With minor changes having taken effect in the segments of our podcast, here we are with a new episode on which we talked about an Italian psychic, Facebook taking on fake news, Science Busters releasing the video featuring James Randi, Wikipedia vs Acupuncturist, Swedish skeptical awards announced and Retraction Watch having had a great year!
If you’re interested in the events happening across Europe, please visit our calendar page.
Intro; Greetings & Feedback; This Week in Skepticism; Skeptical News; Logical Fallacy; Really Wrong; Quote
Greetings & feedback
This Week in Skepticism
21st January 1854 – Eusapia Palladino, Italian spiritualist physical medium.
- Spiritualist.tv: The Career of Eusapia Palladino
- Facebook Takes on Fake News
- Facebook: News Feed FYI: Addressing Hoaxes and Fake News
- Vimeo: Video explaining the announced changes
- Doubtful News: Facebook to flag and fact-check fake news
- Science Buster Spezial: James Randi and the Heinz Oberhummer Award 2016
- YouTube: Video of the award ceremony and talks (with English and German Subtitles)
- Wikipedia vs Acupuncturist
- Acupuncture in Medicine Blog: Is acupuncture pseudoscience? by Mike Cummings
- Edzard Ernst: Is acupuncture pseudoscience?
- Respectful Insolence: An acupuncturist attacks “pseudoskeptics” on Wikipedia. Hilarity ensues.
- Swedish Skeptics announce yearly awards
- ECSO News: Swedish Skeptics Announce Awards 2016
- Retraction Watch year-end review
- Retraction Watch: Retraction Watch 2016 year in review — and a sneak peek at our database
Logical Fallacy: Tokenism
Swedish Democrats denying climate change
- SVD: SD attacks Swedish Meteorological Institution for “spreading propaganda” (in Swedish)
“The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter — for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way. He lives and labors and hopes.”
/Nikola Tesla – Serbian-American inventor, engineer/