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TheESP – Ep. #431 – SCAM under (acu)pressure

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In Pontus’ absence we talk a bit about EP elections and in TWISH we commemorate the Italian heroine of science and skepticism Margherita Hack. Then it is time to check out the news:

  • UK: Zero hour for climate action
  • NORTHERN IRELAND: NI Assembly passes motion to ban conversion therapies
  • INTERNATIONAL: Edzard Ernst finds SCAM research to be in decline
  • INTERNATIONAL: Intervention against misinformation might increase skepticism… against reliable sources, too

The German Jury of Rimowa Design Prize, who awarded a product that is based on nonsense, gets this week’s award for being Really Wrong.

Enjoy!

Segments: Intro; Greetings; TWISH; News; Really Wrong; Quote and Farewell; Outro; Out-Takes

0:00:25 INTRO

0:00:51 GREETINGS

0:04:21 TWISH – THIS WEEK IN SKEPTICAL HISTORY

0:14:38 NEWS

0:30:02 REALLY WRONG

0:32:05 QUOTE AND FAREWELL

    “It’s impossible to scientifically prove either that God exists, or that God does not exist. The idea of God does not convince me. I prefer to believe that there is matter and that matter has the properties we observe. … When I pass away, if I meet God, I will tell him I was wrong.”

    Margherita Hack, (12 June 1922 – 29 June 2013), Italian astrophisicist, atheist and politician /

0:33:37 OUTRO

0:34:52 OUT-TAKES


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