This week on the Virtual Skeptics
- Bob reaches homeopathic levels of editorial integrity
- Eve is looking for a way to exploit children for profit
- Sharon attends a gathering of the tribe of matching black tee shirts
- and Tim is vanquished by a Viking on the high seas and is forced to frolic with the blue-footed boobies.
This is the Virtual Skeptics; A hour of discussion of the latest interesting skeptical news bits. “It’s like Meet the Press, but with chupacabras”
Weekly, Wednesday, 8pm ET – Google+ Hangout ON AIR
(See below for show notes and links)
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 and contributor to Skepticality
Sharon Hill – Editor of Doubtful News and author of the CSI’s Sounds Sciencey web column
And we went all the way to Norway for another tall T to replace Tim – Torkel Odegard – Co-editor of Doubtful News and vanquisher of tall Atlantians.
Brian Gregory – Host
Interview with Ernst:
Ernst’s post announcing his firing:
The “offending” post on Holocaust Memorial Day:
“Should we maintain an open mind about homeopathy?”
“Killing in the name of healing: the active role of the German medical profession during the Third Reich.”
Doubtful News: Ready for another exploitative reality show featuring kids? Reincarnated kids.
Huffington Post: Reincarnated kids needed for reality show
Joke and Biagio: Our new tv special: The Ghost Inside My Child
Trailer for pilot
ABC Primetime: Parents think boy is reincarnated pilot
Skeptico: Reincarnation all over again
After a conclave of cardinals, Sharon has been elevated to “Huffington Post Blogger.”
Bob and Sharon will be speaking at NECSS in New York City the first weekend of April. Go to DoubtfulNews for a discount on registration.
On that same weekend Tim will be speaking at Skep Tech in Minneapolis. Go to skep-tech.com to register – it’s FREE!
Aside from the call for papers, TAM 2013 has announced several other ways you can participate, including three grant programs, a call for volunteers, exhibitor slots and more.
Eve has a segment on the new episode of Skepticality.
Please make a donation to Cosmoquest, which, like all NASA-funded science outreach, looks like it will be affected by the sequester.
The Virtual Skeptics is an independent production of Doubtful News, WhatsTheHarm.net, Skeptical Humanities, and Brian Gregory. Our logo was designed by Sara Mayhew at SaraMayhew.com. Our theme music is by Tremor and is used with permission.