The Skeptic Zone #608 - 7.June.2020

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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:50 Zapping Quack Machines Loretta Marron, aka The Jellybean Lady, tells us about her long campaign to expose medical zapping machines. These devices claim to scan your body with magical energy and zap parasites and viruses. https://www.scienceinmedicine.org.au 0:18:43 Psychic Sting Update Susan Gerbic returns with an update to the story we posted last week. Now the New Zealand media are interested in the psychic who claimed to have a preventative for COVID-19. https://thespinoff.co.nz/science/05-06-2020/nz-psychic-healer-promotes-dietary-supplement-as-covid-19-preventative/ https://skepticalinquirer.org/exclusive/the-thomas-john-experience-buckle-up-hes-back/ 0:26:41 Logical Fallacies. With Michelle Bijkersma This week Michelle looks at "The False Equivalence Fallacy". This is when it is argued that two different things or points of view, that may have only passing or superficial similarities, are in fact logically equivalent. A Logical Fallacy is an error we can make in reasoning, but it usually crops up when we are discussing or arguing our point of view. 0:32:44 Australian Skeptics Newsletter #99 What's making news at Australian Skeptics? Find out with newsletter #99. http://www.skeptics.com.au 0:36:45 Go Extinct! Stardust Catches the Carnivores An interview with Bailey Harris and Ariel Marcy. Go Extinct! Stardust Catches the Carnivores is a new special edition of the award-winning Go Extinct! tabletop card game, incorporating artwork and concepts from the Stardust series of science books for young readers. Players complete sets of animals based on actual genetic clades, working to collect the most sets by inferring the other player's cards and identifying common ancestors on the evolutionary tree. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stardustscience/stardust-edition-go-extinct-evolutionary-tree-board-game Also Skepticon 2020 https://www.skepticon.org.au Corona Conspiracy - Upload Images https://coronaconspiracy.cloud

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