Radio Freethinker

Vancouver's Number 1 Skeptical Podcast and Radio Show

Show notes for Episode 132

Posted by Ethan Clow on September 14, 2011

Radio Freethinker Episode 132 – Welcome to Winnipeg listeners, Catholic schools attract other religions, the coffee illusion, argument clinic, the scientist-journalist communication breakdown

Download the episode here!

Skeptical News:

Radio Freethinker now on CJUM 101.5FM in Winnipeg!

Don discusses public funding of religious schools which are drawing students of different faiths, see here

What about the Illusion of Coffee? see here and here

A return of Radio Freethinker Argument Clinic


The Gaps in Scientific Communication – Scientists and Journalists

Skeptical Highlights:

Climate Reality Project
Starting on Wednesday, Gore will launch the “24 hours of reality” as part of the Climate Reality Project. It will expound on climate change for 24 hours straight. The organization will also commandeer the social media accounts of willing participants throughout the event making it a truly global media event to address a global theat.
“The presentations will feature “200 new slides arguing the connection between more extreme weather and climate change,” Will these change climate deniers minds? Probably not but it may help refresh the sane majorty of the reality of climate change and the dangers it has and will cause.
When, 7pm local time…in every timezone on the planet.

Quantified Self and the N=1 movement
This is a little off-beat for me as usually I like to go for larger sample sizes than one. This, however, is sort of an interesting website called quantified self exploring various people’s attempts at self-experimentation and their results. I leave it all open for exploration and skeptical interpretation.

REASONABLE WOMEN – CFI Vancouver is sponsoring a women’s only skeptical group (and those self-identifying as women) Reasonable Women hopes to provide an opportunity for the secular women of Vancouver to gather together to talk about what it’s like to be a godless woman in our world today, in addition to being a female voice in the “new atheist” movement. – Facebook Event Here
Sunday, September 25 · 11:00am – 1:00pm
Kitsun Housing Co-operative Meeting Room
2431 Vine Street
Vancouver, British Columbia



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