TheESP – Ep. #270 – Ancient Astronauts

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This week we start by reflecting on the death of Prince Philip and just can’t help mention languages again since a listener sent us sound files to help us with the pronunciations of last week’s Polish names. In This week in Skepticism we hear about the ancient astronaut fantasies of Erich von Däniken, followed by a Covid-19 update before we dig into the news:

  • Popular marionette theatre targeted for COVID test explanation video
  • Tendency to take up vaccine is really high
  • We are fucked – carbon-dioxide levels at all time high despite lockdowns
  • ECHR rules obligatory vaccination may be necessary
  • Online hatred against Jews are up

Clare Relton, senior lecturer in clinical trials at Queen Mary University of London, teaches homeopaths how to cheat in randomized control trials. For that she gets this week’s prize for being Really Wrong.

Enjoy!

Segments:
Intro; Greetings; This Week; Covid-19 Update; News; Really Wrong; Quote and Farewell; Outro

The Events Calendar: https://theesp.eu/events_in_europe

0:00:26 INTRO

0:00:51 GREETINGS

0:12:36 THIS WEEK IN SKEPTICISM

0:20:14 COVID-19 UPDATE

0:29:17 NEWS

0:47:24 REALLY WRONG

0:53:30 QUOTE AND FAREWELL

“What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence”.
/ Christopher Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011), English intellectual, polemicist, and socio-political critic. /

0:54:39 OUTRO