TheESP – Ep. #130 – Eugenics, GSoW and the pope solves the crisis in the middle east

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Segments:
Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; News; Pontus Pokes the Pope: Really Wrong; Quote; Outro; Out-takes

Show Notes:
00:00:55 Greetings

This week we bring you stuff to think about like Eugenics, plus news and updates on the Hungarian government’s attack on the freedom of science, GSoW reaching a new level of activism, legislative changes to occur in Germany regarding Heilpraktiker, Humanist weddings getting a green light in Ireland, Facebook shutting down Hungarian fake news sites, homeopaths offering their “solutions” to the problem of antibiotic resistance, nominations open for John Maddox Prize at Sense about Science, CICAPfest tickets now available and how wrong the Daily Mail is for reporting questionable claims of a non existant disease.
Pontus pokes the pope for being silly about his way of solving the crisis in the Middle East

00:06:28 This Week in Skepticism

The Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring in Nazi Germany was made into act on July 14 of 1933, but made active in January 1934

00:17:16 Skeptical News

  • Hungary: Update on the situation with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05526-x
https://index.hu/tudomany/2018/07/03/palkovics_nkfih_palyazat/
https://index.hu/tudomany/2018/07/04/mit_akar_az_mta/

  • Europe: Measles update:

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ukraine-measles-cases-continue-climb-2nd-diphtheria-case-reported-90867/amp/

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/england-health-officials-advise-mmr-vaccine-europe-travel-measles-count-continues-rise-58059/amp/

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/serbia-measles-update-33-percent-patients-hospitalized-86969/amp/

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-ukraine-12th-death-recorded-13297/amp/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/france-reports-50-measles-cases-week-2nd-fatality-reported-37482/amp/

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/measles-warning–public-health-1725024

https://edzardernst.com/2018/06/finally-the-german-heilpraktiker-is-going-to-be-reformed/

https://medwatch.de/2018/06/22/zwingende-reformbeduerftigkeit-gesundheitsminister-planen-heilpraktiker-reform/

  • Northern Ireland: Court of Appeal in Belfast rules humanist marriage must be legally recognised

https://humanism.org.uk/2018/06/28/victory-court-of-appeal-in-belfast-rules-humanist-marriage-must-be-legally-recognised/

  • Hungary: Facebook shuts down Hungarian network of six fake news sites

https://index.hu/tech/2018/06/27/hirhedt_magyar_kamuhiroldal-halozatot_lott_le_a_facebook/

http://www.debrecensun.hu/national/2018/06/28/hungarian-fake-news-pages-deleted-by-facebook/

00:49:30 Pontus Pokes the Pope

00:54:05 Really Wrong

01:00:00 Quote

“Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty. Take your time to decide don’t rush. ”
/Publius Cornelius Tacitus, senator and a historian of the Roman Empire/

01:02:24 Outro

01:03:37 Out-takes

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