This week we celebrate the birthday of the ‘Ask for Evidence’ campaign, the Pope gets stuck in an elevator and we debunk three myths about the Amazon forest fires.
Counterfeit Medicine is a growing threat to society, even more European countries lose their status a s ‘measles free’ and there are still repercussions in Sweden of the Macchiarini scandal in 2015.
Yoga may be good for preventing cardiovascular problem (but there are many questions still), what used to be the highest peak in Sweden has melted and is now number two and some say antibiotic resistance could be worse than climate change.
We finish off by awarding the BBC a Really Wrong award for thinking scientists believe Nessie could be a big eel.
Intro; Greetings; This Week; Pontus Pokes the Pope; News; Really Wrong; Quote and Farewell; Outro; Out-takes
Events Calendar: https://theesp.eu/events_in_europe
Next week we promise we will have more interviews from ESC 2019. The Swedish Skeptics (VoF) want everyone to come and meet them at the Gothenburg Book Fair, don’t be shy! If you want to volunteer please get in touch.
00:06:44 This Week in Skepticism
Ask for evidence campaign was launched 14 September 2011
00:08:58 Pontus Pokes the Pope – Stuck in an elevator, appointing new cardinals.
00:13:20 Skeptical News
THE AMAZON: Three myths about the Amazon forest fires
SWEDEN: Counterfeit medicine an increasing threat to society
EUROPE: Measles update: Albania, Czech Republic and Greece and UK
- html https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/sep/08/stop-measles-mmr-jab-compulsory-gps
SWEDEN: Macchiarini update: Government suggests new rules to ensure ethical research
INTERNATIONAL: Who says it’s all negative? The addition of yoga to aerobic exercise programs reduces global cardiovascular risk (maybe)
SWEDEN: Highest mountain in Sweden has lost 15 meters since the 70s
UK: ‘Antibiotic resistance could kill us before climate change,’ says UK health chief
00:32:26 Really Wrong: To the BBC for stupid Loch Ness article
00:35:21 Quote and Goodbye
“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”
/ Aristotle, 384–322 BC, Greek philosopher /