Exposing PseudoAstronomy

December 31, 2016

Podcast Episode 154: Impact Crater Pseudoscience Mishmash

Impact cratering
Is neat, but crazies like to
Abuse the science.

To end 2016, we have some crater-related pseudoscience. This is an episode where I talked about three different claims related to impact craters and how two of them misuse and abuse impact craters as a way to make their brand of pseudoscience make sense, in their own minds. The third claim falls under the “bad headlines” category and I get to address the Gambler’s Fallacy.

I’m still experimenting with a new microphone setup and you can hear the audio change tone noticeably part-way through. That’s when I moved my computer from off to the side so I was talking into the side of the microphone to more in front of me so I was talking into the top of the microphone. I also have a new laptop and figured out that the clicking/crackling that’s been in some recent episodes is when I stop recording, start again, and for a few seconds, every fraction of a second, the computer just records nothing for a much tinier fraction of a second. In this episode, I spent an extra half-hour editing all those out so there’s much less of it.

Artistic Rendering of Asteroid Impacting Earth

Artistic Rendering of Asteroid Impacting Earth



  1. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging and commented:
    Happy New Year!! Also glad to here you’re now on Google Play!!

    Comment by Vincent S Artale Jr — December 31, 2016 @ 5:29 pm | Reply

  2. Happy New Year Stuart!!

    All the best for the coming year.

    Comment by Graham — December 31, 2016 @ 6:51 pm | Reply

  3. Woot! (and not because I got a mention)

    Listening to you on Monster Talk! I remember in the mid-1990s that I had to explain to my little boys they did not have to worry about Planet X (I read about it on Phil Plait’s first website). Yeah, I really “love” doomsayers.

    Comment by Chris — January 11, 2017 @ 10:33 pm | Reply

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