Observed!"
 
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Creationists falsely claim that evolution has never been seen happening in real-time by human observers. Here, I show many such documented examples of evolution & speciation. These include artificial selection, antibiotic/herbicide/insecticide resistance, and examples from the wild and the laboratory that involve bacteria, plants, insects, fish and birds. I also pick apart creationist arguments in this area and explain where they go wrong. Among other things, creationists attempt to minimize observed evolutionary changes and shift the goalposts when examples of evolution *are* provided. They also misunderstand basic scientific language and set impossibly high standards for the types of evolutionary changes that should be observable within the human lifespan. Support my videos on Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content is available on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/religion/2018/12/27/debunking-creationism-evolution-amp-speciation-has-never-been-observed Thumbnail photos: Andrew Z. Colvin/Wikimedia Commons; Виталий Смолыгин/PublicDomainPictures
Views: 1529 A Skeptical Human
Debunking Creationism: "Life Can't Come From Non-Life!"
 
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Creationists often argue that "life can't come from non-life." The scientific research actually shows that every step of the process is quite plausible. In addition to examining the research in this area, I also debunk a variety of arguments made by creationists to support their position. Support my videos on Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content is available on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/religion/2019/2/11/debunking-creationism-life-cant-come-from-non-life Thumbnail photos: NASA/NASA.gov; MasterTux/Pixabay; Ali Zifan/Wikimedia Commons;
Views: 1015 A Skeptical Human
Debunking: "The 97% Global Warming Consensus Is A Lie! It's Actually 52%!"
 
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Climate-change deniers argue that there actually is not a 97% manmade global-warming consensus among scientists and climatologists. They claim the true statistic is anywhere from 52% to a laughable 1%. Here, I take a very close look at the studies and surveys on these questions and provide accurate statistics on the percentage of climate change publications that reject anthropogenic global warming, and also the percentage of scientists, climatologists, and top-publishing climatologists that believe in AGW and believe that it's dangerous. In the process, I also debunk many of the flaws in the arguments and critiques used by deniers to poke holes in these studies, reject this data, and support a much lower figure. Enjoy! Support my videos on Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content is available on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/science/2018/11/6/debunking-the-97-global-warming-consensus-is-a-lie-its-actually-52 Thumbnail photos: Dori/Wikimedia Commons; Skeptical Science/Wikimedia Commons
Views: 2505 A Skeptical Human
Debate: Atheist vs. Christian – God, The Bible, Religion, The Afterlife, Etc.
 
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A debate between me and a Christian proselytizer who knocked on my door to try to convince me to believe in God. Topics discussed include evidence for God, the trustworthiness of the Bible, contradictions between various denominations/religions, as well as the afterlife.  0:30 - "factual evidence" for God: prophecy in the Bible 14:28 - the geographical basis of religious beliefs vs. believing due to evidence 19:10 - alleged prophecies in other religions vs. prophecies in the Bible 23:18 - the trustworthiness of the Bible 30:43 - the origin of the universe and Earth; scientific explanations vs. religious explanations 36:14 - young-earth creationists 40:16 - contradictory Christian denominations/viewpoints 44:51 - the Pope is the anti-Christ 47:38 - the afterlife: heaven and hell Support my videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube My apologies on the poor camera placement! (Patrons will NOT be charged for this upload for that reason.) This was a very spur of the moment thing: they knocked on my door, made their pitch, I invited them inside to record the exchange, grabbed my stuff, and we basically just got started right away. I was so feverishly excited to get things set up so we could get started that I didn't place the camera/our seats in a great place, so throughout the debate, you'll mostly be looking at a side profile of the both of us. On top of that, since the camera is on the table we're sitting next to, when people touch the table, it shakes the camera at times. Rookie mistakes! I know. In the future, I'll be sure to take more time to make sure the set-up looks solid before I hit record. That said, I hope you nonetheless enjoy the exchange we had. Any feedback you have on how to make the next debate like this go more smoothly—whether in terms of the recording, the debating, things I could have done better, etc—is much appreciated!
Views: 2958 A Skeptical Human
Debunking Dave Rubin on JRE (#1131): Deregulation, Libertarianism & Trump
 
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In a recent appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience, Dave Rubin made a series of ridiculous and unjustified arguments on deregulation, the role of government, and the net effect of the Trump administration. Here, I refute and explain the folly of these viewpoints. Support my videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/politics/2018/6/15/debunking-dave-rubin-on-jre-1131-deregulation-libertarianism-trump Thumbnail photos: PowerfulJRE/YouTube
Views: 20558 A Skeptical Human
Debunking: "Record-Setting Cold & Snow Disproves Global Warming!"
 
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Contrary to what climate-change deniers will tell you, record-setting cold or snowy days do NOT disprove global warming. In addition to explaining here what's wrong with these arguments, I also point out how global warming can actually exacerbate certain cold-weather events, and I also break down and refute some arguments made by a climate-change denier on subjects like Arctic Sea ice, Al Gore, and so forth. Support my videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/science/2018/5/29/debunking-record-setting-cold-snow-disproves-global-warming Thumbnail photos: C-SPAN/C-SPAN; cwizner/Pixabay
Views: 783 A Skeptical Human
Debunking Creationism: "Evolution & Mutation Can't Increase Information!"
 
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Creationists sometimes argue that mutation and evolution can't increase the amount of information in the genome—and thus, can't explain how life became more complex over time. Not only is this claim an outright falsehood that can be disproven by many examples, but arguments of this kind are riddled with many flaws. Support my videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/religion/2018/7/2/debunking-evolution-mutation-cant-increase-information Thumbnail photos: JJjayco/YouTube; quimono (Arek Socho)/Pixabay
Views: 1892 A Skeptical Human
Debunking Charlie Kirk's Arguments At Politicon 2018 In Debate vs Hasan Piker
 
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Charlie Kirk's debate performance at Politicon 2018 was a right-wing talking-point extravaganza. Here, I debunk his flawed arguments on subjects like corruption, socialism, government programs, and the impact of Democratic policies. Support my videos on Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content is available on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/politics/2018/10/23/debunking-charlie-kirks-arguments-at-politicon-2018-in-debate-vs-hasan-piker Thumbnail photos: The Young Turks/YouTube
Views: 5068 A Skeptical Human
Debunking Christian Nonsense: Presuppositional Apologetics (Sye Ten Bruggencate)
 
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During his debate against Matt Dillahunty, the presuppositional apologist Sye Ten Bruggencate made a variety of unjustified and ridiculous arguments. Presuppositional apologetics is a branch of theological argumentation that appears confusing and perhaps even convincing at first glance, but it does not withstand a close inspection, as I show here. Support my videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/religion/2018/6/21/debunking-christian-nonsense-presuppositional-apologetics-sye-ten-bruggencate Thumbnail Photos: TheThinkingAtheist/YouTube; Waiting For The Word/Flickr
Views: 4734 A Skeptical Human
Debunking "The 18-Year Pause In Global Warming!"
 
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Global warming deniers claim that there was an 18-year pause in global warming which started in 1998. As I show here, this apparent hiatus was actually the product of biases in the data. Once these are corrected for, the pause evaporates. I also make some points about how to properly examine data, and I respond to the idea that these temperature corrections are part of a scientific conspiracy. Support my videos on Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content is available on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/science/2018/11/16/debunking-the-18-year-pause-in-global-warming Thumbnail photo: Christopher Monckton/ClimateDepot
Views: 1531 A Skeptical Human
1-on-1 w/ The Lone Chemist: Climate Change, Dave Rubin, Conspiracies & Money In Politics
 
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Here, The Lone Chemist and I have a wide-ranging conversation about climate change denialism, the absurdity of Dave Rubin, conspiracy theories, the harmful influence of big money in politics, and more. Enjoy! 0:00 - Introductions. How I got into making YouTube videos, my background, conveying arguments effectively, etc. 8:12 - Climate change: arguments made by deniers, the harms of global warming, etc. 51:11 - Criticizing Dave Rubin: his interview style, his ridiculous views and arguments, hypocrisy, etc. 1:29:13 - My former beliefs about 9/11 and escaping the conspiracy theorist bubble. 1:41:10 - The rift in the left: establishment/corporatism vs anti-establishment politicians. Money in politics, etc. 1:52:08 - Wrapping up. Check out his channel! -- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJXKHaQRShTd0DxQW1FB_0A Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Patrons will not be charged for this upload—because I'm *nice* like that!
Views: 893 A Skeptical Human
Debunking Steven Crowder's Arguments – Defending Social Democracies
 
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Steven Crowder's criticisms of Bernie Sanders and the social democracies of Europe are inaccurate and misguided. Here, I examine how these countries compare to the United States in a variety of ways, and I also break down and refute some of Crowder's arguments on subjects like health care, education, taxation, and the best way to structure our government. Support my videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/politics/2018/5/24/debunking-steven-crowders-arguments-defending-social-democracies Thumbnail photos: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons; Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons; Political Map of Europe/Mapswire
Views: 55271 A Skeptical Human
Homeopathic "Medicine" Is Ineffective, Pseudoscientific Nonsense
 
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Usage of homeopathy is widespread, yet, as I argue here, the theoretical foundation of homeopathy is unjustified nonsense, and the scientific evidence makes clear that homeopathy is not effective. I also respond to several counter-arguments made against my position by defenders of homeopathy. Support my videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/science/2018/5/6/homeopathic-medicine-is-ineffective-pseudoscientific-nonsense Thumbnail photos: DaveDeploige/Wikimedia Commons; Bru-nO/Pixabay
Views: 781 A Skeptical Human
Debunking 9/11 Truthers: "Explosive Squibs & Lateral Debris Ejection!"
 
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9/11 truthers argue that during the collapse of the Twin Towers, explosive squibs were seen—proof of a controlled demolition. They also claim that the lateral ejection of heavy debris must have been caused by explosions. Here I carefully examine and debunk their arguments in these areas. Support my videos on Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content is available on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/conspiracy-theories/2019/1/27/debunking-911-truthers-explosive-squibs-amp-lateral-debris-ejection Thumbnail photos: Omar Raafat (mirorss94)/Pixabay; AE911Truth/YouTube
Views: 1428 A Skeptical Human
Debunking Ben Shapiro's Healthcare Arguments in Politicon Debate vs. Cenk Uygur
 
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Here, I refute flawed arguments and false claims made about health care by Ben Shapiro. Topics include why U.S. health care is so expensive and how it compares to the rest of the developed world. Support my videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/politics/2017/11/26/debunking-ben-shapiros-arguments-falsehoods-in-politicon-debate-vs-cenk-uygur Thumbnail photos: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons; Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons
Views: 17898 A Skeptical Human
The Importance of Facing Your Fears
 
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In this brief speech, I outline the value of challenging your fears in life. Support my videos on Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/audio/2018/8/17/the-importance-of-facing-your-fears
Views: 485 A Skeptical Human
Debunking: "Chemtrails Are A Sinister Government Plot!"
 
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A widely-believed conspiracy theory is that there's a secret government plot to spray chemtrails into the atmosphere. In reality, there is no good reason to believe that what we see in the sky are anything more than ordinary contrails. The arguments made by chemtrailers are deeply flawed and illogical, and their position is fundamentally unsupported by evidence. Support my videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/conspiracy-theories/2018/7/11/debunking-chemtrails-are-a-sinister-government-plot Thumbnail photos: imagii/Pixabay; OpenClipArt-Vectors/Pixabay;
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Debunking Libertarianism: "Taxation Is Theft! Abolish The Income Tax!"
 
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Libertarians argue that taxation is theft and that we should abolish the income tax. Here I argue that the comparison with theft is ridiculous because the taxpayer benefits from government programs and also gets to vote on what the tax rates are and what programs we do or don't fund. Among other things, I also point out that government force is only used to punish tax evaders as a last resort, and opting out of paying taxes or making it voluntary wouldn't be fair and would cause the overall quality of society to decline in many key areas. Support my videos on Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content is available on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/politics/2018/12/20/debunking-libertarianism-taxation-is-theft-abolish-the-income-tax Thumbnail photos: 5chw4r7z from Cincinnati/Wikimedia Commons; LillyCantabile/Pixabay; Department of Defense/Wikimedia Commons; James Montgomery Flagg & Infrogmation of New Orleans/Flickr.
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Debunking: "Global Warming Is GOOD For Us & The Environment!"
 
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Some argue that global warming is actually going to be GOOD—both for humans and for the environment. Although there are a few potential benefits from climate change, these are far outweighed by the many harms that will result. Furthermore, many of the benefits are not as straightforward as they're made out to be, and they, in fact, come with many qualifications. Support my videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/science/2018/6/8/debunking-global-warming-is-good-for-us-the-environment Thumbnail photos: Avtar Kamani/Pixabay; Gage Skidmore/Flickr
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Debunking ClimateGate (Pt. 1): "Global Warming Scientists Falsified Data!"
 
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Contrary to what climate change deniers claim, the ClimateGate e-mails actually do NOT discuss the destruction or hiding of data, and they certainly don't call into question or prove as a hoax global warming in general. Support my videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/science/2018/3/8/debunking-climategate-pt-1-global-warming-scientists-falsified-data Thumbnail photos: J.J. at the English language Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons; Robert A. Rohde/Wikimedia Commons
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Debunking ClimateGate (Pt. 2): "Scientists Suppressed Research & Subverted Peer Review!"
 
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The CRU scientists did NOT suppress research not supportive of global warming, nor did they subvert the peer review process or pressure into resigning journal editors who allowed publications which went against the global warming consensus, as climate change–deniers allege. Support my videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text version of this content on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/science/2018/3/15/debunking-climategate-pt-2-scientists-suppressed-research-subverted-peer-review Thumbnail photos: J.J. at the English language Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons; Robert A. Rohde/Wikimedia Commons
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Conversation About: Drug War, Artificial Intelligence, and Skepticism (with Socrates of Athína)
 
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A conversation about the drug war, artificial intelligence, and skepticism. Support my videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Like my page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aSkepticalHuman/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman
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Debunking ClimateGate (Pt. 3): Data & E-mail Deletion + FOIA Requests
 
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In my final piece on the ClimateGate e-mails, I examine the claims that data and e-mails were deleted by the CRU, and I also take a look at whether or not FOIA requests were appropriately complied with, asking what impact, if any, these things would have on the validity of climate science. Support my videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/askepticalhuman Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aSkepticalHuman Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ASkepticalHumanOnYouTube Text or audio version of this content on my website: https://askepticalhuman.com/science/2018/3/26/debunking-climategate-pt-3-data-e-mail-deletion-foia-requests Thumbnail photos: Photos: J.J. at the English language Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons; Robert A. Rohde/Wikimedia Commons
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