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TheESP – Ep. #284 – After the Flood

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In this episode we open up by discussing the terrible floods in Germany, the claims made by esoterics and how you can help. We also note that covid misinformation numbskull Sucharit Bhakdi has lost his publisher for being an anti-Semite. In the This Week we talk about Gregor Mendel and then we hear that Pope Francis is now openly challenging his predecessor Benedict. The we go through the news:

  • Vaccine protests in Cyprus
  • Organized tour of Sweden by anti-vaxxers
  • Multidrug-resistant bacteria found in dog raw-food
  • Greenland suspends oil exploration because of climate change
  • Man behind one of the Muhammad caricatures dead
  • Macchiarini follow-up – whistle-blowers file complaint with the Strasbourg Court

Polish researcher Harald Walach gets today’s prize for being Really Wrong after trying to say that masks and covid vaccinations are dangerous.

Enjoy!

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0:00:27 INTRO

0:00:50 GREETINGS

0:09:25 THIS WEEK IN SKEPTICISM

0:14:27 PONTUS POKES THE POPE

0:21:56 NEWS

0:36:45 REALLY WRONG

0:42:44 QUOTE AND FAREWELL

    “Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated. Science, for me, gives a partial explanation of life… I do not accept your definition of faith i.e. belief in life after death… Your faith rests on the future of yourself and others as individuals, mine in the future and fate of our successors. It seems to me that yours is the more selfish… [as to] the question of a creator. A creator of what?… I see no reason to believe that a creator of protoplasm or primeval matter, if such there be, has any reason to be interested in our insignificant race in a tiny corner of the universe.”
    / Rosalind Franklin (25 July 1920 – 16 April 1958), English chemist and X-ray crystallographer whose work was central to the understanding of the molecular structures of DNA. /

0:44:57 OUTRO

0:46:12 OUT-TAKES