On this episode, you’ll find news, events and interesting topics, including Brexit, problems with science writing, British veterinarians to call for action against the use of homeopathy & the fallacy of political correctness.
Intro; Greetings & Feedback; On this day; What’s on in Europe?; What’s hot in Europe?; Logical Fallacies; Really Wrong; Quote
Greetings & feedback
On This Day: 15th July
The end of Spanish Inquisition (1834)
What’s on in Europe?
- Check out our “Events in Europe” calendar!
- SkepKon videos on GWUP’s YouTube channel (in German)
- Science Slam YouTube channel (in German)
- YouTube channel for Skeptics in the Pub events in Spain (in Spanish)
- Naukas 2016 website (in Spanish)
What’s Hot in Europe?
- Post Brexit problems with funding research in the UK?
- Evolutionary forces behind bad science?
- New Scientist: Evolutionary forces are causing a boom in bad science
- Greenpeace called for leaving GMOs alone
- The Washington Post: 107 Nobel laureates sign letter blasting Greenpeace over GMOs
- Veterinarians in the UK calling for a ban on homeopathy in their practices
Logical Fallacies – Political correctness
Really Wrong: Shaman serves drugs in Swedish summer camp “Inner Evolution Retreat”
“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”
/ Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist/