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AWESOME ASTRONOMY
#112 - October 2021 Part 2

AWESOME ASTRONOMY

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 70:57


The Discussion: Tales from a dark sky weekend Jen appearing on the Cosmic Companion and at the Open University Space Society Emails on space tourism and from a US state penitentiary The News: NASA gets ready to test an asteroid redirect mission Shatner in space Mixed fortunes in the news for Bezos & Musk The James Webb Space Telescope is still on track for a December launch The news discussion: NASA's Lucy mission to Jupiter's Trojan asteroids. Moons of the Solar System: Our show segment exploring the discovery, exploration and our knowledge of the solar system's moons. This month we complete this segment with a look at moons around asteroids and the tantalising glimpses of moons around planets outside our solar system.

Geologic Podcast
The Geologic Podcast Episode #735

Geologic Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 49:24


 The Show Notes  Getting halfwayIntro  Slau's new album!Slau's: Years Have Gone By     - Years Have Gone ByDamian Handzy's Facts That'll Fuck Y'up     - Urchins, Ted Cruz, Dentists, Blue eyes, more…Slau's: Years Have Gone By     - Chemical ReactionAsk George            - Kids?  from Nathan G.Slau's: Years Have Gone By     - Skeptical SpectacleReligious Moron of the Week         - North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson from Mike MolnarShow close  Mentioned in the Show  https://www.facebook.com/slau.halatyn@SlauBeSharp sessionswithslau.com Slau's page on iTunes Listen on Vodacast for bonus content! ...................................  SUBSCRIBE! You can sign up at the Geologic Podcast page or at Subscriber.GeorgeHrab.com where you can learn more about the perks of being a Geologist or a Geographer. If you've already subscribed, stop by Subscriber.GeorgeHrab.com to check out the archived content which we at the Geologic Universe are rolling out in phases. As always, thank you so much for your support! You make the ship go. ................................... Sign up for the mailing list: Write to Geo! A reminder that the portal to the Geologic Universe is at GeorgeHrab.com. Thanks to Joseph Kolasinski, our webmaster. Check out Geo's wiki page thanks to Tim Farley. Have a comment on the show, a Religious Moron tip, or a question for Ask George? Drop George a line and write to Geo's Mom, too!

BSP: Believer Skeptic Podcast

In this Halloween minisode, Cody and Chris tell stories of a heretic gold digger and a crazy a** owl attack. First, Chris talks about Alice Kyetler, an Irish “black widow” who disappeared after her conviction, never to be heard from again. Then, Cody tells us about a family's wild experience with a Lechuza (owl) that may have been the cause of one woman's cancer. Can you guess next week's topic?

Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank
#443 Can I Get A Witness with Doug Smith

Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 156:21


Former Jehovah's Witness Doug Smith and I talk about the Jehovahs. They. Are. Weird. Doug got raised in it when his mom decided some guy at her front door had great points. Parents never run it by their kids when they decide to join some cult. They always just sign everybody up for it without even a chance to weigh in. Anyway, it was a funny discussion of one of the world's most interesting sects of Christianity. I guess those snake handlers might have them beat. And the Shakers. Did you know the Shakers let their prepubescent boys practice pulling out on post-menopausal women? Also, they made great furniture. So I guess top 5 of weird Christians would be Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Shakers, Snake handlers, and the Amish. Damn. That gives me 4 ideas for new podcasts. More from Doug! Instagram Twitter Listen to Doug's album “Barely Regal”: https://800pgr.lnk.to/DougTW  Follow Ari on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arishaffir/ Support mayhem - Join the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/skeptictank Merch: https://bit.ly/arimerch See Ari live - Get tickets for upcoming shows: http://www.arishaffir.com/tour/ 11/12 | Orlando 11/19 | Tampa 12/02​ | OKC 12/09 | Boston 12/16​ | San Antonio The Music: Marvin Gaye - Can I Get A Witness Eels - Jehova's Witness Loretta Lynn - Happy Birthday Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Doug Smith - Stopping A Rape The Raconteurs - Don't Bother Me Thanks to our sponsors! Go to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month of counseling.  Head over to 3Chi.com and use code "Skeptic" at checkout for 5% off your order!

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 115*All systems go for the launch of LUCY's mission to the Trojan asteroidsMission managers at NASA say all systems are go for this week's launch of the LUCY spacecraft which will explore Jupiter's mysterious Trojan asteroids.*Binar-1 now in orbitCurtin University's Binar-1 spacecraft has been released into orbit from the International Space Station.*Say Hello to the Arids meteor showerOctober is already a busy month with three major meteor shows The Draconids, The Taurids and The Orionids, now there could be a fourth – say hello to the Arids meteor shower.*The Science ReportScience highest awards the Nobel Prizes in Physics Chemistry and Medicine awarded in Stockholm.The number of threatened Australian native bee species increase by nearly five hundred percent.New studies show dogs learn names as fast as 1 year old kids.Skeptic's guide to the sort of people who believe in nutty conspiracy theories.For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ If you love this podcast, please get someone else to listen too. Thank you…Sponsor Details:This episode is brought to you with the support of NameCheap…cheap domain names is just the beginning of your own online presence. We use them and we love them. Get our special deal…just visit: https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com/namecheap and help support the show.For more SpaceTime visit https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com (mobile friendly). For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode: https://www.bitesz.com/show/spacetime/blog/ RSS feed: https://rss.acast.com/spacetime Email: mailto:SpaceTime@bitesz.comTo receive the Astronomy Daily Newsletter free, direct to your inbox...just join our mailing list at www.bitesz.com or visit https://www.bitesz.com/p/astronomy-daily/https://bitesz.com

The Gratitude Podcast
Skeptically Trying Out Gratitude - Leslie Turnbull

The Gratitude Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 42:10


Leslie Turnbull is a Harvard-educated anthropologist with over 20 years' experience as a development officer and consultant. She cares for three children, two dogs, and one husband. Leslie skeptically tried practicing gratitude and it completely changed her life. Her article about this, that has appeared in THE WEEK was shared more than 36,000 times. In our interview we talked about another experience of hers that got her to turn criticism into appreciation. We also talked about how we can train our brain for positivity, the anthropological view on gratitude and compassion, how she uses art to deepen her appreciation of life and much much more.

The Brian Nichols Show
346: THROWBACK: The Green New Deal, Climate Change, and Skeptic's Stance (feat. Max Gulker)

The Brian Nichols Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 51:09


We Need To Talk About The Inconvenient Truth About the Green New Deal. Original Show Notes From 2018: Wow! What a year! This will be the final episode of The Brian Nichols Show for 2018! But don't you worry, I have a special episode in store for you next week from my appearance on a different podcast... a podcast hosted by a dear friend of The Brian Nichols Show. To wrap up the 2018 season of The Brian Nichols Show, I am joined by Max Gulker from the American Institute for Economic Research! Max is an economist over AIER and has holds a PhD in economics from Stanford University and a BA in economics from the University of Michigan. Prior to AIER, Max spent time in the private sector, consulting with large technology and financial firms on antitrust and other litigation. Max joins The Brian Nichols Show to discuss one of his latest pieces from AIER- "The Inconvenient Truth About the Green New Deal". With the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her promoting of the "Green New Deal", Max took an economist's look at the topic to see the true economic consequences of passing a "Green New Deal" versus letting the market decide what the best solution would be. We also take some time to discuss Max's background, as he came to libertarianism from the left-side of the political isle. With that, I hope you enjoy this week's episode! It has been an absolute pleasure sharing these 50 episodes with you during 2018. I cannot wait to kick things off strong in 2019! Have a safe and happy holiday with you friends, family, and loved ones. Max's Bio: Max Gulker is an economist and writer who joined AIER in 2015. His research often focuses on free markets and technology, including blockchain and cryptocurrencies, the sharing economy, and internet commerce. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, especially on blockchain technology. Max's research and writing also touch on other economic topics, including governance, competition, and small businesses. Max holds a PhD in economics from Stanford University and a BA in economics from the University of Michigan. Prior to AIER, Max spent time in the private sector, consulting with large technology and financial firms on antitrust and other litigation. Find Max Online- Email: Max.Gulker@aier.org Website: https://www.aier.org/staff/max-gulker-phd Twitter: @maxgAIER Link to Max's Article Discussed on this Week's Show- The Inconvenient Truth About the Green New Deal: https://www.aier.org/article/inconvenient-truth-about-green-new-deal (Here's some additional articles from Max!)- The Dangerous Fantasy of a ‘Jobs Guarantee': https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-dangerous-fantasy-of-a-jobs-guarantee-1542239737 Over Half of Millennials Identify as Socialist. Here's How to Change Their Minds: https://www.aier.org/article/over-half-millennials-identify-socialist-heres-how-change-their-minds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Geologic Podcast
The Geologic Podcast Episode #734

Geologic Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 45:19


 The Show Notes  Nobel PrizeIntro41-81-21 more…David on a bikeReligious Moron of the Week     - Jesse Duplantic from David BarwickAsk George     - Real Woo? from Rob in TexasLittle IslandThe History Chunk     - October 8th Lewd Sounding Cities in Every State     - Part IIITell Me Something Good     - Digby Saves a LifeShow close  Mentioned in the Show  Listen on Vodacast for bonus content! ...................................  SUBSCRIBE! You can sign up at the Geologic Podcast page or at Subscriber.GeorgeHrab.com where you can learn more about the perks of being a Geologist or a Geographer. If you've already subscribed, stop by Subscriber.GeorgeHrab.com to check out the archived content which we at the Geologic Universe are rolling out in phases. As always, thank you so much for your support! You make the ship go. ................................... Sign up for the mailing list: Write to Geo! A reminder that the portal to the Geologic Universe is at GeorgeHrab.com. Thanks to Joseph Kolasinski, our webmaster. Check out Geo's wiki page thanks to Tim Farley. Have a comment on the show, a Religious Moron tip, or a question for Ask George? Drop George a line and write to Geo's Mom, too!

The European Skeptics Podcast
TheESP – Ep. #294 – Race to Space

The European Skeptics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 43:27


Sixty years later, Captain Kirk is finally taking off We're happy to report that a special meeting of ESP hosts took place in Frankfurt this week. In other news, the film industry is heading for the final frontier with Russian actors going to ISS and William Shatner going where no nonagenarian has gone before. Looking back at this week in history Niels Bohr was born in 1885, and apart from describing the atom he also took a stand against the Nazis. Pope Francis, on the other hand, is “sad” because hundreds of thousands of abuse victims have been identified in France. Poor him! Then, of course, there's the news: EUROPE: EMA approves Covid booster shots (third jab) WALES: UFO sighting FRANCE: Mont Blanc keeps shrinking INTERNATIONAL: Diet supplement sales through the roof due to the pandemic EUROPE / INTERNATIONAL: Trust in scientists have dropped during the pandemic 120 years after the fact Alfred Nobel gets his own Prize – this week's Really Right Award! Enjoy! Segments: Intro; Greetings; This Week In Skepticism; Pontus Pokes The Pope; News; Really Right; Quote And Farewell; Outro; Out-Takes;

I Doubt It with Dollemore
#752 – “Exciting Updates, Reconciliation Battle and Dueling Press Conferences, and Takin' Care of Biz featuring Judge Robert L. Pitman.”

I Doubt It with Dollemore

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 68:39


Jesse and Brittany discuss an important announcement regarding the future of the show, listener emails and voicemails related to Narcan, having children, and changing your mind, the debates among Democrats related to passing the reconciliation bill including dueling press conferences from Senators Bernie Sanders and Joe Manchin, the agreement to increase debt ceiling temporarily, and Takin’... The post #752 – “Exciting Updates, Reconciliation Battle and Dueling Press Conferences, and Takin’ Care of Biz featuring Judge Robert L. Pitman.” appeared first on I Doubt It Podcast.

The Bayesian Conspiracy
147 – Newcomblike Problems Are The Norm

The Bayesian Conspiracy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 89:17


How Newcomb's problem applies to real-life. We discuss Newcomblike problems are the norm (LW crosspost). Also mentioned: Replacing Guilt Audiobook! Our episode on Replacing Guilt Our episode on Talking To Strangers part 1, and part 2 Hey look, we have … Continue reading →

From The Shadows
Pet Turkey Midweek Howl Ep. 81

From The Shadows

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 29:09


Ladies and Gentlemen, DISCLAIMER:   this episode is not for the ears of children and may contain some foul language and adult subject matter, the Skeptic of the #FromTheShadowsPodcast crew, aka, #TheOzarkHowler , shares a story for all our fans.  Just a little midweek humor to brighten your day.  We like to call this segment “The Midweek Howl”.    Enjoy!  #midweekhowl   #humor  #FromTheShadowsPodcast  #pet #fortune #turkey   From The Shadows Podcast is a program where we seriously discuss the supernatural, the paranormal, cryptozoology as well as ufology.  Anything that cannot be rationally explained has a platform for discussion here on the From The Shadows Podcast.   Don't forget to subscribe! 

The Over 50 Health & Wellness Podcast
Busting Nutrition Myths with The Healthy Skeptic Dr. Robert J. Davis

The Over 50 Health & Wellness Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 60:22


Are you skeptical about health and nutrition claims?  You should be.  There is no single source of truth when it comes nutrition, most general practice physicians have little to no training on the subject, we're constantly being bombarded with conflicting new-studies-show type headlines from the media, shysters and hustlers are promising amazing weight loss success if you only buy their product, and on social media there are wars being waged over the healthiest way to eat – primarily the keto and plant based camps at this point and time.  Those of us over remember when we were told not to eat fat, because – well – it would make you fat.  And then along came Dr. Adkins who told us no, the villain isn't fat, its carbs that are making us fat.  And what about the poor egg… it's gone from being demonized as the culprit for raising our cholesterol to being a superfood.With all this noise, all this conflicting information, it's no wonder many of us confused.  And it's no wonder many of us are skeptical of current – or past – health advice.  Our guest today is going to help us negotiate our way through the labyrinth of misinformation, myths, and downright nutrition lies.My guest today is Dr. Robert J. Davis.  Robert - a.k.a. The Healthy Skeptic - is an award-winning health journalist whose work has appeared on CNN, PBS, WebMD, and in The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of four books on health, and he hosts the “Healthy Skeptic” video series, which dissects the science behind popular health claims. His most recent book is titled Supersized Lies: How Myths About Weight Loss Are Keeping Us Fat – and the Truth About What Really Works, and in this episode Robert guides us through the murky waters of nutritional myths, fallacies, misconceptions and outright lies.  Join us this week as Robert dispels some of the most common nutrition myths and then tells us what really works.You can connect with Robert here:Instagram - @healthyskeptFacebook - @RobertDavisHealthySkepticWe mentioned the following resources during the show:Website - www.healthyskeptic.comBook – Supersized Lies: How Myths About Weight Loss Are Keeping Us Fat – and the Truth About What Really Works Website - The Harvard Nutrition SourceWebsite - Nutrition Action

Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank
#442 Summers End with Mat Edgar and Ryan O'Neill

Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 155:45


Mat Edgar, Ryan O'Neill, and I talked about our adventure in the woods for the final day of the greatest summer of my life. We found one of the coolest, most remote, wildernessy, beautiful, amazing, relaxing places I've ever stayed at. I wish I could've taken you all with me. But it'd be weird if I did. Mostly because there wouldn't have been enough Raniers to go around. But also the smell of poop would've been overwhelming. Counterpoint, though. Maybe I could've pooped on someone's poop. Either way, I'm taking you there if you close your eyes and use your imagination. This is the way I share my experiences with you. And this was an amazing one. I already want to go back. This summer lasted about 19 months for me this year. So I was sad to see it go. But it also made me remember all the great times I had. The beautiful sunsets I witnessed. The intro was actually kind of emotional for me. It really makes me want to get lost again. Just go live out my days on a beach. But… I got jokes about child death to tell to midwestern drunks. See you next week!  See Ari on the road! http://www.arishaffir.com/tour/ 11/12 | Orlando 11/19 | Tampa 12/02​ | OKC 12/09 | Boston 12/16​ | San Antonio 01/14 | Cleveland For more Mat: Instagram Twitter Take The L - Comedy Album (2020) For more Ryan: Instagram Twitter The Music: Doors - Summer's Almost Gone Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Summer Time and The Living Is Easy White Stripes - We Are Going To Be Friends The Cure - Last Day Of Summer Beach Boys - All Summer Long Thank you to our sponsors! Use code "Skeptic" at 3Chi.com for 5% off your Delta 8 products. Be sure to visit YoKratom.com home of the $60 Kilo!

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News
Three Big Marsquakes Rock the Red Planet

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 27:31


The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 112*Three Big Marsquakes rock the red planetNASA's InSight lander has recorded a massive magnitude 4.2 Marsquake on the red planet which shook the spacecraft for nearly an hour-and-a-half.*NASA's Mars fleet moves into solar conjunctionPlanet Earth's invasion of Mars has hit the pause button as the red planet moves into solar conjunction.*NASA prepares for Arnhem Land rocket blast-offA team of key NASA personnel have been released from COVID-19 quarantine in Darwin to begin preparations for the agency's rocket launch program from Equatorial Launch Australia's new Arnhem Space Centre.*The Science ReportNew experimental anti-viral drug molnupiravir could cut halve COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations.Ground-breaking new research discovers a likely cause of Alzheimer's disease.Scientists create the world's whitest paint.A new study confirms that the ancient Etruscans were actually Italians.Skeptic's guide to how big business exploits fear during COVID-19.For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ Your support is needed...SpaceTime is an independently produced podcast (we are not funded by any government grants, big organisations or companies), and we're working towards becoming a completely listener supported show...meaning we can do away with the commercials and sponsors. We figure the time can be much better spent on researching and producing stories for you, rather than having to chase sponsors to help us pay the bills.That's where you come in....help us reach our first 1,000 subscribers...at that level the show becomes financially viable and bills can be paid without us breaking into a sweat every month. Every little bit helps...even if you could contribute just $1 per month. It all adds up.By signing up and becoming a supporter at the $5 or more level, you get immediate access to over 240 commercial-free, double, and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. You also receive all new episodes on a Monday rather than having to wait the week out. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast (you get a month's free trial with Supercast to see if it's really for you or not)....and share in the rewards. Details at Patreon www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary or Supercast - https://bitesznetwork.supercast.tech/ Details at https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com or www.bitesz.com For more SpaceTime visit https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com (mobile friendly). For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode: https://www.bitesz.com/show/spacetime/blog/ RSS feed: https://rss.acast.com/spacetime Email: mailto:SpaceTime@bitesz.comTo receive the Astronomy Daily Newsletter free, direct to your inbox...just join our mailing list at www.bitesz.com or visit https://www.bitesz.com/p/astronomy-daily/Help support SpaceTime: The SpaceTime with Stuart Gary merchandise shop. Get your T-Shirts, Coffee Cups, badges, tote bag + more and help support the show. Check out the range: http://www.cafepress.com/spacetime Thank you.https://bitesz.com

AWESOME ASTRONOMY
#112 - October 2021 Part 1

AWESOME ASTRONOMY

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 71:03


The Discussion: Murder on a submarine Jeni's exoplanet talk for the Open University Space Society - available here on YouTube An email from Eastern Europe prompting a discussion on future energy harvesting     The News: Rounding up the astronomy news in October, we have: Understanding asteroids using ground based telescopes Solving The Mysterious Case of the Missing Supernova Discovering a new asteroid close to the Sun Evidence of recent volcanoes on Venus A look at the joys of star parties (not just ours!)     The Sky Guide: This month we're taking a look at the constellation of Lacerta with a guide to its history, how to find it, a couple of deep sky objects and a round-up of the solar system views on offer in October.     Q&A: Is there more matter in the Universe now than when the Big Bang happened? From our good friend Nick Massey on Facebook.

Natural Wellness Tips's Podcast
HOW TO GET YOUR MAN INTO OILS

Natural Wellness Tips's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 29:48


I hear so often from women that their partners are not interested in essential oils and oftentimes do not believe that they work at all.  In this episode, my fiance and I dive into how to talk to you men about essential oils and some of his favorite products and why!   Let's Connect on IG: ​​https://www.instagram.com/naturalwellnesstips/ Give essential oils a try: https://www.drjennifershaw.com Men, Join the REYL Men's Group: https://reyl-men.mn.co/share/3TwREzm-wXhq6kDL

Geologic Podcast
The Geologic Podcast Episode #733

Geologic Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 47:44


 The Show Notes  1941-1981-2021IntroWe think things will always be… Tell Me Something Good     - Colette Maze, pianistLewd Sounding Cities in Every State     - Part IIThe Sparks BrothersAsk George     - Volume? Ernest E.Religious Moron of the Week     - Pastor Kent Christmas from Eileen Wiliams Show close  Mentioned in the Show  Listen on Vodacast for bonus content! ...................................  SUBSCRIBE! You can sign up at the Geologic Podcast page or at Subscriber.GeorgeHrab.com where you can learn more about the perks of being a Geologist or a Geographer. If you've already subscribed, stop by Subscriber.GeorgeHrab.com to check out the archived content which we at the Geologic Universe are rolling out in phases. As always, thank you so much for your support! You make the ship go. ................................... Sign up for the mailing list: Write to Geo! A reminder that the portal to the Geologic Universe is at GeorgeHrab.com. Thanks to Joseph Kolasinski, our webmaster. Check out Geo's wiki page thanks to Tim Farley. Have a comment on the show, a Religious Moron tip, or a question for Ask George? Drop George a line and write to Geo's Mom, too!

From The Shadows
Bankers Midweek Howl Ep. 80

From The Shadows

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 21:27


Ladies and Gentlemen, DISCLAIMER:   this episode is not for the ears of children and may contain some foul language and adult subject matter, the Skeptic of the #FromTheShadowsPodcast crew, aka, #TheOzarkHowler , shares a story for all our fans.  Just a little midweek humor to brighten your day.  We like to call this segment “The Midweek Howl”.    Enjoy!  #midweekhowl   #humor  #FromTheShadowsPodcast  #bankers #fortune   From The Shadows Podcast is a program where we seriously discuss the supernatural, the paranormal, cryptozoology as well as ufology.  Anything that cannot be rationally explained has a platform for discussion here on the From The Shadows Podcast.   Don't forget to subscribe! 

It Was A Dark and Stormy Book Club
What we are Reading Sept. 2021

It Was A Dark and Stormy Book Club

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 27:34


The Icepick Surgeon by Sam KeanPublished July 13th 2021 by Little, Brown and CompanyScience is a force for good in the world—at least usually. But sometimes, when obsession gets the better of scientists, they twist a noble pursuit into something sinister. Under this spell, knowledge isn't everything, it's the only thing—no matter the cost. Bestselling author Sam Kean tells the true story of what happens when unfettered ambition pushes otherwise rational men and women to cross the line in the name of science, trampling ethical boundaries and often committing crimes in the process.The Icepick Surgeon masterfully guides the reader across two thousand years of history, beginning with Cleopatra's dark deeds in ancient Egypt. The book reveals the origins of much of modern science in the transatlantic slave trade of the 1700s, as well as Thomas Edison's mercenary support of the electric chair and the warped logic of the spies who infiltrated the Manhattan Project. But the sins of science aren't all safely buried in the past. Many of them, Kean reminds us, still affect us today. We can draw direct lines from the medical abuses of Tuskegee and Nazi Germany to current vaccine hesitancy, and connect icepick lobotomies from the 1950s to the contemporary failings of mental-health care. Kean even takes us into the future, when advanced computers and genetic engineering could unleash whole new ways to do one another wrong.Unflinching, and exhilarating to the last page, The Icepick Surgeon fuses the drama of scientific discovery with the illicit thrill of a true-crime tale. With his trademark wit and precision, Kean shows that, while science has done more good than harm in the world, rogue scientists do exist, and when we sacrifice morals for progress, we often end up with neither.A Study in Crimson: Sherlock Holmes: 1942 by Robert J. HarrisPublished June 1st 2021 by Pegasus CrimeBringing Sherlock Holmes from the Victorian Era into the dark days of World War II, this imaginative new thriller confronts the world's greatest detective with a killer emulating the murders of Jack the Ripper.Skeptic in Salem: An Episode of Death (A Dubious Witch Cozy Mystery #3)by Fiona Grace Published May 13th 2021 by Fiona Grace SKEPTIC IN SALEM: AN EPISODE OF DEATH is Book #3 in a charming new cozy mystery series by bestselling author Fiona Grace, author of Murder in the Manor, a #1 Bestseller with over 100 five-star reviews!When Mia Bold, 30, learns that the pharmaceutical company she works for only cares about money, she quits on the spot, walking away from a high-powered career—and from her long-time boyfriend, who breaks up with her.With the podcast and TV show taking off, Mia's career and life are finally starting to bloom again—when her uptight family makes an unexpected visit to Salem, to cast doubts on her passion and to urge her to return home.At the same time, Mia's show must try to debunk a notoriously haunted house, now on the market for sale. Mia, unable to explain the phenomena, seems to have met her match—just as the real estate agent drops dead.Could this house be as insidious as it seems?Or might there be some other motive?A mesmerizing page-turner, packed with intrigue, mystery, romance, pets, food—and most of all, the supernatural—SKEPTIC IN SALEM is a cozy with a twist, one you will cherish as it has you fall in love with its main character and as it keeps you glued (and laughing) throughout the night.

I Doubt It with Dollemore
#751 – “Foul Moods and Smells, Democrat Negotiations, Republican Hypocrisy, Dunking on Cruz, and Takin' Care of Biz feat. Mason with his Mask.”

I Doubt It with Dollemore

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 80:04


Jesse and Brittany discuss their lack of air conditioning and stinky kitchen, follow-up related to book bans in Pennsylvania and Critical Race Theory Bans in Wisconsin, the negotiations among Democrats to pass infrastructure and reconciliation bills, Republicans’ hypocrisy when it comes to debt limits, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Fox News Sunday failing to make sense... The post #751 – “Foul Moods and Smells, Democrat Negotiations, Republican Hypocrisy, Dunking on Cruz, and Takin’ Care of Biz feat. Mason with his Mask.” appeared first on I Doubt It Podcast.

Path 11 Podcast
352 The Skeptic Metaphysician with Will Rodriguez

Path 11 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 47:54


Will Rodriguez is the host of the Skeptic Metaphysician podcast. Like Mulder from the X-Files, he wants to believe. He embarked on a journey of discovery and has talked to people deeply entrenched in the spiritual, metaphysical, mental health, and self-help worlds. He has thrown himself into weird and wonderful experiences and is sharing those experiences with his listeners on his podcast. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-skeptic-metaphysician-metaphysics-101/id1554794952 -------------------------------

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 109*Super volcanoes discovered on MarsScientists found evidence that a region of northern Mars called Arabia Terra experienced thousands of “super eruptions,” the biggest volcanic eruptions known, over a 500-million-year period.*Uncovering the secret mushballs of Neptune and UranusMushballs – giant, slushy hailstones made from a mixture of ammonia and water – may be responsible for an atmospheric anomaly at Neptune and Uranus that has been puzzling scientists.*461 new outer solar system objects found -- but no Planet 9The Dark Energy Survey has discovered 461 new outer solar system objects.Since 2013 the survey has been studying the properties of a mysterious force known as dark energy which is causing the expansion of the universe to accelerate.*Two Australian satellites included in the latest dragon cargo ship missionSpaceX have launched another Dragon resupply mission to the International Space Station. Included in the payload are the Australian Research Council's CUAVA-1 satellite which is carrying four experimental payloads for the University of Sydney and Macquarie University and Curtin University's Binar-1 spacecraft which will test new technology designed for eventual use in the Binar Prospector spacecraft which will be flown in lunar orbit in 2025.*The Science ReportThe hole in the ozone layer larger than usual this year.A new more efficient electrocatalyst to make green hydrogen from water.New research suggests T-rex wagged its tail like a puppy.Skeptic's guide to anti-vaxxers pushing flawed studies.For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ Your support is needed...SpaceTime is an independently produced podcast (we are not funded by any government grants, big organisations or companies), and we're working towards becoming a completely listener supported show...meaning we can do away with the commercials and sponsors. We figure the time can be much better spent on researching and producing stories for you, rather than having to chase sponsors to help us pay the bills.That's where you come in....help us reach our first 1,000 subscribers...at that level the show becomes financially viable and bills can be paid without us breaking into a sweat every month. Every little bit helps...even if you could contribute just $1 per month. It all adds up.By signing up and becoming a supporter at the $5 or more level, you get immediate access to over 240 commercial-free, double, and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. You also receive all new episodes on a Monday rather than having to wait the week out. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast (you get a month's free trial with Supercast to see if it's really for you or not)....and share in the rewards. Details at Patreon www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary or Supercast - https://bitesznetwork.supercast.tech/ Details at https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com or www.bitesz.com Sponsor Details:This episode is brought to you with the support of NameCheap…cheap domain names is just the beginning of your own online presence. We use them and we love them. Get our special deal…just visit: https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com/namecheap and help support the show.For more SpaceTime visit https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com (mobile friendly). For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode: https://www.bitesz.com/show/spacetime/blog/ RSS feed: https://rss.acast.com/spacetime Email: mailto:SpaceTime@bitesz.comTo receive the Astronomy Daily Newsletter free, direct to your inbox...just join our mailing list at www.bitesz.com or visit https://www.bitesz.com/p/astronomy-daily/Help support SpaceTime: The SpaceTime with Stuart Gary merchandise shop. Get your T-Shirts, Coffee Cups, badges, tote bag + more and help support the show. Check out the range: http://www.cafepress.com/spacetime Thank you.To receive the Astronomy Daily Newsletter free, direct to your inbox...just join our mailing list at www.bitesz.com/mailinglist For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Patreon, and Spreaker:Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgaryTwitter: @stuartgaryTumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spacetimewithstuartgary/YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/spacetimewithstuartgary Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgarySpreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/spacetime-with-stuart-gary-2017 If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one by you. Thank you…www.bitesz.com

Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank
#441 Korea Was Hell with Chris Alan

Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 162:24


Comedian and Air Force vet Chris Alan came over to tell me, famous draft dodger, about his time in the armed forces. It's waaaay different than what you see in movies. It was a funny and super interesting podcast about the gruntwork side of war.  Follow Chris: Instagram  Twitter  Listen to his new album, "Off Script" For more Ari: Upcoming tour dates: Follow on Instagram Patreon More   Thank you to our sponsors!  Go to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month. Order your liquid IV at LiquidIV.com and be sure to use code "Skeptic" for 25% off! Check out 3Chi.com and use promo code "Skeptic" for 5% off Delta 8 products. The Music: Jimmie Osborne - Thank God For Victory In Korea Cake - I Bombed Korea The Air Force Song Black Sabbath - War Pigs  

Bridgewater Hallstead's Podcast
I Can‘t Believe: The Skeptic

Bridgewater Hallstead's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 28:07


Sermon: Are doubts and unanswered questions holding you back?  Have you heard things about God and believe that they have left you with more questions than answers?  Before you get answers to your questions, there may be something else you need.  Join us this weekend as we unpack what may be getting in the way of you believing. Scripture Passage: John 20:24-31 Speaker: Matt Pousseur

Bridgewater Tunkhannock's Podcast
I Can‘t Believe: The Skeptic

Bridgewater Tunkhannock's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 33:58


Sermon: Are doubts and unanswered questions holding you back?  Have you heard things about God and believe that they have left you with more questions than answers?  Before you get answers to your questions, there may be something else you need.  Join us this weekend as we unpack what may be getting in the way of you believing. Scripture Passage: John 20:24-31 Speaker: Adam Morrill

The Scarecast - Scary Stories & Creepypasta
S5E7 - 6 Scary Stories: I Am No Longer A Skeptic

The Scarecast - Scary Stories & Creepypasta

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 32:36


Discuss this episode on Discord: https://discord.gg/76hsEhuzCrShare this episode on social media and tag me, or screenshot you sending this episode to a friend for an entry into my raffle for September. I will be giving out a google drive link with bonus stories to all that share and also enter you into a raffle for a free shirt or $10 Starbucks gift card.----------------------------------------------------------Stories Used For This Episode:https://www.reddit.com/r/LetsNotMeet/comments/p904do/i_was_forced_to_jump_out_my_bathroom_window_and/https://www.reddit.com/r/Paranormal/comments/iqhrwt/i_had_to_break_the_news_to_a_spirit_that_they/https://www.reddit.com/r/Paranormal/comments/j5uqdf/i_grew_up_in_a_haunted_house/https://www.reddit.com/r/Paranormal/comments/llhj1z/skeptic_for_years_until_this_morning/https://www.reddit.com/r/LetsNotMeet/comments/lp88ov/armed_home_invaders/https://www.reddit.com/r/Paranormal/comments/mmr64o/theres_another_family_living_in_my_house/----------------------------------------------------------LINKS: ► Linktree (All Links): https://linktr.ee/thescarecast► Discord: https://discord.gg/76hsEhuzC► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thescarecast► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thescarecast/► The Scarecast Store: https://thescarecast.com/store/► TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thescarecast?lang=en► Twitter: https://twitter.com/thescarecast► Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/maddmikehorror► YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCocibyDCoJe5mma8TjKv_XQ----------------------------------------------------------SHARE YOUR HORROR STORY (4 Ways):► Send your stories (written or recorded) to mike@thescarecast.com► Post your story on my #stories​ channel on my Discord► Request to be on The Scarecast Radio by filling out this Google Form below: https://forms.gle/gHjB2dLreM7gSqN66----------------------------------------------------------SPONSORS:Grammarly: Get 20% OFF Grammarly Premium by signing up at: https://grammarly.com/scarecastLiterati: Get Your $0.99 Trial by signing up at:https://literati.com/scarecastRobinhood: Get your FREE Stock Today by joining Robinhood:https://join.robinhood.com/michaec4649Uber: Get a FREE Ride Today by signing up through this link:https://www.uber.com/invite/michaelc43043ueUpstart: Lower your monthly payments today with one consolidated loan!https://upstart.com/scarecast----------------------------------------------------------Fill Out My Podcast Survey:https://docs.google.com/forms/u/1/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDKSnxz8UbMDqbaD9Hkbh957n-xOg64iAP1SKzNhgGiUfl5A/viewform?usp=send_form----------------------------------------------------------Text "scarecast" to 213-523-2890 to sign up for my text notifications, get notified every time I release new episodes, put out new merch, send bedtime stories, upload youtube videos, or for general announcements. Text Marking powered by TextSanity, go sign up so that you can explore their text marketing services to help expand your business! https://textsanity.com/If you can, please rate and review my podcast on your respective podcast player and share this episode with your friends!

Stoic Meditations
The proper attitude of a Skeptic

Stoic Meditations

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 2:42


Cicero is gearing up to respond to his brother's defense of the Stoic notion of divination. He will do so, however, while putting forth probable arguments, not declarations of certainty. As a good critical thinker ought to do.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 108*Time for a revision for the Milky Way galaxy's formationScientists will need to rethink how the Milky Way galaxy formed and evolved after new observations showed the galaxy's gases aren't homogeneously mixed – as originally thought.*NASA's James Webb Space Telescope ready for launchAfter successful completion of its final tests, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is now being prepped for shipment to the launch pad.*A year since death of the Arecibo Radio TelescopeIt's been a year since the iconic 305 metre Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico first began snapping support cables – a process that would ultimately lead to the collapse of the main dish on December first.*OneWeb's constellation continues to growA Russian rocket has blasted off carrying another 34 OneWeb internet broadband communications satellites.*The Science ReportSmoke from Australia's black summer bushfires spawned a massive phytoplankton bloom.Defiant X rotorcraft proposal for US Army's Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft programme.New lithium sulfur batteries could let you drive Sydney to Melbourne on a single charge.Fossilized dinosaur skin discovery.Skeptic's guide to freedom of speech.For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ Your support is needed...SpaceTime is an independently produced podcast (we are not funded by any government grants, big organisations or companies), and we're working towards becoming a completely listener supported show...meaning we can do away with the commercials and sponsors. We figure the time can be much better spent on researching and producing stories for you, rather than having to chase sponsors to help us pay the bills.That's where you come in....help us reach our first 1,000 subscribers...at that level the show becomes financially viable and bills can be paid without us breaking into a sweat every month. Every little bit helps...even if you could contribute just $1 per month. It all adds up.By signing up and becoming a supporter at the $5 or more level, you get immediate access to over 240 commercial-free, double, and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. You also receive all new episodes on a Monday rather than having to wait the week out. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast (you get a month's free trial with Supercast to see if it's really for you or not)....and share in the rewards. Details at Patreon www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary or Supercast - https://bitesznetwork.supercast.tech/ Details at https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com or www.bitesz.com Sponsor Details:This episode is brought to you with the support of NameCheap…cheap domain names is just the beginning of your own online presence. We use them and we love them. Get our special deal…just visit: https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com/namecheap and help support the show.www.bitesz.com

Geologic Podcast
The Geologic Podcast Episode #732

Geologic Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 48:05


 The Show Notes  Movies vs. Novels and “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood”IntroFantastic FungiRupert McClannahan's Indestructible Bastard     - Angela HernandezReligious Moron of the Week     - Hossam Metwally from Steve HarrisLewd Sounding Cities in Every State: Part IAsk George     - Genesis? from Torbjorn in NorwayMinoishe Interroberg's To Make With The Good English     - Pair of Pants?Damian Handzy's Facts That'll Fuck Y'up     - Quickfire EditionSeven Songs: Ep. 30, Friday 9/24: ANIMALS Show close  Mentioned in the Show  VODACAST ...................................  SUBSCRIBE! You can sign up at the Geologic Podcast page or at Subscriber.GeorgeHrab.com where you can learn more about the perks of being a Geologist or a Geographer. If you've already subscribed, stop by Subscriber.GeorgeHrab.com to check out the archived content which we at the Geologic Universe are rolling out in phases. As always, thank you so much for your support! You make the ship go. ................................... Sign up for the mailing list: Write to Geo! A reminder that the portal to the Geologic Universe is at GeorgeHrab.com. Thanks to Joseph Kolasinski, our webmaster. Check out Geo's wiki page thanks to Tim Farley. Have a comment on the show, a Religious Moron tip, or a question for Ask George? Drop George a line and write to Geo's Mom, too!

The European Skeptics Podcast
TheESP – Ep. #292 – Querdenker terrorists

The European Skeptics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 47:04


Radicalized anti-covid activists. After recent events in Germany and Italy we worry that anti-maskers now may be a terrorist threat. In This Week in Skepticism we hear about Jacob Grimm and the possibility that some of the Grimm stories are based on real events(?) Pope Francis seems to have totally lost it regarding the facts about pregnancies, but science has never been the strong side of the Catholic Church. We then dig into the news: • GERMANY: Are Querdenkers terrorists? • ITALY: Covid terrorists also in Italy • GERMANY: New brochure about vaccinations out • SWEDEN: Are confessional schools on their way out? • INTERNATIONAL: We're fucked – big time. Climate change, UN warns politicians • UK / ISRAEL: Homeopathic treatment of Covid works! Wait, no… A Swedish priest gets this week's prize for being Really Right, who could have guessed? Enjoy! Segments: Intro; Greetings; This Week In Skepticism; Pontus Pokes The Pope; News; Really Right; Quote And Farewell; Outro; Out-Takes;

Everyday Buddhism: Making Everyday Better
Everyday Buddhism 61 - A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment with Scott Snibbe

Everyday Buddhism: Making Everyday Better

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 87:15


Join me for a conversation with Scott Snibbe, the host of the podcast, A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment. Enjoy a free-flowing conversation between two long-time Buddhist practitioners and podcast hosts as we talk about the power of Buddhism and meditation to help enhance our good qualities, make us happier, and—ultimately—help make those around us happier. Enjoy Scott's easy and fun style of explaining Buddhism and meditation. It will make you a believer if you weren't already. Like the smiling, joyful Tibetan Rinpoches, Geshes, and Khenpos, Scott's joyful personality is contagious. And if you are a skeptic and believe enlightenment is impossible, no problem. You are invited to dip your toe into this conversation and I'm convinced you'll want more!

Citation Needed
Homeopathy

Citation Needed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 46:16


Homeopathy or homoeopathy is a pseudoscientific[1][2][3][4] system of alternative medicine. It was conceived in 1796 by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann. Its practitioners, called homeopaths, believe that a substance that causes symptoms of a disease in healthy people can cure similar symptoms in sick people; this doctrine is called similia similibus curentur, or "like cures like".[5] Homeopathic preparations are termed remedies and are made using homeopathic dilution. In this process, the selected substance is repeatedly diluted until the final product is chemically indistinguishable from the diluent. Often not even a single molecule of the original substance can be expected to remain in the product.[6] Between each dilution homeopaths may hit and/or shake the product, claiming this makes the diluent remember the original substance after its removal. Practitioners claim that such preparations, upon oral intake, can treat or cure disease.[7] Our theme song was written and performed by Anna Bosnick. If you'd like to support the show on a per episode basis, you can find our Patreon page here.  Be sure to check our website for more details. Find out more about Marsh's work by clicking here.

The Bayesian Conspiracy
146 – What Is A Rationalist?

The Bayesian Conspiracy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 139:56


We settle the ultimate question once and for all. also discussed: Julia Galef's quick video on Bayesian Thinking Bulletproofing deters warlords Steven's friend's GoFundMe Our first and second and third episodes on cryonics. The interview with Rudi Hoffman is the … Continue reading →

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
ID The Future: Pt. 4: Stephen Meyer and Skeptic Michael Shermer (#1506)

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021


This ID the Future wraps up a lively four-part series between religious skeptic Michael Shermer and Return of the God Hypothesis author and philosopher of science Stephen Meyer. Here Meyer underscores the fact that every worldview must posit something as the prime reality, and he argues that positing mind (rather than matter) as the prime […]

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Federalist Radio Hour: Debating America's ‘Tech Panic' With Skeptic Robby Soave

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 29:22


On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Reason Senior Editor Robby Soave joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss his new book “Tech Panic: Why We Shouldn’t Fear Facebook and the Future.”

The Federalist Radio Hour
Debating America's ‘Tech Panic' With Skeptic Robby Soave

The Federalist Radio Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 29:22


On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Reason Senior Editor Robby Soave joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss his new book “Tech Panic: Why We Shouldn’t Fear Facebook and the Future.”

Intelligent Design the Future
Pt. 4: Stephen Meyer and Skeptic Michael Shermer

Intelligent Design the Future

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 28:30


This ID the Future wraps up a lively four-part series between religious skeptic Michael Shermer and Return of the God Hypothesis author and philosopher of science Stephen Meyer. Here Meyer underscores the fact that every worldview must posit something as the prime reality, and he argues that positing mind (rather than matter) as the prime reality solves far more problems in science, and not just in origins science. What about the idea of a multiverse to explain the fine tuning of the laws and constants of physics? Meyer concedes that this is a solution of sorts, but it comes at a tremendous cost, which he explains. That's just a taste of where Meyer and Shermer go in this final segment. Read More › Source

I Doubt It with Dollemore
#750 – “Home Adjustments, AOC's Dress, YIMBY in California, Military Vaccines, Dan Patrick's Migrant Racism, and Takin' Care of Biz feat. Students in York, PA.”

I Doubt It with Dollemore

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 78:13


Jesse and Brittany discuss their recent home adjustments including Keith’s new home, a listener email on AOC’s dress and performative activism including responses from Tucker Carlson and Bill Maher, Gavin Newsom’s YIMBY bills in the state of California just after surviving recall, the push to get members of the military vaccinated against COVID-19, Texas Lt.... The post #750 – “Home Adjustments, AOC’s Dress, YIMBY in California, Military Vaccines, Dan Patrick’s Migrant Racism, and Takin’ Care of Biz feat. Students in York, PA.” appeared first on I Doubt It Podcast.

Big Picture Science
Skeptic Check: Science Denial [rebroadcast]

Big Picture Science

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 50:31


Climate change isn't happening. Vaccines make you sick. When it comes to threats to public or environmental health, a surprisingly large fraction of the population still denies the consensus of scientific evidence. But it's not the first time – many people long resisted the evidentiary link between HIV and AIDS and smoking with lung cancer. There's a sense that science denialism is on the rise. It prompted a gathering of scientists and historians in New York City to discuss the problem, which included a debate on the usefulness of the word “denial” itself.  Big Picture Science was there. We report from the Science Denial symposium held jointly by the New York Academy of Sciences and Rutgers Global Health Institute.  Find out why so many people dig in their heels and distrust scientific findings. Plus, the techniques wielded by special interest groups to dispute some inconvenient truths. We also hear how simply stating more facts may be the wrong approach to combating scientific resistance. Guests: Melanie Brickman Borchard - Director of Life Sciences Conferences at New York Academy of Sciences Nancy Tomes - professor of history at Stony Brook University Allan Brandt - professor of history of science and medicine at Harvard University. Author of “The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product that Defined America” Sheila Jasanoff - Director of Program on Science, Technology and Society and professor of environment, science and technology at Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University Michael Dahlstrom - Associate Director of Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, and associate professor at Iowa State University Matthew Nisbet - professor of communication and public policy at Northeastern University Arthur (Art) Caplan - professor and founding head of medical ethics at NYU School of Medicine Originally aired November 12, 2018  

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 106*A new look at planet changing super volcanos A new study warns that super volcano eruptions can continue with follow up events for thousands of years after the main blast.*Work underway on the Moon capsuleWork is now underway at Lockheed Martin on the Orion spacecraft that will be used on the Artemis III mission to return people to the lunar surface.*SpaceX Inspiration4 missionFour space tourists have undertaken a three day voyage in orbit. The Inspiration 4 flight aboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule Resilience launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.*Australia's new trilateral defence deal with America and BritainAustralia, the United States and the United Kingdom have entered into a new defence agreement designed to counter what's euphemistically referred to as the growing military threats facing the Indo-Pacific theatre.*The Science ReportThe world has a new COVID-19 variant -- the new Mu variant is taking off in South America.A third booster shot for COVID-19 lowers the rate of severe illness 20 fold.The drying climate and water resource use puts the Darling River at greater risk of fish deaths.A new apex predator dinosaur discovered at a dig site in Uzbekistan.Skeptic's guide to psychic readingsFor more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ Your support is needed...SpaceTime is an independently produced podcast (we are not funded by any government grants, big organisations or companies), and we're working towards becoming a completely listener supported show...meaning we can do away with the commercials and sponsors. We figure the time can be much better spent on researching and producing stories for you, rather than having to chase sponsors to help us pay the bills.That's where you come in....help us reach our first 1,000 subscribers...at that level the show becomes financially viable and bills can be paid without us breaking into a sweat every month. Every little bit helps...even if you could contribute just $1 per month. It all adds up.By signing up and becoming a supporter at the $5 or more level, you get immediate access to over 240 commercial-free, double, and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. You also receive all new episodes on a Monday rather than having to wait the week out. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast (you get a month's free trial with Supercast to see if it's really for you or not)....and share in the rewards. Details at Patreon www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary or Supercast - https://bitesznetwork.supercast.tech/ Details at https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com or www.bitesz.com Sponsor Details:This episode is brought to you with the support of NameCheap…cheap domain names is just the beginning of your own online presence. We use them and we love them. Get our special deal…just visit: https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com/namecheap and help support the show.https://bitesz.com

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
ID The Future: Pt. 3: Stephen Meyer and Skeptic Michael Shermer (#1505)

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021


On this ID the Future, Return of the God Hypothesis author Stephen Meyer and skeptic Michael Shermer address the question of how a divine immaterial being could act in the material world to design and fashion things such as the first life. Meyer argues that while we don't know precisely how an immaterial mind would do […]

Intelligent Design the Future
Pt. 3: Stephen Meyer and Skeptic Michael Shermer

Intelligent Design the Future

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 29:57


On this ID the Future, Return of the God Hypothesis author Stephen Meyer and skeptic Michael Shermer address the question of how a divine immaterial being could act in the material world to design and fashion things such as the first life. Meyer argues that while we don't know precisely how an immaterial mind would do this or did do this, we have good evidence that minds can and do affect matter, as for instance in the evidence that our minds can affect our brains and, by extension, our bodies. Meyer and Shermer also discuss the idea of front-loaded intelligent design—that is, where God loaded into the moment of the Big Bang everything necessary for the emergence of stars, planets, Earth, Read More › Source

Geologic Podcast
The Geologic Podcast Episode #731

Geologic Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 54:42


 The Show Notes  The RaceIntroVodacastInteresting Fauna     - Gratification Delaying CuttlefishReligious Moron of the Week     - Dick Farrel, Phil Valentine, Marc Bernier,         Robert David Steele, Caleb Wallace,         Pressley Stutts, and Bob EnyartDamian Handzy's Facts That'll Fuck Y'Up     - Leather, Tiffany, Espresso, Jelly Beans, more…Tell Me Something Good     - Colrerd Nkosi's electric solutionShow close  Mentioned in the Show  VODACAST ...................................  SUBSCRIBE! You can sign up at the Geologic Podcast page or at Subscriber.GeorgeHrab.com where you can learn more about the perks of being a Geologist or a Geographer. If you've already subscribed, stop by Subscriber.GeorgeHrab.com to check out the archived content which we at the Geologic Universe are rolling out in phases. As always, thank you so much for your support! You make the ship go. ................................... Sign up for the mailing list: Write to Geo! A reminder that the portal to the Geologic Universe is at GeorgeHrab.com. Thanks to Joseph Kolasinski, our webmaster. Check out Geo's wiki page thanks to Tim Farley. Have a comment on the show, a Religious Moron tip, or a question for Ask George? Drop George a line and write to Geo's Mom, too!

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
ID The Future: Pt. 2: Stephen Meyer and Skeptic Michael Shermer (#1504)

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021


Today's ID the Future continues a lively and cordial conversation between atheist Michael Shermer and Stephen Meyer, author of Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe. In this segment of the four-part series, Shermer and Meyer discuss a fourth argument for theism, the moral law within. Then they discuss the […]

I Doubt It with Dollemore
#749 – “Recall FAIL, Listener Praise, Bob Woodward's New Book, and Joe Manchin's Questions and Lack of Solutions.”

I Doubt It with Dollemore

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 71:27


Jesse and Brittany discuss the recall election in California, listener emails and voicemails related to COVID, finding the show via David Pakman, and appreciation for Dr. Allen Frances, Larry Elder’s election fraud claims before the election was even called for Gavin Newsom, Donald Trump’s future in 2024 and Bob Woodward’s new book reporting alarming new... The post #749 – “Recall FAIL, Listener Praise, Bob Woodward’s New Book, and Joe Manchin’s Questions and Lack of Solutions.” appeared first on I Doubt It Podcast.

Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank
#440 Avoiding The Conversation with Yannis Pappas

Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 150:03


Yannis Pappas came over to my house to talk about the greatest baseball game ever attended. But it turns out I'm a terrible podcast host and as much as Yannis tried to get to the topic we agreed on, I just kept missing the hints. So this ended up just being two friends joking around for 3 hours. I mean, you'd think after 10 years this guy would have learned how not to do this. Just real rookie stuff dude. Totally unprofessional. Follow Yannis! social: https://www.instagram.com/yannispappas  https://twitter.com/yannispappas  LongDays with Yannis Pappas Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/5IkXCKRFALFlvcqeUzWrwi?si=-Jvf7psqTnCYZKov2wj_eQ&dl_branch=1  Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/longdays-with-yannis-pappas/id1547367594  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/YanniLongDays  Website: https://www.yannispappascomedy.com/  More from Ari! YouTube channel - Subscribe prompt: https://bit.ly/ShaffirYT  Upcoming shows 2021/ tour dates:  http://www.arishaffir.com/tour/  Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/skeptictank  Patreon redirect:  https://www.patreon.com/arishaffir  Merch:  https://bit.ly/arishirts >>  https://podcastmerch.com/collections/ari-shaffir  Linktree:  https://linktr.ee/RIPAriShaffir  The Music: Run DMC - Shut Up. You Talk too Much John Lee Hooker and Canned Heat - You Talk Too Much The Strokes - You Talk Way Too Much Creed - With Arms Wide Open   Thank you to our sponsors! YoKratom Home of the $60 Kilo! and head to 3Chi.com to use promo code "Skeptic" for 5% off your order!  

The Art Of Coaching
E187 | Archetypes: What They Are, What They Aren‘t & How They Help Us Grow

The Art Of Coaching

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 45:35


When I first released my book Conscious Coaching, I had no idea the chapter about Archetypes would cause such a stir. Since then, the idea of using terms like Wolverine, Skeptic, Royal, and Technician to classify general patterns of human behavior has continued to ignite controversy and debate for coaches and leaders alike.   In this episode I'm going to put some of this controversy to rest because while the terms and ideas are still accurate, the surrounding context, interpretations and use of the framework have become convoluted and misconstrued.    First and foremost, archetypes are universal and recognizable patterns of human behavior. They are simple heuristics that can be used to make a complex system (humans) slightly more comprehensible. Organizing them into a unifying roadmap can be important and helpful but in no way is it meant to be a complete nor static solution for approaching human interaction.    In this episode we'll cover: What archetypes are & what they are not  How archetypes can be misperceived and misinterpreted Using archetypes to understand behavior and become a better leader Revisiting common archetypes and the overarching framework   While we're here, I'd like to give a shoutout to our good friends at Momentous and a special thanks to my friend Chris DiSanto who always makes sure our AoC army is taken care of at live events. If you're looking for the highest quality supplements on the market, there's only one company we trust- Momentous. Use code BRETT25 to get 25% off your first order!    If you're looking for more on the concept of Archetypes, you can check out the podcast reflection sheets (they accompany every episode) and our online course Bought In (the sequel to the book that started it all Conscious Coaching).    Follow me on social media: Via Instagram: @coach_BrettB Via Twitter: @coach_BrettB Subscribe to my YouTube channel here Learn More About My Courses, Clinics, and Live Events At: www.ArtofCoaching.com

The Megyn Kelly Show
Michael Shermer on COVID Hysteria, the Religion of Wokeism, and Cults | Ep. 153

The Megyn Kelly Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 96:24


Megyn Kelly is joined by Michael Shermer, founding publisher of Skeptic magazine and presidential fellow at Chapman University, to talk about COVID hysteria, the religion of wokeism, the rise of conspiracy theories, vaccines and American ingenuity, masks as a religion, the value of being skeptical, cults in America (and what qualifies as a cult), and more.Follow The Megyn Kelly Show on all social platforms:Twitter: http://Twitter.com/MegynKellyShowInstagram: http://Instagram.com/MegynKellyShowFacebook: http://Facebook.com/MegynKellyShowFind out more information at:https://www.devilmaycaremedia.com/megynkellyshow

The Megyn Kelly Show
Michael Shermer on COVID Hysteria, the Religion of Wokeism, and Cults | Ep. 153

The Megyn Kelly Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 100:38


Megyn Kelly is joined by Michael Shermer, founding publisher of Skeptic magazine and presidential fellow at Chapman University, to talk about COVID hysteria, the religion of wokeism, the rise of conspiracy theories, vaccines and American ingenuity, masks as a religion, the value of being skeptical, cults in America (and what qualifies as a cult), and more. Follow The Megyn Kelly Show on all social platforms: Twitter: http://Twitter.com/MegynKellyShow Instagram: http://Instagram.com/MegynKellyShow Facebook: http://Facebook.com/MegynKellyShow Find out more information at: https://www.devilmaycaremedia.com/megynkellyshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices