This week we get to hear Marie Curie’s birthname properly pronounced, curtesy of listener Max (thanks!). One more of us are getting the vaccine and so do pregnant women in Germany. We hear about Pope Francis’ battle against corrupt cardinals and then we get into the news:
- Discussions about rules for vaccinated and vaccination jealousy
- Ferngespräch – Shirt for charity!
- Priest gives school lesson on “treating” homosexuals with electroshock therapy and more
- The Risks of Thread Embedding Acupuncture
- Whale penises behind sea monster stories?
To wrap things up the ‘Schloss-Apotheke’ in Koblenz gets this week’s prize for being Really Wrong after marketing homeopathic Pfizer vaccine.
Intro; Greetings; This Week; Pontus Pokes the Pope; News; Really Wrong; Quote and Farewell; Outro; Out-takes
The Events Calendar: https://theesp.eu/events_in_europe
- Recording of Marie Curie’s name in Polish
- Vaccine recommended for pregnant women
0:12:54 THIS WEEK IN SKEPTICISM
- Søren Kierkegaard was born on 5 May 1813
0:27:42 PONTUS POKES THE POPE
- Cardinal bad guys
- Crux (on Youtube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJNxeafcGts
- GERMANY: Discussions about rules for vaccinated and vaccination jealousy
- UK: The Risks of Thread Embedding Acupuncture
- UK: Whale penises behind sea monster stories?
- POLAND: Priest gives school lesson on “treating” homosexuals with electroshock therapy and more
- GERMANY: Ferngespräch – Shirt for charity!
1:07:29 REALLY WRONG
- REALLY WRONG: German pharmacy sold a homeopathic version of the Pfizer vaccine
1:11:39 QUOTE AND FAREWELL
“People sometimes say to me, “Why don’t you admit that the hummingbird, the butterfly, and the Bird-of-Paradise are proof of the wonderful things produced by Creation?” And I always say, “Well, when you say that, you’ve also got to think of a little boy sitting on a riverbank, like here, in West Africa, that’s got a little worm, a living organism, that’s in its eye and boring through its eyeballs and is slowly turning it blind. The creator God that you believe in, presumably, also made that little worm.” Now I personally find that difficult to accommodate and so therefore [sic] when I make these films, I prefer to show what I know to be the facts, what I know to be true, and then people can deduce what they will from that.”
/ Sir David Attenborough, born on 8 May 1926 (celebrating his 95th birthday this week!), English broadcaster and natural historian. /