Show Notes for Episode 127
Posted by Don McLenaghen on August 9, 2011
It’s the Friending Pharma edition of Radio Free Thinker
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Song: Why can’t we be friend by War
Banter about Fusioneers and the people who both created WORKING fusion reactors and those who failed to create fission reactors IN THEIR HOME!
Why oh why, wifi May?
Those who keep tabs on politics know that there was a historical first last election. Canada finally elected its first Green Party member. There was hope that a more enlightened voice would not be heard on Parliament hill…sadly, in a recent tweetisode, Elizabeth May voiced her concerns over “Electromagnetic frequencies”. Here what we have to say about her and her comments
Big Pharma wants to ‘friend’ you
Big pharma is using social media to market directly to customers (ie patients). Resent reports raise concerns about the lack of regulations and enforcement of safety and ethical standars. Guess where we come down on this issue?
Federal scientist unfairly silenced.
A spirited discussion about the role of scientist to promote their work in the popular press and the governments attempts to ‘restrict’ that role. Here Don take on Jenna and Daniel as he supports freedom of information. Note, this debate got cut short with Don ending with a ‘straw-man’ claim, read the upcoming blog where the end of the debate can be heard.
Jennifer’s work has appeared in the Washington Post, Discover, Salon, Nature, Physics Today, Symmetry, Physics World, and New Scientist, among other venues. She maintains a general science-and-culture group blog called Cocktail Party Physics, featuring her avatar altar-ego/evil twin, Jen-Luc Piquant, and also blogs about physics and space science for Discovery News.
Dinosaurs for the Summer
We all know that global climate change will likely elevate the earth’s temperature by 3-10 degrees. Wonder what the world will look like? Well history has already run that experiment once before during the age of dinosaurs. You can check what that might have looked like by heading down to Science World for their Dinosaur Extreme exhibit. Get a look at what life was link in the dinosaurian past.
While there check out the air conditioned theater and see Dinosaurs Alive! A the OmniMax theater daily at noon and 2pm. $5:50.