This Week on the VS
- Bob has a funny feeling in his tummy;
- Eve is straining to avoid scatalogical humor;
- Barb is debunking Ebola quackery;
- And Tim actually wrote a trivia question before the show….
Today is Charles Fort’s 140th birthday. What famous skeptic claimed to have an “skeptic epiphany” on this day in 1983?
Barbara Drescher’s segment (at 5:01)
Tim Farley’s segment (at 13:43)
A list of Twitter accounts which live-tweet anonymous Wiki edits:
Bob Blaskiewicz’s segment (at 24:45)
All the dead livestock you could wave a stick at
Also, a primer on pig behavior, because I needed to figure out if they were herd animals: http://animalbehaviour.net/JudithKBlackshaw/Chapter3e.htm
Brian Gregory’s segment (at 35:43)
Creepiest robot for your home, EVAH. http://www.myjibo.com/
Eve Siebert’s segment (at 47:33)
National Geographic Daily News: Was Six-Million-Year Old Turd Auctioned for $10,000 a Faux Poo? http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140729-dinosaur-coprolite-paleontology-dung-fossil-auction/
I.M. Chait Galleries: Description of “Enormous and Rare Coprolite” http://www.chait.com/asp/fullCatalogue.asp?salelot=NH1407+++340+
Krulwich Wonders: Robert Krulwich on Science. NPR. “An Animal Makes a $10,000 Deposit, But Not at the Bank” http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2014/07/23/332058171/an-animal-makes-a-10-000-deposit-but-not-at-the-bank
Andrew Farke, The Integrative Paleontologists: “Pseudo-Poo! All That Glitters Isn’t Fecal Gold” http://blogs.plos.org/paleo/2014/07/23/pseudo-poo-glitters-isnt-fecal-gold/
Bob has a segment on this week’s Skepticality podcast.
A longer version of the same essay is up at the Conspiracy Guy column at Skeptical Inquirer.
Atlanta Star Party is again on this year August 28. Pamela Gay & Nicole Gugliucci of CosmoQuest, also Derek Demeter, silent auction and more. $5 off if you type in KRELNIK2014 when you buy your tickets http://atlantastarparty.com/
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