Radio Freethinker

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Show notes for Episode 49

Posted by Ethan Clow on February 10, 2010

Radio Freethinker episode 49 – Whooping cough outbreak, snail/plant hybrid, politics of fear with special guest Chris Erickson

Song: Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult

Ethan named Executive Director of CFI Vancouver.

Whooping Cough outbreak: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/02/04/bc-whooping-cough-west-kootenay.html

Snail/plant hybrid: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16124-solarpowered-sea-slug-harnesses-stolen-plant-genes-.html

Framing questions influences decisions: http://bps-research-digest.blogspot.com/2010/02/how-framing-affects-our-thought.html

Fear and Terrorists:

http://www.businessinsider.com/odds-of-a-terrorist-attack-1-in-16553385-departures-2009-12

http://www.straight.com/article-279538/vancouver/gwynne-dyer-common-sense-should-trump-symbolic-security-measures

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/01/05/security-canada-us-airport.html

Events:

Skeptics in the Pub

Skepticamp 2010

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