Radio Freethinker

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Show notes for Episode 97

Posted by Ethan Clow on January 11, 2011

Radio Freethinker Episode 97 – Andrew Wakefield is a fraud, Conservatives have different brains (sort of), Influence of religion lowering in the U.S, Dispatch from Rob, and Corporal Punishment – does it work?

Download the episode here!

Song: Jumpin Jack Flash by the Rolling Stones

Skeptical News

Study linking MMR Vaccine to Autism labelled fraud, see here

Study: Conservatives have larger ‘fear centre’ in brain

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/12/conservatives-fear-center-brain/
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-10/uoc–rfa102710.php
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8228192/Political-views-hard-wired-into-your-brain.html
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/brain-thickness-determines-political-leaning-study-20101229-199hk.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/dec/28/political-allegiances-brain-structure-study

Near-Record High See Religion Losing Influence in America, see here

RFID-enabled credit card theft

http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-3513_7-6658127-1.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_identity_theft#MythBusters
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/how-to/4206464

Topics:

What is Corporal punishment and does it work?

Is it dangerous?
Is it the same as child abuse?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporal_punishment_in_the_home#Differing_views_about_parental_spanking
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5GNU-wEGCQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBdsCq64WRo&feature=related

http://www.cyc-net.org/features/viewpoints/c-corporalpunishmenteffects.html
http://www.humanismbyjoe.com/corporal_punishment.htm
http://www.canlii.org/en/ca/scc/doc/2004/2004scc4/2004scc4.html
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/07/31/f-spanking-discipline-debate.html
http://www.canadiancrc.com/Child_Abuse/Supreme_Court_Case_Spanking.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporal_punishment
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3658/is_199607/ai_n8736112/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100809111232.htm
http://www.iheu.org/node/3180

Skeptical Highlights:

CBC Marketplace on Friday at 8pm – they are doing a show about homeopathy and CFI Vancouver helped with a live experiment so be sure to tune and check it out!

On January 22nd at 11am we have Cafe Inquiry: How to “pwn” a Believer – all about how to argue and debate with a believer. That’s at SFU Harbour Centre. See event here

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