Episode #031

 

TheESP hosts
On this episode, you’ll find news, events and interesting topics, including Brexit, problems with science writing, British veterinarians to call for action against the use of homeopathy & the fallacy of political correctness.
 
Segments
Intro; Greetings & Feedback; On this day; What’s on in Europe?; What’s hot in Europe?; Logical Fallacies; Really Wrong; Quote
 
Show notes:
00:00:00
INTRO music
 
00:00:26
Greetings & feedback
 
00:04:01
On This Day: 15th July
The end of Spanish Inquisition (1834)
00:09:45
What’s on in Europe?
00:17:22
What’s Hot in Europe?
  1. Post Brexit problems with funding research in the UK?
  2. Evolutionary forces behind bad science?
  3. Greenpeace called for leaving GMOs alone
  4. Veterinarians in the UK calling for a ban on homeopathy in their practices
00:45:55
Logical Fallacies – Political correctness
00:55:26
Really Wrong: Shaman serves drugs in Swedish summer camp “Inner Evolution Retreat”
01:00:00
Quote
“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”
/ Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist/
 
01:01:40
Outro
 
01:02:54
Out-takes