Yoel Inbar is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. He studies how intuitions and emotions--particularly disgust--affect our social, political, and moral beliefs. In his spare time, he studies how beer/whiskey/wine affect his ability to make coherent arguments.
June 5th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
beers, bullying, criticism, methodological terrorism, replication crisis, tone debate
In this episode, Yoel and Mickey tackle problems of tone and incivility in online discussions of the scientific literature. What constitutes bullying and is the term abused to derail legitimate criticism? What is an ad hominem attack and when is it a fallacy?
May 19th, 2018 | 1 hr 8 mins
beers, campus politics, free-speech, heterodox academy
In their first episode, Yoel and Mickey tackle the alleged free speech crisis on campus. Is there reason to worry or are reports of left-wing intolerance overblown? We take a closer look and talk about what we do and don't feel comfortable saying on campus.