This week we bring you lots news and topics from across Europe including Annika Merkelbach’s interview on Skeptical Inquirer’s website with Natalie Grams, whose book has just been published in English, Edzard Ernst‘s birthday, a praying application issued by the Vatican called “Click to Pray“, the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee to deal with reported non-reportings of clinical trials, a great achievement by Ben Goldacre and the AllTrials campaign (one of the great projects of Sense about Science), how 1 on 20 adults in Britain do not believe the Holocaust actually happened, a Spanish report estimating deaths by pseudotherapies, BARF – special food for your pets as part of the raw food movement, a dangerous book just published with the title ‘Healing Cancer: A Homeopathic Approach’, the Ministry of Health in Ukraine finally taking action to tackle the measles epidemic in the country and the Swedish government deciding to finally include Chicken pox vaccinations in the national program.
Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; Pontus Pokes the Pope; News; Really Right; Guerilla Skepticism; Quote; Outro; Out-takes
Events Calendar: https://theesp.eu/events_in_europe
00:03:51 This Week in Skepticism
Edzard Ernst, born 30 January 1948.
00:10:25 Pontus Pokes the Pope
God comes on-line: Francis launches “Click to Pray“.
Plus what to look out for before the Bishops meeting in February.
00:16:23 Skeptical News
UK: House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on board with AllTrials done by universities to be reported
UK: Holocaust remembrence day: New poll finds one in 20 adults in Britain do not believe it happened
SPAIN: Estimation of how many deaths could be traced back to pseudotherapies
DENMARK / GERMANY: BARF for your pets!
INTERNATIONAL: Healing Cancer: A Homeopathic Approach
UKRAINE: Finally, actual action plans by the Ministry of Health to tackle disaster
00:47:47 Really Right:
SWEDEN: Chickenpox vaccinations to (finally) be included in national program
00:52:03 Guerilla Skepticism on Wikipedia
“All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.”
/ Immanuel Kant,German philosopher