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There’s a growing, bewildering movement of folks who reject the most basic learnings of science in favour of conspiracy theories and hocus pocus — as a science journalist, I regularly get emails from people who firmly believe the Earth is flat, as shocking as that may seem.

I recently chatted with Brian Cox, host of BBC science show and podcast The Infinite Monkey Cage and a physics professor at University of Manchester, about the emergence of these alarming ideas and other trends in science. I also asked him about some slightly silly things, such as how we know that ghosts aren’t real.