Feelin’ Those Woo Vibrations

Matt and Hai-Ting of the Scopes Monkey Choir podcast interviewed me last week to talk about music, skepticism, being a lady in music and skepticism, and most importantly, Mad Art Lab! The podcast just came out yesterday. Go have a listen!

These guys cover lots of cool topics fusing music and science/skepticism, including physics, neurology, and, as in this video, alternative medicine:

(Hey! Crackpot science after the jump!)

In my own research on this particular topic, I found this little gem. I’ll say this: sometimes, as skeptics, it’s important to abandon all urges to ridicule the woomongers and simply counter their claims with solid, serious science.

And sometimes, it’s fun to just give in to that urge:

I’ve been planning on recording a few videos for MAL — I guess I have to get myself a turban.

Ashley Hamer

Ashley Hamer (aka Smashley) is a saxophonist and writer living in Chicago, where she performs regularly with the funk band FuzZz and jazz ensemble Big Band Boom. She also does standup comedy, sort of, sometimes. Her tenor saxophone's name is Ladybird.

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