TheESP – Ep. #254 – Council for Inclusive Capitalism


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This week we start by recommending a German Podcast Christmas Special, we report that Sucharit Bhaktdi won the Goldene Brett award and talk about the Saturn / Jupiter planetary conjunction. Pontus reports the his book “the Dooma” is slightly delayed and then we get into the news:

  • Our friend Martin Moder made a very good video about the safety of the new CoVid vaccine
  • Improved trust in science within Swedish public during 2020
  • Trust in media sources has risen
  • Comment by Swedish king about corona is so way off it’s not even wrong
  • Karaoke bar from Berlin trying to sue virologist Professor Drosten – surely that will stop CoViD?
  • ARP-SAPC publishes a monography on COVID-19 and critical thinking
  • Huge differences in Covid vaccine prizes, but all are cheaper than expected
  • 2020 on track to become one of three warmest years on record
  • Santa apparently is immune to CoViD! We are of course skeptical, not of WHO or CoViD, but of Santa – but the Christmas presents are safe!

Enjoy!

Segments:
Intro; Greetings; This Week; Covid Update; News; Quote and Farewell; Outro; Out-takes

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

0:00:26 INTRO

0:00:51 GREETINGS

0:15:42 THIS WEEK IN SKEPTICISM

0:18:08 PONTUS POKES THE POPE

The Vatican is bleeding cash but Frankie has nothing to worry about.

0:25:36 COVID-19 UPDATE

0:35:31 NEWS

1:14:27 QUOTE AND FAREWELL
“To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. ‘Tis much better to do a little with certainty, & leave the rest for others that come after you, than to explain all things by conjecture without making sure of any thing.”
/ Sir Isaac Newton (25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726/27), English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author /

1:16:40 OUTRO

1:17:55 OUT-TAKES

Episode #054 – Christmas

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This is a Christmas-themed episode with even a few events to talk about. Check it out!

Segments
Intro; Greetings & Feedback; What’s On In Europe?

Show notes:
00:00:00
INTRO music

00:00:26
Greetings & feedback

00:09:16
What’s On In Europe?

00:52:41
Really Wrong
AI vs people in writing Christmas songs and poems
Artificial Intelligence Christmas song by University of Toronto

00:20:27
True or False?

00:33:07
Quote

00:35:14
Outro

00:36:30
Out-takes

Episode #051

 
This time our team is joined by foreign liaison of the Czech Skeptics Club Sisyfos, Claire Klingenberg who talks about the 17th European Skeptics Congress. Then we talk events, quacks, UFOs, OpenTrialsFDA, Santa and much more. Also, our next QED-report features science educator and host of Talk Nerdy and the SGU, Cara Santa Maria.
 
Segments
Intro; Greetings & Feedback; On this day; What’s on in Europe?; What’s hot in Europe?; QED report; Really Wrong; Quote
 
Show notes:
00:00:00
INTRO music
 
00:00:26
Greetings & feedback
00:14:35
On This Day: 5th December 1952 
The Great Smog of London
00:19:23
What’s on in Europe?
00:24:43
Hot in Europe
  1. The “Viral Monitor”
  2. Don’t tell children Santa exists?
  3. Society of Homeopaths to challenge the Advertising Standards Authority
  4. Death by acupuncture in Norway
  5. UFO hoax – alien invasion of Turkey (and other places)
  6. OpenTrialsFDA finalist for the Open Science Prize
00:57:15
QED-report – Cara Santa Maria
01:14:06
Really Wrong
Chinese “healer” Xiao Hongchi charged for manslaughter in the UK
 
01:21:36
Quote
“In other studies you go as far as others have gone before you, and there is nothing more to know; but in a scientific pursuit there is continual food for discovery and wonder.
/Mary Shelley, English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein/
 
01:23:00
Outro
 
01:24:14
Out-takes