About Stephen Woodford

Stephen Woodford is the founder of the YouTube channel Rationality Rules.

What Do We Know?

By |2018-11-04T23:42:27+00:00November 4th, 2018|

029 What Do We Know? What is knowledge? Is it a subset of belief, or is belief a subset of knowledge? Can we know anything for certain? Join us as we ask these questions and more within this episode. https://youtu.be/hiYO_A2H-Gw Watch this episode on YouTube References: What is epistemology? Wiki [...]

Where’s the Missing Link? Human Evolution

By |2018-07-15T20:30:30+00:00July 15th, 2018|

021 Where's the Missing Link? Where’s the missing link between us humans and our supposedly fellow apes? From australopithecus afarensis to homo neanderthalensis, in this episode we investigate and discuss the many fossils of our ancestors. https://youtu.be/tCXeMaPG4xk References: Encyclopedia Britannica: human evolution: https://www.britannica.com/science/human-evolution National Museum of Natural Histroy: Introduction to [...]

What Killed the Dinosaurs?

By |2018-06-09T17:22:04+00:00June 9th, 2018|

016 What Killed the Dinosaurs? This week we look at various scientific theories (and evidence) as to why the dinosaurs went extinct (the story has changed!). And as a bonus, we scratch the surface of mass-extinction as a whole. https://youtu.be/z_nhyydbBzU Watch this episode on YouTube References: 1). PBS asteroid hypotheses: [...]

How Do You Date a Rock?

By |2018-05-21T23:17:23+00:00May 19th, 2018|

013 How Do You Date a Rock? How do you date a rock? For that matter, how to you date anything? Within this episode we look at the science of dating the age of the earth, and to some extent the moon, planets and solar system. https://youtu.be/v16uIcOeg6w Watch this episode on YouTube [...]

Do We Have Free Will?

By |2018-05-15T01:52:33+00:00April 28th, 2018|

010 Do We Have Free Will? Did you choose to read this text? Did you choose to watch/listen to this video? And, more importantly, did you choose to be interested in this video? Within this episode, we answer these questions and more, as we ask the age-old question "Do we have free [...]

Is Homosexuality Natural?

By |2018-05-15T02:02:48+00:00April 7th, 2018|

007 Is Homosexuality Natural? This week we’re asking the potent question “Is homosexuality natural?” Do other animals display homosexual tendencies? Is there any scientific proof that it’s natural? Where does the claim come from? For the answers to these questions and many more, tune in! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyJs2ua8Jzk Watch this Episode on YouTube [...]

Is the earth flat?

By |2018-05-15T02:15:13+00:00March 17th, 2018|

004 Is the Earth Flat? What shape is the earth? How do we know that the earth isn't flat? How exactly can we use objective, verifiable science to prove such a theory? In this episode, we take on flat-earthers and explain how we can prove the earth is round (technically an oblate [...]

Who Created Science?

By |2018-05-15T02:27:29+00:00February 23rd, 2018|

001 Who Created Science? Who created science, if anyone? Where did science come from, and what existed before science? What's the difference between good science and bad science? And Why does it matter? In this episode, we'll dive deep into the history of science! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob82RlilDXg Watch this Episode on YouTube REFERENCES: [...]