Episode #039

 

TheESP hosts
On this episode, you’ll find news, events and interesting topics, including Mother Theresa, Susan Gerbic and GSoW, John Needham and the theory of spontaneous generation, the European Congress for Homeopathy, a new 10:23 international campaign, why experts get it wrong through false memories, Hamer’s New Germanic Medicine has yet another victim, news around ARP-SAPC, Scientology in Swedish schools, Norway’s national church loses 25k members, legal name fraud in the UK and Hungarian fitness guru criticised for sharing bogus claims with a million followers. Also, Russia gets the Really Wrong price this time for arresting a youtuber for playing Pokemon Go in a church. Plus we have two short interviews that Andras recorded at Sziget Festival in Budapest. 
 
Segments
Intro; Greetings & Feedback; On this day; What’s on in Europe?; What’s hot in Europe?; Logical Fallacies; Report from Sziget Festival 2016; Really Wrong; Announcements; Quote
 
Show notes:
00:00:00
INTRO music
 
00:00:26
Greetings & feedback
00:09:17
On This Day: 10th Sept
English naturalist John Needham (born 10 Sept 1713)
http://www.famousscientists.org/john-needham/
 
00:16:52
What’s on in Europe?
00:27:58
What’s Hot in Europe?
  1. Why experts get it wrong: being knowledgeable about a subject implants false memories
  2. Current activities of Spanish skeptics
  3. Scientology material used in Swedish national schools
  4. Yet another death by Hamer’s quackery – this time in Switzerland
  5. Norway’s national church loses 25,000+ members after new online system makes it easier to leave
  6. The mystery of the ‘legal name fraud’ billboards
  7. Hungarian fitness guru with a million followers spreads false claims about eating lemons and sodium bicarbonate
01:05:54
Logical Fallacies – Moving the goalposts fallacy
01:08:49
Report from Sziget Festival 2016 from Budapest (Hungarian Skeptic Society)
01:18:34
Really Wrong: Russia – Youtuber in Russia arrested for playing Pokemon Go in a Church
01:24:58
Announcement: Nominations for the Goldene Brett presented by the Vienna Skeptics’ are open.
01:26:05
Quote
“The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.” /Baruch Spinoza Dutch/Portuguese philosopher/
 
01:27:23
Outro
 
01:28:38
Out-takes