No shortage of interesting topics after two interview episodes in a row!
In this episode: ‘Canali’ on Mars (or rather not), we catch up on the Pope and especially Cardinal Pell, a huge study that disproves the link between vaccines and autism, Amazon and Facebook take a stand against anti-vaccers, successful Swedish fights against colloidal silver and anthroposophy, the Hungarian government stabs science in the back, Elsevier gets further pushback on their outrageous pricing models and Hungarian pharmacies will inform all customers that homeopathic preparations have not effect.
Plus, by mistake or divine intervention, The Daily Mail publishes a scientifically correct article!
Leonardo da Vinci sends us off by reminding us that even 500 years ago, some people realised how necessary it is to conduct experiments.
Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; Pontus Pokes the Pope; News; Really Right; Quote; Outro; Out-takes
Events Calendar: https://theesp.eu/events_in_europe
- Check out Rob Palmers interview with Jay Novella at the Skeptical Inquirer
00:02:09 This Week in Skepticism
Astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli, born 14 March 1835, believed he had discovered ‘canali‘ on Mars, which started long-lived speculations about life on Mars.
00:09:33 Pontus Pokes the Pope
Lots of developments to catch up with, mostly about sex. Also Francis makes clear that he is NOT a feminist… (shocker!)
00:18:07 Skeptical News
DENMARK: Major study shows no link between measles vaccine and autism
ICELAND: Measles epidemic reaches Iceland
INTERNATIONAL: Amazon takes down ‘Vaxxed’ from their store… but not in Europe
INTERNATIONAL: Facebook to take steps against antivaxx content
SWEDEN: Colloidal silver banned from major distributor ‘Life’ after scandal
UK / GERMANY: Millions spent on useless alternative cancer “treatment”
SWEDEN: Anthroposophical hospital “Vidarkliniken” will close down
HUNGARY: It’s a deal – the Hungarian Academy of Sciences loses control over funding research
INTERNATIONAL: University of California boycotts publishing giant Elsevier
HUNGARY: Pharmacies to inform patients about the lack of efficacy of homeopathic products upon selling them
00:48:17 Really Right
The Daily Mail (!) for bashing statin deniers
00:50:43 Quote and Goodbye
“Experiment is the interpreter of nature. Experiments never deceive. It is our judgment which sometimes deceives itself because it expects results which experiment refuses. We must consult experiment, varying the circumstances, until we have deduced general rules, for experiment alone can furnish reliable rules.”
/Leonardo da Vinci, famous Italian guy/