Episode 60 - Codependency, Processed Foods, and the Value of Life

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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do we value human life? Why are processed foods bad? Why do we use passive aggressive or cutting humor in conflict? What’s the science behind codependency?

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Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.

Why do we value human life?

The surprising decline of violence - Stephen Pinker (TED talk)

Why are processed foods bad?

Are all 'processed foods' really bad for you?

Processed Foods: What's OK, What to Avoid

Supernormal Stimuli (Comic)

Why do we use passive aggressive or cutting humor in conflict?

15 Common Defense Mechanisms

What’s the science behind codependency?

The Biology of Codependency

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