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Social Influence: Crash Course Psychology #38

Social Influence: Crash Course Psychology #38

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 24, 2019

If someone in a position of authority told you to like, stop walking on the grass, you would stop walking on the grass, right? And if they told you to help someone’s grandma cross the street, or pick up your dog’s poop, or put your shoes on before you go into a store, you’d probably […]

Are 1,000,000 Species Really Going Extinct? What Can We Do About It?

Are 1,000,000 Species Really Going Extinct? What Can We Do About It?

By Micah Moen 14 Comments August 24, 2019

Welcome back to Nature League! One of the ways that I try to think and feel about life on Earth is through the lens of current events and news reports. Something as simple as looking at trends for key search terms online can give me an idea of the way that stories and themes are […]

Endocrine System, Part 1 – Glands & Hormones: Crash Course A&P #23

Endocrine System, Part 1 – Glands & Hormones: Crash Course A&P #23

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 18, 2019

I’ve invited you all here today because I wanted to talk to you about some ugly stereotypes that are going around. I’ve been hearing a lot of unfair, unseemly, and unscientific generalizations being made lately. And they mostly have to do with sex. And your hormones. People have a nasty habit of equating “hormones” with […]

Biological Molecules – You Are What You Eat: Crash Course Biology #3

Biological Molecules – You Are What You Eat: Crash Course Biology #3

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 17, 2019

Hello, and welcome to the kitchen. I wanted to invite you here today because last week we started off in my bathroom and kinda feel bad about that. And also because as I’m making lunch today I wanted to sort of use it as a lab. During this time in my kitchen I’m going to […]

Utilitarianism: Crash Course Philosophy #36

Utilitarianism: Crash Course Philosophy #36

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 17, 2019

Should Batman kill the Joker? If you were to ask the Dark Knight himself, with his hard-and-fast no-killing rule, he’d say absolutely not. Actually, in fact, he would say: [Batman voice] “Absolutely not.” When you think about it, dude is pretty Kantian in his ethics. Regardless of what Joker does, there are some lines that […]

Chordates – CrashCourse Biology #24

Chordates – CrashCourse Biology #24

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 16, 2019

Next time someone asks you who you think you are, just give them the facts. You’re a mammalian amniotic tetrapodal sarcopterygiian osteichthyan gnathostomal vertebrate cranial chordate. Yeah, it’s a mouthful. And in order to understand what it means, you’re going to have to understand the most complex group of animals on earth, and what it […]

In Da Club – Membranes & Transport: Crash Course Biology #5

In Da Club – Membranes & Transport: Crash Course Biology #5

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 15, 2019

Oh, hey! I didn’t see you up there. How long have you been waiting in this line? I’ve been here for like 15 minutes and it’s freaking freezing out here I mean, whose banana do you gotta peel in order to get into this club? Well, while we’re here I guess this might not be […]

Nitrogen & Phosphorus Cycles: Always Recycle! Part 2 – Crash Course Ecology #9

Nitrogen & Phosphorus Cycles: Always Recycle! Part 2 – Crash Course Ecology #9

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 15, 2019

There’s nothing quite so terrible as needing something that’s sitting right in front of you but not being able to get it. Like say you’re on a lifeboat in the ocean and you’re super thirsty, and there’s 300,000,000 cubic miles of water sitting right in front of you, but you can’t drink any of it. […]

Comparative Anatomy: What Makes Us Animals – Crash Course Biology #21

Comparative Anatomy: What Makes Us Animals – Crash Course Biology #21

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 14, 2019

Hi, I want you to meet my friend Shoshanna. She’s a Zebra Finch and she is very good at it. She’s here to help me talk about comparative anatomy, which is the study of similarities and differences between the anatomies of animals. We study comparative anatomy because it helps us learn more about our evolution […]

Personal Identity: Crash Course Philosophy #19

Personal Identity: Crash Course Philosophy #19

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 13, 2019

Crash Course Philosophy is brought to you by Squarespace. Squarespace: share your passion with the world. Who is The Doctor? Is it this guy? Or this one? How about him? As any good Whovian knows, the answer is yes, all of them. But, also, wait: No. In the show Doctor Who, each incarnation of The […]