This week on The Virtual Skeptics…
- Bob gladly wears a meat dress;
- Eve is glad she’s not moving to Idaho;
- And Tim is glad for some new online tools….
The panel this week was (left to right) Tim Farley, Robert Blaskiewicz and Eve Siebert.
Bob’s segment (at 4:22)
Ron Hubbard’s school records: http://www.scribd.com/doc/256740202/L-Ron-Hubbard-School-Records-FDA-FOIA
Report about Schneider’s call: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/feb/13/rob-schneider-lorena-gonzalez/
Vaccination loophole likely to close: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/02/23/measles-vaccine-children-school-california/
CNN covers Kirk Cameron’s sweep at the Razzies: http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/22/entertainment/feat-razzies-2014/
Tim’s segment (at 19:53)
The science-based fact check sites are all in this post: https://skeptools.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/new-fact-checking-websites-of-interest-to-skeptics/
A description of the tool IZITRU is in this post: https://skeptools.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/verifying-digital-photo-authenticity-with-izitru/
Eve’s segment (at 36:22)
Laura Zuckerman, Reuters, “Republicans propose declaring Idaho a ‘Christian state’” http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/24/us-usa-idaho-christian-idUSKBN0LS2Q020150224
KXLY, “Republicans debating whether Idaho should be a Christian state” http://www.kxly.com/news/north-idaho-news/republicans-debating-whether-idaho-should-be-a-christian-state/31459720
KXLY, “Thoughts on Kootenai County GOP declaring Idaho a Christian state?” http://www.kxly.com/news/sound-off/sound-off-for-february-24th-thoughts-on-kootenai-county-gop-declaring-idaho-a-christian-state/31453842
James Madison on the the separation of church and state http://candst.tripod.com/tnppage/qmadison.htm
MSNBC, “Idaho GOPer’s ‘rhetorical’ anatomy question raises eyebrows” http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/idaho-gopers-rhetorical-anatomy-question-raises-eyebrows
Announcements (at 50:38)
Also, the e-book Bob edited, Magic in the Classroom: Using Extraordinary Claims to Teach Critical Thinking, was published today by the JREF and is available for free for download at all finer Internets. It includes contributions from Bob, Eve, and many more.
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