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This week, while DenkFest and Ratio are both on, we release two interviews that Andras recorded in Zürich when they stopped there during the About Time Tour 2017 with Susan Gerbic, Mark Edward and Liubomir Baburov.
But finally, we have a regular episode for you with Harry Houdini, who died on the nigth of Halloween, ComCeptCon being in the making, Norwegian TV selling prayers, deaths from chiropractic treatments miscommunicated, Natalie Grams’ new book out with the title “Gesundheit!”, a beauty parlor in Sweden offering IV treatments, science denier Czech billionaire elected new leader of the country and Das Goldene Brett accepting nominations.
We look into how the EU parliament can be really wrong about glyphosate and how badly we can interpret Kant’s thoughts.
Also, make sure you check out our event page at http://theesp.eu/events_in_europe
Intro; Greetings & Feedback; This Week in Skepticism; Skeptical News; Really Wrong; Quote
Greetings and Feedback
We looking back at the busy conference period and talk about few upcoming events in Europe. Andras talks about skepticism in tourism from his personal perspective of being a tour guide.
This Week in Skepticism
Harry Houdini died on October 31, 1926 (aged 52)
Norwegian TV channel selling prayers for 5K EUR a piece https://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/kristendom/kristen-kanal-gi-50-000-kroner-bli-ve
Regrettable journalism around the tragic death of a chiropractic patient http://edzardernst.com/2017/10/regrettable-journalism-around-the-tragic-death-of-a-chiropractic-patient/
Gesundheit – Natalie Grams’ new book out: https://blog.gwup.net/2017/10/01/gesundheit-das-neue-buch-von-dr-natalie-grams-erscheint-im-oktober/ http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783662547984
Beauty parlor offers IV treatment https://www.vardfokus.se/webbnyheter/2017/oktober/dropp-pa-skonhetssalong-granskas-efter-anmalningar/
Czech election: Billionaire Babis wins by large margin: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41708844
Das Goldene Brett – voting is now open https://blog.gwup.net/2017/10/25/das-goldene-brett-2017-kandidaten-jetzt-nominieren/
EU Parliament bans Glyphosate
Interviews from About Time Tour 2017
“Skepticism is thus a resting-place for human reason, where it can reflect upon its dogmatic wanderings and make survey of the region in which it finds itself, so that for the future it may be able to choose its path with more certainty. But it is no dwelling-place for permanent settlement. Such can be obtained only through perfect certainty in our knowledge, alike of the objects themselves and of the limits within which all our knowledge of objects is enclosed.” Emmanuel Kant /German philosopher who is a central figure in modern philosophy./