This week on The Virtual Skeptics…
- Bob descends to the lowest level of hell;
- Eve isn’t waiting for Jesus to put a ring on it;
- And Tim…Tim’s gone again.
The panel this week was (left to right) Brian Gregory, Robert Blaskiewicz and Eve Siebert.
We landed on a comet today! The Heaven’s Gate cult suicides in March 1997 were associated with what other comet, that also has a two-part name?
Bob’s segment (at 4:35)
Steve Novella also weighed in on the Food Babe: http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/food-babe-misinformation-on-travel/
Brian’s robot update (at 23:59)
Robots conquer another space object
Eve’s segment (at 34:36)
Wikipedia on Zacharias Rhetor http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zacharias_Rhetor
Wikipedia on Joseph and Aseneth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_and_Aseneth
Two translations of Joseph and Aseneth (not based on the “newly discovered” manuscript) http://www.markgoodacre.org/aseneth/translat.htm
Washington Post: The book that claims Jesus had a wife and kids and the controversial author behind it http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/11/10/the-book-that-claims-jesus-had-a-wife-and-kids-and-the-controversial-author-behind-it/
ABC: “Lost Gospel” author says people “too chicken” to talk about “married” Jesus https://abcnews.go.com/International/lost-gospel-book-claims-jesus-married-mary-magdalene/story?id=26862983
ABC via AP: Married Jesus? New book adds fuel to conspiracy theories http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/married-jesus-book-adds-fuel-conspiracies-26857867
Announcements (at 57:22)
Both Eve and Tim have segments on this week’s Skepticality – Of Cheese And Neuro-Bunk.
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