Archive for April, 2014
A show called Cell Block Psychic recently premièred in the US, following self-proclaimed psychic & cold case investigator Vicki Monroe as she meets with notorious murderers and claims to deliver messages from their victims. Hayley and Marsh revisit an interview they conducted with Monroe in 2011.
Blood, violence, crime and Chiropractors. Plus heavy metals, open access journals, tablet computers and a quick look back at QED 2014. Causing moral panic, it’s Skeptics with a K.
Episode 26 of our satirical comedy podcast. Thanks to everyone who came to the live show at QED 2014. It was an absolute blast.
Your host is Andy Wilson (@InKredulosi) of the Merseyside Skeptics Society and director and co-organiser of QED conference.
Appearing this time are:
- Stevyn Colgan – Author, illustrator, ‘QI’ and ‘Museum of Curiosity’ Elf, sceptic and critical thinker and knowledgeable holder of improbable facts @stevyncolgan
- Andy Zaltzman – Comedian, Cricket enthusiast, podcaster at http://thebuglepodcast.com/ and punner extraordinaire @ZaltzCricket
- Robert Llewellyn – Kryten in Red Dwarf, former master of Scrapheap Challenge, electric vehicles enthusiast and all round nice guy. http://llewblog.squarespace.com/ and @bobbyllew
- Michael Marshall – Fellow QED organiser, Project Director at the Good Thinking Society, co-host of Skeptics with a K, etc http://goodthinkingsociety.org/ and @MrMMarsh
My continuing thanks for listening. How about an iTunes review? It’s easy and quick!
Anaemia, CD47, HeLa cell lines and cancer. Plus Neem, the planet Pleiades, gastric bands and valium, valium, valium, valium, valium, valium, valium, valium. It’s what you’ll need to get through this episode of Skeptics with a K.
In celebration of Homeopathy Awareness Week – and in recognition of the fact that genuine awareness is the biggest threat to belief in homeopathy – our friends* at the Good Thinking Society have released their own awareness-raising site, with 12 key points to be aware of when it comes to homeopathy.
Homeopathy Awareness Week takes place internationally from April 10th-16th and is aimed at raising awareness of homeopathic remedies. Each year, homeopaths from around the world use this week to promote their practice and gain publicity – yet public awareness of the realities of homeopathy remains low.
For example, many people mistakenly believe homeopathic products are a form of herbal product – not realising that homeopathic products typically contain no active ingredients at all. Over two centuries ago, the first homeopaths perversely decided that diluting an active medicinal ingredient makes it more potent, with the vast majority of remedies containing nothing at all! Modern homeopathic tablets are generally 100% sugar, containing no active ingredient whatsoever.
As part of World Homeopathy Awareness Week, we would like to raise awareness of twelve key points about homeopathy.
Head over to homeopathyawarenessweek.org to read the twelve points in full!
*full disclosure – Vice President of the MSS, Michael Marshall, is the Project Director of the Good Thinking Society.