This week on the Virtual Skeptics
- Bob is doing something;
- Eve has her finger on the trigger warning;
- And Tim is picking on Deepak Chopra again!
Skeptic Trivia question
Skeptic Magazine has an insert section for younger readers called Junior Skeptic, which is edited by Daniel Loxton. From what TV show was the name “Junior Skeptic” taken?
Brian’s segment (at 3:45)
Plantoid (M. Night Shyamalan would be proud):
Kickstart the “Worlds Fastest Running Robot”
Eve’s segment (at 13:43)
Jennifer Medina, NYT: Warning: The literary canon could make students squirm http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/us/warning-the-literary-canon-could-make-students-squirm.html?_r=0
Philip Wythe, Daily Targum (Rutgers): Trigger warnings needed in classroom http://www.dailytargum.com/opinion/columnists/philip_wythe/trigger-warnings-needed-in-classroom/article_cecbf732-9845-11e3-a65e-001a4bcf6878.html
Jessy Diamba, Daily Nexus (UC-Santa Barbara): AS resolution policy aims to protect students from PTSD triggers http://dailynexus.com/2014-03-07/a-s-resolution-policy-aims-to-protect-students-from-ptsd-triggers/
Justin Peligri, The GW Hatchet (George Washington U): Why we need trigger warnings on syllabi http://www.gwhatchet.com/2014/04/16/justin-peligri-why-we-need-trigger-warnings-on-syllabi/
Soraya Chemaly, Huffington Post: What’s really important about “trigger warnings” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/soraya-chemaly/trigger-warnings-college-new-york-times_b_5359276.html
Tim’s segment (at 36:10)
Tim previously picked on Deepak Chopra in Virtual Skeptics #68 back in December: https://virtualskeptics.com/2013/12/11/virtual-skeptics-68-12112013/
Bob’s segment (at 52:00)
Anchorage Daily News reports on HAARP: http://www.adn.com/2014/05/14/3470442/air-force-prepares-to-dismantle.html
Freaking hurricanes, how do they work? http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/D7.html
Doubtful News reports on the CIA’s come-to-Jesus moment (and a list of reports of assassinated vaccination volunteers): http://doubtfulnews.com/2014/05/cia-realizes-they-made-a-big-boo-boo-that-is-hurting-children/
WHO plan to eradicate polio: http://www.polioeradication.org/Resourcelibrary/Strategyandwork.aspx
The AP report on the CIA’s announcement: http://news.yahoo.com/cia-not-vaccination-programs-spying-205050341–politics.html
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