On this episode, you’ll find news, events and interesting topics, including Nessie, Bayer buying Monsanto, the European Skeptics Congress Facebook page launched, as well as Paul VI’s legacy, the Good Thinking Society pushing the Charity Commission, a surgeon attempting to perform a head transplant, the UN calling for transparency of clinical trials, an atheistic campaign that hit Denmarks national church, the false hope of the Hufeland Klinik, a Swedish ghost hunting TV show in violation of regulations and ear candling promoted by a UK quack.
Intro; Greetings & Feedback; On this day; What’s on in Europe?; What’s hot in Europe?; Logical Fallacies; Really Wrong; Announcements; Quote
Greetings & feedback
- QED – Question. Explore. Discover. tickets on sale until 2nd Oct
- New photo of “Nessie” discussed on Doubtful News (They’re back!)
- Biotech giant Bayer buys Monsanto
- Susan Gerbic (Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia) and George Hrab (Geologic Podcast) talking about us on the latest episode of Skepticality
- Sergio López Borgonoz, treasurer of ARP-SAPC dies in a tragic car accident
On This Day: 26th Sept
Pope Paul VI (Born 26th Sept 1897)
What’s on in Europe?
- Check out our “Events in Europe” calendar!
- Facebook page of the 17th European Skeptics Congress
What’s Hot in Europe?
- Charity Commission of the UK to review alternative health charities as a result of the Good Thinking Society filing complaints
- Italian doctor to perform first head transplant?
- AllTrials: UN calls for global action on clinical trial transparency
- Atheistic Campaign hits Danish national church
- Dagen: Atheist campaign is hard on the Danish church (in Swedish)
- Doubtful News: The false hope of the Hufeland Klinik
- Swedish ghost hunting TV show repeatedly in violation of broadcasting regulations
Logical Fallacies – Nirvana Fallacy
Really Wrong: Famous UK TV doctor recommends ear candling
- The Daily Mail: Burns, injuries and irritations: Why experts say sticking a lit candle in your ear is the most foolish health fad EVER
Two Books for skeptics in German:
Sense About Science:
- “Evidence matters” – call for questions and relevant stories
“Doing what little one can to increase the general stock of knowledge is as respectable an object of life, as one can in any likelihood pursue”
2 thoughts on “Episode #041”
On the subject of Popes, especially non-Italian ones, did you know that Stephen Hawking went to the same school as Pope Adrian IV?
Did he indeed? Which school was that?