This week on the Virtual Skeptics:
- Bob is really not happy;
- Eve’s slaying dinosaurs;
- And Tim…OH MY GOD, THEY GOT TIM! THEY’RE PICKING US OFF ONE BY ONE!
I’m your host Brian Gregory. I’m joined this week by:
Bob Blaskiewicz – CSI’s Conspiracy Guy web columnist, blogger for Skeptical Humanities and Swift Blog contributor
and Eve Siebert – Editor and blogger at Skeptical Humanities and contributor to Skepticality
Sharon Hill is out this week. She was last seen getting into a blue box with a manic Englishman.
Tim Farley is also out this week. He was finally absorbed into the mainframe. Well done, Tim!
But never fear! We are joined by Cory Albrecht, a career computer geek and lifelong skeptic before he even knew there was a larger community, and organizer of Waterloo Region Drinking Skeptically chapter.
Anyone watching live can ask us questions on YouTube or by using the #virtualskeptics hashtag on Twitter.
- Announcement of Dr. Dabholkar’s shooting: http://www.dnaindia.com/pune/1877004/report-leading-anti-superstition-activist-narendra-dabholkar-shot-dead-in-pune
- The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/20/anti-superstition-narendra-dabholkar-shot-dead
- Police statement: http://www.punepolice.gov.in/sites/default/files/press_release/20-08-13%20Deccan.pdf
- Friendly Atheist commentary/reactions: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2013/08/21/dr-narendra-dabholkar-has-paid-the-ultimate-price-for-challenging-irrationality/
- Indian documentary explores sect of Hindu cannibal holy men http://ecentral.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/10/28/movies/20051028142720&sec=movies
- Doubtful News: Ken Ham has nothing left but point at the Bible: http://doubtfulnews.com/2013/08/ken-ham-has-nothing-left-to-do-but-point-at-the-bible/
- Creationist Darek Isaacs Calls Dragons Real: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/15/creationist-darek-isaacs-dragons-biblical-times_n_3762395.html
- Smithsonian: Dinosaur Shocker: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/dinosaur.html?c=y&page=1
- Christianity Ends Today! http://skepticalhumanities.com/2011/10/11/christianity-ends-today/
- Cannabis Cancer Cures: http://www.realfarmacy.com/34-medical-studies-for-the-skeptic/
- If it quacks like a duck…: http://edzardernst.com/2013/08/have-the-top-us-journals-taken-to-promoting-quackery/
- Peanut Allergy Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know: http://ddrblog.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/peanut-allergy-epidemic-what-everyone-needs-to-know/
Brian’s Robot links:
- Sharon has a birthday on Friday. She will be 33.
- Bob worked through some issues this week in a post at Skeptical Humanities: http://skepticalhumanities.com/2013/08/17/whats-right-with-skepticism/
- Atlanta Star Party is coming up the Thursday of Dragon*Con, get your tickets before they are all gone: http://atlantastarparty.com/
- And of course Dragon*Con Skeptrack is next week, Derek has posted an update on key things you need to know here: http://www.skeptrack.org/newsinfo/
Closing information: 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.