SkepSun #42 (06_09_2013)

It’s a consipiracy theory-themed Skeptical Sunday this week. In Point of Inquiry in hour two, Chris Mooney talks to cognitive scientist Stephan Lewandowsky about the mind of the conspiracy theorist. Lewandowsky is a professor at the school of psychology at the University of Western Australia, and at the University of Bristol in the UK and the author of a recent study with titled “NASA Faked the Moon Landings, Therefore (Climate) Science is a Hoax: An Anatomy of the Motivated Rejection of Science (PDF)”.  We’ll also hear Brian Dunning respond to listener mail on his conspiracy theory episodes, Neil de Grasse Tyson on those who think the moon landings were a hoax and the song “Conspiracy” by the band, Terrible Things. But first, we begin the proceedings as we do each week with Freethought Radio on which women’s rights, Roe v. Wade, and the current “marriage equality” cases before the U.S. Supreme Court are this week’s topics. Dan and Annie Laurie talk to Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Linda Greenhouse, author of the books Becoming Justice Blackmun and Before Roe Against Wade.



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