Radio Freethinker

Vancouver's Number 1 Skeptical Podcast and Radio Show

Show notes for Episode 64

Posted by Ethan Clow on May 25, 2010

Radio Freethinker Episode 64 – Monster found in Ontario, California and Texas Textbooks, Is sunscreen bad for you? Plus, is Dr. Venters artificial life a breakthrough?

Download the episode here!

Song: Break on through by the Doors

Skeptical News:

Monster in Ontario found – story here and here

California bans Texas School Board regulations on textbooks – story here

Copernicus re-buried – story here

Sunscreen bad for you? – story here and original report by Environmental Working Group here

Topics:

Dr. Craig Venter’s Artificial life: Is this a game changing breakthrough?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/science/scientists-create-first-artificial-cell/article1576053/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science_and_environment/10132762.stm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/7753609/Craig-Venters-research-is-scary-but-not-in-the-way-you-think.html

http://edge.org/discourse/creation/creation_index.html

Skeptical Highlights:

Science World public consultation: tell Vancouver you support Science World! Wed, May 26, 4-8 PM http://www.scienceworld.ca/

CFI Lecture: A Primer on Asshole Skepticism: Friday May 28th at 7:00pm at SFU Harbour Centre in Canfor Policy Room – Link to the facebook event.

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