Radio Freethinker

Vancouver's Number 1 Skeptical Podcast and Radio Show

Show notes for Episode 131

Posted by Ethan Clow on September 7, 2011

Radio Freethinker Episode 131 – School uniforms, climate change denial victim, sex offender laws, and how to talk about ghosts.

Note: For some reason this episode isn’t showing up in our podcast feed, however you can listen and download it here on Radio Freethinker.com

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Skeptical News:

Don talks about School Uniforms and their effect on students, see here and here.

Climate Change denials latest victim, see here and here.

Questioning Sex Offender Laws, see here.

Topics:

How to talk about Ghosts with Believers

Sources:

Skeptical Highlights:

Eyes on the Solar System

NASA is giving the public the power to journey through the solar system using a new interactive Web-based tool.

The “Eyes on the Solar System” interface combines video game technology and NASA data to create an environment for users to ride along with agency spacecraft and explore the cosmos. Screen graphics and information such as planet locations and spacecraft maneuvers use actual space mission data.

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/eyes/

Understanding 9/11

The events of September 11th, 2001 affected the entire world.

The 9/11 Television News Archive is a library of news coverage of the events of 9/11/2001 and their aftermath as presented by U.S. and international broadcasters. A resource for scholars, journalists, and the public, it presents one week of news broadcasts for study, research and analysis.

Television is our pre-eminent medium of information, entertainment and persuasion, but until now it has not been a medium of record. This Archive attempts to address this gap by making TV news coverage of this critical week in September 2001 available to those studying these events and their treatment in the media.

http://www.archive.org/details/911

JAMES “THE AMAZING” RANDI Lecture and Book Signing – James Randi, founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation and the million dollar challenge is giving a cross-Canada lecture tour hosted by the Centre for Inquiry Canada, starting in Vancouver. Randi will be signing books and speaking on human psychology and how easily it can be manipulated to make people believe in psychics, UFOs, ghosts, and other paranormal and pseudo-scientific claims.
Thursday, September 22 · 6:00pm – 8:30pm Facebook Event here
Denman Cinema 1779 Comox Street in Vancouver
TICKETS – Purchase Tickets Online Here
General Public: $15 advance, $20 at door
CFI Canada Members: $10

Freethinker at UBC – Tour of TRIUMF

This tour is open to anyone and everyone of all faculties and disciplines! It is also completely FREE, but there is limited space so PLEASE RSVP to info@ubcfreethinkers.com to reserve your spot!  Facebook Event Here.

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