Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; News; Pontus Pokes the Pope: Really Wrong; Radio Ad; Farewell and Quote; Outro; Out-takes
As Eggman (Brian Eggo) sits in for Andras we examine the latest news which includes Psychic Sally’s taxes, the end to NHS funded homeopathy in England, Russian attitudes to conspiracy theories, the latest measles situation and more.
Also the Pope gets poked about his upcoming Irish visit and Brian gets on bus 666 to Hel (sic).
Events Calendar: http://theesp.eu/events_in_europe
Also check out the on-going Edinburgh Skeptics on the Fringe, ending 26 August!
00:05:27 This Week in Skepticism
Actress Sylvia Millecam died Aug. 19, 2001 after seeing psychic & alternative healers.
00:13:25 Skeptical News
UK: Psychic Sally hit with almost £3m tax bill
EUROPE: EU Court of Justice declares gene edited crops to be GMO
UK: NHS Bristol ends funding for homeopathy, ending all homeopathy commissioning in England
RUSSIA: Russian beliefs in conspiracies
EUROPE: Measles outbreak updates
UK: A UK parliamentary committee about risks to ‘shared values and the integrity of our democratic institutions’.
POLAND: Take bus 666 to Hel!
00:53:28 Pontus Pokes the Pope: Pope Francis goes to Ireland and still doesn’t care
00:56:30 Really Wrong: Portland Centre for Integrative Medicine
01:01:20 Radio Ad
01:02:32 Farewell and Quote
“There cannot be mental atrophy in any person who continues to observe, to remember what he observes, and to seek answers for his unceasing hows and whys about things.”
Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born scientist, inventor and engineer.