This week on the Virtual Skeptics
- Bob has chosen his story……wisely ;
- Eve advises you to put on your tin foil hat;
- and Tim has breaking news about nothing.
The panel this week (left to right on screen) was Tim Farley, Robert Blaskiewicz, Eve Siebert and Brian Gregory.
What famous hoax was created on a farm in New York by George Hull and Stubb Newell in 1869?
Brian Gregory’s robot news (at 2:36)
Giant six-legged robot crab to walk the ocean floor http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/01/tech/innovation/giant-six-legged-robot-crab/index.html
No, you can’t have a license to kill … drones. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/02/voters-shoot-down-co-towns-silly-proposal-to-issue-drone-hunting-licenses/
Robert Blaskiewicz on the Holy Grail (at 12:10)
Eve Siebert on a conspiracy theory (at 24:18)
Jason Colavito, Secret emails provide glimpse behind the scenes of a fringe conspiracy theory http://www.jasoncolavito.com/1/post/2014/03/secret-emails-provide-glimpse-behind-the-scenes-of-a-fringe-history-conspiracy-theory.html
MUFON Meetup Bio of Edward Spencer http://www.meetup.com/MUFON-Marin-Sonoma/events/135051122/
Tim Farley on a protest against TED (at 43:14)
Craig Weiler’s liveblog of the TED protest http://weilerpsiblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/live-from-new-york-its-ttp-the-ted-protest/
Tim’s SkepTech preview http://skeptools.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/skep-tech-2-seven-days-minneapolis-conference/
Announcements, etc (at 57:35)
Tim and Eve are both speaking at skeptic events this weekend. Tim at Skep-Tech in Minneapolis all weekend and Eve at Chicago Skepticamp in Chicago on Saturday. Skepticamp is sold out, but Skep-Tech is free and has plenty of room so come on out.
Tim and Eve also have segments on this week’s Skepticality.