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TheESP – Ep. #283 – Pavel Šmejkal

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In this week’s episode we start with an update on the successful Virgin Galactic flight and congratulate Natalie Grams for getting married(!), and also comment on the Euro 2020 final won by Italy. We then have a chat with Czech GSOW member Pavel Šmejkal, a prolific member of Susan Gerbic‘s Guerilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project. In This Week in Skepticism, Angela Merkel was born 17 July 1954. Then we dig into the news:

  • Death of 17 year-old girl used by antivaxxers
  • Teaching handbooks and leaflets to teach and understand CoViD and conspiracy theories
  • Trust in mainstream news sites up from last year
  • Amazing verdict regarding homeopathy
  • Latest craze – Snow White and her skin colour
  • New book about pseudomedicine

Enjoy!

The Events Calendar: https://theesp.eu/events_in_europe

0:00:33 INTRO

0:00:58 GREETINGS

0:14:23 INTERVIEW

0:27:03 THIS WEEK IN SKEPTICISM

0:37:30 NEWS

0:58:32 QUOTE AND FAREWELL

    “I think it’s important for scientists to be a bit less arrogant, a bit more humble, recognising we are capable of making mistakes and being fallacious – which is increasingly serious in a society where our work may have unpredictable consequences.”
    / Robert Winston (15 July 1940 – ), British professor, medical doctor, scientist, television presenter and Labour Party politician. /

0:59:44 OUTRO

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