Also, it’s time for some #Metoo in the Vatican…
This week we catch up with the fabulous Susan Gerbic whose Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia has hit a fantastic milestone. But we also have a full episode, so we start out by mentioning the Australian and New Zealand Skeptics joint annual convention and then look back at what happen this week in 1459 and Pontus pokes the Poke and his meeting with Joe Biden and the need for him to start believing the abuse victims. Later we get into the news:
• EUROPE / INTERNATIONAL: Record summer impossible w/o Global Climate Change
• FRANCE: Fossil fuel giant Total has known about climate change since 1971
• GERMANY: Report about conspiracy theories ready to download
• ROMANIA: Harder corona restrictions
• SWEDEN: Is Sweden “the most dangerous country in Europe”?
• AUSTRIA: Homeopathy excluded from reimbursed health care treatments
• RUSSIA: Anti-evolution paper finally retracted, 25 years after being debunked
We end with a Really Wrong / Really Right combo regarding a midwife who tried to bring her religion into the workplace.
Segments: Intro; Greetings; Interview; This Week In Skepticism; Pontus Pokes The Pope; News; Really Wrong / Really Right; Quote And Farewell; Outro; Out-Takes;
- 13th European Congress for Integrative Medicine on this week…
- Integrative Medicine Congress: https://www.ecimcongress.com
- The Australian and New Zealand Skeptics joint annual convention, 20-21 Nov
- Skepticon Australia: https://www.skepticon.org.au/
- Susan Gerbic: 100 million Wikipedia views for GSOW!
- About Time: https://abouttimeproject.wordpress.com/guerrilla-skepticism-on-wikipedia/
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0:26:51 THIS WEEK IN SKEPTICISM
- 5th November 1459: The Council of Constance begins
0:32:35 PONTUS POKES THE POPE
- Meeting Biden, and Vatican abuse trial
- Youtube: https://youtu.be/Y5eYkqUyJU4
- Crux: https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2021/11/pilgrims-path-parsing-what-the-president-said-the-pope-said/
- Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-pope-francis-meeting/2021/10/23/354b1d5c-3290-11ec-a1e5-07223c50280a_story.html
- Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/biden-pope-francis-meeting/2021/10/28/80f529ca-33a1-11ec-8036-7db255bff176_story.html
- Crux: https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2021/10/citing-lack-of-evidence-vatican-court-clears-two-priests-in-sex-abuse-case/
- EUROPE / INTERNATIONAL: Record summer impossible w/o Global Climate Change
- FRANCE: Fossil fuel giant Total has known about climate change since 1971
- GERMANY: Report about conspiracy theories ready to download
- ROMANIA: Harder corona restrictions
- SWEDEN: Is Sweden “the most dangerous country in Europe”?
- Omni: https://omni.se/tysk-tidning-sverige-ar-europas-farligaste-land/a/nW0yG5
- Bild: https://www.bild.de/news/ausland/news-ausland/schweden-ist-gefaehrlichstes-land-europas-78054592.bild.html
- Sw Crime Prevention Agency: https://bra.se/download/18.1f8c9903175f8b2aa70c9a1/1629181100220/2021_8_Dodligt_skjutvapenvald_i_Sverige_och_andra_europeiska_lander.pdf
- AUSTRIA: Homeopathy excluded from reimbursed health care treatments
- RUSSIA: Anti-evolution paper finally retracted, 25 years after being debunked
1:04:14 REALLY WRONG / REALLY RIGHT
- REALLY WRONG / REALLY RIGHT: Anti-abortion Midwife rightfully denied appeal in European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)
1:12:28 QUOTE AND FAREWELL
“Critical thinking is essential to make sense of our world, especially with advertisers and politicians all telling us”
loudly that they know best. We need to be able to look at the evidence and work out whether we agree with them.
/ Helen Czerski British physicist and oceanographer and television presenter. /
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