Intro; Greetings; Pontus Pokes the Pope; This Week in Skepticism; News; Really Right; Quote and Farewell; Outro; Out-takes
Claire Klingenberg sits in for András on this episode where the Pope blames the devil for revealing all the bad stuff he is responsible for.
This week in 1895: The birth of Chiropractic.
Also, fake cancer cures take several hits, an overlooked astrophysicist finally gets the recognition she deserves and a brave pharmacist in Germany takes a stand against homeopathy. We learn that cannibalism is bad for you and other good stuff as we celebrate the newly announced Ig Nobel prizes.
Short random announcement: Please note that it must be parasite season, but that reason and logic will always prevail.
We conclude this unusually positive episode by a Really Right award concerning CRISPR research.
Events Calendar: http://theesp.eu/events_in_europe
00:04:40 Pontus Pokes the Pope
The Pope blames the devil for revealing abuse – and boy is he!
00:07:20 This Week: The birth of chiropractic on 18 September 1895
00:10:21 Skeptical News
LATVIA: European Cancer Patient Coalition revokes the membership of Virotherapy Foundation a.k.a. Rigvir
INTERNATIONAL: Swedes share more fake news than any others in Europe
UK: Good Thinking Society gets cancer quackery investigation published in BMJ
INTERNATIONAL: Measles update – Vaccine Confidence Survey
INTERNATIONAL: eBay removes fake cancer ‘zapper’ treatments from sale due to work by Good Thinking Society
UK: British astrophysicist overlooked by Nobels wins $3m award for pulsar work
GERMANY: A Pharmacist in Bavaria has removed all homeopathy from her displays
INTERNATIONAL: Ig Nobel prizes 2018: the European recipients
00:40:28 Really Right: Researchers are fighting back on the EU decision that Crispr should be banned as GMO
00:42:35 Quote and Farewell
“It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge”
Enrico Fermi, Italian and naturalized-American physicist and the creator of the world’s first nuclear reactor