This week on The Virtual Skeptics…
- Bob gets served a legal notice;
- Eve writes misleading headline; dozens killed….
- Barb is taking on #TheDress;
- And Tim is all about truthiness…
The panel this week was (left to right) Brian Gregory, Tim Farley, Robert Blaskiewicz, Eve Siebert and Barbara Drescher.
Barb’s segment (at 3:47)
You Probably Do Not Have 4 Cones, What Else is Wrong (or right) About The Goddamn Dress, and Some Fun Illusions http://icbseverywhere.com/blog/2015/03/you-probably-do-not-have-4-cones-what-else-is-wrong-or-right-about-the-goddamn-dress-and-some-fun-illusions/
Eve’s segment (at 30:14)
Ken Dark, “Has Jesus’ House Been Found?” Biblical Archaeology Review 41.2 (Mar/Apr 2015). Behind paywall
Ken Dark, “The Byzantine Church of the Nutrition in Nazareth Rediscovered.” Palestine Exploration Quarterly 144.3 (2012): 164-184. Behind paywall
Owen Jarus, LiveScience, “Jesus’ House? 1st-Century Structure May Be Where He Grew Up http://www.livescience.com/49997-jesus-house-possibly-found-nazareth.html
Bob’s segment (at 43:56)
Second cease and desist order: http://www.insidebrockville.com/sports-story/5469869-second-cease-and-desist-order-issued-against-florida-health-spa/
The Hippocrates Institute website http://www.donotlink.com/cp51 (page deleted–dastardly weasels)
Added back to donotlink.com: http://www.donotlink.com/d9wr
Brian’s segment (at 55:20)
Tim’s segment (at 1:04:23)
“Knowledge-Based Trust: Estimating the Trustworthiness of Web Sources” paper is here: http://arxiv.org/abs/1502.03519v1
Climate deniers & Fox News folks go berserk: http://www.salon.com/2015/03/06/anti_science_advocates_are_freaking_out_about_new_google_truth_rankings/
Announcements (at 1:21:56)
Tim has a segment on Skepticality, and Tim and Bob participate in Skepticality on the Side
Eve will be speaking at Chicago Skeptics in the Pub on March 21: http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Skeptics/events/220697119/
Also, the e-book Bob edited, Magic in the Classroom: Using Extraordinary Claims to Teach Critical Thinking, is still available for the low, low price of free. It includes contributions from Bob, Eve, and many more.
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