Radio Freethinker

Vancouver's Number 1 Skeptical Podcast and Radio Show

Show notes for Episode 105

Posted by Ethan Clow on March 9, 2011

Radio Freethinker Episode 105 – WiFi hysteria in Maple Ridge, poverty myths, Life in a Meteorite, Government intervention, and Can animals talk?

Download the Episode here!

Song: If I could talk to the animals by Bobby Darin

Skeptical News:

Maple Ridge WiFi Hysteria, see here for info on the forum.Facebook event for the forum.

Report finds poverty myths rampant in Canada, see here

Life found in meteorite? – not likely, see here and here

At what length should “arms length” government bodies be held? see here and here

Topics:

Can animals talk?

Talking Cat? – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV71mpbvl-g

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

http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/07-10-31/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_%28parrot%29

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

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

Skeptical Highlights:

PHILOSOPHERS’ CAFÉ – Memory,  Moderator Michael Picard explores the wonders and worries of memory. March 10, 2011, 12 pm Tix $5. SFU Harbour Centre (Room 1315) (515 W. Hastings)

Amnesty International UBC presents: When is a Democracy not a Democracy. A conference to foster discussion and networking amongst students, professors, and other members of the community. Speeches and discussions will revolve around marginalized communities as a result of democratic and non-democratic regimes around the world. March 12, 2011, 1:30-6:30 pm Free. Irving K. Barber Learning Centre ( 1961 East Mall, UBC)

The Cross Canada Skeptical Smackdown Pub Quiz – Saturday, March 12 · 6:00pm at the Billy Bishop Legion. The CCSS is a British Style Pub Quiz on Science and Skepticism where teams of up to four people can compete locally and against teams from all across Canada for the right to brag that they won the second annual CCSS. Facebook event here.

Last year’s quiz featured teams in Vancouver and Edmonton, this year they are being joined by competitors in Ottawa, Kelowna, and Victoria.

 

 

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