Episode #001, feat. Gábor Hraskó

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Interview with the Chairman of The European Council of Skeptical Organisations (ECSO)
Segments:
Intro; On this day; What’s new in Europe; Interview with Gábor Hraskó; FAQ to Skeptics; Logical Fallacies; Really Wrong; True or False; Quote
Show notes and segment details:
00:00:00
INTRO music
 
00:00:30
Introduction and greetings
 
00:00:58
Why are we doing this?
 
00:02:01
Introduction of the hosts and how the podcast came to life
 
00:09:08
Overview of the podcast
 
00:10:53
On This Day – 18 Nov: Birth of Георгий Богданович Кистяковский (aka George Bogdanovich Kistiakowsky), Ukranian-American Physicist
 
00:12:53
What’s new in Europe:
00:22:58
Interview with Gábor Hraskó, chairman of ECSO
00:44:04
FAQ to Skeptics: Are Skeptics against freedom of choice?
00:45:26
Logical Fallacies: The Slippery Slope argument
 
00:48:40
Really Wrong: Norwegian “Expert” claims that salmon are pigs
 
00:51:33
True or False
  1. Vatican buys largest gay sauna: http://heavy.com/news/2013/03/vatican-purchases-europes-largest-gay-sauna/
  2. Dogs poo home delivery: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/07/world/europe/a-special-delivery-of-sorts-to-warn-dog-owners-in-spain.html
  3. Russian orthodox priest suit: http://ari.ru/ari/2014/01/16/v-rossii-razrabotali-skafandr-svyashchennika-dlya-poletov-v-kosmos (in Russian)
01:01:12
Quote
“A famous bon mot asserts that opinions are like arse-holes, in that everyone has one. There is great wisdom in this… but I would add that opinions differ significantly from arse-holes, in that yours should be constantly and thoroughly examined. We must think critically, and not just about the ideas of others. Be hard on your beliefs. Take them out onto the verandah and beat them with a cricket bat…. Be intellectually rigorous. Identify your biases, your prejudices, your privilege.” 
/Tim Minchin/
 
01:03:03
Outro

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