This Week on The Virtual Skeptics:
- Bob lays down the law;
- Eve finds a ghost;
- Barb is not Googling;
- And Tim is hosting and doing a rare “news blur” segment…
The panel this week was (left to right) Tim Farley, Robert Blaskiewicz, Eve Siebert and Barbara Drescher.
Barb’s segment (at 3:27)
New Research Suggests the Internet Makes Us Overconfident http://icbseverywhere.com/blog/2015/04/new-research-suggests-the-internet-make-us-overconfident/
Tim’s segment (at 18:23)
Quebec naturopath found not guilty in injection death: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/mitra-javanmardi-quebec-naturopath-in-fatal-injection-case-found-not-guilty-1.3024678
Reality Drop removing gamification this Friday, becoming a static factoid site. Tim previously talked about it in episode 30: https://virtualskeptics.com/2013/03/13/virtual-skeptics-30-march-13-2013/
Ridiculous Kickstarter to fight back against Wikipedia launched. http://www.donotlink.com/ehwu
Corporate bill mill ALEC threatens legal action over “denial” label: http://www.nationaljournal.com/energy/will-climate-denial-head-to-the-courtroom-20150406
Eve’s segment (at 30:01)
University of Cambridge, “Ghosts from the past brought back to life” http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/ghosts-from-the-past-brought-back-to-life
National Library of Wales, Black Book of Carmarthen–info http://www.llgc.org.uk/collections/digital-gallery/digitalmirror-manuscripts/the-middle-ages/blackbookofcarmarthen/
National Library of Wales, Black Book of Carmarthen, digitized http://digidol.llgc.org.uk/METS/DUC00002/physical?div=3&subdiv=0&locale=en&mode=reference
BBC, “Doodles and poems found in the Black Book of Carmarthen” http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-32133243
Bob’s segment (at 47:49)
Niels Harrit’s original paper: http://www.donotlink.com/ehpr
Announcements (at 1:01:10)
Eve has a segment on Skepticality this week.
Bob will be speaking at RavenCon in two weeks in Richmond, Virginia.
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