On this episode, you’ll find news, events and interesting topics, along with an interview, featuring Norwegian blogger, podcaster, science educator and skeptical activist, Marit M. Simonsen, who’s also the former president of the Norwegian skeptic society Skepsis. She’s often referred to as “The Queen of Norwegian Skepticism”.
Intro; Greetings & Listener feedback; On this day; What’s on in Europe?; What’s hot in Europe?; Interview with Marit M. Simonsen; Logical Fallacies; Really Wrong; Quote
Greetings & feedback
On This Day: 20th April
Thomas Henry Huxley (Born 4th May 1825) aka “Darwin’s Bulldog”
- Thomas Henry Huxley on Wikipedia
- Creation (the movie) on iMDb
- Randal Keynes on Wikipedia
- Darwin’s home (Down House) on the English Heritage website
What’s on in Europe?
- Károly Hartlein on Wikipedia (in Hungarian)
- Skeptics’ Conference in Budapest website (in Hungarian)
- SkepKon in Hamburg (5-7th May) (in German)
- QED – Question, Explore, Discover – Tickets are available now!
What’s Hot in Europe?
- Aphrodisiac banned by Hungarian authorities
- Doubtful News goes on an indefinite hiatus
- ComCept writing an open letter to Visao
Interview with Marit M. Simonsen
- Marit M. Simonsen’s blog: Hugs and Science
- Skepsis on Wikipedia (in Norwegian)
- Twitter handle: @maritms
Logical Fallacies – False dilemma
Really Wrong: The Telegraph for bad reporting on the topic of the health effects of eating chocolate
“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.”