Popular Science on facebook | Shift

26-year-old Hashem Al-Ghaili, a Yemeni biologist living in Germany, makes the case for science with his infotainment videos. He’s already collected a good six million fans on Facebook.

Presented at Balticon 2015 by Thomas R. Holtz Jr. PhD.

People don’t always appreciate the impact that popular science fiction (particular TV shows and movies) has on public consciousness. A great example of this is the folklore of claims of the paranormal. Investigation of classic stories of paranormal encounters reveal how the early versions of these stories begin as recitations of then-recent mass media SF productions, unlike the later refined and retold versions.

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