In which Nathan gets a word worng, Siouxsie tries to find a correlation between homeopathy prescribers and antivaxers, and Craig makes a fart joke.
Day of Reckoning: https://www.pangburnphilosophy.com/dayofreckoning-auckland
Humanist conference: https://www.facebook.com/events/984072268412998/
Monkey selfie case: https://phys.org/news/2018-04-court-monkey-selfie-copyright.html Ben Goldacre’s latest paper on homeopathy: https://openprescribing.net/ Myth of the 20 year old entrepreneur https://phys.org/news/2018-04-year-old-entrepreneur-myth.html The Bible is on a recommended “don’t read” list: https://www.gq.com/story/21-books-you-dont-have-to-read
Obvious joke of the week - Uranus smells of farts: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43871497 Ark Park: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/21/ark-encounters-latest-attendance-numbers-are-ken-hams-nightmare/
David Silverman: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/16/american-atheists-answers-follow-up-questions-after-the-firing-of-its-president/
Israel folau / Briann Tamaki: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/04/destiny-church-brian-tamaki-says-cry-baby-gays-will-go-to-hell.html
Deliah’s dubious device: https://www.rebalance.co.nz/products/himalayan-crystal-salt-inhaler
Quote: "There is so much material out there that looks real but isn’t, especially on the internet. Part of my focus is on giving young people the tools they need to assess and analyse the wealth of scientific claims that are made to legitimise beliefs and products. It’s so easy to be ripped off – I don’t see how anyone can survive in the 21st century without some degree of scientific literacy." — Tania Lineham
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In which Professor Steven Galbraith teaches us about bitcoin, Nathan gets a compliment, Craig tells us about electric car batteries and Siouxsie finds a totally legit, not a scam at all "bioscanner".
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"Re governments using dowsers. In my past life as an ACT Government employee, I came across an old file that mentioned the Australian Government employing a dowser in Canberra back in 1931. I gather from the file that the ACT Lands Officer, James Brackenreg, was less than impressed:
In which Craig tells us about artificial people, Siouxsie doesn't Deliah, and Nathan interviews Street Epistemologist Anthony Magnabosco about Street Epistemology.
Alex Jones and Mike Adams YT ban?
Geoff posts again. This time about Cannabis Oil as a Cancer Cure!
In which Craig argues with people who are wrong on the Internet; Siouxsie hasn't read the research; and, somehow, Nathan is the Voice of Reason.
Rates of great earthquakes not affected by moon phases, day of year:
Satanic Temple religious freedom:
In which Siouxsie & Graeme Hill ruin an ear candle experiment, and Craig & Nathan interview the amazing Cara Santa Maria...
Roy Moore - Kids commit drive-by shootings because they are taught evolution
Christians and fingerprints
First GMO person using CRISPR on their DNA
In which we continue our new trend of publishing regularly and on time, Craig follows instructions, Siouxsie is a cartoon, and Nathan shows up...
Pope stubs out cigarette sales in Vatican:
Woman fired for flipping off Trump’s motorcade:
In which we start podcasting again after a short break of only 15 months, Siouxsie dubiouses 3 devices, Craig teaches us about essential oils and Nathan is proved to be a genius.
NZ Skeptics Conference - 2017 - Wellington 24th-26th November
Welcome to the Nathan Show. In which Nathan does science on his phone, Nathan tells us why we shouldn't send cat pictures to Kevin Folta, and Nathan gets something completely wrong!
Craig and Siouxsie are also in there somewhere...
Ben Goldacre coming to Auckland
In which Siouxsie is rife with information, Nathan is helpful and hardworking, and Craig finds a quote from a woman!
Why we shouldn’t say that vaccines don’t cause autism. http://thescientificparent.org/vaccines-dont-cause-autism-but-thats-not-...
Australian ‘healer’ Chris Savage flees Bali:
In which we talk about the zirka virus, Craig gloats about meeting Penn and Teller, and Siouxsie gets away with anal sex on the radio...
Pastafarians join Druids, Wiccans as official wedding celebrants:
The PLOS ONE paper that mentions the Creator: