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RFT Ep 220 – UK Porn Ban Edition

Posted by Don McLenaghen on July 23, 2013

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This week:

– Cosmos rebirth – Sagan’s classic show has a reboot
– Norse Myth fact check – Orwell as seen in Viking mythology
– Who murdered Mars? – a look at explanations that don’t make sense, and
– The UK to ban Porn…right! – Britain put forward a plan to filter out all porn traffic.

Download the episode here!

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Cosmos rebirth

Those of a curtain age will remember fondly watching the landmark TV series Cosmos. The show and the book were the brainchild of Carl Sagan. It inspired generations and help education the sullied mass about space, biology, philosophy…well on the whole cosmos.

But science moves on. Many questions in 1980, when Cosmos was create had not answers…question we now have were not even envisioned as questions then…any areas were given as speculation for future generations to answer.

Well, those future generations are here…or at least first of what may be many. the “Spaceship of the Imagination” is rising again with Neil deGrasse Tyson at the helm. Arriving Spring of 2014 is  Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey.

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Norse Myth fact check

Jesus-and-OdinAlmost everything we know about the Gods of the Vikings comes from 1 book written by one author over 3oo years after the Norse had converted to Christianity which wiped out the pagan belief system.

We discuss what we know, we don’t know and how this provides an example of George Orwell’s famous quote “He who controls the present controls the past…He who controls the past controls the future”

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Who murdered Mars? 

Lopsided Mars

Lopsided Mars

Don talks about how some mysterious are claimed to have been solved don’t make any sense. We are not talking about some loon’s theory but mainstream science.

We discuss why an asteroid could not (alone) have killed off ALL the non-avian dinosaurs.

We also talk about how the main theory about how Mars lost its atmosphere (and most of its water) is shown to be lacking and some new studies that seem to point to another planet killer.

We also thought in a quick lesson geology, electricity and chemistry.

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The UK to ban Porn…right!

safe-internet-pornIn an attempt to “protect the children” from “extreme” and “immoral” porn, the UK plans to filter all the porn out of the internet.

We discuss why they might want to do this now (think sinking economy), can it technically be done and more importantly should it be done. We cover argument both pro and anti porn.

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