Featuring a short interview with Leon Korteweg, Team Leader of the Dutch group of editors in the international Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project, co-organiser of Utrecht Freethinkers in the Pub and board member of the Dutch Freethinkers association The Free Thought. Yet another interview Andras recorded at Wikipedia Science Conference, this time with Dr Duncan Hull from the University of Manchester. Lots of skeptical events across Europe and much more.
Intro; Greetings; Listener feedback; On this day; What’s on in Europe?; What’s hot in Europe?; Interview with Dr Duncan Hull at WSC; Logical Fallacies; Interview with Leon Korteweg; Really Wrong; True or false; Quote
Introduction and greetings
On This Day – 10th February – Anne Anderson
What’s on in Europe?
Please, check out the Skeptic Calendar of Events in Europe!
What’s Hot in Europe?
- Zika virus pregnancy case confirmed in Spain – first in Europe
- Girl kidnapped and raped by immigrants in Berlin?
- Green light for Pastafarians in the Netherlands
- Homeopathy: the air guitar of medicine
- Gadgette: Homeopathy: the air guitar of medicine
- Complaints against Peter Popoff’s infomercials upheld in Iceland
- The Good Thinking Society: Good Thinking’s complaint against Peter Popoff infomercials upheld
- Homeopathy network for the public awareness about Homeopathy in Germany
Interview with Dr Duncan Hull, recorded at Wikipedia Science Conference
- Dr Duncan Hull’s page at the University of Manchester website
- Wikipedia Science Conference on Wikimedia UK
Logical Fallacies – Argument by gibberish
- Argument by gibberish on LogicallyFallacious
- The ‘Visdom of Chopra website
- Twitter handle: @dullhunk
Interview with Leon Korteweg
- Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia blog
- Dutch Freethinkers association ‘The Free Tought’ on Wikipedia
- Twitter handle: @leonkort
Really Wrong: Jeremy Hunt, UK Health Secretary advocates “Dr Google”
- Daily Mail: NHS out-of-hours hotline DOES need more medics to prevent further tragedies, admits Jeremy Hunt
- Independent: Jeremy Hunt’s advice to parents ‘could put lives at risk’, doctors say
True or False?
- Listening to the elevator Muzak stimulates immunoglobulin-A (IgA) production, and thus may help prevent the common cold.
- Researchers in Stockholm university discovered that Chickens prefer beautiful humans.
- Female malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae is attracted equally to the smell of blue stilton cheese and to the smell of humans.
“We must trust to nothing but facts: These are presented to us by Nature, and cannot deceive. We ought, in every instance, to submit our reasoning to the test of experiment, and never to search for truth but by the natural road of experiment and observation.”
/Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, French chemist/