Radio Freethinker

Vancouver's Number 1 Skeptical Podcast and Radio Show

Show notes for Episode 75

Posted by Ethan Clow on August 10, 2010

Radio Freethinker Episode 75 – Is Canada’s crime rising? Google and Verizon, interview with Michael Shermer

Download the episode here!

Song: History Never Repeats by Split Enz

Skeptical News:

Crime statistics not accurate, Stockwell Day suggests + Treasury Board president questions value of census data older than a year

Google and Verizon Net Neutrality

Topics:

Interview with Michael Shermer, editor in chief of Skeptic Magazine and founder of the Skeptics Society

Skeptical Highlights:

CFI Presents a talk by Christopher DiCarlo “We Are All African” August 13th at 7pm. See here for more details.

CFI Book Club – August 14th. see event details here and Facebook event here.

UBC Freethinkers Breakfast of Champions – August 12th at 10am. See event details here

2 Responses to “Show notes for Episode 75”

  1. Crommunist said

    About the e-mail you got regarding Google. You wouldn’t buy “I’m just asking questions” as a form of skepticism if it came from Glenn Beck talking about the Obama administration – why should we then buy it from Radio Freethinker when talking about Google? Skepticism is opinion guided by evidence, and speculation without evidence is NOT skepticism. I’m not saying you shouldn’t have said what you said – maybe it is a fair avenue of investigation – but it’s definitely not “skeptical questions”.

    On a COMPLETELY unrelated note, I found some seriously low-hanging fruit that operates outside the purview of my own skeptical writing, and I’m hoping you guys will be motivated to take it on. This is a Langara College “educated” energy healer. She offers free distance healing. You should have her on the show.

    http://threecupsoftao.blogspot.com/

    It’s just… awful. I’m sure she’s a really sweet person, but the woo is caustic.

  2. […] | August 11, 2010 If you found this afternoon’s post interesting, you should check out episode 75 of Radio Freethinker, which is hosted by Ethan Clow here in Vancouver. Regular readers might remember that I made a […]

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