In this week’s episode we have some remarks about the EU Elections, before we hear about the Beringer hoax and his lying stones. The pope has outrageous views on abortions and thinks that women and unborn foetuses must suffer for God.
The measles situation is getting even worse than we could imagine with cases more than tripling in the EU. The EU elections predictably brought a new high to fake news on social media and we find yet another example that proves that religious schools is a really bad idea. We have an update on last week’s Rigvir interview with Austra, Natalie Grams is threatened by legal attack and yes, we were right – the Voynich manuscript is still a mystery.
We then end with more abortion news as we give a Really Wrong award to the Swedish Christian Democrats.
Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; Pontus Pokes the Pope; News; Really Wrong; Quote; Outro; Out-takes
Events Calendar: http://theesp.eu/events_in_europe
With András lost in Russia, Jelena and Pontus are left to comment on the recent EU elections.
00:04:53 This Week in Skepticism
On 31 May 1725, the first fake fossils or so called ‘lying stones’, were delivered to Professor Johann Beringer who unfortunately took the bait hook, line and sinker.
00:14:16 Pontus Pokes the Pope
Francis has outrageous views on abortions of fatally ill foetuses and insist that if God put them there we must make sure they suffer as much as possible. No cheating God on his plan to make our lives miserable!
00:18:24 Skeptical News
WORLD: An update on the terrible measles disaster that keeps getting worse and worse
SWITZERLAND: Youtube health advice – The Absence of Evidence is Evidence of Non-Sense
EUROPE: spread of fake news during EU election
SWEDEN: Religious School Teaches That Homosexuality is a Disease
LATVIA: Rigvir Fights Back!
UK: Voynich manuscript deciphered?
GERMANY: Natalie Grams Threatened by Legal Action from Homeopathy Company
UK: Voynich update – Bristol University Backtracks
00:41:09 Really Wrong
Swedish Christian Democrats leader: “Medical personnel should be allowed to refuse to do abortions”
00:43:59 Quote and Goodbye
“Common sense is like deodorant. The people who need the most never use it.”
/Anonymous, Found on the internet./