Science is a process, and it’s OK to change your understanding based on fact. And figuring out what is actually true is worth the discomfort of the process to get there. In this episode, we delve into the idea of thinking vs. knowing and how that plays into our understanding of scientific information. With an impending disaster of misinformation, Dr. Jones shares her six steps to determining if a scientific “study” is credible when found online or being shared through social media. This includes the role of traditional media and how not to be misled by the “trappings of science.” She also shares what to do when you encounter someone with a different set of facts than you.
Episode 26 - What is an Earthquake, Anyway?
Episode 25 - Why Be Thankful for Earthquakes?
Episode 24 - You're Not as Safe as You Think (But Don't Give Up!)
Episode 23 - Where Can Earthquakes Happen?
Episode 22 -Dealing with Uncertainty
Episode 20 - Debris Flows and Landslides
Episode 19 - Earthquake Swarms
Episode 18 - Why ShakeOut?
Episode 17 -The Air You Can See
Episode 16 - Why You Feel What You Feel in an Earthquake
Episode 15 - Time and the Inevitability of Disasters
Episode 14 - Science in a Crisis: Better, not Perfect
Episode 13 - Five Rare but Possible Disasters That Science Tells Us Can Happen
Episode 12 - Our Biggest Killer: Extreme Heat
Episode 11 - Raging Wildfires
Episode 10 - Pandemic Frustration: How Cognitive Dissonance, Tribalism, Individualism and Social Norms Norms Change the Way We Hear Public Safety Messages
Episode 9 - Debunking the Biggest Earthquake Myths
Episode 8 - The Disaster "Blame Game"
Episode 7 - The Likelihood (and Impact!) of a Natural Disaster in a Pandemic