When scientific institutions prioritise sensationalism over truth, how can we distinguish scientific theory from speculative nonsense? Science writer and author of Farewell to Reality: How Modern Physics Has Betrayed the Search for Scientific Truth Jim Baggott examines the rise of pseudoscience, and talks through the flawed methods which are to blame.
Part 1: The Category Puzzle
Who decides what constitutes real science? Baggott looks at the flawed institutions which decide what's science and what's not, and how this can mean leaving the public in the dark.
Part 2: Science in a Post-Truth Age
From climate change denial and anti-vaxxers to homeopathy, Baggott analyses the persuasive power of pseudoscience, and teaches us how to resist it.