Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; Pontus Pokes the Pope; Interview with Antonia de Oñate; News; Really Wrong; Farewell and Quote; Outro; Out-takes
This week we first hear about John Tyndall who understood climate change over a 100 years ago and talk about how Francis get things wrong while in Poland.
We then have a short catch up with Spanish skeptical activist Antonia de Oñate, before we dig into the regular news. In here we learn about homeopathy getting a beating in both Hungary and Austria, about a Swedish quack who is also a sex offender, a pro-vaccine campaign in Italy and a rather depressing measles update.
At the end the Daily Mail gets a Really Wrong Award for spreading fake Brexit news.
00:05:14 This Week in Skepticism
John Tyndall (2 August 1820 – 4 December 1893) who had discovered the molecular basis of the greenhouse effect
- html https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15093234
00:08:44 Pontus Pokes the Pope
In this edition of PPP Pontus talks about how Francis goes to Poland, blames children for cancer and gays for pedophilia.
00:14:44 Interview with Antonia de Oñate
00:31:32 Skeptical News from around Europe
- Hungary: New proposal from the Department of Health to strike homeopathy off the national register of drugs
- Sweden: Swedish “Kinesiologist” sentenced for sexual abuse
- Austria: The end of homeopathy in the medical school of University of Vienna
- World: Ginger: 10,000 times more effective at killing cancer cells than conventional drugs?
- Italia: Italian govt running TV ads in favour of vaccination
- World: Measles update
00:53:00 Really Wrong
- The Really Wrong: Daily Mail fake news: German children banned by EU from sending letters to Santa
“The danger to society is not merely that it should believe wrong things, though that is great enough; but that it should become credulous, and lose the habit of testing things and inquiring into them; for then it must sink back into savagery.”
/ William Kingdon Clifford /