Interview with Michael Marshall, project director at the Good Thinking Society, co-founder of the Merseyside Skeptics Society and co-host of its official podcast, ‘Skeptics with a K’.
Intro; Listener feedback; What’s on in Europe?; On this day; What’s new in Europe?; Interview with Michael Marshall; Logical Fallacies; Interview with Martin Poulter; Really Wrong; Quote
Show notes and segment details:
Introduction and greetings
Overview of the podcast
What’s on in Europe:
- 21st National Conference of Skeptics (Székesfehérvár, Hungary, 14/11/2015)
- ComCeptCon 2015 (Porto, Portugal, 21/11/2015)
- 2nd Skeptic Society Conference (Moscow, Russia, 28-29/11/2015)
On This Day – Born on 16th Dec: Arthur C Clarke
What’s new in Europe?
- 10 smartest countries in the world
- Polio in Ukraine
- 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris
- Anthroposophical homeopathic “remedies” gets special treatment in Sweden
Interview with Michael Marshall, project director of the Good Thinking Society, co-founder of the Merseyside Skeptics Society and co-host of its official podcast, ‘Skeptics with a K’
Logical Fallacies: Argument from popularity
Interview with Martin Poulter, Wikimedian in Residence at the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford and convenor of Wikipedia Science Conference held in London in September 2015
Really Wrong: Norwegian Government initiative to plant trees against climate change
“Humanity needs practical men, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit.
Without doubt, these dreamers do not deserve wealth, because they do not desire it. Even so, a well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task, in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research.”
/Marie Skłodowska Curie/