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Best of RFT – the 180s

Posted by Don McLenaghen on February 5, 2013

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This week a recasting our some of our best bits from episodes past:

– Cellular Memory – the skeptical bubble,
Defining the “-ism”s, and
– What up with the skeptical movement?

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Cellular Memory – the skeptical bubble

mban3342lDon relays a story about how we as skeptics can find ourselves in the “bubble’ of the skepetic community and completely fail to debunk pseudo-science to a ‘I-want-to-believe’ friend. We talk about the role not only of sciences to communicate well, but the responsibly of us skeptics to do so as well.

Oh yes, we had a laugh off while going through the Skeptic Dictionary entry on Cellular Memory.

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Defining the “-ism”s

4thWaveSkepticismThere has been much debate in the skeptical and atheist community about the future of the movements. Don takes a moment and tries to define what the terms mean so that people engaging (at least RFT) will have a common understanding of what we are talking about. Even if you disagree with our take, you will at least know where we are coming from.

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What up with the skeptical movement?

Apluslogo3There has been a lot of talk about A+ and where the skeptical movement should go. Ethan and Don debate whether A+ is expanding atheism or ghettoising the equality “wing” of the movement. Should we continue to attempt to educate the ignorant (both senses of the term) or cut them a drift as lost causes.

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