Episode #011, feat. Raffaella Vitali

 

Featuring a short interview with Raffaella Vitali, the only Italian editor of the international Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW) project, lots of skeptic events across Europe and much more.
 
Segments:
Intro; Greetings; Listener feedback; On this day; What’s on in Europe?; What’s hot in Europe?; Logical Fallacies; Interview with Leon Raffaella Vitali; Really Wrong; Quote
 
Show notes:
00:00:00
INTRO music
  
00:00:25
Introduction and greetings
 
00:02:47
Listener feedback
00:06:42
On This Day: 24th February – Johann Weyer, Dutch physician, occultist and demonologist (16th Century)
00:11:42
What’s on in Europe?
00:20:43
What’s Hot in Europe?
  1. Russian scientists developed an ebola vaccine?
  2. Homeopathy under attack in several countries – Time to declare it doesn’t work
  3. St John’s wort recalled after contaminated batches discovered
  4. Hungarian National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition to file official complaint about colloidal silver products at the Hungarian Competition Authority and Hungarian Authority for Consumer Protection
  5. Crash Course Astronomy in Several Languages
  6. Xenophobia on maps – refugee hoaxes across Germany
00:37:21
Logical Fallacies – Argument by repetition
00:40:58
Interview with Raffaella Vitali
00:54:46
Really Wrong: Karolinska Institutet – for failing to protect the public from the actions of a quack
01:00:04
Quote
“Science makes people reach selflessly for truth and objectivity; it teaches people to accept reality, with wonder and admiration, not to mention the deep awe and joy that the natural order of things brings to the true scientist.”
 
/Lise Meitner, Austrian-Swedish physicist/
 
01:01:14
Outro
 
01:02:30
Out-takes