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Scientifically speaking the funniest podcast on the internet [citation needed]. On every episode of The Science Jerks, co-hosts Ciaccio and Chan bring in a guest comedian to help them take a deep look at the cutting-edge world of science and technology. They analyze current science news with barely-researched, gleeful abandon, often diving recklessly off the philosophical deep end, but more often than not devolving into tangents about sci-fi, film, politics, comics, culture and music.

Writer, Comedian and Playwright John Conroy (@juanitoelgato) joins us to talk about a new theory of gravity that might get rid of dark matter forever, how to teach a slime mold about the world and is predictive text a net positive or negative in helping us communicate. Plus we discuss a question from listener Ian: “Do you think that gene manipulation using CRISPR or some future technology that’s even better will proceed faster at making super humans or do you think robotics and computers will win that race?”

206: John Conroy on A New Gravity, Slime Mold Memories and Predictive Text Making Us Dumber
SHOW NOTES

IS GRAVITY DEAD?
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2116446-first-test-of-rival-to-einsteins-gravity-kills-off-dark-matter/

SLIME MOLDS IS SMART
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161221090246.htm

PREDICTIVE TEXT MAKING US DUMB?
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23231041-000-typecast/

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