A collection of explainers, references, and other supplementary material to help you better understand our collection of facts and myths.

In-groups and Out-groups Explained

An “in-group” is a group you are part of (genetically, culturally, or ideologically), while an “out-group” is a group you aren’t part of.

Conspiracy Theories Explained

We explain the concept of conspiracy theories, including why people formulate them, using examples of famous conspiracy theories from history.

Reference Frames Examples (Physics)

Reference frames and relativity in physics explained using math-free examples. We cover: frames of reference, inertial frames, accelerated frames, and relativity.

Hardwired Versus Softwired (Brain)

In pop-science, in reference to the brain, you’ll hear the terms “hardwired” and “softwired”, hardwired means genetically programed and softwired means learned.

The Physical Constants Explained

The physical constants are measurable properties of the physical universe that don’t change, everything else is relative to these constants.

Western Astrology Explained

Astrology is a system of fortune telling that assigns meaning to planets based on symbolism relating to old theories like alchemy, the classical elements, and what we now called “mythology”