Join us to hear about Pope Francis’ failing October synod, Galileo and how homeopathy is getting a really hard beating in Spain. In other news the Good Thinking Society fights Goop, EU tries (but fail) to get statistics about the anti-vaxx movement and how science is hard: Contrary to what you have heard humans have not wiped out 60% of all vertebrates and an organic diet has not been proved to prevent cancer.
Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; Pontus Pokes the Pope; News; Really Wrong; Farewell; Outro; Out-takes
Events Calendar: https://theesp.eu/events_in_europe
00:03:45 This Week in Skepticism: Galileo was right! (31 October 1992)
00:07:10 Pontus Pokes the Pope
Francis called for a synod in October that refused to agree on “zero tolerance” against abuse.
00:12:54 Skeptical News
UK: The Good Thinking Society reports Goop to UK authorities on 113 (at least) counts
EUROPE: Anti-vaxxers in Europe – important but flawed EU report
INTERNATIONAL: Organic food does not prevent cancer
WORLD: Statistics is hard: We may not have wiped out 60 % of animals after all
SPAIN: Homeopathy needs evidence to be sold in Spain
00:35:40 Really Wrong: Social media stops sex ed campaign