Featuring a short interview with Antonia de Oñate, CEO of the Spanish skeptical organisation Spanish Rational Alternative to Pseudoscience – Society for the Promotion of Critical Thinking (ARP-SAPC)
Intro; Greetings & Listener feedback; On this day; What’s on in Europe?; What’s hot in Europe?; Interview with Vassy and Liubo; Logical Fallacies; Really Wrong; Quote
Greetings & Listener feedback
On This Day: 23rd March
Daniel Bovet (23 March 1907 – 8 April 1992), Swiss-born Italian pharmacologist who won the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
He also led a study team which concluded that smoking of tobacco cigarettes increased users’ intelligence…
What’s on in Europe?
What’s Hot in Europe?
- Escalating situation for Homeopathy in Spain
- Brittany mayors stage ‘Druid healer’ hoax to highlight shortage of doctors
- Italian anti-GMO paper retracted
- UK government to ban academics from lobbying
- Flying Unicorn Award by ComCept
Interview with Antonia de Oñate
Logical Fallacies – False attribution (also known as argument from false authority). Appealing to an irrelevant, unqualified, unidentified, biased or fabricated source in support of an argument.
Really Wrong: Håkan Ericsson, coach for the Swedish national under-21 football team, for using HeartMath products.
“I would teach the world that science is the best way to understand the world, and that for any set of observations, there is only one correct explanation. Also, science is value-free, as it explains the world as it is. Ethical issues arise only when science is applied to technology – from medicine to industry.”
/Lewis Wolpert, British developmental biologist, author, and broadcaster/