There are a lot of bloggers and personalities who are experts on giving their opinion but are not experts on presenting actual facts to back up their claims. So it’s often easy to misplace your trust in people who use their voices to be a personality but aren’t scientists. This video from “The Daily Show” addresses this phenomenon and makes a few digs at people who deny science facts across all political persuasions.
Watch it to the end, and if you like what you see, you may want to pass it to a friend who needs a little fact check.
FACT CHECK TIME. Here are some time-stamped facts for you:
0:50 Infectious disease expert
Dr. Paul Offit (director, Vaccine Education Center) — the number of people choosing not to use vaccines is increasing, according to Forbes, Mother Jones, and PolicyMic.
1:21 Before vaccines, rubella caused 20,000 birth defects a year and measles infected millions.
1:34 Because of anti-vaxers, outbreaks started in
California, N.Y., and Oregon.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/measles-are-marching-back-into-our-lives-and-heres-a-real-reason-why
This is a doozy of a listen. Although I haven’t been through any of the hardships that Jahlove Serrano has had to deal with, something about his life story is really accessible. Give it a spin.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/hiv-positive-homeless-and-gay-in-new-york-at-the-age-of-16-give-this-story-a-listen
Seth Rogen speaks candidly about his relationship with Alzheimer’s disease and what lawmakers need to do about Alzheimer’s education in America. As a bonus, his testimony is pretty funny.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/seth-rogen-testifies-before-congress-and-is-surprisingly-well-received-2
Some folks have called “Breaking Bad” the best show in the history of television, and speculation is already building around a possible return.
One thing’s for sure: The premise pretty much only made sense in this country.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/why-people-in-other-countries-wouldnt-get-the-premise-of-breaking-bad-6
Being positive used to be a death sentence. Thankfully, things have gotten a whole lot better.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/i-dont-care-how-positive-you-are-i-still-love-you
Not that surprising: Brains of the first generation of young men that grew up with unlimited access to Internet pornography are different from older generations. Very surprising: Their bodies are fighting back in a bizarrely ironic fashion.
Some highlights: [1:15]: How’s Internet porn any different than old-timey porn?
[3:21]: Hey, you got a real girl! Now what?
[3:44]: Experiment hits a snag after discovering single college-aged males that have never looked at online porn do not exist
[8:25]: Do you enjoy a little frisky digital action every one in awhile? Could this be happening to your brain?
[10:26]: The dramatic physical affects taking place to young men’s bodies that’s leading to a growing widespread abstinence from Internet pornography.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/this-is-what-happens-when-kids-grow-up-on-unlimited-access-to-pornography
We’ve all heard a lot about the disaster that would follow the Affordable Care Act, so “The Daily Show” decided to follow up — you know, just to make sure everything hasn’t gone to hell under our noses.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/the-daily-show-tries-to-report-on-obamacare-as-if-it-were-fox-news-this-is-the-result
Exactly what is the Affordable Care Act doing for us?
Read more: http://upworthy.com/bam-nurses-explain-obamacare-in-90-seconds-2
Check out Mark Ruffalo — a.k.a. the Incredible Hulk — smashing some hot topics.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/oh-mark-ruffalo-this-is-what-i-yell-at-the-tv-too
For weeks, Kamala Harris has been perpetuating a lie about the number of Americans with pre-existing conditions. She has been fact-checked and corrected many times and yet she continues to push this falsehood because it makes the GOP look like big ol’ puppy kickers.
Seems Brit Hume has had enough:
Read more: http://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2017/05/12/false-4-pinocchios-brit-hume-truth-bombs-kamala-harris-and-her-pre-existing-conditions-lie/