Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat

by Gary Niederhoff on February 9, 2015


Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat

Sherlock Holmes doesn’t have a science degree, yet he thinks rationally – like a scientist. You can too! Learn the secrets of being irritatingly logical from the most famous sleuth on Baker Street. Plus, discover why animal trackers 100,000 years ago may have been the first scientists, and what we can learn from about deductive reasoning from today’s African trackers.

Also, the author of a book on teaching physics to your dog provides tips for unleashing your inner scientist, even if you hated science in school.

And newly-minted scientists imagine classes they wish were available to them as grad students, such as “You Can’t Save the World 101.”

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Louis Liebenberg / Cybertracker
Part 2: Maria Konnikova / Sherlock’s Science
Part 3: Chad Orzel / Your Inner Scientist
Part 4: Science Course Wish List

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avatar Steve Bergman February 25, 2016 at 10:30 pm

Sherlock Holmes cared very much about applied science and was a skilled chemist. One of the stories begins with his demonstrating something amazing to Watson in his lab. Can’t remember exactly what it was. But it had to do with forensics.

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