The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is a weekly Podcast talkshow discussing the latest news and topics from the world of the paranormal, fringe science, and controversial claims from a scientific point of view. -The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: Your escape to reality -Produced by the New England Skeptical Society in association with the James Randi Educational Foundation(JREF) : http://www.theness.com
The Cracked Podcast is an extension of the editorial team discussions that shape the brilliant articles and sketches on Cracked. Cohosts Jack O'Brien and Michael Swaim, along with an impressive roster of guests, use the platform to identify and dissect pop culture tropes, debunk myths and generally try to reach the large demographic of people who would enjoy their site's content if only they'd learn to read.
Skeptoid is a weekly science podcast dedicated to furthering knowledge by blasting away the widespread pseudosciences that infect popular culture, and replacing them with way cooler reality. Each weekly episode focuses on a single phenomenon — an urban legend, a paranormal claim, alternative therapy, or something just plain stupid — that you've heard of, and that you probably believe in. Skeptoid attempts to expose the folly of belief in non-evidence based phenomena, and more importantly, explains the factual scientific reality. From the sublime to the startling, no topic is sacred. Weekly since 2006.
Each week Inquiring Minds brings you a new, in-depth exploration of the place where science, politics, and society collide. We’re committed to the idea that making an effort to understand the world around you though science and critical thinking can benefit everyone—and lead to better decisions. We endeavor to find out what’s true, what’s left to discover, and why it all matters with weekly coverage of the latest headlines and probing discussions with leading scientists and thinkers. Produced by Adam Isaak in partnership with Climate Desk, a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact of a changing climate and consisting of The Atlantic, Center for Investigative Reporting, Grist, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Mother Jones, Slate, and Wired.
Every episode we blast anyone who gets in our way. We bring critical thinking, skepticism, and irreverence to any topic that makes the news, makes it big, or makes us mad. It’s skeptical, it’s political and there is no welcome mat.
Rationally Speaking is the bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics. Join hosts Massimo Pigliucci and Julia Galef as they explore the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely from unlikely, and science from pseudoscience. Any topic is fair game as long as we can bring reason to bear upon it, with both a skeptical eye and a good dose of humor! We agree with the Marquis de Condorcet, who said that in an open society we ought to devote ourselves to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding places where priests, the schools, the government, and all long-established institutions had gathered and protected them." Rationally Speaking is produced by Benny Pollak and is recorded in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village.
The Data Skeptic Podcast features interviews and discussion of topics related to data science, statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and the like, all from the perspective of applying critical thinking and the scientific method to evaluate the veracity of claims and efficacy of approaches.
Expanded Perspectives is a podcast featuring Ancient History, Alternative History, Cryptozoology, Conspiracy Theories and much more. If you are interested in appearing on the show, please contact us at email@example.com
Skepticality:The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine
We're tired of pertinent social and science news being buried by clap trap. Our podcast is here to bring you relevant, under reported current events, as well as in-depth discussions from a scientific, critical, skeptical, and humorous point of view. Derek and Swoopy are your hosts, filling your pod and your brain with skeptical insight and conversation, sometimes heated, on a plethora of topics that are ripe for critical examination. Bringing truth to podcasting, and all who choose to listen. In our travels we will tackle the beasts of pseudoscience; the paranormal, supernatural, ufo / alien encounters, mis-understood history, and overwrought legends - urban or otherwise. Our interview shows feature notable skeptics including; leading astronomy speakers, scientists, philosophy experts, and other scientific, secular, humanist, and skeptical book authors, and critical thinkers.
Science for the People is a syndicated radio show and podcast broadcast weekly across North America. We explore the connections between science, popular culture, history, and public policy, to help you understand the evidence and arguments behind what's in the news and on the shelves.
Presented by SKEPTIC magazine, MonsterTalk is a free audio podcast that critically examines the science behind cryptozoological (and legendary) creatures, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or werewolves.
The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and his team of reporters for your weekly dose of skeptical news and interviews, reports and comments. Past guests have included, James Randi, Stephen Fry, Tim Minchin, Eugenie Scott, Dr Phil Plait, Michael Marshall, Dr Steve Novella, Dr Pamela Gay, Jon Ronson, Dr Ben Goldacre, Simon Singh, Prof. Richard Wiseman, Dick Smith, Banachek, Prof. Chris French, George Hrab, Tim Ferguson, Dr Paul Willis and many, many more. Featuring Australian radio legend Maynard with his Spooky Action, Jo Alabaster from the 'Evidence Please' blog, Eran Segev's Grain of Salt, Dr Rachael Dunlop with 'Dr Rachie Reports' and Heidi Robertson aka 'The Raw Skeptic'.
Trolling With Logic A group of like minded YouTube atheists and skeptics that get together every week to host some interesting guests to talk on subjects of science, skepticism and secularism. As well as the famous "Live PWNage" where (in)famous creationist "documentaries" are picked apart, unscipted live on air. For more information visit our web-page : http://www.trollingwithlogic.com Or Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow the data wherever it leads. Explore the possibility that the dominant scientific paradigm (i.e. Materialism) might be at a tipping point. Engage the top thinkers in pointed discussions about the questions that matter most.
Skeptically Yours with Emery Emery and Heather Henderson
Passionate skeptics Emery Emery and Heather Henderson talk with comedians, actors and friends about skepticism, conspiracies, urban legends and the effects of misinformation on us all. Guests of the show are a mix of skeptics, scientists, humanists and the occasional hard line, conspiracy nut. Discussions are deeply impassioned, mostly respectful and always funny. Skeptically Yours - Where Thinking is free! Listen LIVE Sundays 2-3 PM PST on skepticallyyours.net.
Skeptical, even of skepticism, The Evil Twin Podcast takes on a variety of topics from very unexpected angles. In this podcast you get to ride shotgun while twin brothers Brad and Thad explore the strange underbelly of "belief" in American culture and what it means to identify with those beliefs.
Tired of the ridiculous and radical sides of issues? So is Jesse Dollemore. Join him and his co-host, Brittany Page, as they discuss today's hottest topics. Along with occasion guests, the skeptical Dollemore cracks-wise with an irreverent attitude and complete disregard for convention.
Promoting skepticism, critical thinking and science, we examine popular extraordinary claims and subject them to critical analysis. The real world is a beautiful and fascinating place and we want people to see it through the lens of reality as opposed to superstition.
Reasonable Doubts takes an informative and humorous look at religion from a freethinking perspective; offering news and commentary of interest to skeptics, atheists, agnostics, humanists, courageous religious believers looking for a challenge and freethinkers of all persuasions. In addition to interviewing the top minds in skepticism (former guests include Christopher Hitchens, Susan Jacoby, Paul Kurtz, Edward Tabash, DJ Grothe) RD offers regular segments on counter-apologetics, biblical criticism, creationism intelligent design and church state issues. RD also examines the psychology of religion, reviewing recent and exciting research you won't hear about anywhere else. Tune in for a hard-hitting critique of religion balanced by plenty of humor, a fair-minded attitude and a commitment to critical thinking. Check out our website at doubtcast.org for information, episode links or to email questions, comments and challenges. Reasonable Doubts...for those who won't just take things on ...
Be Reasonable is a podcast from the Merseyside Skeptics Society, with Hayley Stevens and Michael Marshall. Each monthly interview will examine beliefs from outside of the mainstream, exploring how those views are constructed and what evidence people feel supports their case. We believe in approaching subjects with respect and an open mind, engaging with people of differing viewpoints in an environment where debate is polite and good-natured, yet robust and intellectually rigorous.
An atheist and a theist discuss the bible on chapter at a time in an attempt at taking the bible at face value. Join them as the laugh, yell, and blaspheme their way to hell. Each week they discuss a section of the bible, stating at page one.
InKredulous is the topical, skeptical, news quiz game from the Merseyside Skeptics Society. We are a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of scientific skepticism on Merseyside, around the UK and internationally.
Rotating panel discussions on science and skepticism news and popular culture, with special guests, interviews, personal stories and general ridiculousness, all out of Melbourne, Australia. A podcast of the Young Australian Skeptics.
Why do we believe weird things? What does feminine intuition really mean? How do you become an effective activist for science and reason? Are you ready for a fortnightly show that poses these questions and more? Tune into the Token Skeptic for a slightly more skeptical look at stories in the news, urban legends, good science, pseudoscience, and what makes popular culture pop.
The three Pauls talk about skepticism, science and pseudoscience, secularism and humanism, religious privilege and other mostly godless subjects. Shows contain topical items, occasional interviews, location reports and regular contributor segments.
The Skeptic Wire is a show about looking at the world using what Carl Sagan called The Baloney Detector Kit. The weeks panelists will discuss local Texas politics, National politics, separation of Church and State, science, pseudo-science, social matters, and the promotion of critical thinking.
Skeptically Challenged is a skeptic experience of the world. Every day we are bombarded with information and highly questionable claims that have little basis in objective reality. Skeptically Challenged throws down the gauntlet to pseudoscience, examining the evidence behind the weeks doubtful events for everything from wacky cancer cures to spooky encounters to UFO sightings. http://skepticallychallenged.org
Welcome to The Skeptic's Testament a bible question and answer podcast. I also discuss a lot of the past and current research that scholars have done on the bible as a historical document. Please leave your bible questions on the Facebook page or send them to the show's email: email@example.com
On this week’s show, Pat looks into social media posts suggesting that heavy metal band, Lamb of God, received an award from televangelist Joel Osteen. Next Darren digs into ElbowGate, where the Canadian Prime Minister is accused of manhandling Gordon Brown and elbowing Ruth-Ellen Brosseau. Lastly, Adam examines claims that dogs can detect low blood sugar in people with diabetes.
I'm joined this week by Jon Morra, director of data science at eHarmony to discuss a variety of ways in which machine learning and data science are being applied to help connect people for successful long term relationships. Interesting open source projects mentioned in the interview include Face-parts, a web service for detecting faces and extracting a robust set of fiducial markers (features) from the image, and Aloha, a Scala based machine learning library. You can learn more about these and other interesting projects at the eHarmony github page. In the wrap up, Jon mentioned the LA Machine Learning meetup which he runs. This is a great resource for LA residents separate and complementary to datascience.la groups, so consider signing up for all of the above and I hope to see you there in the future.
This week we're talking about meningitis and legal issues surrounding parents and standards of care. We speak with three members of The Maiden Lab, a multidisciplinary group working on understanding the biology of bacterial pathogens, including meningitis. From their team we were joined by Martin Maiden, Professor of Molecular Epidemiology in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford; Charlene Rodrigues, Wellcome Trust Clinical Doctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford; and Kanny Diallo, a Wellcome Trust Training Fellow working on her PhD at the University of Oxford, who studies ecology and molecular epidemiology in the African Meningitis Belt....
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Pat Robertson Hopes President Trump Will Quash LGBT Rights Push Alex Jones: 'Michelle Obama Is A Man' Who Murdered Joan Rivers To Cover It Up GOP Congressman Cites 'M*A*S*H' Character In Opposing Transgender Rights Theodore Shoebat: Hillary Clinton Should Be Put To Death For Witchcraft
Jesse and Brittany discuss the government f#@kery they’re experiencing from jury duty and the VA, Bill Cosby’s latest situation, Milo Yiannopoulous’ censorship at DePaul University, Clinton’s email fiasco continues, Trump flip-flops on his opinion of Bill Clinton’s behavior, Donald Trump’s lies regarding the Vet’s money, Kevin Swanson and Anne Graham Lotz have mixed reaction to Donald Trump, and Oregon’s failure to protect an abused baby. Sound off with a text or voicemail of fewer than three minutes at (657) 464-7609. Show Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/IDoubtItwithDollemore Show Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/IDoubtItPodcast Jesse – http://www.twitter.com/dollemore Brittany – http://www.twitter.com/brittanyepage Patreon – http://www.patreon.com/IDoubtItwithDollemore The post #219 – “Government F#@kery, Bill Cosby TRIAL, Milo Yiannopoulos’ Free Speech, Clinton’s Bad News, Trump’s Flip-Flopping & Lies, Mixed Christian Apocalypse Boners, and A$$hole of Today is Oregon & a Child ...
Everything is making Paul angry today! So we talk about it, because THAT'S WHAT WE DO! Keith Peterson was looking for a 1-bedroom apartment somewhere, and Paul does not approve. If 9 in 10 Native Americans aren't offended by the Redskins name, does that make it not offensive? We spend a surprising amount of time looking for slurs for Canadians. Do pot farmers have helicopters and machine guns? The answer may surprise you! There's a new Star Trek show coming, but will the crew have pockets? - http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-star-trek-tv-teaser-promises-new-crews-villains-h-1777441431 Is there a conspiracy to murder holistic doctors? Probably not, but we talk about it. Cancer Guns are real! - http://www.globalresearch.ca/cia-targeted-assassinations-by-induced-heart-attack-and-cancer/5326382 Bernie Sanders -- who we love -- and his supporters are really starting to chap our ass! Clinton says race against Sanders is done! - http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-36335319 Follow us on Twit ...
Eugenie Scott is an anthropologist but is probably most well known for her work fighting against Creationism in the American public education system as director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE). Perhaps less well-known is the fact that she’s long been interested in Bigfoot. In this episode of MonsterTalk we discuss Bigfoot, science promotion, and the usefulness of thinking about monsters in honing critical thinking skills. Read the episode notes
Joe Martino started Collective-Evolution to challenge the status quo, raise consciousness and make the world better. Easy, right? photo by: Collective-Evolution Are we experiencing a shift in consciousness, or just seeing what we want to see? Is there any difference? These are some of the topics I cover in my interview with Joe Martino, founder of […] The post Joe Martino Sees a Consciousness Shift… And That’s a Good Thing |316| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.
Danish 'cult' claiming 'demons cause autism' arrives in Spain Mississippi mayor ridiculed for plans to make potholes go away with the power of prayer Glenn Beck Calls On Conservatives To Leave The GOP 'Because Tinfoil Hat Don Is Crazy' John Hagee: God Will Hold You Accountable For Not Voting For Donald Trump Christian Author Mack Major Says Female Masturbation Is ‘Direct Path To Satan’ New Biblical Guide to Hell for Small Children is Sick and Depraved A priest, fond of orgies, is outed over secret Grindr account Gay Pastor Who Sued Whole Foods for Writing Slur on His Cake Finally Admits He Made It All Up Angry Bible-waving mom screams at Target customers: ‘Are you gonna let the Devil rape your children?’ Call to prayer: https://we.tl/ScE39ouQiM
Jesse and Brittany discuss stress alleviation & spider terror, Donald Trump’s missing veteran’s funds, continued transgender anger in Texas, Christopher Hitchens’ alleged deathbed conversion, Bernie supporters who want to burn the country down, Sanders’ super delegate losses, Donald Trump’s continued lunacy, Iranian models who are punished for showing their hair, and takin’ care of biz featuring a young girl and her savior! Sound off with a text or voicemail of fewer than three minutes at (657) 464-7609. Show Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/IDoubtItwithDollemore Show Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/IDoubtItPodcast Jesse – http://www.twitter.com/dollemore Brittany – http://www.twitter.com/brittanyepage Patreon – http://www.patreon.com/IDoubtItwithDollemore The post #218 – “SPIDERS!, Trump Vet Funds, Trans Panic, Christopher Hitchens LIES, Burn It Down, Bernie Super Delegate Loss, Donald Trump’s Lunacy, Iranian Models Punished, & Takin’ Care of Biz.” appeared first on I Doubt It w ...
If you know that the early bird gets the worm, I'm sure you also know to stop and smell the roses, that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and variety is the spice of life. Or maybe not, because those are all completely contradictory and made...
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys start off the show talking about how researchers claim that the Burmese python may no longer be Florida’s scariest invasive species. Recently, three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and they say it’s possible more of the man-eating reptiles are still out there, although no one can say for sure. Then, a man claims that he saw two birds “the size of airplanes”. Then, encounters with shadow figures go far back in history, from shadowy monk like beings with hooded cloaks to the infamous “hat man” of more recent years. For the most part, the encounters are very disturbing for the witnesses and include feelings of fear and outright terror. Even more frightening are the cases of repeated encounters with these dark beings, cases wherein the shadow figure seems to be dwelling in the home of the victim, manifesting on a regular basis and often growing increasingly active and aggressive. Then, a Washington witness at Battle Ground rep ...
For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do people accept conspiracy theories? What happens in the brains of people struggling with OCD? Why do we fall into old beliefs in time of stress? How can you end a marriage well? You’re in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Here are some resources on each answer if you’d like to dig deeper. Why do people accept conspiracy theories? Why Our Brains Are Hardwired for Conspiracy Theories Science vs Conspiracy: Collective Narratives in the Age of Misinformation Fifty percent of Americans believe in some conspiracy theory. Here’s why. What happens in the brains of people struggling with OCD? What does an OCD br ...
In this episode we speak with Partha Sarathy, founder of the Los Angeles chapter of the Dinkan religion. Dinkan is a fictional anthropomorphic superhero mouse who appears in an eponymous Malayalam comic story series in children's magazine Balamangalam. Dinkoism has emerged as a parody religion on social networks organized by independent social welfare groups in Kerala, India. This religion celebrates Dinkan as their God in an attempt to bring awareness of the fallacies and practices of traditional religions.
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:28 The Australian Sex Party We chat to Dr Meredith Doig to discover more about this political party and their strong stand on sceince and reason. 0:20:45 Dr Rachie Reports... with Dr Rachael Dunlop The vitamin and supplement industry is big business in Australia. An estimated 75% of the population use some form of complementary medicines, including vitamins, minerals, herbs, aromatherapy and homeopathic products. But some vitamin supplements and protein powders at best don’t work and, at worst, can cause harm. 0:31:00 The Raw Skeptic Report This week Heidi Robertson with more news of Chiropractors allegedly caught sneaking into maternity wards to treat newborns.
SGU Live from NECSS with special guest: Bill Nye; Forgotten Superheroes of Science: Cecilia Helena-Payne Gaposshkin; Dumbest Thing of the Week: Prince Charles and Homeopathy; News Items: Failure is an Option, Prosecuting Climate Change Denial, Lost Myan City, Why is Space 3D; What's the Word: Group Animal Names; Science or Fiction
On this week’s show, Darren examines recent stories about people who put a baby bison in their car in Yellowstone National Park. Next, Cristina does the math on how much Uber drivers really make. Last, Adam fact checks headlines claiming that a Quebec teenager found a lost Mayan city.
Mystery shoppers and fruit cultivation help us discuss stationarity - a property of some time serieses that are invariant to time in several ways. Differencing is one approach that can often convert a non-stationary process into a stationary one. If you have a stationary process, you get the benefits of many known statistical properties that can enable you to do a significant amount of inferencing and prediction.
Does it take 10,000 hours to become an expert at something? Probably not, says our guest this week—who happens to be the author of the paper which was the basis for Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule in the first place. We talk to psychologist Anders Ericsson about his new book Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise.
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This week, we're revisiting a previous episode and exploring genetics, neuroscience, and psychology, to find out what makes every person - and personality - unique. We'll talk to science writer Jennifer Ouelette about her newest book "Me, Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self." And science writer Ed Yong takes a critical look at the hype surrounding the hormone oxytocin.
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Wirral Homeopathy, red wine at the gym, menstruation, and the Moon. Plus addictive pizza, terrible restaurants, animal husbandry, and John Oliver. Being dragged across the room, it’s Skeptics with a K. Let Wirral CCG know that homeopathy shouldn’t be funded on the NHS at surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5GP78LJ. You don’t need to be a Wirral resident, and you can skip questions which do not apply to you. If you enjoy the show and want to support Merseyside Skeptics, you can donate via our Patron page at patreon.com/merseyskeptics.
Skepticality:The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine
Derek nabs some time with Dr. Micheal Shermer, the man in charge of Skeptic Magazine and the Skeptics Society for a little update and chat about his new book highlighting his fifteen years writing a regular column for Scientific American magazine, followed by some discussion about how science factors into the current United States presidential election.
This Week: Do aliens exist? What are the criteria for life What are correlates for life What's so special about carbon and water Snowball Earth How do we detect exoplanets and their types What is intelligent aliens life The Fermi Paradox Life in our solar system (Europe, etc) Risks of Aliens Our first message to aliens, Nazies
Miguel Conner explains why movies like Snowpiercer and The Lego Movie rely on Gnostic themes. photo by: Bong Joon Ho Today we welcome Miguel Conner to Skeptiko for another round of Skeptiko at the movies. Miguel is the host of one of my favorite must-listen-to podcasts, Aeon Byte Gnostic radio where he explores all manner of Gnostic […] The post Why are so many movies going Gnostic? |315| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.
Here we discuss politics and science with Shawn Otto. http://bit.ly/1s11QU7 http://www.shawnotto.com/ Shawn Otto is an award-winning science advocate, writer, teacher, and speaker. He is the cofounder of ScienceDebate.org and the producer of the first US Presidential Science Debates, for which he received the IEEE-USA’s National Distinguished Public Service Award. He has advised science debate efforts in several countries. He is also a novelist and filmmaker. His novel Sins of Our Fathers, a literary thriller, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and his film House of Sand and Fog was nominated for three Academy Awards. His latest book is The War on Science. He lives in Minnesota with his wife, Rebecca Otto, in a wind-powered, green, solar home he designed and built with his own hands. The couple have one son, Jacob. Like the show? Support us on patreon :- http://www.patreon.com/trollingwithlogic TWL website : http://www.trollingwithlogic.com/ TWL facebook group : h ...
Bahamian lawmaker proposes exile for transgender people Pastor who gave "spiritual discipline" by spanking the bottoms of female congregation members jailed Glenn Beck Says God Must Punish America For Rejecting Ted Cruz Because 'He Ain't A Bad Dad' Gordon Klingenschmitt Ties Himself In Knots Trying To Defend Discrimination Against Atheists Trump's Team: The Bigoted, Unhinged Conspiracy Theorists Benefiting From Donald Trump's Campaign Hatebeak - Bird Seeds of Vengeance http://www.amazon.com/Tiny-Thinkers-Tortoise-MJ-Mouton/dp/0692548270 Dogma Debate
When you picture a serial killer, what do you think of? Do you think of Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant and sophisticated doctor who treats murder with the joy of a foodie at a gourmet mac & cheese bar? Or do you think of John Doe from...
Audio recording from 1991 of a conversation between Donald Trump, or John Miller, or John Barron and Sue Carswell from People Magazine. Audio is courtesy of Washington Post. Sound off with a text or voicemail of fewer than three minutes at (657) 464-7609. Show Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/IDoubtItwithDollemore Show Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/IDoubtItPodcast Jesse – http://www.twitter.com/dollemore Brittany – http://www.twitter.com/brittanyepage Patreon – http://www.patreon.com/IDoubtItwithDollemore The post #BONUS – “Donald Trump, John Miller, or John Barron – 1991 Washington Post/People Magazine Audio.” appeared first on I Doubt It with Dollemore.
Jesse and Brittany discuss her final week of this year’s semester of graduate school and transgender hostile bathroom laws which seem to be sweeping the nation. Donald Trump related topics include his continued refusal to hide his tax returns, his possible impersonation of someone named John Miller and John Barron, and his back peddling on the Muslim ban issue which he is now calling merely a suggestion. Sound off with a text or voicemail of fewer than three minutes at (657) 464-7609. Show Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/IDoubtItwithDollemore Show Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/IDoubtItPodcast Jesse – http://www.twitter.com/dollemore Brittany – http://www.twitter.com/brittanyepage Patreon – http://www.patreon.com/IDoubtItwithDollemore The post #217 – “Bathroom Trans Panic Discussion, George Zimmerman Gun Auction, Donald Trump’s Tax Returns, John Miller and John Barron, Suggestions vs Proposals.” appeared first on I Doubt It with Dollemore.
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys star off the show by talking about how recently an abandoned oil tanker has washed up on the shores of Liberia in west Africa, prompting an investigation – and speculation over the fate of the ship’s crew. Then, the world of archaeology was electrified last year by the news that Tutankhamun’s tomb could contain hidden chambers possibly containing the remains and riches of Queen Nefertiti. It was a story that seemed to have everything: false walls, buried treasure, at least one mummy – and new hope for Egypt’s ailing tourist industry. There was just one problem: the announcement now seems to be unfounded. But scientists say the evidence, based on new research, is being suppressed by the government in Cairo. Then, the U.S. Air Force is looking to fund the development of a system that allows it to easily convert any of its manned aircraft into robot-piloted planes, potentially making huge portions of its existing fleet fully autonomous ...
For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How do we balance God’s reconciliation and entropy? How can I wake up better? What gender pronouns do you use for God? What do you make of Jeremy England’s work? You’re in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Here are some resources on each answer if you’d like to dig deeper. How do we balance God’s reconciliation and entropy? Finding God in the Waves How can I wake up better? Why Waking Up Is So Hard: The Science Behind Sleep Inertia Scientists discover what controls waking up and going to sleep The Science Behind Waking Up Easier What gender pronouns do you use for God? God Our Mother, The Liturgists What do y ...
In this episode Julia talks with philosopher of cognitive science Colin Allen about whether fish can feel pain. In the process they explore a cluster of related questions: Are fish conscious, and how could we tell? What's the difference between pain and suffering? And are there evolutionarily adaptive reasons why animals would have the subjective experience of pain, as opposed to just instinctive reflexes to avoid potentially harmful stimuli?
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:05 Employing Naturopaths in Chemists Comments on a report by Jane Hansen about the push to sell even more quackery in your local chemist shop. 0:15:20 Maynard's Spooky Action.. Maynard and the Doctor Lindsay "The Doctor" McDougall is an Australian rock guitarist and radio presenter. Since 1996, he has been the lead guitarist in punk rock band, Frenzal Rhomb. What are his views on being skeptical? 0:25:18 Anti-vaccination PhD Details have come to light about the examiners’ assessments of Judy Wilyman’s anti-vaccination PhD thesis at the University of Wollongong, with “serious concerns” and “very critical” comments made about the anti-vaccination document that claims pro-vaccination conspiracies on a global scale.
On this week’s show, Pat looks into a recent story making the rounds on the internet about Apple stealing your music. Next, Darren revisits the best way to give during a disaster on the heels of the Fort McMurray wildfires. Finally, Adam talks about...what else? Cats! Is there really a new cat collar that will translate your cat’s meows? Collar me skeptical.
I'm joined by Wes McKinney (@wesmckinn) and Hadley Wickham (@hadleywickham) on this episode to discuss their joint project Feather. Feather is a file format for storing data frames along with some metadata, to help with interoperability between languages. At the time of recording, libraries are available for R and Python, making it easy for data scientists working in these languages to quickly and effectively share datasets and collaborate.
We talk to Ben Beard, associate director for climate change and chief of the bacterial diseases branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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This week we're taking a look at two very different types of white collar crime -- financial fraud and painting forgery -- and how we use investigation and science to detect them. We'll speak to Jennifer Fiddian-Green, a partner at Grant Thornton and lead of their National Forensic and Dispute Resolution Advisory practice, about forensic accounting and the ways we try to discover fraud. And we'll talk with Dr. Jehane Ragai, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry with the American University in Cairo, about her book "The Scientist and the Forger: Insights into the Scientific Detection of Forgery in Paintings".
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Jesse and Brittany discuss Brittany’s traumatic experience in an elevator, listener feedback and presents, follow-up featuring George Zimmerman’s latest attempt to remain relevant, North Carolina’s decision to allow pepper spray in high school to combat transgender students in the bathroom, Kenneth Kaucheck’s abuse of children and continued presence in the Catholic Church, white nationalist William Johnson’s support of Donald Trump, Donald Trump’s lecture to Chris Cuomo, Donald Trump’s lies or flip-flopping on self-funding his campaign and raising the minimum wage, Hillary Clinton’s latest attack ad on Trump, and China’s ban on erotic banana eating. Sound off with a text or voicemail of fewer than three minutes at (657) 464-7609. Show Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/IDoubtItwithDollemore Show Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/IDoubtItPodcast Jesse – http://www.twitter.com/dollemore Brittany – http://www.twitter.com/brittanyepage Patreon – http://www.patreon.com/IDoubtItwithDollemo ...
Forgotten Superheroes of Science: Yvonne Brill; News Items: Growing Human Embryos, Overprescribing Antibiotics, Earth-sized Exoplanets, Mike Adams Slanders Skeptics; What's the Word: Amphidromic, Questions and E-mails: Muad'Dib; Science or Fiction
This week a special show with guest Matt Harvey. We take look at the way popular media portrays and stigmatized mental illness... The disconnect between the reality of mental illness and the fictional account we all assume it true... Matt shares a very personal and inspirational story of being stricken with Bi-Polar Disorder, learning to live with and finding that it can be both a source of strength but a lens to help one realize how very lucky we are...not sure what I mean by that, listen and find out.
Dr. Sean Carroll makes science’s meaningless universe meme sound palatable in his new book, The Big Picture. photo by: Awesome Inc Dr. Sean Carroll is a Harvard trained, Cal Tech theoretical physicist with a long list of fellowships, awards and bestselling books, including his latest, The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself. […] The post This prominent scientist says life is meaningless… and he’s serious |314| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.
This week, Paul and Brian talk a bunch about the US election cycle, because of course we do, because it's a big damn horror show that will never, ever end. But listen to find out how much Canada cares about the election, how much they know about the American system, and how much Americans know about the Canadian system! Spoiler: Not much. Paul and Brian poke fun at Carly Fiorina because it's fun, drawing a connection between Giphy (an animated GIF startups) and an attack ad with demonic sheep. This is the attack ad! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKWlOxhSIKk In addition, the static duo spend a bunch of time talking about the loss of pets and family, and the things that tear at our hearts. As always, we're on Twitter at @dotboom, @paulfidalgo, and @thinkerypodcast. Reach out to us!