This week on The Virtual Skeptics
- Bob fires Canada;
- Eve is going down with the ship;
- And Tim is getting (a bit) political…
The panel this week is Tim Farley, Robert Blaskiewicz and Eve Siebert.
Bob’s segment (at 3:21)
American Cancer Society on Fluoride: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/athome/water-fluoridation-and-cancer-risk
Klingbeil, Annalise. “Politician raises new fear about fluoride; Health region says there’s no reason to reopen debate.” The Calgary Herald (13 March 2008).
Editorial. “Time to sink teeth into fluoride issue” Calgary Herald (14 March 2008) A24.
Guttormson, Kim and Joel Kom. Alderman pushes for fluoride plebiscite, Calgary Herald (8 April 2009) B1.
Markusoff, Jason. “Panel votes to end fluoride; Issue heads back to council on Feb. 7.” Calgary Herald (27 January 2011) A1
Tim’s segment (at 19:45)
Chronic Lyme supporters about to make quackery legal in New York state: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2014/12/new_york_chronic_lyme_bill_long_term_antibiotics_are_dangerous_and_ineffective.html
Science Based Medicine’s take: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/political-science-chronic-lyme-disease/
Eve’s segment (at 32:15)
Courier Journal: Answers in Genesis said it will run billboards to counter “myths” about proposed ark theme park http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2014/12/08/answers-genesis-said-will-run-billboards-counter-myths-proposed-ark-theme-park/20105843/
Courier Journal: Ark park hiring targeted by church-state group http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2014/08/22/ark-park-hiring-targeted-church-state-group/14464127/
Answers in Genesis: Thank God you can’t sink this ship http://www.donotlink.com/cuen
Answers in Genesis: Statement of Faith http://www.donotlink.com/bnt9
Update: Ark Encounter denied tax incentives
Doubtful News: http://doubtfulnews.com/2014/12/ham-shoots-back-at-critics-with-ark-park-advertising/
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