science

EPISODE 9: Love Spells are a Hard No

Everyone wanted to be a witch in middle school, am I right? Also, who wants to help design a science experiment to measure the global consciousness effects on reality? Come on! You know you want to.

This episode Sarah and Kelly discuss magical spells and whether they have any effect on reality. Sarah uses science words to prove MAYBE!

4:57 — it’s called a paper fortune teller, chatterbox or cootie catcher (what!?). Here’s how to make em!

Witches binding Trump 

Real Magic by Dr. Dean Radin

Drowning with Gillyweed 

Skelegrow

The Global Consciousness Project

Shutulman and Morgan. 2017 The explanatory structure of unexplainable events: Causal constraints on magical reasoning 

Police arresting a big goat! 

 

EPISODE 6: Possession…it’ll make your head spin

Minisode #2 continues the Ouija theme from last week. This week we present:  A scary college Ouija tale courtesy of our good friend Manny, plus the terrifying TRUE story that inspired the movie THE EXORCIST!

Never fear skeptics, we’ve got the lowdown on excorcism science as well! 

Joining us today is a mystery guest Medical Doctor, standing in for Kelly Ruggles.

Stuff we discuss:

The exorcism of Roland Doe

Can spirits use telephones?

 

Placebo Controls, Exorcism, and the Devil

EPISODE 4: Murder House Hypothesis

Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com seriously would love to hear from you guys! 

On today’s minisode, Kelly gives us the lowdown on the scientific method. Tune in to learn what a real-life scientist thinks about tiny invisible unicorns, murder houses, and how we would prove a house was haunted.

Bill Gates, if you’re listening, we will gladly accept funding for this study.

Links we talk about:

Tiny Invisible Unicorns where??

https://www.logicallyfallacious.com/tools/lp/Bo/LogicalFallacies/178/Unfalsifiability

The Journal of Parapsychology!!!

https://www.rhine.org/what-we-do/journal-of-parapsychology.html

How to hunt ghosts:

https://www.ghostsandgravestones.com/how-to-ghost-hunt

Ghost hunting gear for our experiment

https://www.ghoststop.com/Ghost-Hunting-101-a/144.htm

Most Haunted, which Sarah likes a lot:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Most_Haunted