In the abscence of Pontus, Jelena and Andras are joined by Brian Eggo to bring you a new show full of news and interesting topics including two events coming up (SkepKon 2019 in Germany and the 3rd Symposium on Science and Pseudoscience in Elche).
We also talk about the British Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee’s milestone Evidence Check documents that is now part of skeptical history, then we move on to discussing Hungary’s PM Viktor Orban and how EU leaders now simply call his anti-migration and anti-Soros propaganda “Fake News” while he continues to break down the institutions of science in the country. We also chat about Edzard Ernst’s recommendation for a skeptical analysis in general and then bring the good news of a German court ruling against a SCAM practitioner for using false claims in their advertisements.
The Really Wrong price goes to the Catholic Church for being sloppy in their investigations regarding miracles performed by their saints.
Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; News; Really Wrong; Radio Spot; Quote; Outro; Out-takes
Events Calendar: http://theesp.eu/events_in_europe
- SkepKon 2019: flyer available for download at https://blog.gwup.net/2019/02/12/skepkon-programmflyer-2019-jetzt-zum-download/
- 3rd Symposium on Science and Pseudoscience in Elche http://www.escepticos.es/node/6369
00:11:16 This Week in Skepticism
The British Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee published its damning Evidence Check on homeopathy on Feb. 22, 2010.
00:15:11 Skeptical News
HUNGARY: High-ranking EU politicians call out Viktor Orban on his “Fake News” propaganda.
INTERNATIONAL: What can consumers do when they are confronted with confusing or contradictory evidence? Advise fromEdzard Ernst.
FRANCE: French Judge Refuses to Block Catholic Sex Scandal Movie
GERMANY: German consumer association stops alternative Health Practitioners from treating cancer
00:44:34 Really Wrong
John Henry Newman: Second miracle approved as sainthood looms – and the Catholic Church claims to have them confirmed
00:53:40 Radio spot
“It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires.”
/Dame Hilary Mary Mantel, English writer/