An Ebolavirus epidemic had been raging on in West Africa since March 2014 this year, in fact it’s the worst ever recorded epidemic of the disease with the WHO recording over 1200 infected and 672, a quite horrific 55% of those infected have died. The virus has especially gruesome symptoms, appearing innocuous enough at first presenting [...]
A live recording of the Skeptically Challenged Podcast recorded at Brisbane Skepticamp 19/07/2014. Featuring Jo Alabaster, Jake Farr-Wharton and Phil Kent.
Here’s the response from the ABC about my complaint I sent last month, I personally don’t think they adequately covered the important parts of my complaint, my source made it quite clear how inaccurate a lot of the information in this report is and one only has observe the tone of the report to perceive the intentionally “ju [...]
Bonus episode - Relentless skeptical activist Susan Gerbic joins me to talk about the Sheldrake / Chopra incident.
Wayward sharktag; Stem cell paper retracted; celebrities and pseudoscience; Engaging with woo; UFO TAFE course.
Live at Brisbane Skeptics in the Pub with Imaginary Friends Show host Jake Farr-Wharton. Panel discussion on the latest crazy, plus the latest pseudo-science news.
Intro; NY Court Vaccine Exclusion Decision; WDDTY Removed from Tesco Shelves; Winger Psychic Tip; Burzynski to Resume Clinical Trials; Ghost App; Faith Healing Breaches Advertising Code; Acupuncture Linked to TB Cases; Seralini Study to be Re-Published; Best of the Rest, Chemical Free, Chemtrail Meeting; Listener Feedback; Outro
Intro; Universal Medicine Under Investigation; Doctor Oz Grilled by Senate; Skeptical Community Needs; Alt-Medder Jailed; Mommy Blogger Poisons Child; Bee Pollen “Cure” Contaminants; Gravity Waves Under Scrutiny; Feedback; Outro.
Relentless skeptical activist Susan Gerbic joins me to describe the various skeptical projects she is running including the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project and the Skeptic Action facebook group.
Sharon Hill is asking for you opinions, what do you need from the skeptic community, how can we make it better and include more people? Let her know what you think. I thought I would re-publish my response here!
It’s really important that we have these discussions, so please go and read the responses, there are quite a few now. And add [...]