Episode 61

Episode Notes

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

WOTD: ichthyocoprolite

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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