Skeptics with a K: Episode #263


Weather forecasts, analysing homeopathy, and healthy DNA. Plus fast Internet, speed running acid rain, and getting drunk in Oxford. Sitting in the dark, it’s Skeptics with a K.

Mixed and edited by Morgan Clarke.

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  1. #1 by Chris on November 15, 2019 - 19:02

    Yay, now I know what you mean when you mention “wheat a bix” (okay the googles say it is “Weetabix)! We have something similar in the USA with the boring name of “Shredded Wheat.” It comes in regular size (two to three in a bowl) or bite size.

    And yes, I did like it mushed up with milk.

  2. #2 by Chris on November 15, 2019 - 19:04

    Hmmm, takes a look at the picture. Not quite the same, but interesting. Apparently I can get locally at Whole Foods. Not likely to drop in to look for it, even though I am going by one today.

  3. #3 by Tom Williamson on November 28, 2019 - 09:30

    There’s a simple test of DNANudge to see if it is at least consistent. Buy two, wear them at the same time and scan the same stuff. If the two units tell you different things then it’s obviously BS.

  4. #4 by Linda on November 28, 2019 - 11:38

    Mike: “… seller was blind so he was unable to read any of the paperwork that was being sent to him”. There is legislation in place that’s supposed to ensure people get things in a format they can read (e.g. electronic, Braille). Unfortunately this often simply does not happen, as Mike found out.
    Current concerns are over whether visually impaired people will be able to cast their votes fully independently – not all polling stations have been compliant with the requirements in the past 🙁

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