• Fact vs. Theory vs. Hypothesis vs. Law… EXPLAINED!
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    Fact vs. Theory vs. Hypothesis vs. Law… EXPLAINED!

    [MUSIC] We need to get something straight. Evolution by natural selection is a theory. So is climate change. But people keep saying that like it’s a bad thing… [MUSIC] I get it, I understand your frustration. We’re all searching for ultimate hashtag #truth, and complex, challenging ideas don’t always fit nice and neatly in our brains. But what is truth? Are there different levels of truth? Are some truths truthier than others? I don’t know. But I do know this: Science is the absolute best tool we have for understanding how the universe works, and theory is not a 4-letter word. If we’re going to trust science together, the least…

  • Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich
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    Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich

    There are 196 countries in the world. 25 of them are very rich, defined as having an average wealth per person of over $100,000 a year. They are: But far more countries are quite poor, and some – which we’re considering here – are very very poor. These are the 20 poorest countries in the world: where the per capital wealth is under a $1,000 a year, or under three dollars a day. Every country is now more or less on a path to growth, but the poor ones are growing very, very slowly. If Zimbabwe continues at its current growth rate, it will qualify as a ‘rich country’ in…

  • How Platforms OWN You (Disney+, Netflix, Uber) – Wisecrack Edition
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    How Platforms OWN You (Disney+, Netflix, Uber) – Wisecrack Edition

    Hey Wisecrack, Jared here.  You may have noticed a trend lately. It seems like every day, some company announces a new cloud or platform service for people to download.  A few months ago Google announced its Google Stadia game streaming platform, which will include YouTube integration, and allow gamers to play games from most any screen with an internet connection.  The announcement was met with some excitement from big game developers looking for new distribution deals… and… a lot of skepticism from gamers, prompting eyerolls and also some questions like, what games will be available? Will people actually own their games or will everything be subscription based? How will everyone’s…