On this episode, you’ll find news, events and interesting topics, including Mother Theresa, Susan Gerbic and GSoW, John Needham and the theory of spontaneous generation, the European Congress for Homeopathy, a new 10:23 international campaign, why experts get it wrong through false memories, Hamer’s New Germanic Medicine has yet another victim, news around ARP-SAPC, Scientology in Swedish schools, Norway’s national church loses 25k members, legal name fraud in the UK and Hungarian fitness guru criticised for sharing bogus claims with a million followers. Also, Russia gets the Really Wrong price this time for arresting a youtuber for playing Pokemon Go in a church. Plus we have two short interviews that Andras recorded at Sziget Festival in Budapest.
Intro; Greetings & Feedback; On this day; What’s on in Europe?; What’s hot in Europe?; Logical Fallacies; Report from Sziget Festival 2016; Really Wrong; Announcements; Quote
Greetings & feedback
- The Independent: Mother Teresa becomes saint after Pope Francis declaration at Vatican
- Church Militant: Hungary Forms Gov’t Office to Help Persecuted Christians
- Susan Gerbic on Facebook explaining how a highly debated page on Wikipedia develops
On This Day: 10th Sept
English naturalist John Needham (born 10 Sept 1713)
What’s on in Europe?
- Check out our “Events in Europe” calendar!
- European Congress for Homeopathy
What’s Hot in Europe?
- Why experts get it wrong: being knowledgeable about a subject implants false memories
- Current activities of Spanish skeptics
- Scientology material used in Swedish national schools
- Svenska Dagbladet: Large factual errors in drug education (in Swedish)
- Yet another death by Hamer’s quackery – this time in Switzerland
- Der Standard: 18-year-old cancer patient dies after denying chemotherapy (in German)
- Repubblica: Padua, the family refuses chemo, she dies of leukemia (in Italian)
- Norway’s national church loses 25,000+ members after new online system makes it easier to leave
- The mystery of the ‘legal name fraud’ billboards
- Hungarian fitness guru with a million followers spreads false claims about eating lemons and sodium bicarbonate
- Index: Update Norbi promoting pseudoscientific nonsense (in Hungarian)
Logical Fallacies – Moving the goalposts fallacy
Report from Sziget Festival 2016 from Budapest (Hungarian Skeptic Society)
Really Wrong: Russia – Youtuber in Russia arrested for playing Pokemon Go in a Church
Announcement: Nominations for the Goldene Brett presented by the Vienna Skeptics’ are open.
“The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.”
/Baruch Spinoza, Dutch Portuguese philosopher/