This week on Virtual Skeptics
- Bob finds out that he could probably practice medicine in Texas;
- Eve explains why scientific ignorance is political bliss;
- Sharon encourages you to stay active [this is a news update on some positive skepticism stories for the week];
- and Tim has nothing for us this week, as it was completely uneventful.
This Week’s Panel:
Bob Blaskiewicz – CSI’s Conspiracy Guy web columnist, blogger for Skeptical Humanities and Swift Blog contributor
Eve Siebert – Editor and blogger at Skeptical Humanities
Sharon Hill - Editor of Doubtful News and author of the CSI’s Sounds Sciencey web column
Tim Farley – JREF fellow and creator of What’s the Harm.net,the Skeptical Software Tools blog, and the official Virtual Skeptics Cherub of Canadian Justice!!!
Bob: Rimsha Masih cleared of charges in Pakistani blasphemy case.
- For the relevant documents regarding Burzynski’s most recent legal proceedings: https://cis.soah.state.tx.us/tokopenweb/ (hit “guest account” and then search for docket number 503-11-1669)
- Orac on Amelia and the ruling: http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2012/11/21/yet-another-patient-wasting-money-on-burzynski/
- Follow @frozenwarning on Twitter https://twitter.com/frozenwarning
- Update on Rimsha Masih: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/20/pakistan-drops-blasphemy-case-christian
- Conservatives and Creationism http://news.yahoo.com/creationism-controversies-norm-among-potential-republican-2016-contenders-180354094–politics.html
- Rubio’s GQ interview http://www.gq.com/news-politics/politics/201212/marco-rubio-interview-gq-december-2012?printable=true&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitte
- Christie on evolution and creationism http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2011/05/12/christies-views-on-creationism-none-of-your-business/
- Jindal and the Louisiana Science Education act http://blog.nola.com/jamesgill/2009/02/mad_scientists.html
- Rand Paul punts on the age of the earth http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2010/06/29/104967/rand-paul-old-earth/
- Rand Paul panders to creationists http://thinkprogress.org/yglesias/2010/06/28/197714/rand-paul-panders-to-young-earth-creationists/
- More Rand Paul http://www.barefootandprogressive.com/2010/06/rand-paul-refuses-to-say-how-old-the-earth-is.html
- Science wins in Florida (just barely) http://www.sptimes.com/2008/02/20/State/Evolution_joins_curri.shtml
- Rubio in 2008 as Florida House Speaker http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/2008/02/taking-it-to-th.html#comments
- Phil Plait knows how old the earth is http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2012/11/19/florida_senator_marco_rubio_the_age_of_the_earth_is_a_great_mystery.html?wpisrc=most_viral
- Austin Ramirez: Skeptical hero http://doubtfulnews.com/2012/11/austin-ramirez-skeptical-hero/
- Where the truth is blasphemy: The Edamaruku case http://doubtfulnews.com/2012/11/where-the-truth-is-blasphemy-the-edamaruku-case/
- Suddenly Haunted Mansion. Hmm, suspicious. http://doubtfulnews.com/2012/11/suddenly-haunted-mansion-hmm-suspicious/
- Xocai update: They are gone http://doubtfulnews.com/2012/11/xocai-update-they-are-gone/
- Priming the community to watch for scams works! http://doubtfulnews.com/2012/11/priming-the-community-to-watch-for-scams-works/
- Mabus Redux: Dennis Markuze arrested again http://bit.ly/MabusRedux
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