I found this episode particularly noteworthy for its preponderance of bad knowledge and information.
For one, I was really interested to hear Josh explain away the bullshit that is Michael Behe and irreducible complexity. Well, go on then Josh, tell us how IC has been debunked and solved without any controversy. I was just waiting. I am sure you have a great grasp of the subject, so please...
And then of course, there was the ASMR fiasco. Some people get it and some people don't huh? And its a science mystery? Like Cara for instance doesn't get it. Well, ok, sure, when she listens to certain music she likes, she will experience the exact symptoms of ASMR, but she doesn't actually GET ASMR. Oh brother.
Maybe its a remnant of grooming! Because if you got a response to grooming, you would be more likely to want grooming, and thus you would have a much better survival rate than those who had no interest in being groomed-makes perfect sense-if you are a gullible evolutionist storyteller that is.
How about EVERYONE gets a response to something that soothes or stimulates memories. And anyone who claims some people don't are really just unaware buffoons? There are some people who don't respond to music that inspires them? Or to the touch of a soft feather? I would like to meet these people. Maybe its a good test for psychopathy.
I have an even better scientific challenge, let's try to find out a name for people who respond to things they hate, like the sound of nails on a chalkboard, or being burned with a cigarette. Anti-ASMRers? People who cringe or get a bad feeling from this must be special. We should study them.
Sometimes I want to reach through my media device and strangle the show hosts. I wonder if there is a name for this.