Radio Freethinker

Vancouver's Number 1 Skeptical Podcast and Radio Show

Show notes for Episode 100!!

Posted by Ethan Clow on February 2, 2011

Radio Freethinker Episode 100!! – Tricorder invention, Ancient Tool Kit discovered, bad year of disasters because of climate change, Germany won’t return artifact to Egypt. Argument Clinic and A Skeptical Dispatch. Plus Science and Imperialism is discussed.

UPDATE FEB 3RD – The podcast feed has been fixed and you can now download the episode via the RSS Feed or here.

Song: The Big Beginning by Symphony of Science

Skeptical News:

UBC Physics professor invents “tricorder” that distinguishes virus DNA from human, see here

Stone tools discovered in Arabia force archaeologists to rethink human history, see here

German foundation refuses to give back Nefertiti head, see here

Rise in flood claims tied to climate change

2010 ‘one of worst’ years for disasters, UN says

Argument Clinic:

Straw Man – a Straw Man is arguing against a position which you create specifically to be easy to argue against, rather than the position actually held by those who oppose your point of view.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man

Topics:

Science as Imperialism

Skeptic Highlights:

The 10:23 Challenge – The 10:23 Challenge is a follow-up to the ‘overdose’ protest staged by the 10:23 Campaign in 2010. International protesters from more than 10 countries, and more than 23 cities will gather for over the weekend of February 5-6 2011, to make the simple statement: Homeopathy – There’s Nothing In It. In Vancouver we’ll be meeting outside the Art Gallery (robson side) for a dilution and overdose at 11am Saturday the 5th. Event Link

SFU Skeptics’ second annual Homeopathy Overdose event! – Friday February 4 at 10:00am in Convo Mall, SFU – Event link on Facebook

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